MECHEL HENRY, MD

MECHEL HENRY, MD

BIO

Dr. Henry trained at Stanford is Double Board Certified in Pain Management and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Henry has offices in Oakland and Los Angeles and is available for: AME, IME, SIBTF evaluations and consultations/2nd opinions. 

Dr. Henry enjoys gardening, playing cello and exercising.

Dr. Henry is a clinically active, Stanford trained, Orthopedic, Sports and Spine, Brain Injury, Catastrophic Polytrauma, and Pain Management specialist.

Dr. Henry areas of expertise include:

  1. Covid related pain and ortho/neurologic injuries
  2. Orthopedics
  3. Sports medicine
  4. Brain injury medicine
  5. Disability evaluations: Available for: AME, IME, SIBTF evaluations
  6. Industrial medicine
  7. Neurology
  8. Neuromuscular disorders
  9. Occupational medicine
  10. Pain management—board certified
  11. Physical medicine and Rehab—board certified
  12. Spinal medicine
  13. Long shoreman cases
  14. Life care planner
  15. Workers compensation California
  16. Public speaker and educational presentation

With a background in Trauma and General Surgery, Dr. Henry also has extensive knowledge of brain injury, head injury, Urologic and Internal Disorders caused by Traumatic injuries (car accidents, gun shot wounds, stabbing, slip and falls, and sports).

Dr. Henry’s approach to a a medical evaluation includes integrating information from a thorough interview, a complete exam from a Neurological, Rheumatological and Orthopedic standpoint, and thoughtful consideration of the content of all records provided. 

Dr. Henry does treatment and evaluations for: Polytrauma, Orthopedic injuries with pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS/RSD), Spine Pain, Sports and Joint injuries, Nerve injuries, Soft tissue injuries, headaches, whiplash, discogenic disease, TMJ, peripheral nerve injury, fibromyalgia, thoracic outlet syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, electrocution, dementia, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy-CTE, Traumatic Brain Injury, concussions, anoxic brain injury, post concussive syndrome, trigeminal neuralgia, tremors, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, Seizure Disorders, Epilepsy, Stroke, Pain Disorders, Spinal Cord Injury, Concussion In Sports, and Multiple Sclerosis.

J. VINCENT FILOTEO

J. VINCENT FILOTEO

BIO

Dr. Filoteo received his Ph.D. from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology in 1994. He completed his Psychology Internship at the UCSD Psychology Internship Program in 1994 and then took a position as an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neurology at the University of Utah. He returned to San Diego in 1999 and joined the Psychiatry Faculty at UCSD. He is now Professor In Residence, in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD, Director of UCSD’s Neuropsychological Associates, and a Staff Psychologist at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. He is part of the UCSD Multidisciplinary Team in Movement Disorders. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at San Diego State University. He has been awarded several grants from national agencies and has published over 70 research articles or book chapters. Dr. Filoteo has either served on the editorial board or as an ad hoc reviewer for multiple neuropsychological journals. His research and clinical work has been recognized nationally and internationally and he was awarded the Early Career Award by the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

ALEXANDER GHATAN, MD

ALEXANDER GHATAN, MD

BIO

Dr. Ghatan is a highly sought-after Pain Management Specialist and Expert with his practice in Beverly Hills, CA. He is double board certified in Pain Medicine as well as Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He completed his residency and fellowship training at UCLA and provides cutting-edge pain procedures for his patients, including those with complex traumatic injuries. He is fluent in English, Farsi, and Spanish.

Dr. Ghatan earned his medical degree from the renowned Western University of Health Sciences while also training at the nation’s top hospitals including Cedars Sinai and UCLA. Dr. Ghatan completed his internship in General Surgery at Harbor-UCLA, one of the busiest Level-1 Trauma Centers on the west coast, where he enhanced his interventional and surgical skills while managing severe traumas and complex medical cases. He then joined the team at UCLA where he successfully completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency. Dr. Ghatan’s compassion, high quality care, and advancements in the field led him to be awarded the prestigious Pain Medicine Fellowship at UCLA.
Dr. Ghatan is well-published and continues to push the forefront of cutting-edge treatments. He often provides lectures to other physicians and medical providers on advancements in Neuromodulation (Spinal Cord Stimulation and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation), Epidural Injection Techniques, Regenerative Medicine (Stem Cell Therapies and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapies), Chronic Pain Conditions, and various other areas of pain and rehabilitation.

