Presentation of the speakers Orlando 2016
Biographies of Speakers for IMIN 2016
IVO TORRES FILHO MD, PhD
Dr. Ivo Torres research focus has played a significant role in our ability to understand
physiological mechanisms in health and disease as it relates to microcirculation. By applying
novel techniques and methods, he and his teams use various experimental strategies to
investigate the pathophysiology of specific cardiovascular conditions and their treatment.
He was one of the pioneers in the early research of Vasomotion in a “Bat Wing Model”.
The main focus of his recent studies have been directed towards endodothelial cell function,
specifically on the glycocalyx structure and function in vivo. As part of the translational
physiology research, his studies also focus on hemorrhagic shock, and factors that affect the
local distribution of oxygen and blood flow.
A key and unique component of the approach is to integrate traditional systemic
physiological parameters, blood biomarkers, and microvascular variables such as;
microvascular permeability, leukocyte-endothelial interactions, platelet-endothelial
interactions, and local blood flow measurements in addition to in vivo glycocalyx
As part of the research team in Combat Casualty Care research, Dr. Torres and his team
were able to establish breakthroughs in their research to support soldiers. With his extensive
experience as research physiologist at the Damage Control Resuscitation Group as well as
the US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Dr. Ivo Torres has held a key position in the
United States Department of Defense research team.
Rainer Klopp MD, PhD:
Dr. Rainer Klopp founded the Institute for Microcirculation in Berlin, Germany and is a
leading researcher in the field of Microcirculation.
He has over 120 scientific publications in scientific and clinical research as well as the
recipient of multiple scientific awards.
Dr. Klopp has conducted world renowned research in the fields of biophysics, cardiology,
angiology, oncology, internal medicine and dermatology. He is the founder of the Institute of
Microcirculation in Berlin, Germany.
Dr. Klopp was commissioned by the International Society of Geriatrics to investigate non-
invasive non-drug alternatives to assist geriatrics with chronic conditions, reducing their
need for pharmaceutical medications and medical treatments.
He is also a holder of multiple patents in an innovator of technology in science and
Joshua Berka, NMD
Dr. Berka is certified as a Naturopathic Doctor, Diplomate of Acupuncture, and is a certified
Functional Medicine practitioner. He has served as an educator and clinician both in the US
and abroad. Dr. Berka is also an adjunct faculty member of the Institute of Functional
Dr. Berka has been an integrative Medicine advocate for many years. His goal has
been to build networks, supporting the process of bridging the scientific communities and
medical disciplines to support healthcare and wellness. He specializes in the use of pEMF
and LASER Therapy in both clinical and home healthcare.
Dr.Berka is also the member of Microcirculation Society in San Diego, CA. He serves as the
medical director of Infinity Health Source and BEMER USA as well a board member of
Ulises Baltazar, MD
Dr. Baltazar has vast experience treating venous insufficiency, varicose veins and venous
stasis ulcers using laser, radio frequency, mechano chemical ablation and surgery.
Dr. Baltazar completed his medical education at La Salle School of Medicine in 1986. He
finished his general surgery residency at the General Hospital of Mexico City, then, he also
completed a general surgery training in the United States at East Tennessee State
University in Johnson City, TN, where he was administrative chief resident and received the
award for outstanding performance. He then finished a vascular and endovascular surgery
residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, where he was again the
administrative chief resident and received an award for his performance.
Dr. Baltazar is certified by the American Board of Surgery in vascular surgery, he is a Fellow
of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American College of Phlebology.
He is also certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography as
registered vascular technologist and registered physician in vascular interpretation. Dr.
Ulises Baltazar is a Vascular Surgeon at Methodist Hospital in Sugarland, TX.
Robert Chesne MD, FACC
Dr.Robert Chesne is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.
He is also involved in academic education with the position as Associate Clinical Professor
of Medicine at University of Southern California School of Medicine and Director of Coronary
Care Unit at the Hospital of the Good Samaritan, Los Angeles, CA.
Not only is Dr. Chesne dedicated in his clinical practice and teaching, he also has multiple
scientific publications regarding vasculature conditions which have provided much support
and insight to the research community.
His involvement as Director of Cardiology and Chief of Staff at Centinela Freeman Hospital
Medical Center has been a remarkable contribution. Dr. Chesne has also contributed his
expertise and talent as the Director of cardiology at Tommy Lasorda Heart Institute.
Sunil Pai, MD
Dr. Sunil Pai is a board certified Medical Doctor in Holistic Integrative Medicine. Dr.Pai
completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of New Mexico.
He is certified by Dr. Deepak Chopra as a Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor and a
Creating Health (Ayurveda Lifestyle) Instructor.
He is also certified in Functional Medicine, Physiological Regulating Medicine, Medical
Acupuncture and Neuro-Acupuncture through UCLA and Stanford University School of
Dr. Pai is the Vice President of the Neuro-Acupuncture Institute, a non-profit organization
focusing on teaching physicians neuro-acupuncture which is focused on treating pain
conditions and neurological dysfunction; such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s
disease and traumatic brain injury.
Sunil Pai, MD is a Deacon of the House of Sanjevani Integrative Medicine Health & Lifestyle
Center located in Albuquerque.
As a nonprofit organization, they provide full service health
education and Integrative Medicine services with emphasis in indigenous and natural
Dr. Pai recently released his highly anticipated book,
An Inflammation Nation, which describes the health benefits of plant-based diets and
the use of natural anti-inflammatories for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases
Todd Wylie, OD
Dr. Wylie is board certified in Vision Development and Vision Therapy by the College of
Optometry in Vision Development. His love for innovative technology has advance his
treatment methods in vision care and rehabilitation at his private practice in Spokane,
Dr. Wylie is also the charter member of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association.
As a medical director of Advanced Eye Care & Optical, Dr. Wylie’s vision care innovative
technique truly delivered many remarkable result to his patients.
Dr. Todd Wylie thoroughly enjoys helping children and adults with vision-related learning
disabilities, head trauma rehabilitation utilizing nutrition, PEMF therapy, and other treatment
modalities to help improve eye health and wellness
Carey Taussig, DO (M.P.)
Carey Taussig D.O.(M.P.) is a certified graduate of the College d’Etudes Osteopathique
and is affiliated with the Swiss International School of Osteopathy (SICO) as well as
the Canadian School of Osteopathy in Vancouver, British Colombia.
She specializes in Visceral Manipulation in her practice and is known for her work with the
brain, Lyme disease, auto-immune disorders, and is specializes in chemical and nutritional
She is trained in the traditional philosophy of Osteopathy and has a bachelor's degree in
Mass Communication from Boston University.
Carey Taussig D.O.(M.P.) enjoys public speaking both locally and internationally offering her
lectures on the healing potential of the human body according to classical Osteopathic
principles as well as in the field of biodynamics.
She also holds a weekly educational radio program, Balance Point, and is known for her
achievements in her work with the brain and the immune system.
Mr. Unrath is the Executive Director of the International Microvascular Network (IMIN). There
couldn’t have been a better person chosen and more capable than Mr. Unrath. His
extraordinary organization and experience in marketing has paved the way for him to fulfill
his role as a bridge builder.
Mr. Fred Unrath has helped bridge the gap between medical
device manufacturers and leading researchers to bring innovative technology to both public
and medical circles. Fred has over 20 years of experience and has been involved in many
research projects and developments of diagnostic systems and treatment modalities in the
field of Microcirculation.