Team Biographies



Nattasha Acevedo, MD

Medical Director, TeleNeurohospitalists

Medical School:  Ponce School of Medicine

Residency: Neurology at Montefiore Medical Center

Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology at Emory School of Medicine

Board Certifications: Neurology


Darshana Amin, MD

Section of Academic Advancement

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Neurology at University of Massachusetts Medical School

Fellowship: Sleep Medicine at Saint Vincent

Board Certifications: Neurology


Murtaza Amir, MD

Regional Medical Director

Medical School: King Edward Medical University

Residency: Neurology at University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital

Fellowship: Integrative Medicine at University of Arizona

Board Certifications: Neurology; Integrative and Holistic Medicine


Lorianne Avino, MD

Regional Medical Director; Section of Academic Advancement

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Neurology at Drexel University College of Medicine

Fellowship: Stroke and Neurocritical Care at Drexel University

Board Certifications: Neurology


Kristina Bedynerman, MD

Medical Director, Psychiatry

Medical School: The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Residency: Psychiatry at State University of New York Upstate Medical University

Board Certifications: Psychiatry

Clinical/Research Interests: TelePsychiatry

Robert Myers, DO

Section of Academic Advancement

Medical School:Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Neurology at University of South Florida, Morsani School of Medicine

Fellowship: Headache Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine

Board Certification: Neurology

Indira De Jesus, MD

Section of Academic Advancement

Medical School: Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine

Residency: Neurology at Montefiore Medical Center

Fellowship: Neurocritical Care at Jackson Memorial Hospital

Board Certifications: Neurology, Neurocritical Care


Michelle Boudreau, DO

Section of Accredited Education

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Neurology at University of Connecticut

Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology at State University of New York at Buffalo

Board Certification: Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology

Stroke Basics in Adults: Recognition and Management from Start to Finish

Morgan Figurelle, DO

Section of Academic Advancement

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Neurology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Fellowship: Vascular Neurology at University of California San Diego

Board Certification: Neurology


Sandro Corti, MD

Regional Medical Director

Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Residency: Neurology at State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University

Fellowship: Sports Neurology at The Kutcher Clinic

Board Certification: Neurology

Clinical/Research Interests: Diagnosis and management of sports related concussion; Long term consequences of concussion and repetitive sub concussive hits in athletes

Arvind Vasudevan, MD

Section of Academic Advancement, Physician Researcher

Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine

Board Certification: Neurology, Psychiatry


Neetu Dhadwal, MD

Regional Medical Director

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Residency: Neurology at New York Medical College

Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital

Board Certification: Neurology

Ryna Then, MD

Section of Academic Advancement

Medical School: Instituto Technolόgico de Santo Domingo (INTEC)

Residency: Neurology at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Fellowship: Vascular Neurology at Montefiore Medical Center

Board Certification: Neurology, Vascular Neurology

Fermina Pirmohamed, MD

Section of Academic Advancement

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Residency: Neurology at Virginia Commonwealth University

Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology at Virginia Commonwealth University

Board Certification: Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology


Abhi Kapuria, MD

Section of Graduate Medical Education

Medical School: Emory University

Residency: Neurology at Duke University

Fellowship: Epilepsy and Seizure at Duke University

Board Certification: Neurology

Clinical/Research Interests: Clinical Neurophysiology; Community and global medical outreach; Epilepsy

Robert Fishman, MD

Section of Academic Advancement, Physician Researcher

Medical School: University of Guadalajara School of Medicine

Residency: Neurology at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Board Certification: Neurology


Theresa Sevilis, DO, FAAN

Medical Director for the Section of Academic Advancement

Medical School: Midwestern University

Residency: Neurology at Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Fellowship: Vascular Neurology at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Board Certification: Neurology; Vascular Neurology

Clinical/Research Interests: Utilization of TeleStroke to provide equitable access to high quality acute stroke interventions


Rachel State Adelman, MD

Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine

Residency: Triple Board Residency at University of Salt Lake in General Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child Psychiatry

Board Certification: General Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry


