Medical Review Board


Our team of medical professionals ensures you’re getting the most up-to-date, accurate health information so you can make important decisions with confidence.

Aaron S. Farberg, M.D.
Aaron S. Farberg, M.D.

Aaron S. Farberg is currently a dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan where he remained to train in the renowned plastic surgery program. Dr. Farberg then spent a fellowship year focusing on skin cancer in association with the National Society for Cutaneous Medicine and New York University. He has since stayed in New York City for additional residency training in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital. In addition to treating patients, Dr. Farberg has been a clinical investigator on several studies including FDA clinical trials. He has been recognized with numerous awards and honors; including taking first place on several occasions at regional and national medical conferences. Dr. Farberg has published over 70 articles in professional medical journals and is currently the lead editor for a book on technology in skin cancer. Dr. Farberg is also a consultant dermatologist for the New York Yankees, although he continues to cheer on his hometown Chicago Cubs.

Adam Smith, M.D.
Adam Smith, M.D.

Dr. Smith is a pulmonary and critical care physician at Lahey Medical Center in Peabody, MA. He has devoted a great deal of his practice towards caring for patients suffering from COPD, asthma, and other respiratory conditions. When in the hospital setting, he spends time working in the intensive care unit caring for critically ill patients. Dr. Smith tries to bring a holistic approach to the care of patients with respiratory conditions and addresses the comorbidities, such as anxiety, depression, and nutrition, which play a major role in the care of pulmonary patients. Dr. Smith attended Tufts University where he received a degree in biochemistry and then graduated from NYU School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City.

Alexea Gaffney, M.D.
Alexea Gaffney, M.D.

Dr. Alexea M. Gaffney, MD is a triple Board Certified Infectious Disease specialist. As a Diplomate of the American Board of Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Alexea offers the most comprehensive preventive care and treatment to a variety of patients. She is a highly sought after expert, often being called upon when others “can’t figure out what’s going on with a patient” delivering expert care and management of complex clinical cases. She currently serves as a community Infectious Disease consultant, speaker/lecturer and wellness coach. To date, she has done over 25,000 consultations and helped guide the management of countless patients. As volunteer academic faculty, she holds the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor within the Department of Medicine and Division of Infectious Diseases.

Amir Marvasti, M.D.
Amir Marvasti, M.D.

Amir Marvasti is a board certified Ophthalmologist in southern California. He specializes in cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery that includes LASIK and corneal transplantation. He received his medical degree from Boston University and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at UC-San Diego, where he also served as the Chief Resident. Dr Marvasti then spent a year at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute to complete a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery. He is diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.

Andrea Eisenberg, M.D.
Andrea Eisenberg, M.D.

Andrea Eisenberg, MD is a board certified ob/gyn in the Metro Detroit area. She takes care of women throughout their lifespan, from the teenage years through menopause, including delivering their babies. Her special interests include minimally invasive surgeries, adolescence, family planning, infertility, and menopause. In addition, Andrea writes about the human side of medicine at secretlifeofobgyn.com and has had several essays published in a variety of journals. To decompress, she enjoys trail running and baking.

Anitha Shrikhande, M.D.
Anitha Shrikhande, M.D.

Dr. Anitha Shrikhande is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the Saint Louis University School of Public Health. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York followed by fellowship training in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is an experienced board certified clinician with a broad range of interests in the field of allergy and immunology. She especially loves the challenges of treating skin conditions which cross the spectrum of dermatology and allergy. She sees patients in a private practice called Westside Allergy Care in Rochester, NY.

Aradhana Ghosh, M.D.
Aradhana Ghosh, M.D.

Aradhana Ghosh is a medical oncologist in San Francisco. She received her medical degree from Albany Medical College and completed an internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Ghosh then underwent her hematology-oncology fellowship training at New York Hospital Cornell before moving to San Francisco to join a group practice at Kaiser Permanente where she took care of patients with all cancer types and blood disorders for a number of years. Dr. Ghosh remains in San Francisco and has served as a hospital executive as well as a clinical consultant for several health tech and digital health companies. She is currently working to advance the Triple Aim of decreasing cost, improving outcomes, and increasing engagement for cancer patients.

Areen Hosein, O.D.
Areen Hosein, O.D.

