You have an entire team dedicated to your SUCCESS
Our team is led by a multi-disciplinary panel of board-certified physicians who encompass the breadth of medication dependence and substance use, including psychiatry, internal medicine, anesthesiology, along with peri-operative pain medicine. Their collective oversight over a diverse team of health coaches, peer support coaches, licensed social workers, and therapists provide a comprehensive team dedicated to your success.
Dr. Ahmed Zaafran, M.D., Perioperative Medicine
Dr. Ahmed Zaafran, M.D, is a board certified anesthesiologist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at The University of Texas McGovern School of Medicine in anesthesiology prior to moving to Stanford University School of Medicine as faculty in 2012. In 2013, he completed his Certification in Entrepreneurship and Global Innovation through the Graduate School of Business (GSB) Stanford Ignite Program. He is a partner with Spire Ventures, an international network of life science experts who work with selected early stage companies to provide them strategic guidance and development support. He is Vice President of Medical Affairs of drbeen.com, an online education marketplace for physicians. He is currently the Director of Development for Stanford Medicine X-Middle East Region, and a team member of Stanford Healthcare Innovation.
Dr. Roohina diwan, M.D., CLINICAL COORDINATOR
Roohina earned her M.D. at St. George's University School of Medicine. She graduated with a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences with an emphasis on Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior from the University of California, Davis. Her passion lies in translating basic sciences and research into tangible solutions at the clinical level. Roohina's most recent medical research at The Cancer Care Institute focused on patients with habit forming medications, such as benzodiazepines and opioids. She is passionate about working with members of the community looking for a comprehensive solution to the current opioid and benzodiazepine crisis.
dr. jeffrey chen, M.D., PSYCHIATRY
Dr. Jeffrey Chen earned his M.D. from Northwestern University. He completed a General Psychiatry Residency at Emory University followed by a Child and Adolescent Fellowship at the University of Washington where he was Chief Fellow. Dr. Chen's treatment methods include both therapy and pharmacological management, and he is Board Certified in both General Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. In his leisure time Dr. Chen enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 sons and dog. His personal interests include sports, cooking, traveling and the outdoors.
jennifer kljajic, clinical social worker
Jennifer Kljajic is licensed clinical social worker that found herself pushed to forefront on the benzo epidemic having personally and professionally witnessed the difficulties and dangers of coming off a benzodiazepine after accidental dependency. She can provide testimony and support to individuals tapering in knowing that they will heal with the right tapering, nutritional and medical support needed. Social injustice is her passion and she believes this epidemic is an injustice that needs to be made right one person at a time.
Laura has a BA in Gerontology from Madonna University and has spent much of her life helping others improve their physical, mental, and emotional health. She traveled the world as a Wellness Specialist on the National Geographic Expeditions ships and was also a health and fitness guide for Pure Kauai. In her Tedx talk, Changing The Way We Mourn she emphasizes the importance of having more empathic funeral planning services and holistic grief counseling. Laura was also a Counselor for The Neptune Society of California. There, she helped hundreds of families who were in crisis after the death of a loved one. She found herself involved with Lucid Lane after helping two close friends manage withdrawal symptoms and realized there was not enough resources to address their needs and suffering. She brings a practical, empathetic, and a holistic approach.
Ameera Khan received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in children and adolescents from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has completed various internships which involved working with both children and adults with wide ranging presenting problems, including trauma, depression, and anxiety. She believes that each patient has a unique story and therefore requires a personalized treatment plan and approach. Ameera is passionate on helping patients reach overall wellness using a collaborative, evidenced-based approach.
Dr. ahmed khan, M.D., M.P.H., PSYCHIATRY
Dr. Ahmed Khan is a psychiatrist at Stanford University. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Ahmed Khan has participated in a number of research studies, published scientific articles and co-authored a book on adolescent psychiatry. He also contributes to the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) "Healthy Minds. Healthy Lives." blog. Dr. Khan has trained extensively in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and T.E.A.M. Therapy at Stanford University. His awards include Jeanne Spurlock Fellowship (AACAP), Young Leaders Award (AACAP), Donald J. Cohen Fellowship, SAMSHA Fellowship (APA) and Educational Outreach Award (AACAP). Dr. Khan also has a Master of Public Health degree from Benedectine University.
DR. SHERIF ZAAFRAN, M.D.
Sherif Zaafran, M.D., of Houston, is the president of the Texas Medical Board. He chairs multiple national committees on pain management, including the subcommittee Taskforce on Pain Management Services for the US Department of Health and Human Services as well as the Pain Clinical Pathways Committee, Memorial Hermann System, Houston. Additionally, he is chair of the Government Affairs Committee for the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists and is vice-chair for the Harris County Medical Society Delegation to TMA. Dr. Zaafran studied biochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin and received a Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston.
Adnan has extensive experiences and success in building fast-growing digital health, e-commerce, consumer and enterprise services at companies such as Yahoo!, Shutterfly, Oracle, Livongo Health among others. Adnan has built $100mm+ annual revenue companies in the consumer space that were successfully acquired by large brands and backed by investors from Kleiner Perkins, TCV and General Catalyst. He was the founding Chief Technology Officer at Livongo Health responsible for product and technology where we built a big data cloud based solution for diabetes management. Adnan was previously Global Head of Technology at Shutterfly Inc. responsible for their products fetching $1 billion in revenues.
Afsana AkhtEr, Digital Health Entrepreneur
Afsana is passionate about building Digital Health companies that empower consumers and also improve healthcare quality and affordability. Afsana is currently the co-founder and CEO of SkinIQ – a company that uses AI and smartphone technology to help people manage their skin conditions. Prior to that, Afsana was Chief Commercial Officer of Cardinal Analytx, VP of Health Plan Strategy and Sales at Livongo Health, and VP of Sales and Marketing at Medullan. Afsana holds BS and MEng degrees in Electrical Engineering with Computer Science from MIT.