Yelena Vidgop, MD

Regional Medical Director

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Residency: Neurology at Stonybrook University, Clinical Sub Specialty Neurophysiology at University of South Florida

Fellowship:  Clinical Neurophysiology at University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Board Certification: Neurology

Charlene Gunasekera, MD, MPH

Medical Director for Staff Development

Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Residency: Neurology at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

Fellowship:  Clinical Neurophysiology, Electroencephalography at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

Board Certification: Neurology

Brandyn Powers, DO

Physician Performance Lead, Psychiatry

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Psychiatry at Geisinger Medical Center

Board Certification: Psychiatry

William Dotson, MD

Medical Director for EEG Services

Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Residency:Neurology at University of Kentucky

Fellowship:Neurophysiology – Epilepsy Track at Medical University of South Carolina

Board Certifications:Neurology,
Neurophysiology with focus in Epilepsy Monitoring Unit



Nima Mowzoon, MD, MBA

Nima Mowzoon, MD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, began his educational journey at the University of Miami School of Medicine and continued, completing both his internship in internal medicine and neurology residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Mowzoon completed his neurophysiology and neuromuscular fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Mowzoon started his career in Albany, NY where he began clinical practice until 2007 when he moved to Ft. Myers, FL. Dr. Mowzoon, in coordination with the ALS Association and LMHS, founded and sponsored the only Southwest Florida multidisciplinary ALS clinic in 2009.

Dr. Mowzoon also developed the rapid response acute stroke protocol at Lee Memorial Health System and founded/chaired a multidisciplinary quality committee of which overlooked the quality of care of stroke patients. Dr. Mowzoon became the Director of Stroke and Vascular Neurology at Lee Health System, and along with establishing all protocols of care and advancing the program to Comprehensive Designation, was also responsible for establishing the transitional care clinic “Lee Prevent”, which provides stroke patients rapid access to outpatient clinic follow-up care after hospitalization.

Dr. Mowzoon then founded Virtual Neurology, a national telemedicine company, in 2012 and later founded TeleSpecialists. Since inception, the companies have grown to provide care across the United States under multiple corporate contracts and partnerships. Dr. Mowzoon currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for both companies.


Daryoush Zafar, DPM, MBA

Daryoush Zafar, DPM, MBA, Managing Partner, Finance and Contracting, received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry from Pace University in New York followed by his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed comprehensive residency training in surgery of foot, ankle and leg at Cabrini Medical Center, affiliate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, with emphasis on re-constructive surgery, trauma and limb salvage.

Following the completion of his residency, Dr. Zafar served as an assistant residency director and teaching faculty at South Shore Hospital and wound care center in Miami Beach and Clinical Faculty of Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences in Miami for about four years before joining Associates in Medicine and Surgery.

In addition to extensive training and experience in care of lower extremities, Dr. Zafar has been an investigator in several clinical research projects for advances in Wound Care and Diabetic Foot.

In 2014, Dr. Zafar earned Master’s in Business Administration in Health Sector Management from University of Miami, Florida. In the same year, Dr. Zafar co-founded TeleSpecialists, a telemedicine company that provides teleneurology and telestroke services for hospitals nationally. In a very short period of time TeleSpecialists has established itself as a national leader in quality of care in teleneurology. TeleSpecialists provides care in more 300 hospitals in 33 states in the Unites States. Dr. Zafar currently serves as managing partner for TeleSpecialists.


Amanda Avila, MD

Amanda Avila, MD, Managing Partner, Medical Staff Division, began her educational journey at Boston College where she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry. She completed her medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and went on to complete her neurology training at Brown University.

Dr. Avila moved to Ft. Myers in 2012 after completing her fellowship at the University of Florida Center for movement disorders and Neuro-restoration. Dr. Avila began her career as the Medical Director for the Hope Parkinson Program in Lee County.

Dr. Avila is certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and she specializes in movement disorders. She enjoys regularly lecturing to patient and medical professionals, focusing on improving the quality of life of patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

Dr. Avila enjoys golfing, boating and spending quality time with her children and family. She is also a Red Sox fan!


