GORDON SILVERMAN, PhD
Emeritus Product Visionary
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."
Co-founder and President
Siva has over 23 years of clinical, safety, and postmarketing experience in the pharmaceutical industry. His previous venture, Semantelli, an AI-based drug safety detection and healthcare social media analytics platform was acquired by IQVIA, the world's leading clinical research organization with over 58,000 employees and $11 billion in revenue, where he served as a General Manager for six years. Siva has two US patents.
General Manager & Country Head , India
Charles Jesudasan is a pharma sales & marketing professional having 25 years of experience across multiple therapies & specialties. He started his career at Sanofi in1997 as Medical Representative, got promoted on fast track as the youngest Area Manager at the age of 25, and the youngest Regional Manager in June 2005.
As a Regional Manager at Sanofi, Charles grew his regional CAGR at 16% compared to the 12% national CAGR, thanks to his consistent team building, customer engagement and brand building discipline.
In 2012, Charles started his career in marketing as Sr. Product Manager at Sanofi Mumbai and soon got promoted as Marketing Manager & Marketing Head, handling brands worth 170 crores+ across LCM & strategic projects.
In June '18, he joined Abbott India as the Business Unit head for Neurolife (475+ team size) and scripted the BU turnaround winning the Best BU award for 2019 & most profitable BU across Abbott. He moved to Abbott healthcare to turn around the CNS BU in 2020 & was again successful in driving leveraged P&L with strong double digit growth in 2021.
Charles has a B.Pharm, PGCBM -XLRI and MMM from Pondicherry University. He has contributed to the pharma industry by developing many first and second line managers in sales, marketing and training, while maintaining high ethical standards and values.
He was awarded the Best Mentor in 2017, Brand Excellence Awards (3/6 yrs: 2012-2018), Twice nominated the OPPI awards, MD's trophy for Best RBM (2007-2009), OCS Trophy (1997-1999), Best BU in Abbott.
Head of Commercial Strategy, South Asia
Shanmuga Priyan is a veteran healthcare executive with a strong pedigree in driving growth at major Southeast Asian healthcare brands, including Singapore-based Parkway Pantai, Apollo Hospitals, TPG Capital-backed Fortis Hospitals, MGM Healthcare, and India-based Vasan Healthcare. With over two decades of extensive operating experience that spans specialized tertiary care, multi-specialty secondary care, and retail outpatient care, Priyan's addition is critical to JOGO's "Patient First" mission. In 2015, Priyan earned wide recognition in the industry for keeping Fortis Hospital operational during a historic flooding in the city of Chennai, India.
Head of Pelvic Floor Rehab
Uma Venkatesa is an American Board-certified pelvic floor physiotherapist with over 30 years of experience in working closely with uro-gynecologists, obstetrician-gynecologists, and gastroenterologists in pelvic floor physiotherapy rehabilitation.
Uma worked in Tampa, Florida from 1992 to 2000 in several acute care and outpatient setup in several hospitals, ACLF, Women’s/ Pelvic Rehab Clinics treating patients with antenatal, post-natal, incontinence, aches and pain, breast cancer, stroke among female population.
Uma has presented her research at various scientific meetings. She conducts workshops to train physiotherapists on pelvic floor dysfunctions and create awareness about pelvic floor health in educational institutions, companies, and women’s forums.
In 1991, Uma received the Best Physiotherapist Award from State and National Indian Association of Physiotherapist Conferences for her two-and-a-half-year study on interferential therapy for incontinence.
Founder and CEO
Sanjai has dedicated the last ten years of his life to working with leading clinical researchers, game designers, data scientists, and rehab professionals from various research institutes across the world to create JOGO — the first-ever digital therapeutics product that used the science of EMG biofeedback to treat neuromuscular diseases. Sanjai has over 20 years of experience in developing and marketing technology solutions and has a US patent.
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 performed
and 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 is
today JOGO – Gx. Dr. Krasilovsky is also certified as a Schroth scoliosis therapist.
Dr. MICHELLE De GUZMAN, PT, DPT, OCS
Clinical Researcher and Physical Therapist, Chronic Pain and Tremors
Michelle De Guzman earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Hunter College of the City University of New York which included a capstone research study involving EMG analysis for patients with Stroke. Prior to earning her DPT, Michelle graduated with a B.S. in Financial Economics from Binghamton University and worked in corporate finance for a few years.
Michelle is experienced in the rehabilitation and treatment of acute and sub-acute patient populations with sports injuries, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions, and post-surgical patients through the VA, NYU Langone, and Mount Sinai Health Networks in NYC and has worked in the private outpatient Physical Therapy space for the last few years. She became board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in 2018 through the American Physical Therapy Association but her most recent interests include pain neuroscience, vestibular dysfunction, cervicogenic and migraine headaches.
Michelle enjoys a holistic biopsychosocial model of approach to treating patients which aims to address a person's individual goals, their unique functional movement patterns and postures, and promote continued health by empowering them with education and ongoing guidance.
She is well versed in a variety of manual techniques and integrative treatment styles including Muscle Energy, the Mulligan Concept (Mobilization with Movement), the Institute of Physical Art (IPA), the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), and the use of the Pilates Reformer. She has obtained a Certified Strengthening and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA and has earned a certification in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), helping to identify and correct dysfunctional movement patterns for performance or activities of daily living.
Vice President, Business Development
Brian comes to JOGO with 25 years of management skills gained in the life sciences sector. His experiences include the development and management of CRM tools, help desk Teams, billing applications, drug sampling tools, clinical trials applications, patient assistance programs, fleet management, marketing & sales management, medical education programs, territory development, commercial regulatory review, commercial team development & oversight, agency management, pharmaceutical business development, staff recruitment & development, P & L management and training. He served at Cegedim Dendrite, Sidmak Labs, Odyssey Pharmaceuticals, Pliva Inc., CliniSys, SpringHill Consulting, and RxCess. Brian has serviced most of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies and brings a high degree of compassion and empathy to his patient focused work. He can be reached at Brian@JogoHealth.com
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.
Head of Clinical Operations
Shyam Ramamurthy is a certified neurodevelopmental therapist with 16 years of experience in clinical trials and pharmacovigilance, He has served as a Drug Safety Manager at ICON Clinical Research Organization, where he led a team of medical and safety professionals that ensured regulatory compliance for many top 100 pharmaceutical companies. He also acted as a deputy QPPV for some of his life sciences clients.
Prior to ICON, Shyam worked for Accenture as a service lead for top ten pharmaceutical companies. Shyam has worked as a chief physiotherapist in rehabilitation centres, treating patients with stroke, cerebral palsy, and post traumatic brain injury with combination of biofeedback and Bobath approaches. He has also been a sub-investigator and study coordinator for many clinical trials. Shyam is certified in ICH/GCP.
DHARMESH KUBENDIRAN, PhD.
Dr. Kubendran has more than 20 years of experience in treating sports injuries using multi-modal manipulations and dry needling. Dr. Kubendran worked 3 years in Canada and have in-depth knowledge of both western and eastern approaches to sports medicine including, soft tissue, joint manipulations, sports biomechanics and kinesiology.
Dr. Kubendran has conducted more than 600 workshops in India, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius, Dubai and Bahrain on these topics.
Dr. Kubendran believes that in addition to the musculoskeletal system, addressing the cranial and visceral internal rhythms and motions, a far greater and deeper level of health can be achieved for patients suffering from pain.
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.