Areen Hosein, O.D. practices primary care optometry, managing both ocular and visual health conditions. She received her doctorate’s degree in optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University and completed rotations of various practices including specialty contact lens and ocular disease. She grew up going to the optometrist’s office often, for herself and for her younger brother’s complex ocular conditions—which is what initiated her passion for eye care.

Ashley Maltz, M.D.
Ashley Maltz, M.D.

Dr. Maltz is Board-Certified in Internal & Integrative Medicine. With her background in various healing modalities, Dr. Maltz uses her knowledge of both complementary and mainstream medical traditions to offer up-to-date and individualized health care for her patients. She offers integrative primary care, integrative medicine consultations, medical acupuncture, trigger point injections, mind-body medicine, clinical nutrition and natural chronic disease management with evidence-based tools.

Ava Satnick, M.D.
Ava Satnick, M.D.

Ava Satnick is a board certified pediatrician who specializes in integrative medicine. She received her medical degree from Stony Brook University and pediatric training from New York Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley’s Children’s Hospital of New York. Post-residency she worked as a clinical instructor at Columbia University and as a general pediatrician in private practice. In 2019, Dr. Satnick moved to California to specialize in Integrative Medicine at Stanford University. She is currently affiliated with Stanford University and sees patients in her private practice, Holbrook Health PC. Dr. Satnick’s expertise is in nutrition, obesity prevention and mind-body medicine. She values a holistic approach to patient care with an emphasis on the doctor-patient relationship.

Bhavika Amin, FNP
Bhavika Amin, FNP

Bhavika Amin, BSN, MSN, FNP is a board-certified nurse practitioner with over ten years of clinical experience at Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Northern Virginia. After practicing in a family practice and urgent care setting, she went further and received her certification in rheumatology from American College of Rheumatology. She also guest lectures at George Mason University on identifying and treating various rheumatologic conditions. As a new mother, Bhavika enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Brian LaMoreaux, M.D.
Brian LaMoreaux, M.D.

Brian LaMoreaux is a rheumatologist and medical director with Horizon Therapeutics. Dr. LaMoreaux received his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, then trained in internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Following this, Dr. LaMoreaux did his fellowship and practiced rheumatology at The Ohio State University before joining Horizon in 2016. In LaMoreaux’s role as a medical director he primarily studies, researches, and educates on gout and scleroderma, looking to advance our understanding and management of these important and underserved diseases.

Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Carmen is a Registered Dietitian. In addition to writing for HealthCentral, she has spent her career working at Johns Hopkins and is also an adjunct faculty instructor for Excelsior College. Carmen has over 20 years of experience in nutritional counseling, education, writing, and program management and is a certified specialist in adult weight management. She enjoys educating her students and clients about how nutrition affects the body and its role in overall health and wellness.

Christopher Sayed, M.D.
Christopher Sayed, M.D.

Chris Sayed, MD is an Associate Professor of Dermatology practicing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has a special clinical interest in the medical and surgical management of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), and is the Director of the HS clinic at UNC. He has performed clinical and basic science research in HS and other dermatologic conditions with more than 30 publications in the medical literature. He serves as a directing member of the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation and is medical lead of a local HS support group. Dr. Sayed is a Tar Heel through-and-through, having completed his undergraduate education, medical school, and residency training at UNC. He has been director of medical student education in the Department of Dermatology and takes pride in training resident physicians in the program. In his spare time he stays busy with the joy and chaos of keeping up with 4 young children.

Constance Pietrzak, M.D.
Constance Pietrzak, M.D.

Constance Pietrzak, M.S., M.D., is a gastroenterologist with Advocate Medical Group in Chicago. Through her work with HealthCentral, she strives to expand knowledge on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Follow Constance on Twitter for timely updates on IBD, and more.

David M. Axelrod, M.D.
David M. Axelrod, M.D.

David M. Axelrod is a pediatric cardiologist and pediatric critical care physician at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, and a Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University. He specializes in the care of children with critical cardiac disease from acquired and congenital heart disease. He’s involved in educating trainees in his field and in conducting research to improve the care of children with heart disease. With his colleagues, he runs the Stanford Pediatric Cardiology Fellows' Boot Camp, a two-day hands-on simulation and interactive training experience for incoming pediatric cardiology trainees from across the US and Canada.

