OUR TEAM

You are unique. At Gentera, we are dedicated to providing healthcare tailored to your individual needs. We provide treatments that combine lifestyle changes with today’s modern technology in regenerative medicine, to help you feel like the best possible you.

Our Doctors

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Michael J. Rodriguez,
M.D. FAACS

Medical Director,
Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

Miami native Michael Rodriguez, M.D. FAACS attended University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where he received surgical training with a specialization in head and neck. Dr. Rodriguez continued his training in cosmetic surgery at the prestigious University of California Irvine, working closely with Southern California and Beverly Hills Physicians. Returning to his hometown, he completed additional fellowship training in cosmetic surgery of the breast and body. Currently a fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the doctor is also double-board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.

The physician has published numerous scholarly articles in his field and is committed to continuously furthering his training. As a result, he is able to provide his patients with a spectrum of interventions, including skin resurfacing with peels and laser technology, lipostructure (fat grafts), and eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), as well as low-downtime face, neck, and endoscopic brow lifts. Additionally, Dr. Rodriguez has extensive training and expertise in rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty.

Dr. Astrid Marina Zorrilla M.D.

Cosmetic Surgeon and Women’s Wellness specialist

Dr. Astrid Marina Zorrilla M.D., known by her patients as Dr. Marina, was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, where she graduated Cum Laude. Dr. Marina went on to obtain her medical degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine, becoming a “Double Gator”.

While in medical school, she developed an interest in women’s health and the challenges of surgery in women. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital. Her natural attention to detail and aesthetic eye led her to complete a fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery under the directorship of Dr. Michael Rodriguez in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Marina is a talented surgeon specializing in vaginal cosmetic surgery and body contouring. She is a junior fellow of both the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Her dual training in cosmetic surgery and gynecology gives her a unique ability to meet the needs of women. She speaks fluently English and Spanish.

Dr. Morad Askari

Miami’s Skilled & Trusted
Board Certified Plastic, Reconstructive And Hand Surgeon

With Over A Decade Of Experience In
– RECONSTRUCTIVE AND COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY
– HAND AND UPPER EXTREMITY SURGERY
– PERIPHERAL NERVE AND MICROVASCULAR RECONSTRUCTION
– BURN RECONSTRUCTION

Dr. Pierre Gordon

Cosmetic Surgeon and Gynecologist

Dr. Pierre Gordon is committed to ever continuous growth. After being in practice for a number of years, he decided to add to his previous training, experience, and knowledge of the body and surgical principles by obtaining intensive fellowship training in cosmetic surgery at the Mandell-Brown Plastic Surgery Center, an American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery accredited program. 
At the end of his fellowship, Dr. Pierre Gordon had assisted and performed nearly 500 procedures with emphasis on body and facial cosmetic procedures. Dr. Pierre Gordon also maintains his original certification every year as required by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
 He has held a faculty position and continues to teach medical students and residents. 
 
Combining these two sets of skills, Cosmetic surgery, and Gynecology, Dr. Pierre Gordon is able to offer a variety of services than is typically available. 
 
Dr. Pierre Gordon is also able to connect with more of his patients as he speaks English, French, Spanish, and Creole.

Our Staff

Brian Pla

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Brian Pla began his career in the financial industry as co-founder of a foreign currency trading firm. He has invested in a range of ventures, including telecommunications. Brian entered the medical realm with his investment in Ulthera, an FDA-cleared, non-invasive medical procedure to lift and tighten the skin around the face and chest. Applying his affinity for pioneering technology, he introduced PRP into Ulthera’s offerings, expanding options for non-invasive and minimally-invasive procedures. Brian Pla founded Gentera to focus on regenerative medicine, backed by a research team led by industry-renowned experts to bring Gentera’s practices to the forefront of advances in both cell-based therapies and regenerative medicine.

