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Venerando Batas, MD

Venerando I. Batas, MD is a practicing physician who joined Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostics in July 1983 and sits on the Board of Directors as the President.

Dr. Batas earned his medical degree at the University of the Philippines in Manila and completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine, serving as Chief Resident in his senior year. He holds two board certifications; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine.

Dr. Batas has served as the Medical Director of Rehabilitation at Tampa General Hospital since 1993, has been a CARF program surveyor since 1997, and a Program Surveyor for the State of Florida Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program since 1999.

Dr. Batas is active in numerous professional organizations and is the past president of both the Florida Society of PM&R and the Southeast Chapter of the University of the Philippines Medical School Alumni Association.  He is a frequent speaker at local, national and international meetings. Dr. Batas is fluent in English, Tagalog and conversational Spanish.

Roberto Dominguez, MD

Roberto V. Dominguez, MD is a practicing physician who joined Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostics in June 2002 and sits on the Board of Directors.

Dr. Dominguez earned his medical degree and completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of the Philippines in Manila. He also completed two orthopedic fellowships; one in Spinal Deformities and Pediatric Orthopaedics at the University of Hong Kong and the second in Occupational and Industrial Orthopedics at New York University School of Medicine, Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute.  He then turned his focus to physiatry and completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the American Board of Pain Medicine.

Dr. Dominguez has served as the Medical Director of the Acute In-Patient Rehabilitation Center at Advent Hospital Tampa, formally known as Florida Hospital and University Community Hospital since 2008. He has also served as the Medical Director of the Brain Injury Program at Tampa General Hospital’s In-Patient Rehabilitation Unit.

Dr. Dominguez is active in numerous professional organizations. Dr. Dominguez is fluent in English, Tagalog and conversational Spanish.

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Paul Kornberg, MD

Paul B. Kornberg, MD is a practicing physician who joined Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostics in July 2002 and sits on the Board of Directors.

Dr. Kornberg earned his medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  Dr. Kornberg completed a dual residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine.  He also earned his Master of Science in Rehabilitation Technology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  He holds two board certifications; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Disability Analyst. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Kornberg previously served as Assistant Professor of both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk, Virginia.

Dr. Kornberg’s practice focuses on Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Since 2002, he has headed the pediatric rehabilitation program at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa.  Since 2006 to present, he serves as both the Medical Director of Adult and Pediatric Rehabilitation at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  In addition, he serves as the Medical Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation at Tampa General Hospital since 2006.

Dr. Kornberg has been a member of the Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Advisory Council for the Florida Department of Health since 2009, a Program Surveyor for the State of Florida Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program since 2006 and a Pediatric Rehabilitation Assistant Professor at the University Of South Florida School Of Medicine since 2004.

Dr. Kornberg is active in numerous professional organizations, and is a frequent speaker at local, state and national meetings. Dr. Kornberg is fluent in English and conversational Spanish.

Melinda Hayes, MD

Melinda H. Hayes, MD is a practicing physician who joined Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostics in September 2008 and sits on the Board of Directors.

Dr. Hayes earned her medical degree at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine where she also completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2004.

Dr. Hayes is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a subspecialty certification in Brain Injury Medicine.

Dr. Hayes is active in numerous professional organizations

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Rigoberto Nunez, MD

Rigoberto N. Nuñez, MD is a practicing physician who joined Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostics in May 2015 and sits on the board of Directors.

Dr. Nuñez earned his medical degree at Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine.  He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Nuñez is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a subspecialty certification in Brain Injury Medicine.

Dr. Nuñez is active in numerous professional organizations. Dr. Nunez is fluent in English and Spanish.

Kadir Carruthers, MD

Kadir J. Carruthers, MD is a practicing physician who joined Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostics in October 2018.

Dr. Carruthers earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Carruthers also completed a two year residency in Internal Medicine with the Morehouse school of Medicine, Department of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia from 2014 – 2015.

