Meet Our Doctors

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National Directors

Albert Lorinc, MDAlbert Loerinc, MD

National Medical Advisory Committee Medical Director, LTAC Division

Dr. Albert Loerinc is the Medical Director of Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Massachusetts. He is also the National Medical Advisor for Vibra LTAC Hospitals. Dr. Loerinc is a graduate of New York Medical College. He went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center and his pulmonary fellowship at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary diseases, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians.

Alex Barchuk, MDAlex Barchuk, MD

Vibra National Director of Free to Breathe Program

Dr. Alex Barchuk is a physiatrist in Kentfield, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Marin General Hospital and Care Meridian Hospital. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and did his PM&R residency at Stanford. He has been in practice for more than 25 years. He has a full time practice at Kentfield Hospital, where he specializes in spinal cord injury and ventilator weaning.

Carlos Pancorvo, MDCarlos Pancorvo, MD

Vibra National Director of Nephrology

Dr. Carlos Pancorvo is Medical Director of Acute Dialysis for Methodist Charlton Medical Center and Medical Director of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies at Methodist Charlton Medical Center and Methodist Medical Center Dallas. He served as Medicine Vice Chairman of Methodist Charlton Medical Center and is now currently the Chairman. His Internal Medicine Internship, Residency, and Chief of Residents was done at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care Hospital. He finished his nephrology fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. He travels to Latin America training personnel in Acute Dialysis and the care of patients with kidney disease. He also performs Medical Humanitarian Missions with other physicians. He is the Vice President and Founder of the North Texas Latin American Physicians Association. He also contributes actively in the North Texas Chapter of the Peruvian Latin American Association. In 2013 he received Instructor of the Year for the Nephrology Program at Methodist Medical Center in Dallas. He remains very active in medical training of nurses, residents, and nephrology fellows at Methodist Health Systems. Elected as best of Dallas by D Magazine three years. He has served in the Dallas County Medical Society board and is active in the committee of access to care of the vulnerable population in Dallas.

David Palestrant, MDDavid Palestrant, MD

Vibra National Director of Journey to Neurorecovery program

David Palestrant, MD is the Director of the Transitional Neuro ICU and Brain Injury Program at Kentfield Rehab Hospital in Marin County, California, the National Director of Transitional Neuro ICU programs for Vibra Health. His primary clinical interests involve critical care neurology, Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke. Board certified in neurocritical care, critical care medicine, Neurology and vascular neurology, Dr. Palestrant is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Neurocritical Care Society, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Over his career, Dr. Palestrant has been involved in clinical research, written book chapters and lectured extensively on Neuro-critical Care topics. Dr. Palestrant received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He completed an internship in medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and residencies in internal medicine and neurology at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. He completed a neuro-critical care and stroke fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.

Perry Pate, MDPerry Pate, MD

Vibra National Director of Infection Disease

Dr. Perry Pate is the National Infectious Disease Advisory for Vibra Healthcare. Dr. Pate is an infectious disease specialist in Irving, Texas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Baylor Medical Center at Irving and Baylor Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Van Chen, MDVan Chen, MD

National Medical Advisory Committee Medical Director, Medical Rehabilitation Division

Dr. Van Chen is the Medical Director of Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital in San Bernardino, CA. He is the National Medical Advisor for Vibra Rehabilitation Hospitals. Dr. Chen is originally from a northern Virginia suburb of Washington D.C. He attended college and medical school in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia. He went on to complete his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a fellow of the American Academy of PM&R. He is also a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. He has served as the medical director of Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital in San Bernardino, California for over twenty years since 1994.

Long Term Acute Care

Curtis Roebken, MDCurtis Roebken, MD

Kentfield Rehabilitation & Specialty Hospital

Dr. Roebken graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine in 1971, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine with extensive experience in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Roebken's combined experience includes over 30 years in private practice as well as inpatient ICU and critical care hospital settings. Dr. Roebken serves as Chief of Staff of Kentfield Hospital.

Pablo Rodriguez, MDPablo Rodriguez, MD

Vibra Hospital of Amarillo

Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of the Catholic University of Madre y Maestra Medical School in Santiago, Dominican Republic. His obtained extensive training both in the Dominican Republic and the US, with his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City, and a fellowship in Infectious iseases at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Rodriguez has provided infectious disease consultations in Amarillo since 1995. He was formerly the chairman of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the Big Spring, TX VA Medical Center prior to moving to Amarillo.

Warren Gude, MDWarren Gude, MD

President of Medical Staff, Vibra Hospital of Boise

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Mubashir Badar, MDMubashir Badar, MD

Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

Dr. Badar graduated from Ross University School of Medicine in 2010 and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine at Queens Hospital Center in 2013. Since 2012 Dr. Badar has been a co-investigator at Mount Sinai School of Medicine at Queens Hospital Center for a study designed to assess the effectiveness of CHF pathway and identifying factors that affect hospital readmission. In addition to being the Chief of Staff at Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas, Dr. Badar also serves as a Hospitalist for Sanford Health. Dr. Badar also volunteers as an educator on Preventive Medicine is the General Secretary for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Queens.

Shahid Javery, MDShahid Javery, MD

Vibra Hospital of Denver

Dr. Javery earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. He also completed his residency in internal medicine at the same facility. In 2003 an article Dr. Javery co-authored, Atlantoaxial Instability due to Down’s Syndrome, was published in the College of Radiology Case in Point. In addition to being the Medical Director at Vibra Hospital of Denver, Dr. Javery holds many other leadership positions at various local facilities.