Vivian Verdeyas

Registered Nurse

Vivian Verdeyas is a Registered Nurse for GenteraMed in Miami. In her position, Vivian manages the medical and clinical practices for the Coral Gables location, handling treatments ranging from aesthetics and IV hydration to bloodwork and testing. As the team’s RN, Vivian plays an integral role in meeting the needs of the community and helping each patient adjust their habits to ultimately enjoy a more sustainable and rewarding life. A valued member of the GenteraMed team for over five years, Vivian first became interested in medicine through EMT and paramedics, and prides herself in helping clients and loved ones look and feel their best. A Miami Dade College graduate, Vivian enjoys travel and adventure, and thrives off of water activities and adrenaline.
Isabel Cristina

Isabel Cristina

Registered Nurse

SaraMaria Ricupero

Registered Nurse

SaraMaria Ricupero is a Registered Nurse (RN) at Gentera Center for Plastic Surgery. As one of the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) nurses at Gentera, SaraMaria specializes in caring for patients immediately after surgery, while also handling all pre and post-op patient care for plastic surgery cases. SaraMaria obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Bachelors of Science in Biology degrees from the University of Miami. Born and raised in New York, SaraMaria loves spending time at the beach and enjoys exploring the city on her days off.

Adriana Rivera

Operating Room Manager/Coordinator

Adriana Rivera currently serves as Gentera’s Operating Room Manager/Coordinator. In this role, Adriana leads all coordination efforts for the operating room staff, including the creation of surgery schedules, inputting orders, and maintaining all equipment, supplies, and inventory, amongst other duties. With over 20 years of experience – and 18 fully dedicated to the cosmetic surgery/plastics industry – Adriana’s passion lies directly in helping make patients look and feel their best, all while assisting the surgical team to ensure procedures run as smoothly as possible. A South Florida native, Adriana attended Broward Community College and is certified as a Medical Assistant.

Monica Clausell

General Manager of Precision Medicine, HR Manager Gentera CPM & CPS

Monica Clausell is the General Manager and HR Manager of Gentera, a center dedicated to precision medicine with locations in Miami and Beverly Hills. Monica was born and raised in Miami and is a true Miami native attending college in the city. She has a strong background in business management as she worked her way up the ranks throughout her career from office assistant to operations manager among other roles. With years of experience in management, she has earned various awards including Manager of the Year for eight consecutive years.  

Monica began her career at Gentera in 2021 when she started as receptionist in CPM and later was promoted to CPS as patient coordinator. Now at Gentera, Monica brings her wealth of skills and knowledge in management and client experience in a luxury environment. She manages all operational tasks including payroll, human resources and more. Monica is focused on improving the health and wellbeing of their patients and continues to put her clients at the forefront every day. When Monica is not assisting patients in the office, she enjoys going to the beach, boating and cooking.

Salvador Muñoz

Registered Nurse

Salvador holds a bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston and is currently a Family Nurse Practitioner student at Florida National University. He is a master injector and his specialty is facial harmonization. Salvador’s priority in his injectable chair is his patient and his motto “Helping You Become the Best You!” has been a passion for him as noted by his clients and their aesthetic results.
One of Salvador’s passions is volunteering. These acts of services have included times in Haiti and Belize assisting with the care for the pediatric population, as well as with the care for animals at South Florida’s SPCA.
You can be assured you are in the best hands-from education to experience. Nurse Salvador’s upbeat attitude, attention to detail, and eagerness to make YOU be the best YOU assure that you’re in the right hands.
In his free time, Salvador loves to travel and explore different cultures and cuisines, spend time with his family, and play with his 4 legged step kids. Salvador is also a fashion enthusiast and loves to sing.
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Deborah Nakache

Practice Manager

Deborah Nakache serves as the Practice Manager for GenteraMed’s Miami office, where she oversees and manages various departments, including Aesthetics, Plastic Surgery, Pain Management, and Finance. Most recently, Nakache played an instrumental role in developing and maintaining the center’s COVID-19 department, scheduling and managing all testing and vaccinations during the pandemic.

Nakache first joined the GenteraMed team in August 2018, coordinating all day-to-day office activities and managing staff while overseeing the demolition, buildout, and opening of the state-of-the-art flagship office in Coral Gables. Nakache first got her start in the Health Management space in 2013 when she served as an Assistant Manager for a prominent surgeon in Aventura, Florida. She immediately fell in love with the industry and quickly rose through the ranks with the GenteraMed team.

Originally from Cannes, France, Nakache is a proud alumnus of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. A self-proclaimed foodie, Nakache spends her free time exploring new restaurants around South Florida with loved ones.

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Sasha Connolly

BOCA RATON

Director of Business Development
and Practice Management

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Steven Silverman,
D.C.

BOCA RATON

Certified Acupuncturist
Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Silverman graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis with both a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Silverman attended the University of Missouri and holds an Associate of Science in Biology from Nassau College.

