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’ 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. Abramov is a clinical psychologist who has worked in the medical field for 25 years. Originally, Dr. Abramov worked as a registered nurse specializing in management of chronic pain and chronic illnesses, and hospice care. Then as a health care manager she was involved in providing clinical direction to multidisciplinary teams, ensuring high quality outcome-focused care and team compliance with state and federal laws.


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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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Nastaran “Nas” Alvand is the clinic coordinator and manager at Allied Pain & Spine Institute (APSI). Coming from an accomplished medical/business background with roots in Paris, France, Nas joined APSI soon after its inception and has since served as an influential leader within the organization…


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Dr. Chinonyere “Noni” Bello is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. Dr. Bello received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the APA accredited Loma Linda University, completed an APA accredited internship at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and completed a Post-Doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Health Services at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View.


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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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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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Catherine received her BSN from West Suburban College of Nursing outside of Chicago. She moved to CA with her young family in 1994 and began her nursing career here. She spent many hour volunteering at school and in the community as the RN onsite and helping people understand their diagnoses and the healthcare system. From floor nursing she moved to home health to enable more flexibility at home…


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Dr. Jeremy Balint is a licensed physical therapist who joined the Allied Pain and Spine Institute team in 2019. Dr. Balint utilizes his diverse clinical background and expertise to provide cutting-edge modalities, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise science, and personalized care. He closely collaborates with a renowned team of medical doctors and other allied medical disciplines to deliver efficient, effective therapy interventions.


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