NANCY MARKEL, PHD

NANCY MARKEL, PHD

BIO

Nancy Markel knew she would grow up to be a psychologist at 10 years of age.

After eight years as a copywriter for some of the largest international advertising agencies in New York and Los Angeles earning awards in print and television commercials, she returned to school to pursue her childhood goal.

After completing her doctoral studies, she did her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Neuropsychological Development Center, under the leadership of Mary Louise Scholl, M.D., pediatric neurologist and board certified electroencephalographer who developed this multidisciplinary center at Harvard University.  Once licensed, Dr. Markel continued to work at NPDC performing neuropsychological evaluations on children, adolescents and adults, while also attending Dr. Scholl’s weekly teaching sessions of electroencephalography to Neurology Residents at UCSD Medical Center.

Dr. Markel continued to add to her experience by serving as a  neuropsychologist at Sharp Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Center performing neuropsychological evaluations on both inpatients and outpatients.

Concurrently, she continued her work children and adolescents performing neuropsychological evaluations at Rady’s Childrens Hospital outpatient unit.

For over the past 20 years, Dr. Markel has maintained a solo neuropsychology practice performing clinical and forensic neuropsychological evaluations, collaborating with neurologists,

psychiatrists, physiatrists, speech and language pathologists, educational specialists, and life care planners.

When asked how she transitioned from film and print advertising to neuropsychology, Dr. Markel’s response is that both fields rely on the science and art of communication.

FARAD MOBIN, MD

FARAD MOBIN, MD

BIO

Fardad Mobin, MD is a highly skilled, board-certified neurosurgeon with over 25 years of experience in treating traumatic brain and spinal injuries. He completed his medical education at UC Davis School of Medicine in 1995 with honors and continued with his internship and residency at the UC Davis Medical Center where he served as chief resident in 2001. He completed the prestigious UCLA Neurosurgery Fellowship in cranial surgery and microsurgery in 2002. He has held chief and directorship positions at several Los Angeles hospitals, emphasizing high standards of care and advancing minimally-invasive technologies. At his practice, Mobin Neurosurgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Mobin is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients, providing them with much-needed relief from spinal pain. With over 1,000 cranial and 3,000 spinal surgeries under his belt, Dr. Mobin is recognized for his exceptional operative skills alongside his excellent patient care. Through his mastery of the latest minimally-invasive surgical techniques, Dr. Mobin delivers the advantages of rapid recovery through his use of microscope-assisted technology. A hallmark of Dr. Mobin’s practice is outpatient neck and back surgery, allowing his patients to get back to their lives as quickly as possible with minimal disruption and discomfort. Dr. Mobin has served as a medical expert for over 15 years and has testified in more than 60 trials in both state and federal courts. He is respected by both defense and plaintiff bar for his genuine testimony, ability to connect with the jury and explain the difficult medical issues at hand.

LYN KIEHL, ESQ.

LYN KIEHL, ESQ.

BIO

Lyn Gaudet Kiehl is an attorney with a forensic psychology and behavioral neuroscience background. She is the CEO of MINDSET Integrated Co, a startup that brings science-based tools and services to legal and clinical markets. Before moving to New Mexico in 2011, she served as Research Director for the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where she also received her law degree. As Research Director, Lyn developed expertise around the ethical, legal, and social implications of emerging technologies such as neuroscience, genetics, and robotics. Her non-traditional interests led her to pursue work as a consulting expert to attorneys, teaching them how to incorporate neuroscience into comprehensive medical and mental health evaluations of their clients. Working with civil personal injury and capital criminal defense teams across the country led to a deeper dive into the unmet needs of attorneys who need to collect, understand, and use behavioral and neuroimaging data when developing comprehensive and objective evidence relating to all types and severities of brain injury. Lyn adores engaging with attorneys and connecting her passion to their work — making complex brain science and the resulting data management not only a more manageable experience, but a pleasant and educational one — with respect to MINDSET Integrated’s practiced ability to make it all so much easier for practitioners to fully support and comprehensively represent their clients’ needs.

CHRIS SAMPSON

CHRIS SAMPSON

BIO

Chris Sampson has been with Kenect for 3 years and is the Director of our Legal Services team. Chris brings 8 years of software solution expertise to Kenect and has worked with thousands of law firms all across the country in helping them grow their firms and serve their clients as best they can. 