David Padua, M.D.
David Padua, M.D.

Dr. David Padua received his M.D. and Ph. D. from Cornell University studying breast cancer metastasis. He then completed his Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Padua was on faculty at UCLA and his laboratory studied the genetic mechanisms of inflammatory bowel disease. In addition, he served as the associate program director for the gastroenterology fellowship for several years. Currently, Dr. Padua is a gastroenterologist with the Cedars-Sinai Medical Network.

Dennis Moledina, M.D., Ph.D.
Dennis Moledina, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Moledina is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) at Yale School of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. In addition to his medical training, Dr. Moledina has earned a PhD in Investigative Medicine from Yale University where he studied the role of inflammation in kidney diseases. His areas of expertise include various kidney diseases, high blood pressure, and disturbances in electrolytes and acid-base balance. Dr. Moledina’s research focuses on improving the lives of patients with kidney diseases by developing better diagnostic tests.

Farah Fazel, M.A., Psy.S., LP, NCSP
Farah Fazel, M.A., Psy.S., LP, NCSP

Farah Fazel, M.A., Psy.S., LP, NCSP licensed clinical and school psychologist currently practicing within the greater Washington, DC area. Her specializations include neuropsychology, psychometrics and clinical psychology. She has extensive training in DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health) protocols. Moreover, she’s specialized in identification of Learning Disabilities including Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, Autism & Aspergers Spectrum, Executive Functioning, Mood Dysregulation, Auditory Processing Disorder, Visual Processing Disorder, Twice Exceptional, and Anxiety Disorders. She is also recognized for her expertise in Risk assessment, Suicide Ideation, Threat Assessment, Depression and Selective Mutism. She has been volunteering her time and skills providing feedback and coaching children, adolescents, adults and parents through the struggles and society’s pressure to overcome challenges. She has been recognized with numerous certifications, awards and honors: including Outstanding Young Women of America, Who‘s Who and National Honor Society in Psychology.

Gitanjali Bhagia Baveja, M.D.
Gitanjali Bhagia Baveja, M.D.

Gitanjali Bhagia Baveja, M.D. has been practicing ophthalmology since 2006 and is currently a partner at Loudoun Eye Care in Ashburn, Virginia. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences. Subsequently, she earned her medical degree with distinction from the George Washington University Medical School. Upon completing her internshipat Washington Hospital Center, she finished her residency training in ophthalmology at the University of Virginia and pursued a fellowship in Cornea and Refractive surgery at CorneaConsultants in Mclean, Virginia. In addition to presenting educational seminars to her colleagues andpatients, she has participated in several clinical trials. She currently serves as the president of the DC Society of Young Ophthalmologists and is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Virginia Society of EyePhysicians and Surgeons, and Northern Virginia Academy of Ophthalmology.

Grace Suh M.D.
Grace Suh M.D.

Dr. Grace Suh is a medical oncologist with expertise in treatment of adult patients diagnosed with cancer. She attended Yale University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. She received her medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Suh trained in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she was a clinical instructor of medicine. She pursued fellowship training at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. At M.D. Anderson, Dr. Suh was recognized for her translational research with awards from American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) as well as numerous grants and awards for clinical and translational research. Dr. Suh has devoted her career to taking care of patients afflicted by cancer as faculty members of Indiana University health system and the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center. She has co-authored several book chapters on molecular aspects of cancer biology and has served as a co-investigator on numerous clinical trials throughout her career.

Guillaume Lamotte, M.D.
Guillaume Lamotte, M.D.

Guillaume Lamotte is a practicing neurologist. He received his medical degree from the University of Caen in France in 2010 and completed a neurology residency at the University Hospital of Caen, France. He then completed a second neurology residency at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, and he will do his fellowship in Autonomic Disorders at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Lamotte research focuses on movements disorders and autonomic disorders.

Hind Kettani, M.D.
Hind Kettani, M.D.

Dr. Hind Kettani is board certified in Neurology specializing in Epilepsy. Dr. Kettani is passionate about educating her patients and their family members on epilepsy and seizures, treatment options from medical to semi invasive and invasive, behavioral conditions associated with seizure, SUDEP and driving restriction, as well as other neurological conditions from how to recognize and initiate aid to the ongoing management and treatment of the disease to provide the patients with the best care and best quality of life.

