SpineLOOP™ Scientific Advisory committee  

 Vikram B. Patel

 M.D., FIPP, DABIPP , Executive Clinical Advisor 

• Clinical Trials Director
•   Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice
•   Director, Phoenix Interventional Center for Advanced Learning
•   Examiner: FIPP and ABIPP examinations
•   Former Residency and Fellowship  Program Training Director, Loyola  Medical Center, Illinois
•  Collaborated to publish guidelines for  Interventional Pain Management  procedures under the auspices of  American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.



Andres Betts

 M.D., D.A.B.P.M.


  • Founder and Chairman of the Board Vertech
  • Board certified anesthesiologist
  • Diplomat, American Board of Pain Medicine
  • National speaker and published author
  • Nationally recognized expert in the treatment of spinal compression fractures
  • Frequent instructor of kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty, including University Pain Fellowship programs
  • Consultant and Board Member for medical device corporations
  • Several US Patents issued and pending

Katsuro Tomita, M.D.

International Thought Leader and Distinguished Spine Surgeon


  • World-renowned Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
  • Professor Emeritus, 
  • Kanazawa University Japan
  • Director, Kanazawa University Hospital, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Inventor of Tomita Saw and several revolutionary surgical procedures and techniques for malignant spine tumors including: Total En Bloc Spondylectomy

Al Abd-Elsayed

MD MPH Chief Medical Officer

 

  • Board certified specialist in pain and Anesthesia
  • Medical Director University of Wisconsin Pain Clinic
  • Outcomes Research Consortium, Cleveland Clinic Ohio
  • One of the Worlds top implanters of Neuromodulation devices.

Abdullah M. Kaki

 M.D., FRCPC, Director of Clinical Trials

 


  • Director of Pain Service, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
  • Director of Anesthesiology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
  • Chairman of the Scientific Committee Supervising the training of Anesthesia & Critical Care
  • Doctorate in Anesthesia, Ottawa University, Ottawa, Canada
  • US and International Patents pending

Ash Taha

MD, President & CEO


Co-Founder SpineLOOP™ LLC
• Grew idea from from seed to present day. Designed and prepared USPTO filings for all SpineLOOP™ related products and processes. Designed and performed biomechanical testing both in live animal and in cadavers for EPILOOP™ Procedure for spinal stenosis. . 
• Assembled key thought leaders and industry experts as part of the Executive Team and Scientific Advisory Board Committee. 

• Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, State University of New York

  • US and International Patents pending

Harshavardhan Hegde

M.D., Chief Surgical Officer


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgeon with 25 years of experience
  • Specialization in spinal surgery, joint arthroplasty and trauma
  • Current Medical Director Nova Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital
  • Fortis Healthcare, Director, Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery
  • Apollo Hospitals, Head, Dept. Orthopaedics & Medical Director
  • Spine Fellowship, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Spine Fellowship, Klinikum Karlbaad, Langenteinbach, Germany
  • Member of Girdlestone Orthopaedic Society
  • Professor of Orthopaedics, Karamsad Medical

Joachim Bleeck

 M.D. MHBA


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgeon with over 30 years of clinical experience. 
  • Lead Trauma Surgeon and Chief at Center for Spine Disorders and Traumatology. 
  • AO Foundation Ambassador and Key European Orthopedic Opinion leader













Gabor B. Racz

M.D DABPM FIPP

•   Father of Pain Management
•   Founder of World International Pain Institute. 
•   Founder of Epimed 
•   Creator and Inventor of Racz catheter
•    Holder of over 20 International and US Patents    

*   Internationally recognized Key Opinion  

    Leader.

SpineLOOP™ Management Team

The Pioneer's of LOOP TechnologY

Tariq Tramboo

M.D., FIPP, Chairman of the Board


  • Co-Founder, SpineLOOP LLC
  • Co-Inventor and Board Member
  • Director of Department of Pain Medicine,Relief International Pain Clinic
  • Performed over 30,000 interventional pain management procedures
  • First FIPP graduate of India, Former VP of World Institute of Pain, India Current examiner WIP/FIPP exam
  • Srinigar Kashmir India
  • US and International Patents pending

Vladamir Radchenko

 MD Academy of Dneepropetrovsk Orthopedic 

 •   Sytenko Institute of Spine (1984-1986)
 •   Grants&merits include SICOT education  
     grant (1994), Ukrainian Government Award   
    (2008), Project manager 2 international    
    reseach program, 
 •  Honorary professor national Medical 
     University , Donetzk, Ukraine,
  * ISMISS (president 2014-2017).   
  • 280 publications. 
  •   His Memberships include International   
     Society of Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery,  
     Ukrainian Orthopedics Society (vice – 
    president), Ukrainian SMISS (president), 
    NASS, AO Spine, EORS, General Secretary of

   Ukrainian-Germany orthopedics society

Jason Krutsch

 M.D. D.A.B.P.M


  • Board certified specialist in pain
  • Co-founder of Colorado Pain.
  • Ranked among Denver’sTop Doctors" in 2014.
  • Formerly the fellowship director for the pain fellowships at the University of Colorado.
  • Completed his undergraduate degree with honors, and graduated top in his class in both medical school and an anesthesiology residency.​

Sami Abdelmaksoud

 M. Sc. MD DHPE FIPP


  • Diploma of Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia (Montpelier, France)
  • Diploma of Intervention Pain management (Montpelier , France)
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesia & ICU Zagazig Universit, Egypt.
  • Pain and Anesthesia HMC DOHA Qatar 
  • FIPP CIPS

Bill Rissmann

 B.S.E.E.., M.S.E.E., M.B.A.VP, Product Development and Industry Adviser  

• Currently serving on the board with 39 years experience in medical instrument and implantable business
• Manager New Product Engineering, St. Jude Medical
• Product Manager Corporate Implantable Defibrillator Product, Guidant
• Engineering Program Manager, Medtronic
• President & Founder, Cameron Health—start up market disruptive

  implantable defibrillator (ICD) systems
• VP Product Development up company developing a miniaturized

  left ventricular assist device (LVAD) & system support devices, Heartware
• Director, Active Implantable Medical Device for urinary incontinence in women, American Medical Systems
54 US Patent

 Walter Bini

 M.D. PHD Chief Surgical Officer​ 

 

  •  Internationally acclaimed Neurosurgeon.
  • Graduate Institute Geneva/ Global Health Program
  • Performed Vertiflex/Superion trials iin Europe that were used as preclinical for FDA and  CE Mark .
  • Holder of several surgical patents internationally. 
  • Professor Sytenko Institute Ukraine.
  • Dr. h.c. in Orthopedics

Jay Morgan

 M.D. FAANS, Neurosurgeon


  • Chief, Sierra Neurosurgery Group, Reno Nevada, with over 25 years of clinical experience as a surgeon treating complex spine disorders and cerebral vascular disease.
  • Surgery Internship: University Hospitals of Cleveland Ohio
  • Neurosurgery Resident: Henry Ford Hospital
  • Fellowship:National Institute of Health
  • Spine Surgery: Indianapolis Neurosurgical
  • Certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Former Academic Attending of Neurosurgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit