Translational surgery Maxillofacial surgery in vivo tissue engineering endocultivation biomaterials extracellular matrix
Ask a Question View Website
  • Professor of Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon/Plastic Surgeon
  • Director of The Clem Jones Research Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Therapies Bond University, Queensland Health

Research interests

Dr Patrick Warnke is an internationally-renowned stem cell researcher and plastic surgeon who created world headlines after leading a research team that succeeded in 'growing' a new jawbone for a cancer sufferer using the patient's own stem cells.

In 2007, Dr Warnke launched the revolutionary MyJoint program in Germany - a cutting edge tissue engineering network comprising researchers and practitioners from leading institutions worldwide who are focussed on developing technologies that will enable patients to use their own bodies as 'bio-reactors' to grow replacement bones and organs. Dr Warnke continues his role in this ground-breaking medical field, drawing Bond University's Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine into the global MyJoint collaboration.

In addition to Dr Warnke's extensive research and publication portfolio, he has devoted many years to teaching through lectures, clinical skills training and thesis supervision, winning an award in 2006 for the Best Student Lectures of the Year within the Medical Faculty of the Christian-Albrecht's-University in Germany.


  1. Warnke PH, Springer IN, Wiltfang J, Acil Y, Eufinger H, Wehmoller M, Russo PA, Bolte H, Sherry E, Behrens E, Terheyden H: Growth and transplantation of a custom vascularised bone graft in a man. Lancet. 2004 Aug 28;364(9436):766-70.
  2. Warnke PH, Wiltfang J, Springer IN, Acil, Y, Bolte H, Kosmahl M, Russo PAJ, Sherry E, Lützen U, Wolfart S, Terheyden H: Man as Living Bioreactor: Fate of an exogenously-prepared customized tissue-engineered mandible. Biomaterials,2006Feb;27:3163-3167.
  3. Warnke PH. In-vivo tissue engineering of biological joint replacements. LANCET. 2010 Aug 7;376(9739):394-6.
  4. Brady MA, Sivananthan S, Mudera V, Liu Q, Wiltfang J, Warnke PH. The primordium of a biological joint replacement: Coupling of two stem cell pathways in biphasic ultrarapid compressed gel niches. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2010 Aug 30.
  5. Douglas T, Liu Q, Humpe A, Wiltfang J, Sivananthan S, Warnke PH: Novel ceramic bone replacement material CeraBall(R) seeded with human mesenchymal stem cells. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2010 Mar;21(3):262-7.
Go to top