Holly Singletary, M.D.
Holly Singletary, M.D.

Dr. Holly Singletary, MD, FAAD is a board-certified dermatologist who earned an undergraduate degree in biomedical science at Texas A&M, graduating Cum Laude, and went on to earn her MD from UT Health Science Center at Houston. Her dermatology residency was at Duke University where she served her final year as chief resident. Dr. Singletary has authored and published several peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and has presented at multiple dermatology conferences including the American Academy of Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Forum. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband and three adorable daughters, volunteering in the community, traveling and listening to live music.

Jason Reich, M.D.
Jason Reich, M.D.

Dr. Reich is an academically trained gastroenterologist with expertise in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastrointestinal bleeding, acid reflux (GERD), and colon cancer as well as other functional gut disorders. Dr. Reich went to Cornell University and received His medical degree from George Washington University. He completed both his internal medicine training and gastroenterologist training at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Reich has a particular interest in telemedicine and digital health. He has published over 25 articles in gastroenterologist Dr. Reich is board-certified in Internal Medicine. He is currently a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American Gastroenterological Association. Dr. Reich sees patients at Southcoast Health in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D.
Jerry Kennard, Ph.D.

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Jerry’s work background is in mental health and, most recently, higher education. He is the author of various self-help books and is co-founder of positivityguides.net.

J.D. Miller, M.D., RhMSUS
J.D. Miller, M.D., RhMSUS

Jonathan Miller is a Rheumatologist in a private Rheumatology practice in Maryland. He received his medical degree from St. George’s University in Grenada, following his love for the Caribbean. He then returned to the greater New York City area to complete his Internal Medicine training at Morristown Medical Center, followed by Rheumatology Fellowship at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. During his training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, he published several articles about complex inflammatory conditions and autoimmune diseases. Since beginning a new chapter in the private practice setting, Dr. Miller is partaking in several active studies within his group and is always eager to educate patients about the powerful effects of leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle. He is also an advocate for complementary medicine modalities, particularly with regards to nutrition-based healing and mindfulness.

Joanna Mandell, M.D., M.S.
Joanna Mandell, M.D., M.S.

Joanna Mandell is a board-certified family physician with a full-spectrum clinical practice (adult medicine, pediatrics, and outpatient obstetrics). She has additional expertise in women’s health, including prenatal care, contraception, and common gynecologic problems. She is faculty at the Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, and also teaches residents at the Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency. She is currently practicing at Galileo Health.

Kashif J. Piracha, M.D.
Kashif J. Piracha, M.D.

Kashif J. Piracha is currently the Clerkship Director of Internal Medicine for the Texas A&M College of Medicine at Methodist Willowbrook site in Houston, Texas and a practicing hospitalist. Dr. Piracha received his medical degree from King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan in 2000. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine from Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia from 2003 to 2006. After a brief period of clinical practice, he completed a fellowship in Nephrology & Hypertension from Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York from 2012 to 2014. Dr. Piracha is a published author and has earned numerous accolades during his illustrious career. In appreciation of his clinical and academic contributions, Dr. Piracha was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) in 2012, a Fellow of the National Kidney Foundation (FNKF) in 2013, and a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN) in 2015.

Katie Marks-Cogan, M.D.
Katie Marks-Cogan, M.D.

Dr. Katie Marks-Cogan is board certified in Allergy/Immunology. She received her M.D. with honors from the University of Maryland, completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern and her fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital Philadelphia (CHOP). She resides in Southern California where she is the owner of Clear Allergy and the Chief Allergist for Ready, Set, Food!. She has numerous media appearances and has authored many articles pertaining to topics in the field of allergy. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and cooking with her husband and 2 young children.

Michael Hunter, M.D.
Michael Hunter, M.D.

Dr. Michael Hunter received his undergraduate degree from Harvard, medical degree from Yale, and completed a residency in radiation oncology at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a best-selling author, is among the most celebrated oncologists in the Pacific Northwest, and has had numerous leadership positions in the oncology realm. Dr. Hunter serves in the Seattle area, and writes regularly on wellness at newcancerinfo.com.

