Officers


Annette Zaharoff, MD

President


Dr. Zaharoff is a sports medicine physician in private practice in San Antonio, Texas. She created The Non-Surgical Center of Texas which is a comprehensive center for the evaluation and non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. She is board certified in PM&R. Her practice includes prolotherapy, PRP and stem cell injections. She is president and a founding member of the International Association of Regenerative Therapy and serves on the Board of Directors for the Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation. She is an invited speaker for regenerative medicine courses in the U.S and abroad and has participated as faculty for numerous prolotherapy medical trips. She is a former professional tennis player and continues her involvement in tennis by serving as a tournament physician for national and international events.


 

Adam Balin, MD

Treasurer

Adam is an MD who has practiced Family Medicine at the Dean Clinic (now SSM Health, Dean Medical Group) in Oregon, WI since 1989. Over the years there he has served on myriad committees, task forces and leadership positions, including Chair of Family Medicine, Primary Care Regional Medical Director, and the Dean Clinic Board of Directors as well as on the Dean Foundation Board of Directors. He is also faculty at the UW Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and teaches residents at the Northeast Family Medical Center, where he got to know Jeff Patterson much better. He ultimately went to his first HHPF (then HHP) October conference in 2011. Adam was profoundly impressed and moved by that conference, which completely changed his perspective of how to care for patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. He went to the very next Honduras service learning trip for 2 weeks with Jeff,  Mary, Chet, and many other dedicated instructors and volunteers. He returned to practice as a convert to prolotherapy and what it could offer patients. Shortly afterward Jeff asked him to serve on the HHP Board of Directors, specifically because of his large system governance and operations experience, and with the intent of moving HHPF to a new level of organization that would continue to grow and improve patient care well after Jeff, Mary and the rest of us were no longer there to do it. Currently serving on both the HHPF BOD and the new IART interim BOD, Adam continues to help move the vision and mission of both organizations to realize Jeff's dream of a world where chronic pain is better understood and where reliable, effective treatment is accessible to all.


At-Large Directors

 

Joel Baumgartner, MD


Dr. Joel Baumgartner is a board-certified physician with a specialized fellowship in non-surgical orthopedics and sports medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, and completed his family practice residency at the University of North Dakota. Dr. Baumgartner completed his advanced training in sports medicine with a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center. He utilizes the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to better treat musculoskeletal injury and pain. As an international speaker, he instructs both physicians and those in the medical industry on pain evaluation, diagnosis and the latest treatment options. Dr. Baumgartner has authored two books on Prolotherapy and PRP technique, He is also a contributing author on the subject of pain management for a variety of other popular publications. His family and faith remain his priority.

   
 

Greg Hon, DO


Dr. Gregory Hon is an Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Hon received his Doctor of Osteopathy from A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, MO. He went on to complete a primary care sports medicine fellowship program at the Institute for Non-Surgical Orthopedics in South Florida. Dr. Hon is board certified in NMM/OMM and holds a certificate of added qualifications in sports medicine (CAQSM). Dr. Hon is also a candidate for the Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM).

Before joining the faculty at CUSOM, Dr. Hon was in clinical practice in Bolivar, MO. His practice there specialized in osteopathic manipulation, sports medicine, and non-operative orthopedics. While in Bolivar, he served as one of the team physicians for Southwest Baptist University. Dr. Hon currently serves as the head team physician for the United States 24-hour Ultramarathon team and has accompanied the team to multiple world championship races. He is active in the Hackett Hemwall and Patterson Foundation, participating in international medical mission trips providing prolotherapy in Honduras and Mexico.

Dr. Hon’s medical practice continues to focus on musculoskeletal pathology. He specializes in the non-operative evaluation and treatment of injuries and complaints involving joints, muscles, tendons, ligament, bone and nerve pathologies. Dr. Hon is an expert in concussion evaluation and management. In addition to osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), he provides information and counseling on general exercise for health and wellness, injury prevention, and therapeutic exercise prescription. Dr. Hon performs both diagnostic and therapeutic injection techniques, as well as various regenerative injection therapies, such as dextrose prolotherapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Dr. Hon is proficient with musculoskeletal ultrasound for both evaluation and diagnosis, as well as for needle guidance during injection techniques.