Alberto Figueroa-Garcia, MD

Alberto Figueroa-Garcia, MD, Managing Partner Physician Professional Development, began his educational journey at the University of Miami where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Dr. Figueroa completed Medical School in Puerto Rico and moved on to complete his Neurology residency and fellowship at the University of South Florida, College of Medicine.

Dr. Figueroa joined Virtual Neurology and TeleSpecialists in 2014.

Dr. Figueroa is certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and while he enjoys all aspects of neurology, he has a special interest in the treatment of epilepsy and related disorders.


Adam Heller, MD

Adam Heller, MD, Managing Partner, Operations, is originally from the NY metro area. He earned his BA in political science from the University of Michigan, and graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine with his MD in 2003. He then completed his Adult Neurology residency followed by a Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta.

After completing his training, Dr. Heller and his family moved to Fort Myers, FL where he joined a private practice and became an active member of the local hospital system medical staff. This included four years as medical director of their Vascular Neurology service, supporting four primary stroke centers and overseeing the transition of one of those facilities to a DNV certified comprehensive stroke center.

In 2013, Dr. Heller became one of the founding partners of TeleSpecialists, and by 2017 was focusing his practice on telestroke and teleneurogy full time. He has worked closely with new hospital clients in lean transformations of stroke process, helping over 100 hospitals incorporate telestroke and teleneurology rounding into their workflows.

Dr. Heller and his family now reside in Sarasota, FL where he enjoys golfing and his newfound hobby of long distance running. He completed his first marathon in early 2020.


Mohammed Zaman, DO

Mohammed Zaman, MD, Managing Partner, Quality and Performance Improvement, joined Telespecialists in 2014 as a Virtual Neurologist practicing telemedicine. Prior to TeleSpecialists he worked as an independent vascular neurologist covering Largo Medical Center, Tampa Community Hospital, and was a Stroke Attending for USF COM Neurology program.

He is a Floridian who grew up in the Orlando area and moved to South Florida to complete his undergraduate and Medical school training at Nova Southeastern University. He did his Neurology residency at the University of South Florida. He settled down in Tampa, Florida after completing a Vascular Neurology fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He is married with three children, who he enjoys spending time with when not working. He loves to travel with family, enjoys skiing, biking, and playing basketball.


Kristi Iannucci, MBA

As Chief Administrative Officer, Kristi oversees all IT, data governance, data and systems integration. She provides direction on developing and monitoring company metrics, oversight on performance of the various divisions of the company and administration of our business intelligence platform, Domo. She leads various inter-departmental initiatives, performance improvement efforts and our Client Success Team.

Kristi has held a number of senior leadership roles and has a breadth of experience including Client Management, Operations, IT, Marketing, Business and Product Development, in the financial and healthcare sectors. She has extensive telehealth experience, developing programs including Telepsychiatry, Tele-EMS, Teleneurology, Tele-Dialysis, Tele-Genetics, Tele-perinatology and Tele-ICU, to name a few. She was a champion for telehealth in the state of Arizona and participated in an initiative that was successful in driving legislative changes regarding telehealth reimbursement.

She is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has a B.A. in Business Administration and an M.B.A in Healthcare Management.

Most recently, she worked for Summit Healthcare where she built and directed a number of telehealth programs, including a telestroke and teleneurohospitalist program supported by TeleSpecialists.

She was impressed by the level of service and quality that TeleSpecialists offered and believed they were a stand out amongst other telehealth companies she had worked with, so she decided to relocate from Arizona to join our team. She is loving the lifestyle that Florida has to offer and spending time outside of work at the beach or on the water.


Gayle O'Brien, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CPHRM

Gayle O’Brien earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from Kent State University in Ohio. Her clinical experience spans from medical-surgical through intensive care. She has held the roles of Director of Coronary Care, Director for Quality Improvement, Vice President of Quality and Safety, and Chief Quality Officer to name a few.

