At Verita Neuro, our team is made up of the most experienced and qualified neurosurgeons and experts in the field of neuromodulation, regenerative medicine and physical therapy, as well as tailored brain and spinal cord surgeries. Many of our surgical team are pioneers in their respective fields, with unparalleled research and surgical experience. Their knowledge of Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation and Motor Cortex stimulation of the brain is world-leading, making the Verita Neuro Medical Team one of the most comprehensive in the field of neuromodulation . Our broader medical team includes experts in regenerative medicine, as well as a team of doctors and therapists specializing in neurorehabilitation.
Together, the medical team represents decades of research and dedication in making advanced, non-conventional and pioneering medical treatments safely available to those in need.
No matter which of our locations you choose, you can rest assured that the team on the ground is of the highest standard. Our regional centres follow our proprietary treatment protocols, which have been developed by our core expert team and overseen by our scientific and medical board. You can read the profiles of the medical team below to learn more about their deep expertise and where they are currently based.
Dr. Bunpot Sitthinamsuwan, MD, MSc
Dr. Bunpot Sitthinamsuwan is an expert and experienced neurosurgeon who has performed over 100 surgeries for Verita Neuro’s Epidural Stimulation patients. He is currently based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Dr Bunpot began to specialise in Neuroscience in the mid-2000s. He has since significantly built both his knowledge and experience in the field to become a well-respected international expert. As well as working with Verita Neuro, Dr Bunpot is the Professor of Neurosurgery at Mahidol University and its affiliated Siriraj Hospital. The majority of epidural stimulation surgeries internationally have been performed by Dr Bunpot and he is globally the most experienced neurosurgeon in this field. He has wide experience in a variety of specialities including Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation for the restoration of motor and autonomic functions, management of neuropathic pain, deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, stereotactic & functional neurosurgeries and complex neurosurgeries for the management of epilepsy, spasticity and movement disorders.
Dr. Rodrigo Mercado Pimentel, MD
Dr. Rodrigo Mercado Pimental is responsible for the surgical implantation of the epidural stimulation device and the electrodes over the spinal cord. He is currently based in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Dr Rodrigo began working in Neuroscience with post-graduate medical training in Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery in 2005. He is now a Functional Neurosurgeon, certified by the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery and is the most experienced surgeon working with neuromodulation for spinal cord injuries in Latin America. As well as working with Verita Neuro, he serves as a consultant neurosurgeon in various medical specialist centers in Mexico. He is Head of Functional Neurosurgery at Civil Hospital, Guadalajara. He has been involved in research projects which focus on neurovascular conditions and the central nervous system. His expertise includes Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation for motor and autonomic functions and neuromodulation for Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders.
Dr Sachin Kandhari, MBBS, Post Graduate Masters Degree from the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences
Dr. Sachin Kandhari is a visiting consultant and neuro-surgical advisor to Verita Neuro. He is currently based in New Delhi, India. He is the Chief Neurosurgeon and the Head of our partner facility in India.
Dr Sachin began his work in the field of Neurosurgery over 15 years ago when he completed postgraduate medical training in stereotactic neurosurgery, and brain and deep brain stimulation. He is now considered a pioneer in the treatment of spinal cord injuries, being the first neurosurgeon in the world to develop a treatment protocol which combines spinal cord stimulation with Cyberdyne robotic treatments to accelerate patient recovery. He has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgeries and neuromodulation including epidural spinal cord stimulation and deep brain stimulation. He is a member of a number of prolific institutions, including the European Association of Neurosurgical Studies[JA5] . Dr Sachin is a speaker at numerous international neurosurgery conferences, recently, together with his colleagues from UCLA, Dr Sachin published a paper on how Transcutaneous Spinal Neuromodulation Reorganizes Neural Networks.
Prof. Dr. Guilherme Lepski, MD
Dr. Lepski Guilherme is a visiting consultant and neuro-surgical advisor to Verita Neuro. He is currently based in Sao Paulo Brazil.
