Meet The American Institute of Balance – Education Faculty

Richard E. Gans, Ph.D

Richard E. Gans, PhD 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

Jeff Konin, PhD, PT, ATC, FACSM, FNATA

Jeff Konin Dr. Konin earned his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Eastern Connecticut State University in Physical Education, a Master’s of Education degree (M.Ed.) in Sports... Read More

Kim Rutherford, PT, DSc, COMT

Kim Rutherford Dr. Rutherford obtained her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) from the University of Missouri and her Doctorate of Science (DSc) in Physical Therapy from... Read More

Joseph Sakumura, Au.D., Board Certified, CCC-A

Dr. Joseph Sakumura, received the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D) degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center and his undergraduate from the University of Kansas.... Read More

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

Steven E. Spinks, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT Dr. Spinks earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Western Kentucky University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from The... 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

Spencer Reeder, Au.D., Board Certified

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

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

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

International Education Faculty

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

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