Our Team

Ali Hashemian, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Ali Hashemian is the co-founder and CEO of Brain Science International and Executive Director of Brain Wellness Centers ( previously known as the Attention and achievement Center). Under his supervision, the Center has provided diagnostic evaluations, qEEG Brain Mapping, and non-medication based interventions including neurofeedback (EEG neurofeedback), Auditory Integration Training, Sensory Integration training and coaching to thousands of clients over the past two decades. Brain Science International has taught EEG and qEEG Certification training programs to clinicians throughout the world. Dr. Hashemian was trained at Harvard Medical School in their mini-fellowship program (subsequently called certification) in Trans Cranial Magnetic Stimulation in 2003, 5 years before FDA was to clear the procedure in the United States for treatment of medication-resistant depression (2008). He has completed the Professional Program in Neuropsychological Assessment from the University of California at Berkeley in addition to several hundred hours of continuing education and training in child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. He is a Certified Berard Practitioner, as well as a Certified Solisten (by Tomatis) System provider and an Associate of the International Association of Registered Certified Tomatis Consultants. He has served as the President of California Biofeedback Society and a member of the board of directors of the ISNR Foundation. He has served as Chairman of SABA (Society for Advancement of Brain Analysis). He is an active participant in the TMS practice and has served on the various committees of the Clinical TMS Society.

 

Dr. Andrew Krompier, M.D.

Chief Psychiatrist

[verified by Psychology Today] Dr. Krompier is Board Certified in Psychiatry/Neurology. He completed his MD degree at Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY in 1971. He trained in psychiatry at UCSF/Fresno Mental Health, finishing as chief resident in 1980. Dr. Krompier served as Chief of Psychiatry at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Livermore until 1984 at which time he began private practice in San Ramon. He brings to psychiatry an extensive medical/surgical training at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and having served as an emergency room physician. In addition to being an expert in psychopharmacology, Dr. Krompier has had extensive psychoanalytic training at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Krompier has always promoted the latest advances in psychiatric treatment and he's very enthusiastic about what TMS has to offer at the Brain Wellness Center.

 

Meyer Proler, M.D.

Meyer Proler, M.D. is a graduate of Baylor University, College of Medicine, and is certified by the American EEG Society Board of Qualifications, as well as the American Board of Electroencephalography with special competence in quantified EEG. He has been a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Baylor University for over 14 years. He has had numerous scientific papers on neurology published. Dr. Proler is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Clinical Neurophysiology and American Academy of Neurology among others. He is president of MedDataLink and Statlink which processes hundreds of EEGs for doctors and hospitals in the United Stated and other parts of the world each month. He is also a shareholder and principal at Brain Science International.

 

Gregory Alter, Ph.D., ABPP, BCN, BCB (PSY7422)

Gregory Alter, Ph.D. is a California-licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist. He is board certified in clinical health psychology and in general biofeedback and neurofeedback. He has over 30 years of experience in the use of biofeedback to enhance attention and performance, as well as integrating diverse approaches from both biofeedback and the psychology of health and well-being. In addition, Dr. Alter offers educational assessments and psychotherapy. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Register of Healthcare Providers in Psychology and the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Alter is also a managing director of NeuroAdvantage, LLC, founded in 2004 and specializing in the clinical integration of light and sound neuromodulation, neurofeedback and biofeedback. He has also worked with the Attention & Achievement Center for over 10 years, providing clinical supervision and training in psychophysiology. He is an interpretative diagnostician for BSI.

 

Jay Gunkelman, QEEGD

Jay Gunkelman, QEEG Diplomate, is recognized as one of the top leaders in the field of EEG and QEEG, and has processed over 500,000 EEGs since 1972. He has served as president of The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, as well as a board member and treasurer of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and is a past-president of the Biofeedback Society of California. Jay was the first EEG technologist to be certified in QEEG (1996) and was granted Diplomate status in 2002. He has conducted, published or participated in hundreds of research papers, articles, books and meetings internationally. He continues to lecture on EEG/QEEG at neuroscience meetings worldwide. He has co-authored the textbook on EEG artifacting (2001). Jay remains busy with current projects and publications related to his seminal paper on EEG endophenotypes (2005, Clinical Electroencephalography). He is co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Brain Science International and is a popular lecturer worldwide on the topic of QEEG and phenotype identification of neurological disorders.

 

Said Ibrahimi, M.D.

Said Ibrahimi is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a member of the American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry. His experience includes observership research at The National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda focused on Neuropathology in Schizophrenia.

Said pursued his Adult Psychiatry Residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, along with a Child and Adolescent Fellowship where he was the Chief Fellow at the Westchester Medical Center in New York. Dr. Ibrahimi became the Chief Psychiatrist of the Department of Psychiatry at Oro Valley Hospital, and continued his clinical work and research at Providence Mental Health Clinic in Tucson, Arizona, where they focus on treating Autism and other mental health disorders. Dr. Ibrahimi has been practicing in California since 2014. In addition to psychopharmacology, he specializes in new psychiatric interventions which include Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Ketamine Infusion, qEEG Brain Mapping and Neurofeedback Therapy.

 

Vera Grin-Yatsenko, M.D.

Vera Grin-Yatsenko M.D. is a research scientist at the Institute of the Human Brain of Russian Academy of Sciences and has over 20 years experience as neurophysiologist. She received her medical degree from St. Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy (Russia) and trained in Functional diagnostics in Neurology at St. Petersburg V.M. Bekhterev Psychoneurological Research Institute,Russian Polenov's Neurosurgical Institute and St. Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies. She has conducted clinical research and development in EEG, quantitative EEG, neurophysiological mechanisms of EEG-based biofeedback, event-related potentials (ERPs), objective diagnosis of ADHD. Dr. Grin-Yatsenko incorporated neurofeedback into her clinical practice in 1998. She received her Ph.D. (2001) in the Kirov Military Medical Academy. Her postgraduate work focused on ERPs correlates of EEG relative beta training in ADHD children. She conducted EEG/qEEG research in depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, attention disorders. Dr. Grin-Yatsenko’s experience includes the use of neurofeedback in ADHD, depression, PTSD, anxiety and autistic spectrum disorders, and the results of her studies are published in numbers of journal articles, book chapters, abstracts, and papers.

Patient Success Stories

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