Dr. Guilherme began his career in Neurosurgery in 2004, completing his residency with the University of Sao Paulo. He is now the Head of Neurosurgery at Hcor university and a Private Docent at the University of Tubingen, Germany. As well as his academic roles, he is a functional and stereotactic neurosurgeon, practicing medicine both in Germany and Brazil. He consults for several internationally respected institutions, as well as Verita Neuro. He has completed a great deal of research in areas such as stem cell application in the treatment of spinal cord injuries and neurodegenerative conditions, electrical stimulation and deep brain stimulation and movement disorders. He is a functional and stereotactic neurosurgeon, practicing medicine both in Germany and Brazil.
Dr. Nasir Majeed, MBBS
Medical Director & Head of Research and Development
Dr. Nasir Majeed is the Medical Director of Verita Neuro and oversees all medical and rehabilitation teams internationally. He is currently based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Dr. Majeed began his career over a decade ago in ‘translational medicine’, a field described as ‘bench to bedside’ – taking findings from the lab and applying them to clinical practice. He developed an interest in neurological and autoimmune conditions at an early stage. His initial work around spinal cord and brain injuries involved research on how stem cells could be used in their treatment. He has also undertaken further research around stem cells, including their use in immunotherapy and their mechanism of action. In 2014, Dr. Majeed helped to build the foundations for what is now Verita Neuro. He was among the first to combine epidural stimulation with stem cell treatments, in this revolutionary new treatment. He developed the world’s first guidelines for proper surgical intervention involving ES implantation for motor functions, and post-surgical, rehabilitation and mapping involved with epidural stimulation. He continues to be involved with the case of every patient treated by Verita Neuro and is a leading expert in stem cell research.
Dr. Beatriz Perez Hernandez, MD
Dr. Beatriz Perez Hernandez is a rehabilitation specialist, overseeing patient’s recovery programs in Mexico. She is currently based in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Following her graduation, Dr Beatriz initially specialised in Rehabilitation medicine, before further specializing in Neuro-rehabilitation. Furthering her Neurological experience, she also completed rotations in spinal cord injury in Houston, Texas and is now certified by the Mexican Council of Rehabilitation Medicine. As well as working with Verita Neuro, she is the Head of Rehabilitation at ‘Hospital Regional de Guadalajara Dr. Valentín Gómez Farías’. She is a member of the American Spinal Injury Association and the Western Rehabilitation Society. Dr Beatriz has also been involved in several research papers, working on autonomic functions in spinal cord injury patients, nerve conduction and electromyography.
Dr. Rodrigo Vilches Aranguren, MD
Dr. Rodrigo Vilches Aranguren works with patients to optimise the mapping process and achieve maximum muscle response. He is currently based in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Dr Rodrigo began his specialization in neuro-rehabilitation in 2006, undergoing rotations in spinal Injury, Craniocerebral Trauma and Electromyography in Los Angeles. He has since continued to build his experience in the field with international training and research and is a well-respected Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Cancún. As well as working with Verita Neuro, his private work specialises in regenerative medicine and the treatment of neurological disorders and related conditions. He is certified by the Mexican Council of Rehabilitative Medicine.
Dr Paulina Marin, MD
Dr Paulina Marin is a Doctor of Medicine with a specialization in Neuropathy. She is the attending physician to the Verita Neuro patients and helps them through their recovery. She is based in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Dr Paulina first qualified as a physiotherapist, before later completing her medical education. She has a breadth of experience in physical therapy and rehabilitation and chose to focus on neurological conditions, with training in advanced Neurotherapy techniques and neurophysiology & Neurotherapy in neurologic patients. She regularly attends conferences such as the ISPRM conference and the National Congress of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Rehabilitation, to stay up to date with the latest advances in the field. This neurological experience, combined with medical training and vast experience in physiotherapy offers the perfect combination of knowledge and makes Dr Paulina an extremely valuable addition to the Verita Neuro Team.