Dr. Carruthers is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Dr. Carruthers is a clinical Affiliate Assistant professor for USF’s Department of Neurology, Division of PM&R.

Dr. Carruthers serves as the Medical Director for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of North Tampa

Dr. Carruthers is active in numerous professional organizations.

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Carlos Arias, MD

Carlos Arias, M.D, joined Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostics in 2021. He graduated from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the Metropolitan Hospital Center; in New York, New York, in 2018.

Dr. Arias is currently board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His medical interests include stroke rehab, musculoskeletal medicine, joint injections, amputations and prosthetics.

Dr. Arias currently sees patients at the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill and serves as the Medical Director. Dr. Arias is fluent in English and Spanish.

Neha Kohli, MD

Neha Kohli, MD is a practicing physician who joined Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostics in January 2022.

Dr. Kohli earned her medical degree at University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern Medicine Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, serving as Chief Resident during her senior year.

Dr. Kohli is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Kohli is active in numerous professional organizations. Dr. Kohli is fluent in English and Hindi.

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Daniel Leary, DO

Daniel Leary, DO is a practicing physician who is joining Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostics in August 2022.

Dr. Leary is board eligible with the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Leary is active in numerous professional organizations.

Bassem Hanalla, DO

Starting September, 2022

Bassem Hanalla, DO earned his medical degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. He then completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. In his final year of residency, he was elected among faculty and peers to serve as chief resident.

Dr. Hanalla is board eligible with the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is active in many professional organizations.

His medical interests include neuro-rehabilitation, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, spasticity management, and electrodiagnostic medicine. Dr. Hanalla is fluent in English and Arabic.

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Petronella Sekeres, APRN

Petronella Sekeres, APRN joined Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostics in September 2020.

She graduated from the University of South Florida in 2019 with her Master of Science in Nursing specializing in Family Health Nursing.  During her graduate course she completed internships in family medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, women’s health, emergency medicine, and pediatric allergy and immunology.  She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

In 2013, she received her Associate Degree in Nursing and in 2015, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing through St Petersburg College.  She has nursing experience in emergency medicine, orthopedics, and neurology.

She currently works primarily with Dr. Nunez at Kindred Bay Area St. Petersburg’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit.

She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Holly O’Hearn, APRN

Holly O’Hearn, APRN is a board-certified nurse practitioner who joined Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostics in October 2020. She earned her Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2019 and completed internship in the Tampa Bay Area in internal medicine, long term care, OB/GYN, pediatrics, and urgent care specialties.

Her primary nursing degree was awarded at the University of North Carolina in 2005. She has >16 years of combined nursing experience with training in both emergency medicine and intensive care. She currently works in conjunction with Dr. Rigoberto Nunez to provide primary oversight at Tampa General Hospital’s Acute In-Patient Rehabilitation Program.

She is an active member of the Tampa Bay Advanced Practice Nurses Council, as well as the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Her devotion to compassionate care, mentorship, and patient advocacy have highlighted her career as a nurse and a practitioner.

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Camille A. Taylor, APRN

Camille A. Taylor, APRN is a certified Nurse Practitioner who joined Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostics in January 2022.

She earned her Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner’s degree from South University Tampa in 2018 and completed internship in GYN, Cancer Care Specialties, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and long-term care. Camille’s primary nursing degree was awarded at the University of Technology, College of Health Sciences, Jamaica in 2011.

She has 11 years of nursing experience combined, with experience in acute and long-term rehabilitation and medical-surgical specialties. Camille currently works in conjunction with Dr. Kadir Carruthers to provide primary oversight at Encompass Health and Rehabilitation Hospital of North Tampa. Camille is an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Florida Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Camille’s commitment to empathetic and culturally competent care, coupled with an exceptional aptitude to deliver positive patient outcomes, while simultaneously building productive relationships, have highlighted her profession as a Nurse Practitioner.