Human Resources Leader
I began my studies at Lehman College and was working towards a business administration degree when presented with the opportunity to work in human resources. I did not know at the time that this opportunity would jump-start my career. Following my work at a fast-paced construction company, I ventured into the transportation industry. Both fields gave me varying insights into HR and business.
These wide-ranging experiences helped shape me into the HR professional I am today. Throughout my career, the field of HR has allowed me to become a valued asset to businesses, teams and individuals.
As the human resources leader at Neuro Alert, I strive to cultivate an environment where all feel heard, understood and comfortable. It gives me great pleasure to now be in a medical field both assisting an internal team and also playing a part in a greater goal of quality in healthcare.
Regional Director, Business Development
I completed my neurodiagnostic training at Indiana University School of Medicine in 1996. Since then, I have fully launched a career in this field performing EEG, EP, NCS and intraoperative monitoring. In addition to my clinical experience, I ran a successful neuromonitoring company from 2003 to 2018. During that time, I was involved in training, educating and board prepping students and colleagues in the U.S. as well as internationally.
I am a long-time member of ASNM, ASET and ISETT and have been IONM section director and a guest speaker. I was president of ISETT from 2015-2017 and am currently the vice president of ISETT, serving a two-year term from 2020-2022.
As the regional director of business development and education for Neuro Alert, I am involved in strategic initiatives to develop business and collaborative partnerships. I also share my knowledge and experience with those entering the field of neurodiagnostics. I remain passionate about this field and take pride in helping my team deliver the best patient care possible.
I am an internationally trained neurologist and medical ethicist with medical training and experience from Canada, the United States and the U.K. I lean on my two years of internal medicine training from McGill University, at the Montreal General Hospital, every day in my present work. My neurology residency was completed in Vancouver, Canada, and I went for fellowship training at MSKCC in New York City. I stayed on as faculty there, where I both ran a busy inpatient palliative care service and also conducted research on neuropathic pain as well as the neurological complications of cancer, with competitive funds from NIDA and private foundations supporting such projects.
I later obtained an advanced degree from the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London, with fellowship training with Dr. Mary Reilly in peripheral nerve and fellowship training in epilepsy with Dr. Simon Shorvon. I then conducted research during a NeuroAIDS fellowship at the Mount Sinai Hospital, also in New York City. I stayed on as faculty, where Dr. Don Weisz, Ph.D., taught me about IONM 10 years ago. I am the author of multiple publications and book chapters. I now direct my interests in research and teaching towards projects that help make surgery safer here at Neuro Alert and enjoy sharing my love of neurology and anatomy with my colleagues.
I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience. I began my career as a surgical neurophysiologist in Pittsburgh with Surgical Neuromonitoring Associates a few months later. Like many people, I had not heard of the field before I applied for an open position. I had planned on going to medical school after taking a year off from college, but I began my career as an SNP and decided to keep pursuing the field because I loved it. I then earned my CNIM in 2013.
I joined Neuro Alert in 2016 as a full-time SNP and moved to New York. Later in the year, I began helping with recruiting on the side and discovered a passion for it. In early 2018, I decided that I wanted to relocate back to Pittsburgh for personal reasons, but I wanted to stay with Neuro Alert because I truly love working for the company. They graciously worked with me to create a full-time recruiting position that allowed me to pursue this other passion of mine. In 2019, I was promoted to the role of recruiting manager at Neuro Alert. My narrative demonstrates Neuro Alert’s willingness and flexibility to help their employees pursue their professional goals and reach new heights!
Business Development Manager
My background in physiology and neuroscience drew me towards a career that I absolutely love: surgical neurophysiology. I had the wonderful privilege of being trained as an IONM clinician by Neuro Alert’s founder, Dr. T.V. Seshan, and have enjoyed working in the rewarding and challenging hospital environment. Several years ago, I combined my passions for building relationships and advancing the field of IONM by moving into a business development role that allows Neuro Alert to expand its borders.
Some of my current core responsibilities include:
Chief Operating Officer
I began my healthcare career in clinical audiology. As an audiologist, I worked with patients in a variety of diagnostic and rehabilitative settings. My experience and training in audiology paved the way for a career in IONM, with my initial IONM experience being in academic medicine. During the initial stages of my IONM career, I developed a solid clinical approach to neurophysiology. Since that time, my career has evolved into an operations leader with strategic vision and know-how to help organizations navigate the challenging healthcare environment.
