Dr. Brandon Lucke-Wold was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Neuroscience and distinction in honors from Baylor University.
He completed his MD/Ph.D., Master's in Clinical and Translational Research, and the Global Health Track at West Virginia University School of Medicine. His research focus was on traumatic brain injury, neurosurgical simulation, and stroke.
At West Virginia University, he also served as a health coach for the Diabetes Prevention and Management program in Morgantown and Charleston, WV, which significantly improved health outcomes for participants.
In addition to his research and public health projects, he is a co-founder of the biotechnology company Wright-Wold Scientific, the pharmaceutical company CTE cure, and was a science advocate on Capitol Hill through the Washington Fellow's program.
He has also served as president of the WVU chapters of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Neurosurgery Interest group, and Erlenmeyer Initiative Entrepreneur group.
In addition, he has served as vice president for the graduate student neuroscience interest group, Nu Rho Psi Honor Society, and medical students for global health.
He was an active member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He is currently a member of the UF House Staff Council and Positive Culture Committee.
He is married to Noelle Lucke-Wold and has two children. As a family, they enjoy running with their dogs, rock climbing and traveling. In his spare time, Brandon frequently runs half marathons and 10ks together with his wife. Brandon also enjoys reading and discussing philosophy and playing chess.
He is currently a Pgy4 neurosurgery resident at the University of Florida with R25 funding and plans to pursue endovascular training.
Traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, ischemic stroke, and neurosurgery simulation.
Dr. Ioannidis is currently an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He studied medicine in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and graduated at 2005. He received his MSC in “Medical Research Methodology” in 2008 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and in “Surgery of Liver, Biliary Tree and Pancreas” from the Democritus University of Thrace in 2016. He received his PhD degree in 2014 from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as valedictorian for his thesis “The effect of combined administration of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in ulcerative colitis. Experimental study in rats.” He is a General Surgeon with special interest in laparoscopic surgery and surgical oncology and also in surgical infections, acute care surgery, nutrition and ERAS and vascular access. He has received fellowships for EAES, ESSO, EPC, ESCP and ACS and has published more than 180 articles with more than 3000 citations and an H-index of 28
Dr. Dhanesh Gopalan, PhD is a DOH registered and DHA licensed Clinical Psychologist. He completed his M. Phil in Clinical Psychology from Sri Ramachandra Medical University, Chennai and PhD in Psychology from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India. Dr. Dhanesh is a certified Kids’ Skills Ambassador from Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute, Finland.
He has a rich experience over 14 years in conducting psychological assessments and management of cognitive, emotional and behavior problems among people of all age groups. He served as a Clinical Psychologist at different places of India and UAE prior to joining NMC Royal Hospital - Khalifa City in Abu Dhabi.
Sandro Gaio is a Nurse with 30 years of experience, currently working in the Intensive Care Unit of the Centro Hospitalar Universitário da Cova da Beira (CHUCB). He is a Specialist in the Medical-Surgical area, Master's student in Management of Health Units and Trainer by CHUCB and INEM.