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Meet Our Team

Dr. James Petros is the founder and medical director of Allied Pain & Spine Institute, sub-specializing in interventional pain management and musculoskeletal care.

With his diverse professional and personal backgrounds, Dr. Petros has transcended the sciences of pain and musculoskeletal medicine and captured the art of their practice. His integrated approach and balanced understanding of injury and illness are testaments to his versatility in providing the ultimate in patient care.

Dr. Petros‚Äô pursuit of comprehensive pain care has yielded multiple board certifications…


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Dr. Parish Vaidya joined Allied Pain & Spine Institute in 2015, bringing with him years of experience in interventional pain management and integrative medicine. His comprehensive approach, diverse skill set, and outstanding dedication to compassionate care set the new standard in modern-day pain care.

Dr. Vaidya has the rare designation of being board-certified in three different fields: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, and Integrative Medicine…


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Dr. Sloane Yu joined Allied Pain & Spine Institute in 2018. After graduating magna cum laude from Cornell University, he completed his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. While simultaneously attending medical school, Dr. Yu also was awarded an accredited MBA at Brandies University Heller School of Social Policy. He continued on to Stanford University for residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.


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Dr. Watford is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist who joined Allied Pain & Spine Institute in 2019. A graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Watford completed her residency training at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital where she received several accolades, including multiple Resident of the Year awards. Dr. Watford then went on to complete her subspecialty fellowship in Interventional Chronic Pain Management at Stanford University, where she received comprehensive training from nationally recognized experts in the field of Pain Medicine.


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Dr. Sherwin Hua brings nearly a decade of experience treating patients with complex spine and brain disorders. He has performed over 3,000 surgeries since finishing Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2005 and has taken care of thousands of patients with neurosurgical and pain issues.


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Dr. Harman Cherra is a chiropractor specializing in providing holistic pain management. He is an advocate of multi-disciplinary medicine, wellness, and disease prevention.  Always empowering patients through education, Dr. Cherra has earned his reputation, not just as a healer, but also a gifted teacher.

A native of San Jose, California, Dr. Cherra obtained his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Through the influence of personal battles with low back pain and life-changing chiropractic treatment, Dr. Cherra was inspired at a young age to learn more about alternative treatment and healthcare delivery systems.¬† This…


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Maryam Kalami is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) and Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is licensed as an Acupuncturist and a Herbalist by the Medical Board of California and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.


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Karan Saini is a board-certified Physician Assistant specializing in pain medicine. Born in Santa Clara, California and raised in Austin, Texas, Karan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Baylor University. With a minor in the Medical Humanities and study in palliative care, end-of life issues, and bereavement, Karan developed a desire early on to serve those with chronic pain and suffering.


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Dr. Raeda Joudy is an experienced licensed Clinical Psychologist who joined Allied Pain & Spine Institute in 2020. Guided by her philosophy that a mind, body, and spiritual approach towards healing can be ubiquitously transformative, she is impassioned in coaching patients at Allied Pain & Spine Institute to engage emotional coping skills, realize increased daily function, and enjoy a higher quality of life.

Dr. Joudy obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with emphasis in Health Psychology/Chronic Pain, from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University in 2008. She then completed intensive post-doctoral training at El Camino Hospital and CHAC to further advance her clinical skills.


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Rachelle Dudero is a licensed and board- certified Physician Assistant specializing in pain medicine. Born and raised in the Bay Area. Rachelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic training and minor in Nutritional Sciences from San Jose State University. Rachelle had always had an interest in sports/musculoskeletal injuries with a passion in rehab and helping to relieve or reduce acute and chronic pain.

During her undergraduate studies Rachelle interned with the San Jose State University football sports medicine staff. There she was able to learn how to respond to acute sport injuries and observe multiple treatment options. While applying for graduate school, she accumulated numerous hours as a physical therapy trainer assisting patients with rehabilitative and corrective exercises as well as applying therapeutic modalities to help promote healing and to manage both acute and chronic pain. She then proceeded to earn her Masters of Physician Assistant Sciences degree at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. There she gained clinical practice experience in many different specialties to include Trauma/General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and Orthopedics.


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Mike Patel joins Allied Pain & Spine Institute and Trinity Surgery Center with more than 20 years of experience in advancement and improvement of healthcare delivery with background in process improvements in clinical, operations and revenue cycle. Prior to Allied Pain & Spine Institute, Mike served as Chief Information Officer & VP of Business Services at Verity Medical Foundation, an MSO that managed multi-specialty medical groups and IPAs. Under Mike’s leadership, Verity expanded from 3 clinics & 50 providers to 32 clinics & 175 providers.