Michelle Tham Metz, M.D.
Michelle Tham Metz, M.D.

Dr. Tham Metz is a board-certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist. She earned her medical degree through the Union College-Albany Medical College 7-year program. She completed her residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, where she was awarded the Chief Resident Laparoscopy award and became a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. She has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at NYU and an Assistant Professor at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai Hospital, NY and a partner at Uptown OB/GYN of NY.

Mona Rezapour, M.D.
Mona Rezapour, M.D.

Dr. Rezapour attended University of California, Berkeley and graduated with a major in molecular environmental biology. She then completed her masters of health sciences in reproductive and cancer biology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Southern California. She then completed her fellowship in gastroenterology at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Following her fellowship training, she moved to Florida to complete an advanced fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the University of Miami. Dr. Rezapour's clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. She has specialized training in gastrointestinal motility and functional diseases.

Monisha Bhanote, M.D.
Monisha Bhanote, M.D.

Dr. Monisha Bhanote, M.D., FCAP, is a triple board-certified physician with expertise in Integrative Medicine, Internal Medicine and Anatomic/Clinical Pathology. She completed training at NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island where she also served as chief resident, followed by three fellowships at New York-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center in Cytopathology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Breast, Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer and a two year Integrative Medicine fellowship at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. She is a sought after health and wellness expert providing both speaking and written commentary to multiple news media outlets and publications. She offers integrative medicine consultations and programs in clinical nutrition, mind-body medicine, yoga medicine and culinary medicine with an evidenced based approach.

Rajal Patel, M.D.
Rajal Patel, M.D.

Dr. Patel is a radiation oncologist specializing in the treatment of multiple malignancies. He graduated from the combined B.A. / M.D. honors program in medical education at Northwestern University, earning a degree in Economics. Subsequently, he completed his radiation oncology residency at Northwestern University in Chicago and was named chief resident. Dr. Patel is trained in advanced radiation techniques including stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), brachytherapy, and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Furthermore, he has published several peer reviewed articles and presented at multiple national conferences in the area of radiation oncology.

Rana Richeh, M.D.
Rana Richeh, M.D.

Rana Richeh is a board certified pathologist. After receiving her medical degree, she trained in Pathology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center for a 4-year residency and completed a year of Surgical Pathology fellowship. Recently, she received a Master's degree in Healthcare Administration from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Richeh practices at a research-oriented laboratory focusing on pre-clinical trials. She is a member of the College of American Pathologists, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, and American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Rashid Chotani, M.D.
Rashid Chotani, M.D.

Dr. Rashid Chotani, recipient of the 2016 “NATO Scientific Award for Counterterrorism,” has spent over 20 years providing biodefense, infectious disease (with a focus on influenza, coronavirus, zika, Ebola, CCHF, dengue etc.), public health, and emergency management expertise to public agencies, private industry, academia and non-profits. He is a recognized expert in the medical countermeasure (MCM) development, biosecurity, healthcare management, health surveillance, and diagnosis of human and zoonotic diseases. He has applied this expertise to groundbreaking research and development and advanced development of programs for naturally occurring, man-made and/or genetically modified biological and chemical agents. Currently, Dr. Chotani holds appointments as Medical Director at IEM, VP Medical Affairs at CareLife, Chief Scientific Officer at Washington Vascular Specialists, and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He also serves as a Medical Review Board member for HealthCentral; Senior Fellow at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies; and Adjunct Professor, College of Professional Studies at the George Washington University with a focus on public health emergency and crisis communication.

Rodrigo Barros, M.D., Ph.D.
Rodrigo Barros, M.D., Ph.D.

Rodrigo Barros works at the State Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology (IEDE) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He specializes in metabolism, glucose homeostasis, insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus type 2, obesity, estrogen signaling, estrogen receptors, and knockout mouse models of obesity and insulin resistance. He has published and co-authored several original articles and reviews in high-impact journals such as Cell Metabolism, PNAS, PLOSgenetics, TRENDS in Molecular Medicine, and Molecular Psychiatry. He volunteered at the Department of Endocrinology at Michael Reese and Cook County Hospitals, Chicago, IL, where he joined and assisted the diabetes mellitus research group.

Shabnam Shahabadi, M.D.
Shabnam Shahabadi, M.D.

