Damon Zavala, D.O., F.H.M.
Dr. Damon Zavala is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Medical Director of the Brain Health Restoration MeRTSM program.
He has been practicing medicine in the Reno, Nevada area since 2000, emphasizing a whole-person approach that empowers his patients to take an active role in their health management.
In addition to overseeing all care at our MeRT brain treatment center, Dr. Zavala is Medical Director for Well Care Group’s Crisis Triage Center, a Reno medical and behavioral health clinic; American Home Companion, Inc., a Reno provider of home health services; Value Health Mobile Group, providing physician house calls; and Todd’s Body Shop, Physical Therapy Facility. He also serves as a concierge physician and a ringside physician.
Dr. Zavala also works as a hospitalist, providing hospital-based care for Saint Mary’s and Aguirre Healthcare, and has served as Chief of Medicine at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center and Renown Regional Health System.
He is currently Adjunct Instructor of Internal Medicine at Touro University Nevada for the Physician Assistant Program. He also teaches at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
Dr. Zavala is trained in Internal Medicine and Board Certified in Ringside Medicine. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, interned at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in Hospital Medicine. Currently, he holds memberships in the American College of Physicians – American Society of Internal Medicine, American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association, Nevada Osteopathic Medical Association, American College of Sports Medicine and Society of Hospital Medicine.
Troy Ross, MD, MPH
Troy Ross, MD, MPH trained in Preventive Medicine and specializes in the field of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He attended the Military’s medical school, USUHS, in Bethesda, MD. He had a 30-year career in the US Army, serving in positions of combat unit flight surgeon, medical center chief of public health, and preventive medicine/emergency medicine physician deployed in Iraq. He retired from the Army in October of 2016 in order to establish a practice in his northern Nevada home. He is excited to be working with the Brain Health Restoration Center to improve the health of members of the community using our unique brain optimization technology. In addition, Dr. Ross practices occupational medicine and is involved in health improvement through the use of nutritional therapeutics.
Jeff Hadwick, Lead Neuro-Technician
Jeff Hadwick graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies. He earned his teaching credential from the University of Nevada, Reno in Family and Consumer Science and Special Education. He earned his Master’s degree in Education and Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University. Jeff was an offensive lineman and a 4-year letterman for the University of Nevada football team where he became an All-American his senior year. He also had a small stint with the New England Patriots following his time at the University of Nevada. His role at the Brain Health Restoration clinic is that he works directly with patients, administering their EEGs and transcranial magnetic stimulations as part of their Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy to address autism, depression, sleep disorders, ADHD, PTSD, and addiction. Jeff brings a personal, empathetic perspective to patient care to our unique MeRT brain treatment center.
Ani Muller, Intake and Office Manager
Ani Muller graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Sciences and a minor in Political Science. She brings many skills to the position of Office Coordinator at Brain Health Restoration from her varied background in customer service, community outreach, and patient care. These experiences provided a foundation for her role in coordinating the day-to-day activities of our MeRT brain treatment center. Ani is skilled at managing and coordinating patient care between all team members. At the clinic, she welcomes patients and their family members, guiding them through the treatment process to deliver a streamlined, seamless, satisfying experience.
Kristin Venters, Neuro-Technician
Kristin Venters is a current student of forensic psychology at Arizona State University. Her professional experience began with working in the Washoe County School District with children with special needs. From there, her interests evolved into psychology and neuroscience. This interest combined with experience working as an EMT helped Kristin develop a particular passion for the mental health of first responders, and is directing her education towards an end goal of being able to help those struggling to overcome trauma.