Our Doctors and Medical Team

Your Wellness Professionals

The Spine and Wellness Centers of America team is comprised of qualified health specialists ready to put their energy and skills towards helping you reach your goals.

​Spine and Wellness Centers of America is proud to be home to world-recognized spine experts, who use a multidisciplinary approach to offer efficient and effective healthcare. We specialize in minimally-invasive treatments and have been recognized as a center of excellence.

Get in touch to learn more about our incredible team — we’re looking forward to being a part of your healthy lifestyle.

CHRISTIAN D. GONZÁLEZ, M.D.​

AVENTURA | MIAMI

AVENTURA | MIAMI

Harvard Graduate
Massachusetts General Hospital Fellowship

Dr. González is one of the most influential Latin American physicians in America. He is a Harvard graduate, Massachusetts General Hospital Fellow, former Division Chief at the University of Massachusetts, and former President-Elect and VP of the American Academy of P.M. In 2013, 2014, and 2015 he was recognized as one of Miami’s Best Doctors.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

SANDEE J. BRISTOW, M.D.

MIAMI

MIAMI

Washington Medical Center Graduate
Washington Medical Center Fellowship

Dr. Sandee Bristow serves as the Director of the Miami Spine and Wellness Center. She trained at the renowned Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA. She firmly believes that every patient is a story that needs to be understood and given a multi-disciplinary approach for pain control and restoring the quality of life. Her focus is on spinal musculoskeletal pain and providing interventional pain management.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine

MICHELLE WEINER, DO, MPH

HOLLYWOOD | MIAMI | BOCA RATON | KENDALL | FORT LAUDERDALE

HOLLYWOOD | MIAMI | BOCA RATON | KENDALL | FORT LAUDERDALE

University of Miami Graduate
University of Miami Fellowship

Dr. Michelle Weiner is an Interventional Pain Management Physician board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She completed her residency and fellowship training at the University of Miami. Dr. Weiner is Chair of Florida Medical Cannabis Advisory Commitee.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Interventional Pain Care and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

MARÍA ALEJANDRA DE LA PEÑA, MD

FORT LAUDERDALE

FORT LAUDERDALE

University of Miami Graduate
Harvard Medical School – Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital

Dr. María Alejandra De La Peña is a board-certified Anesthesiologist with subspecialty certification in Pain Management. She completed her residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Miami and her fellowship in Interventional Pain Care at Harvard Medical School – Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. After finishing her training, she returned to South Florida and joined Spine and Wellness Center, where she currently serves as Director of the Fort Lauderdale office.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

JEFFREY R. CARA, DO

PALM BEACH GARDENS | JUPITER | STUART

PALM BEACH GARDENS | JUPITER | STUART

Mayo Clinic and Northwestern University Graduate
Mayo Clinic Fellowship

Dr. Jeffrey R. Cara is an Interventional Pain Management Physician and Physiatrist who believes that everyone deserves a life free of pain. Having grown up on four continents and spent a third of his life abroad, Dr. Cara welcomes a diverse patient population. Double board-certified, Dr. Cara trained at the nation’s leading, ACGME-accredited programs: Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine NorthShore.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine

LEON ANIJAR, M.D.

SOUTH BEACH | MIAMI | AVENTURA

SOUTH BEACH | MIAMI | AVENTURA

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Graduate
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL Fellowship

Dr. Leon Anijar is a board-certified anesthesiologist and has completed advanced subspecialty training in pain management. He completed his residency training at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL and fellowship training at the internationally renowned Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. He earned his bachelor of science at Emory University and earned his medical degree at the University of South Florida.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine

ADAM NASSERY, M.D.

AVENTURA

AVENTURA

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Graduate
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Fellowship

Dr. Adam Nassery is the first board-certified neurologist to join the multidisciplinary team at Spine and Wellness Centers of America. He attended medical school, completed residency and graduated from fellowship in interventional pain medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. His past research topics include multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, cognitive neuroscience and, pertinent to his practice today, cervicogenic headache and low back pain.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Neurology and Pain Medicine

DR. ANDREA HENLEY-SEYMOUR, M.D.

Temple University School of Medicine Graduate
Emory University Hospital Fellowship

Dr. Andrea Henley-Seymour is Double Board-Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. She was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. College Park where she obtained a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She proceeded to Temple University School of Medicine, in Philadelphia, PA, where she obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree. She completed her internship at Frankford Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, then her residency in Anesthesiology at Temple University Hospital, rising to become Co-Chief Resident.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

BRUCE MANN, M.D.

ATLANTIS | PALM BEACH COUNTY

ATLANTIS | PALM BEACH COUNTY

Columbia University Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management

Dr. Bruce Mann is a double board certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Interventionist from Columbia University. He has been practicing medicine for over 25 years – and practicing Interventional Pain Management for over 15 of them. He received his Doctor of Medicine from State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse and was a Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow at Columbia University New York Presbyterian Hospital.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management

ZACHARY MIRSKY, M.D.

AVENTURA

AVENTURA

Cleveland Clinic Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management

Dr. Zachary W. Mirsky is an anesthesiologist specializing in Pain Medicine. He completed his residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and his fellowship training in Interventional Pain Management at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

BOARD CERTIFIED
Anesthesiology 

JOSEPHINE CLINGAN, M.D.

MIAMI

MIAMI

Fellowship in Pain Medicine at Columbia University-Mount Sinai Morningside

Dr. Josephine Anne Clingan is double board-certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Clingan received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her residency in Anesthesiology and fellowship in Pain Medicine at Columbia University-Mount Sinai Morningside, in New York City. This included rotations at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Lenox Hill, and Columbia University Hospital.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

PAOLO MIMBELLA , MD​

KENDALL

KENDALL

Cleveland Clinic College of Medicine (New York) Fellowship

Dr. Paolo Christopher Mimbella is a Double Board Certified Physician with expertise in both Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He has been practicing medicine for over 8 years – specifically practicing Interventional Pain Medicine for more than 3 of them. He is an alumnus of the University of Miami twice over, having received his baccalaureate and Master’s degrees from ‘the U’ with a focus on Exercise Physiology. He completed his Internship at Lincoln Medical Center – Weill Cornell in New York and graduated as Doctor of Medicine from St. George’s University. Subsequently, Dr. Mimbella completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and served as Academic Chief Resident at the University of Texas at Houston, McGovern School of Medicine. Finally, he completed additional Fellowship training in Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

EMILIO SUÁREZ, D.O.

KENDALL

KENDALL

Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management

Dr. Emilio Suárez specializes in interventional pain management with more than 21 years of experience in the medical field. Board Certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology, Dr. Suárez’s integrative and minimally-invasive pain management approach, helps patients reduce pain and increase their function as well as activities of daily living. His outstanding dedication to helping each patient reach their goals through tailor-made treatment plans, makes him one of Florida’s most qualified health specialists.

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED
Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management