Rajendra Potluri, MDRajendra Potluri, MD

Vibra Hospital of Fargo

Dr. Potluri earned his medical degree from Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, India. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburg PA.

Lawrence Goldstein, MDLawrence Goldstein, MD

Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley and Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley Trumbull Campus

Dr. Goldstein is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care. He received his Doctor of Medicine in 1991 from the State University of New York. His residencies were in Neurology and Internal Medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland, which he completed in 1995, followed by a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Thiruvoipati Nandakumar, MDThiruvoipati Nandakumar, MD

Vibra Hospital of Northern California

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Raja Devanathan, MDRaja Devanathan, MD

Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana

Dr. Raja Devanathan is the Medical Director for Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana. Dr. Devanathan is board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pulmonary Disease. He is a graduate of Coimbatore Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University and has 34 years experience.

Edward Dominguez, MDEdward Dominguez, MD

Vibra Hospital of Richardson and Vibra Specialty Hospital at DeSoto

Dr. Dominguez is an American Board certified physician in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He is appointed as the Medical Director for Vibra Hospital of Richardson and Vibra Specialty Hospital at DeSoto. Dr. Dominquez received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Dominguez served as the Chief Medical Resident at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston, TX. Since 2014, Dr. Dominguez has been honored as a Texas Super Doctor is MSP Communications Texas Monthly. He is a member of the Texas Medical Association, Dallas County Medical Society, Texas Transplant Society, and American Society of Transplantation. In addition to his memberships, he is a fellow with the Infections Disease Society of America and American College of Physicians. Dr. Dominquez is credited in numerous publications and the recipient of various awards and recognitions.

Dheeraj Kamra, MDDheeraj Kamra, MD

Vibra Hospital of Sacramento

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Belal Abdallah, MDBelal Abdallah, MD

Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan Beaumont

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Ziad Tahawi, MDZiad Tahawi, MD

Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan Taylor Campus

Dr. Tahawi is a graduate of Damascus University in Damascus, Syria. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and completed his fellowship in Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. Dr. Tahawi is certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Pulmonary medicine and Critical Care medicine. In addition to his certification, Dr. Tahawi is a member of the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Thoracic Society.

Jonathan Holdorf, MDJonathan Holdorf, MD

Vibra Hospital of Western Massachusetts Central Campus

Dr. Holdorf graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, MA. His postdoctoral training at the University of Massachusetts included a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care, a Residency in Internal Medicine, and an Internship in General Surgery. Dr. Holdorf is certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine for both Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine. In addition to his position as the Medical Director for Vibra Hospital of Western Massachusetts-Central Campus, Dr. Holdorf is also an Assistant Professor with the Department of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts.

Fouad Dakhlallah, MDFouad Dakhlallah, MD

Vibra of Southeastern Michigan

Dr. Dakhlallah earned his medical degree at the Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the State University of New York, Stony Brook University, in Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Dakhlallah is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Leonard Ellison, MDLeonard Ellison, MD

Vibra Southeastern Michigan – DMC Campus

Dr. Ellison is a graduate of Wayne State University Medical School in Detroit, MI, where he earned his medical degree. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Detroit Medical Centers Department of Internal Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. Following his residency, he was an Instructional Assistant for the Substance abuse Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University and was the Chief Medical Resident for the Ambulatory Clinic at the Detroit Medical Centers in Detroit, MI.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Kenneth Mook, MD, PHDKenneth Mook, MD, PHD

Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

Dr. Kenneth Mook is the Medical Director for Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital in Florence, Kentucky. Dr. Mook is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is licensed in both Kentucky and Indiana. Dr. Mook holds a M.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Louisville, a Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Louisville, and an M.D. from the University of Louisville, School of Medicine. Dr. Mook is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Association of Academic Physiatrists, and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Over the course of 30 years, Dr. Mook has received various Awards, Honors and Grants from Universities and NASA.

Vijita Patel, MDVijita Patel, MD

Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

Dr. Patel is one of two Medical Directors at Highland Rehabilitation Hospital. She graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX and completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Southwestern.

Benjamin Shahabi-Azad, MDBenjamin Shahabi-Azad, MD

Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

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Tha Cha, MDTha Cha, MD

San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

Dr. Tha Cha practices in the Fresno, California area and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area. He received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Cha completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Kern Medical Center and his Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Dr. Cha’s Geriatric Medicine fellowship was completed at the UCLA Medical Center.

Golnaz Nouri, MDGolnaz Nouri, MD

Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

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Sherif Elamir, MD Sherif Elamir, MD

Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Amarillo

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James Little, MDJames Little, MD

Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

Dr. Little is the Medical Director of Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital who received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. He did his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, CA and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Little’s special residency rotations were in Pediatric Rehabilitation at the Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, Washington University in Washington, DC, and in Spinal Cord Injury at West Roxbury VAMC in Boston, MA. In addition to his impressive military background that spans nearly 20 years of service, he has been published in various publications. He is licensed in TN, KY, GA, and VA and is a member of numerous medical societies.

Jeff Sanderson, MDJeff Sanderson, MD

Summa Rehabilitation Hospital

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Reza Bagherpour, MDReza Bagherpour, MD

Summa Rehabilitation Hospital

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Sheldon Goldberg, MDSheldon Goldberg, MD

Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver

Dr. Goldberg graduated from medical school at the Autonomous University in the City of Juarez, Mexico. He completed his residency in Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Goldberg is a professional member of the American Medical Directors Association, American Congress of Rehabilitation, Medicine American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rocky Mountain Rehabilitation Society, Denver Medical Society, and National Stroke Association.

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