Scientific Advisory Board

Orlando Esteban Silva, M.D., J.D., FACP, FCLM

Dr. Orlando Esteban Silva is a board-certified hematologist and oncologist with over 30 years of experience. He is also currently a clinical associate professor at Florida International University in Miami.

As a patient advocate and educator, dedicated to supporting patients during and after their cancer journey, Dr. Silva is passionate about cancer care, education, and research.

Dr. Silva spent 15 years at the University of Miami’s Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine where he served in the clinical role of attending physician in medical oncology and hematology and director of breast cancer education.

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Alberto Padilla, Ph.D, Department Chair For Science, Keiser University

Dr. Alberto Padilla is the University Department Chair for Science at Keiser University where he has spent the last 11 years developing and managing the department’s academic programs. Throughout his career, Dr. Padilla has also conducted extensive research in numerous scientific disciplines including chemistry, biology, biochemistry, immunology, and cell and molecular biology.

Receiving both his Ph.D. and masters in integrative biology from Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Padilla focused on the study of microbiology and immunology. He studied the different cells of the immune system such as dendritic, macrophage, T helper and T cytotoxic in order to determine how they interact to cause inflammatory and autoimmune disease and how to activate them so they selectively destroy cancer cells.

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Brian H. Kopell, MD, Director, Center for Neuromodulation

Dr. Brian Kopell is a Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience, and Director of the Center of Neuromodulation at Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Kopell has pioneered the use of intraoperative imaging during Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) cases to supplement the microelectrode recording typically done to make a procedure that is safer and quicker for patients. He has performed over 1,000 DBS procedures.

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