Meet The American Institute of Balance – Education Faculty

Richard E. Gans, PhD

Richard E. Gans, Ph.D Founder and executive director of The American Institute of Balance, one of the largest balance centers in the USA Dr. Gans received his PhD from... Read More

Jack J. Wazen, MD, FACS

Jack Wazen A partner in the practice, Dr. Wazen was also the Silverstein Institute’s first research fellow. He left Sarasota in 1983 to build a successful Ear,... Read More

Herbert Silverstein, MD, FACS

Herb Silverstein President and Founder of the Silverstein Institute and the Ear Research Foundation, has consistently been recognized (since 1979) as one the “Best Physicians in the... Read More

Kim Rutherford, PT, DSc, COMT

Kim Rutherford, PT, DSc, COMT Vice President of Education and Professional Services –  Dr. Rutherford obtained her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) from the University of Missouri and her... Read More

Joseph Sakumura, AuD, Board Certified, CCC-A

Joseph Sakumura, Au.D., Board Certified, CCC-A Director of Clinical Innovation –  Dr. Joseph Sakumura, received the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center and his undergraduate... Read More

Steven E. Spinks, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Steven E. Spinks, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT Vice President of Clinical Services – Dr. Spinks earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Western Kentucky University and his Doctor of... Read More

Lynda Ross, PT, DPT, DHS, PCS, MS

Dr. Ross joined the AIB faculty in 2019 and is one of the primary instructors in the Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop. Dr. Ross has... Read More

Makenzie Cody, OTR/L

Makenzie Cody is faculty in the Pediatric Vestibular Assessment & Rehabilitation Workshop and brings experience from working as an occupational therapist in pediatric early intervention... 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

Claudia P. Chavez, PSY.D.

Claudia Chavez Dr. Chavez is a practicing psychologist with extensive experience with trauma and poly-trauma in the Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (DOD) organizations.  She received... Read More

Spencer Reeder, AuD, Board Certified

Spencer Reeder, AuD Dr. Reeder received her Doctor of Audiology degree from LSU (Louisiana State University) Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and completed her residency in Southern... 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

Brittany Fauble, Au.D., Board Certified, CCC-A

Brittany Fauble, AuD Dr. Brittany Fauble received her Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) and her Master of Science (MS) in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences from Gallaudet University, and completed her undergraduate coursework at... 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

Alyssa Steinweis, Au.D., Board Certified, CCC-A

Alyssa Steinweis, AuD Dr. Alyssa Steinweis received her Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) from Nova Southeastern University and completed her undergraduate coursework at Ithaca College in Public and Community... Read More

International Education Faculty

Dr. Aseel A Al-Meqbel, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc. Audiology/Dip Pharmacology

Dr. Aseel A Al-Meqbel International Faculty –  Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc. Audiology/Dip Pharmacology Assistance Professor of Audiology-Hearing & Speech Science Department Faculty of Allied Health Sciences Kuwait University AIB International... Read More

Faisal Mubarak, DSc

Faisal Mubarak, DSc Faisal M. Al Mubarak, DSc  Dr.Al Mubarak has received his Doctorate degree in 2016 from Loma linda University with a focus in balance disorders &... Read More

Danah Alyahya, DSc

Danah Alyahya, DSc Doctor of Science DSc Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Professions, Loma Linda, University, Loma linda, CA

Tamim Al Ali, MD

Tamim Al Ali, MD ENT, Audiovestibular medicine specialist Head of Audiology and speech therapy department in Salim AlAli center, Kuwait 

Walid Omer, MD

Walid Omer, MD Dr. Walid Omer.M.D. is an ENT-AudioVestibular physician working as a specialist in Hamad Medical Corporation(HMC), Doha, Qatar. Dr. Walid Successfully completed his Residency in 2014... Read More

Alfarghal Mohamad, MD, AuD

Alfarghal Mohamad is both a medical doctor specialized in audiovestibular medicine (Egypt) and doctor of audiology (USA). His medical background includes Neurology, ENT and Audiovestibular... Read More

Elvia Molano, MD

Elvia Molano Médico cirujano general de la Universidad del Norte de Barranquilla, Colombia Otorrinolaringóloga cirujano de cabeza y cuello del Hospital Universitario San Cecilio de Granada, España... Read More

Jackie Cuellar, Au.D.

Jackie Cuellar, AuD 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