During her tenure she has led efforts to reduce CMS Patient Safety indicators, patient fall rates and serious safety events. She has also led actions to increase HCAHPS and Leapfrog scores. She has served as a graduate preceptor for advance role/Nurse Practitioners/MSN students. More recently, Gayle serves as the Vice President of Quality and Process Improvement at TeleSpecialists. Gayle has numerous certifications, including Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk management (CPHRM), and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.


Molly Reyna, MBA

Molly Reyna serves as the Chief Operating Officer at TeleSpecialists, leading TeleNeurology service operations, customer implementations and capacity management.

Execution-focused with over 25+ years in healthcare, and a wide range of experiences in clinical and business operations, technology leadership, business development, and service/product development, she has led teams for academic centers, health systems, startups and commercial organizations focused on creating patient-centered, efficient care systems. She is highly skilled at building strategy and operating plans to conceive, implement, launch, manage and evaluate healthcare services.

Before joining TeleSpecialists, she held executive positions for a medical device company, a health care technology company, and had established a private consulting company.

In addition, at the AMC-level, Ms. Reyna led Operations for the Connected Care Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). While there she directed service build/operations for PMO, IT, call center, TelePharmacy, TeleEmergency, TeleIntensive Care, TeleNeurology, TelePsychiatry and TeleSpecialty Care.

Prior to joining DHMC, Ms. Reyna served as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Specialists On Call (SOC), leading growth strategy to expand core business and develop new products and services in Neurology, Psychiatry, Critical Care and Cardiology. And earlier as EVP, Clinical Operations, she led multispecialty clinical services, the physician and nursing practices, service business units, care coordination center, and 24/7/365 virtual acute care operations. Her team provided operational solutions for 350+ facilities in 30+ states, responding to emergencies within 15 minutes and managing scheduling and coordination for same-day/next-day non-urgent consultations.

In addition to these commercial efforts, Ms. Reyna has developed hospital-based telehealth programs, most significantly as Executive Director at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. In this role, she led Multispecialty Pediatric initiatives in the DC Metro region and the United States while launching international programs in Africa, Middle East, Europe and South America – growing their network from 10 – 200 endpoints.

Ms. Reyna has led diverse teams to success in building global care systems with a focus on healthcare quality, technical and financial sustainability. And, has contributed to legislative efforts to improve access to care and reimbursement for telemedicine, providing numerous presentations, publications and peer review for national and international healthcare meetings, and e-health and government organizations.


Ira Siegman, MD, MBA

Dr. Siegman joins us from Tampa, Florida, where he most recently worked for 6 years as a Chief Medical Officer within HCA, and for 6 years prior to that as Vice President of Medical Affairs for the BayCare Health System.

He received both his Bachelor’s and Medical Degrees from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and his MBA from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to working in medical administration, he practiced in Tampa Bay as a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Siegman is married and has two sons.

With TeleSpecialists, Dr. Siegman will be responsible for leading the overall clinical vision for the organization and providing clinical guidance, support and education to the organizational divisions and the healthcare providers. He will use his expertise and leadership skills to ensure that TeleSpecialists consistently delivers the highest quality healthcare services.

When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, travelling and working on his golf game.


Jamie Joyce, MBA, RRT

Jamie began his career as a respiratory therapist, for which he still maintains credentials and holds a license in his home state of New Hampshire. His healthcare experience is anchored in program development and operations as a hospital service line director.

Jamie has held various roles within the hospital setting, including critical care service line director, overseeing Intensive and Interventional care units, as well as cardiac stepdown nursing units and, most recently, as the neuroscience service line director for a healthcare system in the Northeast. It was in this role that he gained valuable experience in stroke program implementation and development, growing a primary stroke program, and leading a team in the implementation of teleneurology services for two hospitals and two free-standing emergency departments as well as the implementation of thrombectomy and comprehensive stroke services.

Jamie’s experience in healthcare administration, operations, and program development, along with his passion for improving stroke care, led him to TeleSpecialists, where he can leverage his experience and knowledge to help facilities grow their stroke and telemedicine programs, and maintain the high standards of quality required for accreditation and programmatic success.