Chris has a beautiful family with 5 kids ranging from 1 year old to 14 years old, he cherishes all the moments with his kids and his wife Marte. He loves living in Utah and enjoys outdoor adventures that every season in Utah has to offer. Chris graduated from the Huntsman School of Business with a BA in Finance, a BA in Economics, along with a Minor in Mandarin Chinese and a Minor in International Business.

DIANE CHANG, ESQ.

DIANE CHANG, ESQ.

BIO

Diane Chang is the founder of The Law Office of Diane Chang, APC, a boutique law firm focusing on personal injury litigation–namely car accidents, premises liability matters, sexual assault, and dog bites cases. Additionally, Diane takes on select landlord/tenant issues. Diane graduated from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, in 2017 and started her own legal practice in Redondo Beach shortly thereafter. In her free time, Diane enjoys reading, spending time with her son, hiking, jiu jitsu, and raising her menagerie of dogs and rescued cats.

MELISSA BALDWIN

MELISSA BALDWIN

BIO

Melissa Baldwin has been a Settlement Consultant for almost 15 years. Her expertise ranges from catastrophic injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, class action, and sexual abuse, to employment and workers compensation cases. As a Plaintiff’s Consultant, Melissa focuses on the immediate and long-term financial needs of Plaintiffs and their families as their case settles, or they’ve won at trial. She spends much of her time at mediations or meeting with the plaintiffs one-on-one while doing case analysis with an emphasis on Special Needs Trusts and public benefits. Her firm’s focus is always on the clients’ best interest by ensuring a comprehensive financial plan that will provide security for every goal and concern they may have. Melissa was a member of the Board of Directors for over 3 years for the National Structured Settlement Association. She continues to be very active with their Legislative Regulations committee, often traveling to Washington D.C. or Sacramento to lobby and speak out against laws that would negatively impact plaintiffs. Melissa is a proud member and supporter of numerous trial lawyer organizations throughout many states, and including AAJ, CAOC, and CAALA. In 2019 Melissa was presented with the ‘Presidential Award of Merit by the Board of Attorneys for CAALA.

AUSTIN WARD, ESQ.

AUSTIN WARD, ESQ.

BIO

Austin G. Ward is Senior Trial Attorney representing plaintiffs in a variety of complex civil cases involving claims of personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, and pharmaceutical related injuries.  Prior to joining Adamson Ahdoot LLP, Mr. Ward honed his trial skills with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor, where he secured hundreds of convictions and restitution for victims while handling a fraud special assignment.

Mr. Ward prides himself in helping victims pursue their legal rights and obtain full and complete compensation from insurance carriers, corporate entities, and government agencies that engage in malicious and neglectful conduct.  Over his career, Mr. Ward has successfully recovered over 100 million dollars in jury awards and settlements for his clients throughout Southern California, after receiving denials of responsibility in every case.

These cases have included truck and automobile collisions, construction site injuries, defective products, and dangerous conditions of property.  Mr. Ward has helped those grieving the loss of a loved one, those suffering amputation of limbs, those enduring the confusion and distress of a brain injury, and those crippled from nerve impingement and chronic pain to recapture compensation for their loss and to help optimize their potential for recovery.

Mr. Ward has been recognized by legal publications and organizations for his dedication to the law and his clients.  Mr. Ward has repeatedly been recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star, which recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in California.  In 2017, he was a finalist for the coveted Consumer Attorney of California (CAOC) Streetfighter of the Year Award for helping a woman who had fled violence in Guatemala to stay in the United States.

In 2013, Mr. Ward completed an internship with the Honorable Robert L. Wilkins in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.  Mr. Ward received his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law with honors as Dean’s Merit Scholar and recipient of the Terry M. Giles Award.  Mr. Ward is also a member of the Order of the Barristers.  In law school, Mr. Ward was Lead Articles Editor for the Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary. While participating in interschool moot court and mock trial teams, Mr. Ward won multiple national and international competitions, receiving the highest honors and multiple individual awards for his oral and written advocacy. During his final year of law school, Mr. Ward was honored with the 2013 “Top Gun” award, given to the top 16 student trial advocates in the nation.

He is a member of the State Bar of California and is licensed to practice law throughout California and is a member of several consumer advocacy organizations and bar associations in California.

Mr. Ward is a proud father and husband.  He volunteers as the head coach for a high school mock trial team in Ventura County and enjoys trail running in the Santa Monica Mountains on weekends.