   
 

Aeneas Janze, MD


Aeneas Janze MD is currently the Chief of the Interdisciplinary Pain Management Center (IPMC) at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.  Dr. Janze received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine in 2005 and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC in 2009, where he received the Outstanding Resident award.  Dr. Janze has been practicing regenerative medicine for over 10 years in the military system and has extensive experience performing landmark guided dextrose prolotherapy injections, perineural injection therapy (PIT), ultrasound guided platelet rich plasma injections, and fluoroscopically guided injections to the axial spine. Dr. Janze is a graduate of the Helms acupuncture course and complements his regenerative medicine treatments with both acupuncture and manual medicine techniques, which include both manipulation as well as assessment and treatment of movement pattern dysfunctions.  Dr. Janze currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation (HHPF) and is chair of the communications committee. Dr. Janze is also CEO of a personal hygiene company called Epic Wipes that he started after realizing the product's need during a tour in Afghanistan. Finally, Dr. Janze is the father of two boys ages 2 and 5 who currently occupy the center of his universe.

   
 

Eric Phillippi, MD


Dr. Phillippi is the Founder and Medical Director of Medical Procedures of Wisconsin located in Madison, WI.  He provides regenerative injections including prolotherapy, PIT, PRP, and BMAC stem cell therapy. He also offers many outpatient surgical procedures including varicose vein treatments, vasectomy, and minor skin surgery. Board-certified in family medicine, he received his medical degree and completed residency training at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He serves as an adjunct clinical faculty at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health teaching medical students in his course: Office-Based Procedures in Family Medicine. 

   
 

Liza Smigel, MD


Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD is a physiatrist and is fellowship trained in Performing Arts and Musculoskeletal Medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the American Board of Regenerative Medicine. She serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association for Regenerative Therapy (IART). She is in private practice in Hawaii and has been the medical director of the Hawaii Center for Regenerative Medicine since 2006. Her special interests include treatment of musculoskeletal and neuropathic injuries with regenerative approaches, including Prolotherapy, Dextrose Perineural Injection therapy (PIT), Prolozone, PRP and Stem Cell Therapy, using palpation, ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance. Dr Maniquis-Smigel has published three research articles relating to dextrose caudal epidurals, which she originated in 2010. She has served as a clinical instructor and lecturer for the American Academy of Orthopedic Medicine, Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation, European School of Prolotherapy, International Pain School in Europe, and Philippine Association of Rehabilitation Medicine. She also has been volunteering her time since 2003 for Medical Missions throughout the world. She has directed and organized several Prolotherapy and Perineural Injection Therapy Conferences, both in Hawaii, as well as numerous locales around the world.

   
 

David Wang, DO


Dr. David Wang earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, where he received the Student D.O. of the Year Award and was selected as a teaching Fellow in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, during which time he was appointed Chief Resident.

Dr. Wang established a successful practice in musculoskeletal, sports, and rehabilitative medicine at two Harvard Medical School-affiliated centers, and served as an instructor at Harvard Medical School. In 2010, he returned to his native Northern Virginia neighborhood and developed a busy regenerative medicine practice at the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine before co-founding Regenerative Orthopedics and Sports Medicine with two of his good colleagues in March of 2016. Since then, Dr. Wang and his co-partners have led the practice through significant growth, which now employs 11 physicians across seven clinic locations, humbly serving the Metropolitan DC area and Boulder, Colorado.


Dr. Wang is an accomplished instructor in diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound, and teaches regularly with Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute. He is an internationally recognized expert in regenerative injection therapy, including prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), orthobiologics, and lipoaspirate stem cell therapies, which promote the physiologic healing of tendon, ligament, muscle and joint injuries. He has published clinical training guides on prolotherapy and contributed textbook chapters on musculoskeletal medicine and spine care. Dr. Wang has been actively teaching regenerative medicine nationally and internationally since 2008, including over 20 intensive prolotherapy training medical missions in Honduras, Mexico and Greece, and over a dozen conferences across the country and abroad. He has been a stalwart supporter of the Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation for many years, and more recently of the
International Association for Regenerative Therapy, whose wonderfully dedicated members are like family to him.


 



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