Some of our coaches and providers

Dr. Melissa Asuncion

Dr. Melissa Asuncion

MD, Lin Telehealth Provider

Dr. Melissa Asuncion, MD, graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and received her medical degree in 1999. “I love the idea that telehealth can reach all different kinds of patients and that we can try to help on all levels for the best health and well-being a person can have. My interest in giving a person the chance at a better quality of life, to help control and reduce symptoms of pain, stems from my passion and purpose of becoming a doctor--and that is to help people in any way I can to achieve their goals and to feel better about themselves.”

Dr. Brad Fanestil

Dr. Brad Fanestil

MD, Clinical Advisor & Lin Telehealth Provider

Dr. Fanestil is board-certified in Internal Medicine and has practiced as both a primary care internist and as a hospitalist for most of his career. In 2017, he began researching and learning about new theories in neuroscience - largely supported by functional MRI (fMRI) data - that are beginning to explain the emotional connections between mind and body. After watching many patients improve or resolve their chronic pain problems, he works now at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, which draws upon these new theories to treat chronic pain and other hard-to-treat medical symptoms - without the use of medications.

Tara DiRocco

Tara DiRocco

PT, DPT, Lin Health Coach

Tara DiRocco PT, DPT is a pelvic floor physical therapist passionate about chronic pain and pelvic health. After a career in tropical forest science and agriculture in her early 20's, her struggle with chronic pain and illness led her to yoga teaching, meditation, and ultimately to physical therapy school determined to heal. She takes on the responsibility of patient care and pain coaching with her whole heart, and firmly believes everybody has the power to heal themselves.

Clinical team

Yoni Ashar

Yoni Ashar

Ph.D. Pain Psychologist, Clinical Advisor

Yoni is a clinical psychologist, neuroscientist, and father of three. Yoni’s research uses functional MRI brain imaging, natural language processing, and other tools to understand how mind and brain processes influence health and chronic pain. Yoni is an NIH-funded postdoctoral associate at Weill Cornell Medicine. He completed his doctorate at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research in chronic pain has been featured in several news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and CBS.

Charlie Merrill

Charlie Merrill

MSPT, Physical Therapist, Clinical Advisor

Charlie is a physiotherapist, educator, content creator, consultant for emerging health technology companies, footwear designer, inventor, and athlete. Charlie is working to change the paradigm around how people understand and address pain and other physical symptoms. He co-developed the Beyond Pain Education course with Dr. Howard Schubiner, MD. You can learn more about Charlie’s work at www.Mperformance.com, or find him on social @charliemerrill and adventuring with his family at home or abroad.

Dr. Preethi Reddy

Dr. Preethi Reddy

MD, Clinical Advisor & Lin Telehealth Provider

Dr. Preethi Reddy, MD graduated from Saba University School of Medicine in 2005. “I am interested in Lin Health’s chronic pain treatment program because I share their mission to help and heal those suffering from chronic pain. I had the opportunity to care for combat veterans living with chronic pain. This was a rewarding experience. I hope that through the Lin Health program we can reach millions of people who are suffering from chronic pain and improve their quality of life.”

Clinical advisory panel

Dr. Shaheen Lakhan

Dr. Shaheen Lakhan

MD Clinical Advisor

Dr. Shaheen Lakhan practices in Boston, MA as a neurologist and pain physician. Dr. Lakhan has significant experience in the management of complex pain syndromes and has established multiple pain services lines spanning several states. He is currently the chief medical officer of Click Therapeutics where he develops and validates digital therapeutics. Recently a resident of Weston, MA, Dr. Lakhan maintains his health with the company of two large-breed dogs and his partner.

Dr. Antje Barreveld

Dr. Antje Barreveld

MD, Anesthesiology

Dr. Antje Barreveld is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Tufts University School of Medicine, Medical Director of the Pain Management Services, and co-Founder and Director of Education and Outreach for the Substance Use Services (SUS) with multiple publications in peer-review journals. Additionally, Dr. Barreveld is a Clinical Researcher at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s hospital. She's a 2020 Mayday Pain & Society Fellow, selected as one of 12 national Fellows to build the next generation of pain experts. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her family, backcountry snowboarding, cycling, and running in the woods.

Orlando Landrum

Orlando Landrum

MD, MBA

Practiced interventional pain medicine for 16 years. I specialize in a combination of advanced regenerative medicine treatments with minimally invasive procedures for improved physical function. I am the founder and CEO of Cutting Edge Integrative Pain Centers. Our clinic prides itself on treating the whole patient and using a multitude of services including a robust telehealth/virtual practice. Outside of medicine, I teach salsa dancing and practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Leadership team

Yehuda Kogan

Yehuda Kogan

Co-Founder & CEO

Yehuda is the CEO and co-founder of Lin Health. Prior to Lin Health, he was an Entrepreneur In Residence at aMoon, a $1.1 billion healthcare fund. Previously, he was the head of the growth marketing team at Google where he led Google’s digital marketing in Europe. Yehuda holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion (Cum Laude) and an MBA from INSEAD (France).

Abigail Hirsch, PhD

Abigail Hirsch, PhD

Co-Founder & CPO

Abigail is a clinical psychologist who specializes in creating digital products that transform lives. She built the first-ever digital relationship support program, Power of Two. As Chief Clinical Officer at myStrength, she helped lead the creation of a digital behavioral health program that was acquired by TeleDoc. Abigail has 4 boys, owns every type of ball from base to moth, and loves to take her bright orange beach bike tooling around in the fields behind her house.

Shahar Elias

Shahar Elias

VP R&D

Shahar has worked in the tech industry for nearly 20 years. He holds a BS and MBA. He also has extensive experience in multiple tech roles in several different companies. He served as VP of R&D in two other successful companies. Additionally, he has served at VP level in several operational roles. When Shahar is not working he likes to travel, workout, or binge the latest Netflix hit.

Alissa link

Alissa link

Director of Product & Operations

Alissa is a public health technologist who started her career managing research trials on health behavior change, chronic disease management, and behavioral economics. Alissa has taken several digital health products from idea to execution, for startups (NextHealth Technologies, Play-it Health, and myStrength) and a large academic hospital system (NYU Langone). Alissa loves a good adventure and spends much of her free time skiing, hiking, and biking.

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