Team

Our Team

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, mostly qualified neurosurgeons, and therapists specializing in neurorehabilitation. 

 

Together, the medical team represents decades of research and dedication to 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 centers 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.

Medical Team

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Dr. Bunpot Sitthinamsuwan, MD, MSc

Chief Neurosurgeon, Thailand

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.

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Dr. Rodrigo Mercado Pimentel, MD

Neurosurgeon, Mexico

Dr. Rodrigo Mercado Pimentel 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.

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Dr. Beatriz Perez Hernandez, MD​

Medical Director for Verita Neuro Mexico

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.

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Prof. Dr. Guilherme Lepski, MD

Neurosurgeon, Brazil

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.

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Dr Sachin Kandhari, MBBS, MA Post Graduate Masters Degree from the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences​

Neurosurgeon, India

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.

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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.

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Dr. Rodrigo Vilches Aranguren, MD​

Medical Director, Mexico​

Dr. Rodrigo Vilches Aranguren works with patients to optimize 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.

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Dr Paulina Marin, MD ​

Attending Physician, Mexico​

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.

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José Antonio Fernández Cuevas (Tony)

Head Nurse

Tony graduated from the Universidad de Guadalajara in 2018, before completing his internship year at the IMSS hospital #180 en Tlajomulco, Mexico. During his internship he gained experience in a number of areas, including hospitalization, emergency service, intensive therapy amongst others, offering him extensive knowledge of patient care. Before joining Verita Neuro, he was a nurse in the emergency area at the Real San Jose hospital. He also has knowledge of care for critically ill patients, adults, children and neonates. He is AHA certified in advanced life support. Tony prioritises providing a friendly approach with his patients, and ensuring that they feel both safe and positive. Tony likes to read and learn new things.

Therapists Team

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Kittiboon Jarernpratumdee (Kit) ​

Head of Physical Therapy, Thailand​

Kit began his career with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy, from the highly respected Mahidol University. With over 20 years experience in the field, he has worked with a broad range of renowned organizations such as the United Nations and ‘Handicap International’, in both Thailand and the United States. He is now the Head of Physical Therapy at Verita Neuro and oversees all of our physical therapy programs. He has been working with Epidural Stimulation patients for over 5 years and is one of the most experienced therapists in this field globally. Kit’s philosophy is “The human brain has no limit of capability so work hard today to get better for tomorrow”. 

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Nonlanee Thirathammasit (Mai)​

Physical Therapist, Thailand​

Mai began her career with a degree in physical therapy from the renowned Mahidol University, Thailand. She made up one of the rehabilitation team who supported the first epidural stimulation patient in Thailand and brings with her a broad knowledge of therapeutic exercise, activity-based training, and manual techniques. She has experience in a range of fields including neurology, orthopedics, geriatrics, and pediatrics.
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Parada Prachantasen (Boss)​

Physical Therapist, Thailand​

Boss graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from Rangsit University. He has over five years of experience in Physiotherapy and has a good deal of experience with spinal cord injury patients who have received epidural stimulation. He is dedicated to personalizing the patient experience, adapting their exercise plan to their needs.

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Chatsasiton Boonin (Mo)​

Occupational Therapist, Thailand​

Mo graduated from the prestigious Mahidol University, with a degree in Occupational Therapy in 2020. She then spent time working in both hospitals and nursing homes with patients suffering from neurological issues. She specializes in higher-level spinal cord injury and helps patients mostly in improving their upper limb function. Her focus is on improving patients’ continuing quality of life, wellbeing, and independence with physical training so many of the activities she undertakes with clients aim to support day-to-day tasks such as lifting a cup or using cutlery.

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Hathaichanok Benjarongrat (Mai)​

Treatment Manager, Thailand​

Before joining Verita Neuro in 2017, Mai’s background was in physiotherapy. Having completed a Master’s in Neuroscience, she spent some time as a lecturer of physiotherapy. Mai played an integral role in developing Verita Neuro’s therapist team and continues to facilitate the integration of neurorehabilitation techniques into the treatment experiences of our patients. She oversees day-to-day operations in our Bangkok clinic and helps to support patients in areas they may need, throughout their treatment.
Verita Neuro Occupational Therapist-Thailand Supakan Khamkoet (Lily)

Supakan Khamkoet (Lily)

Occupational Therapist, Thailand

Lily graduated from Chiang Mai University, one of the top universities in Thailand, in 2020. Her degree was in Occupational Therapy and she has worked in many roles, including managing a nursing home and training patients. Lily has experience with physical dysfunctions, pediatrics, and elderly patients. She also has extensive experience working with patients with neurological conditions. She enjoys helping people of all ages, enabling them to engage in their desired activities, and using therapeutic daily activities to promote good health and overall wellness.