He is licensed in Florida, certified in Acupuncture and has practiced as a Chiropractic Physician for 40 years, as well as administrator of multi-specialty practices consisting of internal medicine, family practice and physical medicine

Dr. Silverman’s passion for physical medicine, health and wellness has provided comfort, reduced pain and inspired patients to enhance their overall well being.

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Joseph J. Alshon,
DO, FAAPM&R, FAOCRM, DABPM

BOCA RATON

Medical Director

For over 25 years, Dr. Joseph J. Alshon, has provided management for the symptoms and treatment for the cause of pain and rehabilitative services. He provides a holistic approach to pain management, healing and wellness. He assesses numerous aspects of the body to offer the most beneficial protocols to control pain, improve quality of life and optimize function. He is a lecturer, educational speaker and a consultant, which is evidence of his passion for sharing his cutting edge approach to pain treatment and management. He was the developer and moderator of a multidisciplinary faith-based pain support group. He is licensed in Florida and Pennsylvania.

Dr. Alshon earned his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. His residency was finished at Temple University/MossRehab in Philadelphia. He is board certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Osteopathic Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Dr. Alshon was medical director for Pinecrest’s Multidisciplinary Pain Management Program as well as at a pain management office in Florida. He was Chief of Staff at Pinecrest Rehabilitation Hospital for two separate tenures, and also was a governing board member. He managed several multidisciplinary outpatient doctors’ offices. Gentera Center for Regenerative Medicine is very enthusiastic to have Dr. Alshon join our team as Medical Director of the Boca Raton location, due to his history of leadership and years of experience.

He is in constant pursuit of education and is an active participant in the American Society of Plastic Surgery, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and International Society of Craniofacial Surgery. His dedication and training brings a new perspective to the art and science of plastic and reconstructive surgery and a comprehensive understanding of both the skeletal and soft tissue structural framework of the face and body.

The benefit of these specialized skills allows him to evaluate each patient to create individualized solution to both while addressing their aesthetic concerns. His unique background allows him to help problem solve even in the more complex cases which is a special interest of his here at the Gentera Center of Regenerative Medicine.

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Vanessa Gaudin,
MS, FNP-C

BOCA RATON

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner

Sexual Wellness Expert, IV Nutrition, BHRT, Peptide Specialist Vanessa Gaudin is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, licensed in the state of Florida. At Barry University in Miami, Vanessa excelled in her major in Family Medicine and earned a Bachelor’s Degree specializing in Women’s Health Nursing. She is a proud member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Academy of Preventive and Innovative Medicine and Cellular Medicine Association. Vanessa’s commitment to making each patient feel comfortable and benefit from her personalized treatment plans is the exact reason her leading-edge methods give them a better quality of life.

Vanessa trained with certified physicians providing regenerative medicine with a particular focus on sexual wellness for both men and women, using shockwave and PRP therapy. Vanessa’s use of evidence-based medicine allowed her to personalize your treatment plan to improve the health of your overall sex life. Vanessa has experience as a practitioner and lead trainer for Shockwave therapy and ED, the O-Shot, P-Shot, and Vampire procedures. Vanessa provides a diverse array of age management therapies and procedures. She uses Aesthetic injectables, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement, IV nutrition and Peptide therapy. Vanessa brings her ability to be a Florida Nurse Practitioner with Prescription Privileges .Vanessa’s passion for sexual wellness and age management, along with her education make her a treasure at Gentera Center for Regenerative Medicine in Florida.

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Juan J. Remos,
M.D.

MIAMI

Chief Medical Advisor,
Board Certified Internist

Dr. Juan Remos is an internist, board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with over 30+ years of experience, having treated over 80,000 patients during that period in his medical practice. He completed his training at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital and holds a certification in Age Management Medicine. He also completed a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Miami in 1997. Dr. Remos has been a Medical Director and Regional Director for several Emergency Rooms in Miami-Dade, where he has also served as a Medical Advisor for the EMS/Fire-Rescue Department for several years.

Dr. Remos has been a pioneer in the areas of vitality wellness and age prevention. His revolutionary initiatives and modern treatment results have been featured in publications such as The Miami Herald, Key Biscayne Magazine, Ocean Drive, Florida International, Haute Living Magazine, and The Islander News amongst others. He has also been invited to appear on Univision, Telemundo, WLRN, Mega TV, as well as several other TV and radio networks, to share his thought leadership and counsel in the areas of health and wellness. He is an active member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the Institute of Functional Medicine.