Today, as the chief operating officer at Neuro Alert, I draw upon my experience developing IONM programs to create strategies that foster alignment with Neuro Alert’s patient-centric goals. I believe wholeheartedly in listening to, communicating with and mentoring the team so that, together, we all perform our mission: to speak for patients when they can’t speak for themselves.
Strategic Operations and Innovation Manager
I graduated from Case Western University with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, a master’s degree in engineering management and a desire to pursue a healthcare career.
I heard about an amazing opportunity to train in intraoperative neuromonitoring and gain clinical experience under the instruction of Dr. T.V. Seshan. As I garnered experience in the field, I became intrigued by the operational and business sides of IONM. These interests propelled me to join Neuro Alert to help provide IT and business development support. In time, my role expanded to include data analysis and information systems. As Neuro Alert’s strategic operations and innovations manager, I thrive on driving process improvement and optimization of quality through analysis of performance and productivity metrics. I am a champion of future and forward thinking, and I look forward to helping Neuro Alert adapt to the wants and needs of our clients as we move into the next generation of IONM.
Information Technology Manager
After graduating from Northeastern University with a degree in computer engineering technology, I became an office and technology manager at a nonprofit that prepared underprivileged students with the skills and support necessary to achieve higher learning.
My concern for the well-being of others, combined with my information technology skillset, led me to Neuro Alert, where I was trained as a surgical neurophysiologist by our founder, Dr. Seshan. Today, I am responsible for systems management, network and infrastructure management and administration, mobile integration, cloud integration, technical training, project management, HIPAA compliance and cybersecurity. I am also happy to step in and assist our clinical team with case coverage when I am needed.
After owning and managing all aspects of a heavy construction trucking company for twenty years, I transitioned to chief operating officer of an emergency medicine group. The change was propelled by my passion for the medical field and physical health. I provided personal training for many years and firmly believe in living a healthy lifestyle. After working in several other finance positions in the healthcare arena, I happened upon a position at Neuro Alert and felt drawn by the company’s commitment to patient safety. Today, I am responsible for managing our accounting practices, implementing new accounting software and collaborating with our revenue cycle and information systems teams.
Having grown up with a physician and nurse as parents, it was only natural that I develop a like-minded concern for patient care. My introduction to healthcare began as a receptionist and physical therapy aide for a sports medicine practice. The knowledge that I gained about surgical procedures and rehabilitation propelled me into a position with Neuro Alert when the organization was still in its infancy. I am honored and grateful to have had the privilege of working alongside our founder, Dr. T.V. Seshan, and to have received his education about intraoperative neuromonitoring. Today, as the scheduling manager for Neuro Alert, I work closely with our physician offices and our clinical team to ensure coverage for a vast array of pre-scheduled and emergent surgical cases, develop streamlined, user-friendly scheduling processes for our stakeholders, maintain current medical licensing of our supervising physicians and spearhead delivery of practices that abide by the regulations set forth by The Joint Commission.
Revenue Cycle Manager
I have been working in the field of medical revenue cycle management for well over 22 years, first as a billing specialist and later a collections and credentialing manager. Today, I am proud to lead Neuro Alert’s team of committed coding, billing and collections specialists while analyzing current billing and coding trends, developing policies and procedures and managing forecasting systems.
I am dedicated to fostering the personal and professional development of team members through education and mentorship to engender industry insight, critical-thinking, cross-functional skills and a positive work environment.
I recognize that it is difficult for patients to navigate the complex world of medical billing and insurance, and I am dedicated to using my comprehensive knowledge to assist patients with resolving their questions and concerns.
Manager, Strategic Projects
After a lengthy career in the art business where I sold and marketed fine art to domestic and international galleries, planned and oversaw VIP events and managed marketing campaigns, I happily transitioned to the world of healthcare where I can see how the impact of our clinical work positively affects patients on a daily basis.
I consider educating patients and stakeholders about IONM valuable and exciting, and I am thrilled to work on marketing and business development projects that help advance knowledge of our field and highlight the important work of our clinical staff. I am proud that the work I do in conjunction with our development team allows me to assist in the success of our hospital and surgeon clients.