Verita Neuro Occupational Therapist Thailand Ratchadaporn Phajaroen (Julie)

Ratchadaporn Phajaroen (Julie)

Occupational Therapist, Thailand

Julie graduated from Mahidol University as an Occupational Therapist in 2021. Before joining Verita Neuro, Julie accumulated experience as an Occupational Therapist delivering home care and specializing in physical dysfunction and elderly patients. Her primary focus is enhancing upper extremity functionality, seamlessly incorporating it into patients’ daily routines and contextual framework. The goals are to foster heightened independence, improve well-being, and enhance overall quality of life. To achieve these, she designs exercises based on their daily tasks, utilizing preparatory methods, purposeful activities and occupation-based practices to facilitate their progress.

Verita Neuro Occupational Therapist Thailand Chaowanee Pothongkum (Faii)

Chaowanee Pothongkum (Faii)

Occupational Therapist, Thailand

Faii graduated with a degree in Occupational Therapy from Mahidol University. Prior to joining Verita Neuro, she built up experience working with neurological and pediatric patients in a hospital for 2 years. She aims to improve patient’s skills in independent activities by incorporating purposeful activity and occupational based practice into their training regime.
Verita Neuro Physical Therapist Thailand Nontawit Udompanich (Nick)

Nontawit Udompanich (Nick)

Physical Therapist, Thailand

Nick has a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy and a Master’s degree in Human Movement Science from Khon Kaen University, Thailand. He has 5 years of experience in both clinical practice and conducting research in physiotherapy related fields. His areas of interest include musculoskeletal disorders, neurological rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise.Nick joined Verita Neuro as a mapping team member. He is passionate about working with international patients and is dedicated to improving the quality of life of spinal cord injury patients.

Verita Neuro Physical Therapist Thailand Suwisit Laorungreungchai (Ice)

Suwisit Laorungreungchai (Ice)

Physical Therapist, Thailand

Ice graduated with Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Neurological Physiotherapy from Chulalongkorn University. During his internship, he gained experience working with patients with a variety of neurological conditions in hospital and rehabilitation centers. After he graduated, he started working at Verita Neuro in 2023.His focus is on good teamwork with both the patients and other staff members and helping the patients to reach their goals.

Verita Neuro Physical Therapist Thailand Wachira Leelasattayakul (Art)

Wachira Leelasattayakul (Art)

Physical Therapist, Thailand

Art graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapist from Chulalongkorn University. He has a wide range of experience over 7 years. He has worked with a range of different patient demographics in pediatrics, geriatrics and neurology to name a few. He also has experience in management, which equipped him with exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills. Art’s favourite philosophy is “We don’t aim for good, we aim for the best”.

Verita Neuro Physical Therapist Thailand,

Thipakorn Lueangyingyong (Jiffy)

Physical Therapist, Thailand

Jiffy graduated with a degree in Physiotherapy from Mahidol University. She has experience in both orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation. After finishing university, she worked with geriatric patients in an elderly care centre. She is especially interested in health technology that improves patient’s quality of life and/or daily function and was delighted to join Verita Neuro to work with innovative technologies increasing spinal cord injury patient’s function and independence.

Verita Neuro Physical Therapist Thailand, Kanyakon Chanabangkaew (Mary)

Kanyakon Chanabangkaew (Mary)

Physical Therapist, Thailand

Mary graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Mae Fah Luang University and Master’s degree in Neurological Physiotherapy from Chulalongkorn university. She has experience working with a variety of patients in the neurological and geriatric rehabilitation field, in hospital, community and research settings.
She began working with the Verita Neuro team in 2023. She is passionate about combining physiotherapy with technology in order to create optimum and advanced rehabilitation experiences for patients.

Verita Neuro Physical Therapist Thailand, Khrongkhwan Pokprakon (Eye)

Khrongkhwan Pokprakon (Eye)

Physical Therapist, Thailand

Eye graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from Chulalongkorn University, one of the top rated universities in Thailand. Prior to working with Verita Neuro, she gained experience as a physiotherapist, working with neurological, geriatric and pediatric patients. She has worked with Verita Neuro since 2023 and is passionate about further specializing in the neurological fields.

Sara Bunchomphu (Sara)

Physical Therapy Assistant, Thailand

Sara was educated overseas and her professional background is in hospitality. She is responsible for the patient enquiries to the Bangkok clinic and takes care of the safety and well-being of both therapists and patients.

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Irvin Corona Cázares​

Physical Therapist, Mexico​