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.

Our Staff

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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.

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.

Mabel Armas

Sales / Patient Coordinator

Mabel with over five years of experience in plastic surgery as a patient coordinator. Prior to finding her love for the plastic surgery industry, Mabel has a long background filled with customer service in the financial professional industry. Serving as a liaison between patients and the doctor, her role is to answer all procedural and surgery-related questions in order to help patients have the best possible experience and overall results. Mabel understands how meaningful it is to provide our patients with support, guidance, and comfort in addition to explaining procedures, answering questions, and personalized attention to detail during such an important journey. This passion reflects in her thoughtful and helpful interactions with patients. Mabel recognizes that plastic surgery is a big decision and prides herself on assisting patients to better understand the entire process. She is often heard cheering patients on throughout their entire journey with our practice as she strives to make every experience exceptional. When she’s not at the office, you can find her enjoying the outdoors and soaking up the sunshine.
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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.