Meet The American Institute of Balance – Education Faculty

Richard E. Gans, Ph.D

Founder and executive director of The American Institute of Balance, one of the largest balance centers in the U.S.A. Dr. Gans received his Ph.D. from... Read More

Sara Jagger, Au.D

Dr. Jagger, Au.D. is the Chief Medical Officer for the AIB Clinics and is a senior AIB Education faculty member. She obtained her Bachelor of... Read More

Darren Kurtzer, Au.D.

Dr. Kurtzer, Au.D. is AIB’s Director of Sports, Concussion and Wellness Programs. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from York University in Toronto, Canada... Read More

Kathy Kounnas, PT, DPT

Kathy Kounnas AIB’s Rehabilitation Curriculum Coordinator is involved in the development and presentation of the Institute’s rehabilitation topics.  Kathy’s focus is to ensure that all theoretical and... Read More

Richard A. Roberts, Ph.D.

Dr. Roberts is an internationally known researcher and clinician who has co-authored numerous articles and chapters with Dr. Gans. He previously served as Dir. of... Read More

James Hall, III, Ph.D.

James W. Hall III, Ph.D. has published numerous peer reviewed articles and published several books in the area of electrophysiology.  His Handbook of Auditory Evoked Responses is... Read More

Charles Berlin, Ph.D.

Dr. Chuck Berlin came to USF in Tampa in 2006, via Johns Hopkins University.  From 1967 through 2002 was the first Director of LSU’s world... Read More

Michelle R. Petrak, Ph.D.

Michelle Petrak is the Director of Clinical Audiology for Interacoustics DK. Her primary role is in new product developments. She is located in Chicago where... Read More

Olivera D. Pekovic , MD

Attending Physician at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY and Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Pekovic is the Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine... Read More

K. Michael Keil, M.D.

is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine, he has practiced Emergency Medicine in Florida for twenty years. He served in that role with... Read More

Jim Eimer, PT

Jim has been a licensed physical therapist in New York, West Virginia, and Florida for 15 years. He has worked in a wide variety of... Read More

International Education Faculty

Jackie Cuellar, Au.D.

Jackie Cuellar - International Faculty Audiologist from Colombia and former President of the COLOMBIAN SPEECH AND LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION. Adjunct university professor and researcher of audiology programs. Scientific Director of Eco... Read More