Nattasha Acevedo, MD

Dr. Acevedo received her medical degree from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico and did her neurology residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She went on to do a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at Emory School of Medicine in Atla nta, Georgia and then joined private practice in Fort Myers, Florida. She currently resides in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She likes running, paddle boarding and spending time with family.

Bernadette Borte, MD

Dr. Borte received her medical degree from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine in Grand Cayman. She completed her neurology residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Her areas of interest include inpatient neurology and acute stroke. When not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. Dr. Borte joined the TeleSpecialist family in March of 2019.

Mazen Almidani, MD

Dr. Almidani is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and board certified in epilepsy, as well as neurology with special  qualification in child neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Dr. Almidani is happily married with 4 children. His oldest son has autism and his daughter has complicated seizures; both were a drive for him to become a neurologist. Dr. Almidani enjoys soccer, running and spending time with his family. He is very involved with his sons’ therapy and helping with daily challenges. He is double board certified in Pediatric and Adult Neurology and Epilepsy. He sees children and adults. He also participates in charities for children in Syria who may be underprivileged and/or affected by the war. Dr. Almidani joined TeleSpecialists in August 2020.

Amanda Cheshire, MD

Dr. Cheshire received her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. She completed her neurology residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. She did a fellowship in neurophysiology at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Cheshire is double board certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology. She enjoys traveling, reading and music. She currently resides in Viera, Florida.  Dr. Cheshire joined TeleSpecialists in June 2019.

Jessica Floyd, MD

Dr. Floyd completed her neurology residency at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida followed by fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology with focus in EEG and epilepsy at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. She has particular interest in hospital neurology and patient education as well as the blossoming specialty of lifestyle medicine. She strives to take advantage of every encounter with patients and medical staff to empower them to do their own research into how daily thoughts, choices, and habits can add up to create greater and longer-lasting brain and neurologic health for ourselves and our loved ones. She lives in Florence, South Carolina with her awesome husband of 13 plus years and three beautiful children. She is an avid yogi, astrologer, and lover of food and all things neurology! Dr. Floyd joined the TeleSpecialist family in July 2017.

Nancy Futrell, MD

Dr. Futrell received her medical degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also did her neurology residency at the University of Utah as well as a research fellowship in cerebral vascular disease at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. She currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has authored 2 books and 50 peer reviewed papers. 

Rebecca Jimenez-Sanders, MD

Dr. Jimenez Sanders received her undergraduate degree from Emory University, and her medical degree from the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. She completed her neurology residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, where she also did a specialized headache medicine and facial pain fellowship. She currently resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband and her two daughters. She is also fluent in Spanish and Italian languages, and enjoys photography, baking, boating, and biking.

Cory Lamar, MD

Dr. Lamar received his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his internship and residency at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Following residency, he completed a clinical fellowship in neurophysiology, with a concentration in epilepsy. He currently resides in Florida and enjoys outdoor activities.

Clifford Meyers, MD

Dr. Meyers received his medical degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and his MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. He completed his neurology residency at the University of Rochester, where he also did a neurophysiology fellowship. Dr. Meyers resides in Webster, New York with his wife and daughter. When not doing teleneurology, he enjoys playing sports with his wife and daughter.

Tao Tong, MD

Dr. Tong received her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. She completed her neurology residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, where she also did a neuromuscular/EMG fellowship.  She currently resides in College Station, Texas. Dr. Tong is married with two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and reading.

Shubhangi Chumble, MD

Dr. Chumble attended BJ Medical School. She is a board certified neurologist with a subspeciality interest in sleep medicine. Dr. Chumble did her residency at Howard University in Washington DC and has practiced neurology since 2001 in private and corporate settings. She lives in Melbourne, Florida and loves the sunshine state. Her hobbies include yoga, meditation, cooking , traveling and meeting new people. She also loves to do stained glass, pottery and painting. She joined TeleSpecialists in June 2019.