Dr. Shahabadi is a board certified dermatologist at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates. She received her M.D. from George Washington University in Washington DC. Dr. Shahabadi is a consultant dermatologist at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in northern Virginia. She completed her residency in dermatology at George Washington University and Washington Hospital Center where she was the chief resident. After completion of her dermatology residency, she joined the faculty of dermatology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She was involved in teaching of medical students and dermatology residents. She cofounded Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates, with her husband, Dr. Reza Mirali, who is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. She has received the Washingtonian Top Doctor Award several times since 2012. She is a clinical instructor of dermatology at the Department of Dermatology at George Washington University. Outside Work, she enjoys traveling with her husband and two kids. During her free time, she enjoys exercising and reading books.

Shaheen Lakhan, M.D.
Shaheen Lakhan, M.D.

Shaheen Lakhan, M.D., Ph.D., FAAN, is a physician-scientist and clinical development specialist. He is board-certified in both neurology and pain medicine with clinical training from the Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has served as faculty in leading institutions (Harvard Medical School, Case Western Reserve University), founding neurology department chair and curricular dean (California University of Science and Medicine), institutional review board chair (Arrowhead Regional Medical Center), chief of pain management (Virginia Tech - Carilion Clinic), and medical director of clinical development (Sage Therapeutics). As vice president and head of research and development, Dr. Lakhan is now leading discovery research, preclinical to clinical development and operations, and regulatory affairs for a next-generation digital brain health therapeutics company (The Learning Corp). In addition to exemplary clinical service as a neurologist and pain specialist, Dr. Lakhan has an extensive research, education, advocacy, and philanthropy portfolio. He has over 100 peer-reviewed journal publications, books, and book chapters. For founding the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation, he was bestowed the Harvard Medical School Dean's Community Service Award. He was also conferred the President's Call to Service Award for Lifetime Achievement by Pres. George W. Bush and The U.S. Congressional Award Gold Medal by Sen. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Harry Reid. He has been appointed by California Gov. Brown and Virginia Gov. Northam to prestigious boards. Recognized by his peers, he was inducted as Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the Academy's highest designation.

Stephanie O'Leary, Psy.D., P.C.
Stephanie O'Leary, Psy.D., P.C.

Stephanie O’Leary, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist, who began her private practice, Westchester Psychological Services, in 2008. Since that time, she has provided evidence-based assessment and therapy services for children, adolescents, young adults and parents. She is author of "Parenting in the Real World," and offers comprehensive consultations to help parents successfully manage the demands of the real world while finding joy in their children. Stephanie has conducted research in the areas of memory and learning and the emergence of executive functions in preschool aged children. She is a professional member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA) and the Westchester County Psychological Association (WCPA).

Shira Eytan, M.D.
Shira Eytan, M.D.

Shira Eytan, M.D. FACE, practices endocrinology on the upper east side of Manhattan and is affiliated with NYU, Lenox Hill, and Mount Sinai Hospitals. She attended Rutgers University and then received her medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine at the Tel Aviv University-American Program. Her internship and residency training were completed in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan and she then proceeded to complete her fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Eytan is ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She is a member of the Endocrine Society and American Association of Clinical Endocrinology. Her specialization includes all aspects of general endocrinology, especially thyroid disorders, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and weight management.

Yasmine S. Ali, M.D.
Yasmine S. Ali, M.D.

Yasmine S. Ali, MD, is a cardiologist and medical writer based in Tennessee. She is President of LastSky Writing, LLC, and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Ali has written and edited medical and health content for a variety of platforms. She is also an award-winning essayist and poet, and has been featured in Real Simple magazine, Reader’s Digest, NPR, and multiple other media outlets. You can find her at www.yasminealimd.com.

Yassir Sirajeldin, M.D.
Yassir Sirajeldin, M.D.

Yassir Sirajeldin, M.D. is board certified in nephrology, hypertension and internal medicine. His ultimate focus is on patients with kidney disease, hypertension and the multiple associated comorbidities. He is committed to providing excellent care including forming the education and plan of care that is appropriate and individualized for every patient based on their needs. His goal is to preserve the kidney function of my patients and to greatly reduce the burden of frustration related to kidney disease as well as the associated conditions.