KANAGA NITCHINGA SENA, M.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
Dr. Sena is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut; a member of the visiting faculty at the Internal Medicine Residency Program, Griffin Hospital, Derby, Connecticut; and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Florida State University College of Medicine at Lee Memorial Hospital, Fort Myers, Florida. Dr. Sena is also a diplomat at American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, a fellow at the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association, and has membership in the American Society of Neurorehabilitation and the American Academy of Neurology. He is the author of numerous publications and works as a clinical investigator.
GARY KRASILOVSKY, PT, PhD.
Chief Scientific Officer
Gary Krasilovsky, PT, PhD, SST was Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Hunter College DPT Program of the City University of New York from 1992 to 2018. He has been a clinician, educator, and researcher for almost forty years. Dr. Krasilovsky earned his PhD from New York University. He previously was a senior physical therapist (PT) at New York University Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine.His positions included in-patient and out-patient PT and part time PT in the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Clinic. Dr. Krasilovsky was an active researcher, conducting studies on EMG biofeedback for post-CVA patients (in collaboration with Dr.Joseph Brudny) and transcutaneous nerve stimulation for chronic pain. He also received advanced training and mentoring in the electrodiagnostic department, where he performedand trained medical residents on diagnostic EMG. Before returning to NYC and Hunter College, Dr. Krasilovsky moved to Connecticut to serve as Chief of Physical Therapy at Norwalk Hospital. In the Hunter PT Program, he taught clinical neurology, adult neurological rehabilitation, electroneuromyography, and therapeutic exercise. He has published in various peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on various areas related to physical therapy, with an emphasis on neurology-based topics. He has been involved in multiple design versions of the EMG biofeedback system that istoday JOGO – Gx. Dr. Krasilovsky is also certified as a Schroth scoliosis therapist.
DR. DeANDRE CALDWELL
Medical Advisory Board Member
Dr. DeAndre W. Caldwell, DPT, ATC, Cert. MDT, TPS is the physical therapy program manager of a large hospital based outpatient physical therapy clinic in Delaware. DeAndre is passionate about helping people recover from orthopedic injuries, back pain, and chronic pain. He desires that each person be treated with the same care and compassion he
would want his mom to be treated with. He believes every pain is similar to the "check engine" light on a car, ready to be diagnosed and addressed.
DeAndre accomplishes his passion of delivering exceptional care through his dual credential in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT—McKenzie method) and therapeutic pain specialization (TPS).
He regularly lectures on topics of treating spinal pathology as well as chronic pain locally, at the collegiate level, and at national conferences. When working with patients, DeAndre draws on his eighteen of years of experience working in rehabilitation, which spans working with the New York Giants, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, and serving the Smyrna-Dover area for over twelve years. DeAndre has a message of hope that the body is extremely adaptable and there is often a chance for positive change.
SUNDER SUBRAMANIAM, M.D.
Head of Clinical Research
Dr. Sunder holds an M.D. in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation from DR. M. G. R. Medical University, India. Dr.Sunder did his Post Graduate Diploma in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from Madras Medical College at the premier Government Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chennai, India. He was the recipient of the Lady Tata Memorial Research Scholarship for a project on rehabilitation of upper extremity amputees and was trained in Washington, D.C. as an evaluator for an NIH-funded program on muscular dystrophy. He is an internationally-certified GCP principal investigator for clinical trials and is a regular participant in research trials.
ALEJANDRA VERONICA NAVA, M.D.
Dr. Alejandra Veronica Nava received her M.D. in Surgery from University of Zulia, Venezuela. Dr. Nava has worked as a researcher at Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
ROBERT R. EDWARDS, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Edwards is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia and a licensed clinical psychologist in the Pain Management Center at Brigham & Women’s Hospital - Harvard Medical School. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham, completing a PhD in Medical Psychology and a Master’s in Public Health. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Pain Psychology at Johns Hopkins University before joining its psychiatry faculty. He moved to Brigham & Women’s Hospital in 2008. Dr. Edwards functions in a clinical capacity as a psychologist at the BWH Pain Management Center, where his responsibilities include assessment and treatment of chronic pain patients, which involves screening candidates for opioid therapy and implantable devices and offering behavioral medicine services such as biofeedback and cognitive behavioral therapy. He also works as a mentor to junior faculty members in several research institutions, serves on the editorial boards of several pain and psychology journals, has leadership positions in the American Pain Society (APS) and the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), and has published numerous scientific articles, reviews, and book chapters on pain.
Dr. Edwards is also an NIH-funded clinical researcher whose work focuses on biobehavioral aspects of acute and chronic pain. Specifically, he studies individual differences in pain responses, and the neurobiological mechanisms by which psychosocial processes shape those individual differences. Some of his current NIH-funded work focuses on the impact of pain-related catastrophizing on neuroendocrine and inflammatory responses to pain, as well as individual differences in central nervous system pain processing and their implications for long-term pain-related outcomes.
Dr. Edwards is presently involved in several post-operative pain studies that attempt to characterize risk and protective factors that influence the trajectory of long-term pain after surgery. He is also involved in several studies that use functional neuroimaging techniques to assess the neurobiology of pain-related thoughts and emotions. In addition, his research group is working in the area of predicting and preventing misuse of opioids by patients with persistent pain. Psychosocial processes such as catastrophizing and negative affect are strongly associated with opioid misuse, and cognitive-behavioral interventions appear to be effective in targeting these factors and enhancing compliance with recommended medication regimens. Finally, Dr. Edwards’ research group is conducting multiple randomized, controlled trials of non-pharmacologic treatments for patients with chronic pain.
ASIMINA LAZARIDOU, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Lazaridou is currently a researcher at the anesthesiology department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital - Harvard Medical School. The focus of her work has been on the effects of cognitions and emotions on physiological responses to painful stimuli. Current studies include an investigation of how pain affects the human immune system, and how psychosocial processes such as negative emotions may magnify the physiological impact of pain. More recently, several of her ongoing projects evaluate the effects of behavioral interventions for chronic pain, anxiety, depression and opioid use disorder (including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and yoga).
DIDI THEVA, MD.
Medical Advisory Board Member
Dr. Theva is a rising star and a key opinion leader in the field of bladder health & reconstructive urology, with extensive publications and clinical trial experience. A Commonwealth Scholar from Boston University, Dr. Theva is currently a fellow in female incontinence and reconstructive urology at Bladder Health & Reconstructive Urology Institute, Miramar, Florida.
GORDON SILVERMAN, PhD
Emeritus Product Visionary, Father of Cognitive Science
Dr. Gordon Silverman, the "GO" in JOGO, is Professor Emeritus and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Manhattan College. Dr. Silverman, along with the late Joseph Brudny, M.D. ("JO" in JOGO), the former Director of the Sensory Feedback Unit at ICD Research and Rehabilitation Center in Manhattan, were the original pioneers of EMG biofeedback, creating the first ever fully-functional unit back in the 1970s. Dr. Silverman's professional career spans more than 50 years of corporate, teaching, consulting, and research experience, during which he has developed a range of scientific instruments, particularly for use in physiological psychology research environments. He is the holder of eight patents, some of which are related to behavior modification, and is the author of more than 20 journal articles and books. Dr. Silverman has also served on the faculties of The Rockefeller University and Fairleigh Dickinson University and has research interests in telemedicine, rehabilitation medicine, artificial intelligence, and biomedical instrumentation and modeling. Dr. Silverman is the co-author of the book, "Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Study of the Mind."