Clinical Operations Manager
As the son of a director of rehabilitation and a nurse, I was destined for a career in healthcare. My undergraduate studies in biology led me to a unique career path in IONM. Taught by our founder, Dr. T.V. Seshan, a pioneer in the field of intraoperative neuromonitoring, I became engrossed in how the delivery of IONM can affect patient outcomes.
Having monitored well over 1,000 surgical cases, I became well-versed in the skills and attributes required to become a successful surgical neurophysiologist. This led to a promotion to regional manager, which has allowed me to spearhead clinical operations, strategize with management and improve our clinical operations processes in all of our regions.
Client Relations Manager
I began my career as a clinician delivering care on the front lines to athletes as an athletic trainer and worked in a wide array of clinical settings. From there, I transitioned into more of a clinical development role where I took my successful clinical track record and leveraged it to drive referral growth for healthcare service providers. Currently, at Neuro Alert, my client relations role allows me to drive clinical competencies and quality assurance to our referral sources when we’re providing IONM services.
Some of my current core responsibilities include:
Director, Clinical Competency & Proficiency
As a chiropractic physician, I delivered care and worked in a wide array of other clinical settings. A little over 17 years ago, I transitioned into the world of electroneurodiagnostics and became passionate about the field of IONM, where I’ve been published on the subject of electrodiagnostic medicine and intraoperative neuromonitoring.
As the director of clinical competency and proficiency for Neuro Alert, some of my responsibilities include:
As a licensed career school instructor through New York’s Bureau of Proprietary School Services (BPPS), I’m on staff for educating and training at the Center for Electroneurodiagnostics (CEN), the nation’s only state-licensed IONM training school.
Chief Clinical Practice Officer
With my career-spanning passion for neuroscience as an academic foundation, I consider myself lucky to integrate this scientific interest with clinical applications in service to patients.
Following my graduate and postdoctoral work on nerve cellular anatomy and physiology, I entered the field of IONM, where I’ve stayed for over a decade. As chief clinical practice officer at Neuro Alert and as the director of the Center for Electroneurodiagnostics (CEN), a New York State-licensed school offering coursework in IONM, I’m able to use my skills and abilities to advance the field of IONM.
My commitment to the field has allowed me to serve on the board of directors of the American Society of Neurophysiologic Monitoring (ASNM), one of the major groups in the U.S. responsible for advancing the field of IONM. We support monitoring companies, both large and small, building many aspects of their services, including policies and procedures, quality assurance, competency evaluation, education and training. I have also played a pivotal role in obtaining for these groups the mark of quality — official accreditation from The Joint Commission.
Chief Development Officer
For the last 35-plus years, I’ve been fortunate to have a successful track record in applying my experience to help organizations grow. These organizations range from well-branded Fortune 500 healthcare organizations like Stryker to small venture-backed companies. My success is driven by my ability to build highly effective strategies, developing a strong team and giving them the tools to perform at a high level while also having a commitment to excellence and a razor-sharp focus on getting things done.
Some of my current core responsibilities include:
Chief Executive Officer
Leading Neuro Alert has been one of the greatest honors of my life. In the chief executive role, I am proudly building upon the legacy left by Neuro Alert’s founder, T.V. Seshan, M.D., a physiatrist, specializing in electrodiagnostics, who was one of the pioneers in the use of intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM).
An inspiration for my leadership, Dr. Seshan’s vision for practicing medicine and promoting education continue to guide Neuro Alert’s core principles for building a healthier world. In addition to my solemn promise to our patients to be a staunch advocate for their safety, my leadership is marked by my intent to build and innovate for the future. This includes managing the company’s internal and external strategy, business development and growth, relationships with clients and strategic partners for the betterment of neurodiagnostics and the healthcare delivery system at large.
After gaining experience in engineering and the start-up world, I joined Neuro Alert in 2012. In the years following, I helped to build a team that expanded the company’s presence in the Greater New York City, Great Lakes, Midwest, Southwest and Mountain regions through my passion for building an organization that creates a legacy of excellence in neurodiagnostic solutions. Last but not least, I am proud to work with some of the industry’s finest, most compassionate team members who allow me to focus on my vision for the improvement of healthcare services worldwide.