Bahareh Haykani

Bahareh Haykani

LOS ANGELES

Board Certified Physician Assistant

Bahareh Haykani is a board-certified physician assistant specializing in cosmetic injectables. Ms. Haykani received her masters degree in physician assistant practices from the University of Southern California. Bahareh has a background in orthopedic surgery as well as interventional pain management. She fell in love with cosmetic dermatology back in 2017 and she has been practicing aesthetics since.

Bahareh earned her certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant and is licensed to practice and prescribe in the State of Arizona and California. From the start, Bahareh’s mission has been to help make people more confident and better about themselves. Ms. Haykani is an advanced injector, with many years of training in procedures such as botox, fillers, full facial assessment. She believes in creating harmony in the face and keeping results as natural as possible.

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Katherine Zagone,
N.D.

LOS ANGELES

Medical Director,
Sexual Wellness Expert

Dr. Katherine Zagone, ND, brings her passion as a healer and leader to her role as Medical Director of Gentera’s Southern California, West Valley location.

Licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Katherine Zagone, develops personalized treatment plans for each patient at Gentera, assessing medical history, physical examinations, symptoms, and laboratory analysis. She applies her expertise by viewing each patient as a complex individual, examining a myriad of systems and biomarkers to uncover root causes and restore optimal health.

Dr. Zagone has a passion for whole-person, individualized care, and an extra special interest in sexual wellness. This interest sparked the launch of Gentera’s Sexual Wellness Program which supports men and women with libido, orgasm, urinary issues, and overall improved sexual experience.

Since graduating at the top of her class at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Zagone has assisted in the training of the next generation of naturopathic doctors at San Diego’s Bastyr University California. She has authored content for Orb Health and consults with practices throughout the world on bringing naturopathic and anti-aging medicine to patients.

Dr. Zagone, an elite guest lecturer, has spoken at University of California San Diego and throughout the community on topics including fertility, hormones, detox, micronutrient therapy, and gut health. She brings her commitment and expertise to every aspect of her practice and brings that dedication to Gentera Center for Regenerative Medicine.

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Jennifer Martinez,
PA-C

MIAMI

Board Certified Physician Assistant
Dermatology

Jennifer Martinez, is a Board Certified Physician Assistant practicing in Dermatology since 2006. Mrs. Martinez, PA-C earned her Master’s degree of Clinical Medical Sciences through Barry University where she completed her didactic years. Her clinical training composed of internships in Mount Sinai, Jackson Memorial, UM Health- Cedars hospitals with specialties in Dermatology and Surgical Oncology. She fell in love with the Cosmetic, medical and surgery aspect of Dermatology during her internship in 2004 and has been in Dermatology ever since. She earned her certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant and is licensed to practice and prescribe in the State of Florida. Jennifer earned her Bachelor’s through Florida International University majoring in Biology with a minor in Pre-Medicine. She was born and raised in Miami, FL and is fluent in both the Spanish and English.

Jennifer Martinez PA-C has been practicing Advanced Dermatology for over 12 years with Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeons in the South Miami, Pinecrest and Kendall area. Skincare is Jennifer passion, she finds it rewarding to help patients look and feel their best. She is compassionate and listens to her patients’ needs and this shows in her work. She can create an individualized skin care regimen for the patient’s goals in achieving youthful and glowing results.

She performs a variety of rejuvenating treatments such as injectables, Botox, and filler, PRP micro needling facial (Vampire facial) to stimulate collagen and give a glow to the skin. She specializes in skin care and treating common dermatological conditions such as acne, rosacea, sun damage, and creates antiaging regimens. These can combine IV infusions with topicals used at home in addition to injectable procedures performed in the office. She can evaluate and create all types of skin conditions and aesthetic needs. She is an expert using the Dermatoscope, which has enhanced her ability to detect irregular pigmented lesions which can lead to Skin Cancer.

Jennifer Martinez PA-C is a member of the Society of Physician Assistant as well as the American Academy of Physician Assistant. She is a speaker and advisor to several Dermatology Pharmaceutical companies where she trains other mid-level PA and ARNP on new medications. She is regularly invited to Advisor Boards to give her expert opinion on medications prior to launching to the market. She continues her education attending Dermatological conferences and seminars to stay up to date on the newest procedures, cosmetic advances, and updated lasers.

Licensure

  • Florida Physician Assistant License
  • Florida Physician Assistant Prescriptive Privileges

Her professional memberships include

  • The Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • Florida Academy of Physician Assistants
  • The American Academy of Physician Assistants.