SAN DIEGO, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: AEMD), announced today that Dr. Stephen Z. Fadem has agreed to join the company's Extracorporeal Science Advisory Board. Dr. Fadem is active as a practicing Houston nephrologist, teacher, lecturer and researcher. He began practice in 1978 after completing a renal fellowship at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and did his internal medicine residency at The University of Texas and MD Anderson Hospital in Houston. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Fadem is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. He has served as the Chairman of the (National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Southeast Texas Medical Advisory Board, and has received their Lifetime Achievement Award and the Myron L. Jenkins Award.
On a national level, Dr. Fadem is co-chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), and a past vice-president of the AAKP Board of Directors. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Renal Physicians Association, and actively serves on two national RPA committees, the Government Affairs Committee and the Health Finance Committee. Dr. Fadem has been active in the Forum of ESRD Networks, was a member of the CMS Clinical Performance Measures Committee. He serves as a consultant to the computer industry in the development of CKD management software and is the founder of Touchcalc, a software design company. He lectures frequently on dialysis management, preventive nephrology, vascular calcification, anemia, patient education, CKD education, and computer technology and computer security. Dr. Fadem is the co-editor of AAKP Renalife, and is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.Dr. Fadem has been nationally recognized, receiving the AAKP Nova Award, the NKF Distinguished Service Award. He has also received the NKF Presidents Award. He has been awarded the Peter Lundin Award for his contributions to patient education and The Visionary Award for his contributions to CKD education. He has also been named as one of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly and US News and World Report. About Aethlon Medical, Inc. The Aethlon Medical mission is to create innovative medical devices that address unmet medical needs in cancer, infectious disease, and other life-threatening conditions. Our Aethlon ADAPT™ System is a revenue-stage technology platform that provides the basis for a new class of therapeutics that target the selective removal of disease enabling particles from the entire circulatory system. The Aethlon ADAPT™ product pipeline includes the Aethlon Hemopurifier® to address infectious disease and cancer; HER2osome™ to target HER2+ breast cancer, and a medical device being developed under a contract with DARPA that would reduce the incidence of sepsis in combat-injured soldiers and civilians. For more information, please visit www.aethlonmedical.com. Certain statements disclosed in the news release may contain forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements involve assumptions, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Aethlon Medical, Inc. to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, that the FDA will not approve the initiation of the company's clinical programs or provide market clearance of the company's products, future human studies whether revenue or non-revenue generating of the Aethlon ADAPT™ system or the Aethlon Hemopurifier® as an adjunct therapy to improve patient responsiveness to established cancer or hepatitis C therapies or as a standalone cancer or hepatitis C therapy, the company's ability to raise capital when needed, the company's ability to complete the development of its planned products, the company's ability to manufacture its products either internally or through outside companies and provide its services, the impact of government regulations, patent protection on the Company's proprietary technology, the ability of the company to meet the milestones contemplated in the DARPA contract, product liability exposure, uncertainty of market acceptance, competition, technological change, and other risk factors. In such instances, actual results could differ materially as a result of a variety of factors, including the risks associated with the effect of changing economic conditions and other risk factors detailed in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Contacts: