Baron graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned both his BS in Rehabilitation Science in 2016 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2019. During his time at the University of Pittsburgh, Baron gained experience working in a variety of physical therapy settings including inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, neurological/concussion, orthopedic, and workers compensation clinics. He also worked as a researcher at the Human Engineering Resource Labs to improve international wheelchair standards and provisions.
As a homegrown Bergen County native from Hillsdale, NJ, Baron is proud to join Maywood and Emerson PT to serve the community he grew up in. Baron believes each patient should be treated as a unique individual in order to optimize their physical performance, and in turn, their quality of life. Baron looks to build upon his expertise with continuing education courses on manual therapy, TMJ treatment, vestibular rehabilitation, and postural restoration. In his free time, Baron enjoys playing the guitar, working out, playing sports, and traveling.
Dr. Prakash Ramani completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers State University of New Jersey. He graduated The Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science & Sport Studies with a minor in Nutrition. Thereafter, he attended New York Chiropractic College, where he graduated and received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. Dr. Ramani is a board certified chiropractic physician credentialed by the National Board of Chiropractic Physicians, and holds a New Jersey & New York chiropractic license.
Dr. Ramani is passionate about providing both patient-centered and relationship-centered care within a fully integrated healthcare system in an effort to help patients achieve optimal recovery and increased productivity. He has strong interests in soft tissue rehabilitation and believes in treating the whole person; not just the symptom and customizing treatment plans based on individual patient needs.
During his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors, paintballing, cycling, volunteering at Clifton Friends of the Shelter, and spending time with his friends and family.
Clifford graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science where he developed a strong interest in exercise physiology and rehabilitation. He then went on to earn a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ in 2017. Throughout his clinical rotations, Clifford had the opportunity to deliver specialized care to a wide patient base seeking Physical Therapy for athletic injuries, neurological impairments, post-operative care, lower limb amputations and cardiopulmonary conditions.
As an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer, Clifford joins Maywood PT with a philosophy that fuses rehabilitation and fitness, and a focus on improving quality of life. Clifford plans on furthering his education and skills through various manual therapy and orthopedic based courses and certifications. During his free time, he enjoys running, playing music, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Brett Hodshon is a chiropractic physician who received his Bachelors of Science from Rutgers University in 2013 and his doctorate of chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College in 2017. Dr. Brett found his passion for chiropractic after sustaining a sports injury in high school and was successfully treated with chiropractic care. The care he received got him back on the ice and allowed him to continue his career playing 4 years of division one club ice hockey at Rutgers. Dr. Brett is an evidence based practitioner who addresses the patients needs and focuses on proper body mechanics to help patients get out of pain and stay out of pain. In his free time you can find Dr. Brett on the golf course, Fishing on his kayak, or spending time in the great outdoors.
Ira graduated at Healthcare Training Institute in Union for medical billing and coding. He is also certified from the National Healthcare Association. He enjoys going to the gym and watching movies.
Jungyup Song is a NJ, NY, and CA licensed acupuncturist and holds a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine from National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He graduated the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, in New York, with a degree of Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM). Dr. Song earned the degree of Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(DAOM) with a specialty in pain management from South Baylo University in Los Angeles, where he learned advanced acupuncture skills. He developed advanced knowledge of patient assessment and diagnosis while learning and studying clinical researches, clinical supervision, teaching, and collaborating with other healthcare providers. He focuses on Evidence-based medicine (EBM) for better quality of acupuncture service and holistic approach.
Keilie Lopez is currently studying at Passaic Community College working towards her Associates Degree in Nursing. She has previous experience in patient administration from her years of working in medical offices. Keilie hopes to further on with her education and one day become a nurse practitioner. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Front Desk Manager
My name is Elsa and I recently joined the Maywood PT family in March 2019. I have many years of office administration experience and enjoy working with people. I spend my free time hanging out with my family and friends.