TMS and You

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Modesto: (209) 253-1700

Palo Alto: (650) 518-7555

Los Gatos: (408) 740-3100

Berkeley: (510) 463-3310

Our Team

Dr. Michael Bass, M.D.
Medical Director

Dr. Bass is a Board Certified Clinical Electroencephalographer and Neurologist with over 30 years of experience as a diagnostician.  He has developed expertise in technologies outside EEG, notably performing and interpreting electromyography; nerve conduction studies; carotid arteriography; and Doppler/ultrasound studies of cervical, cranial, and peripheral blood vessels.  He has had training in Quantitative EEG (QEEG).

He is a graduate of University of Arkansas School of Medicine and is a member of The Association of California Neurologists and the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society.

 In addition to years of in-patient and out-patient neurology practice, Dr. Bass’s experience includes running a state hospital ward for chronic mental problems including developmental disorders, as well as running the medical care for the Alameda County Santa Rita Rehabilitation Center. He has done years of Orthopedic Disability exams in addition to neurological ones. He participated in research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.


Dr. Andrew Krompier, M.D.

verified by Psychology Today Dr. Krompier is Board Certified in Psychiatry/Neurology. He completed his MD degree at Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY in 1971. He trained in psychiatry at UCSF/Fresno Mental Health, finishing as chief resident in 1980. Dr. Krompier served as Chief of Psychiatry at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Livermore until 1984 at which time he began private practice in San Ramon. He brings to psychiatry an extensive medical/surgical training at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and having served as an emergency room physician. In addition to being an expert in psychopharmacology, Dr. Krompier has had extensive psychoanalytic training at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Krompier has always promoted the latest advances in psychiatric treatment and he's very enthusiastic about what TMS has to offer at the Brain Wellness Center.


Meyer Proler, M.D.

Meyer ProlerMeyer Proler, M.D. is a graduate of Baylor University, College of Medicine, and is certified by the American EEG Society Board of Qualifications, as well as the American Board of Electroencephalography with special competence in quantified EEG. He has been a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Baylor University for over 14 years. He has had numerous scientific papers on neurology published. Dr. Proler is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Clinical Neurophysiology and American Academy of Neurology among others. He is president of MedDataLink and Statlink which processes hundreds of EEGs for doctors and hospitals in the United Stated and other parts of the world each month. He is also a shareholder and principal at Brain Science International.


Gregory Alter, Ph.D., ABPP, BCN, BCB (PSY7422)

Gregory Alter, Ph.D. is a California-licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist. He is board certified in clinical health psychology and in general biofeedback and neurofeedback. He has over 30 years of experience in the use of biofeedback to enhance attention and performance, as well as integrating diverse approaches from both biofeedback and the psychology of health and well-being. In addition, Dr. Alter offers educational assessments and psychotherapy. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Register of Healthcare Providers in Psychology and the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Alter is also a managing director of NeuroAdvantage, LLC, founded in 2004 and specializing in the clinical integration of light and sound neuromodulation, neurofeedback and biofeedback. He has also worked with the Attention & Achievement Center for over 10 years, providing clinical supervision and training in psychophysiology. He is an interpretative diagnostician for BSI.


Jay Gunkelman, QEEGD

Jay GunkelmanJay Gunkelman, QEEG Diplomate, is recognized as one of the top leaders in the field of EEG and QEEG, and has processed over 500,000 EEGs since 1972. He has served as president of The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, as well as a board member and treasurer of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and is a past-president of the Biofeedback Society of California. Jay was the first EEG technologist to be certified in QEEG (1996) and was granted Diplomate status in 2002. He has conducted, published or participated in hundreds of research papers, articles, books and meetings internationally. He continues to lecture on EEG/QEEG at neuroscience meetings worldwide. He has co-authored the textbook on EEG artifacting (2001). Jay remains busy with current projects and publications related to his seminal paper on EEG endophenotypes (2005, Clinical Electroencephalography). He is co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Brain Science International and is a popular lecturer worldwide on the topic of QEEG and phenotype identification of neurological disorders.


Juri Kropotov, Ph.D.

Juri KropotovJuri Kropotov, Ph.D. has earned three doctorates: in theoretical physics, in philosophy and in neurophysiology. From 1970 to 1990, he practiced at the psychiatric clinics of the Institute of Experimental Medicine and Institute of the Human Brain at the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg. His work with psychiatric patients included electrode implantation for neurological research, evaluation, diagnosis and therapy. For this research, in 1985 he was awarded the country's highest scientific award -- the USSR State Prize. His scientific interests are now focused on quantitative EEG and normative data bases, event-related potentials (ERPs), neurotherapy (neurofeedback, tDCS, DBS), QEEG/ERP markers of psychiatric and neurological disorders. In 2009, his book, entitled Quantitative EEG: Event-Related Potentials and Neurotherapy was published. Upon publication, he received the award for the year's most significant publication in the field of neurofeedback from the Foundation for Neurofeedback and Applied Neuroscience. In 2009, he was also awarded the Copernicus Prize, an award presented by the Polish Neuropsychological Society. Dr. Kropotov has published more than 200 papers and authored 9 books. He is currently the Laboratory Director at the Institute of the Human Brain at the Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg) and a professor at the Institute of Psychology at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology (Trondheim).


Kimberly Bell, M.D.

Kimberly Bell, M.D. is BCIA-certified in Neurofeedback and board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She received her M.D. from the Unversity of California San Francisco and served her internship and residency in Psychiatry at Stanford University. She has experience treating a wide variety of disorders, including: anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar spectrum disorders, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, PTSD, and impulse control disorders, for both adults and adolescents. From 2000 to the present, she has served as an adjunct clinical instructor at the Stanford University Medical Center, providing training and supervision for residents in the Stanford Women's Wellness Clinic, Individual Psychotherapy Clinic, and through the Well-Being Committee. From 1998 to 2003, she worked with social workers and case managers to provide intensive psychiatric care for patients with severe mental illness, as well as provided ongoing medication management for elderly patients in an assisted living facility.


Bradley J. Engwall, MD

Dr. Bradley Engwall is a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist in Berkeley, California. He received his medical degree from University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He completed his residency and Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco. He is board certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has been recipient of many award including Outstanding Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Daniel X. Freedman Award in Psychiatry at the University of Chicago.  He offers integrative/functional medicine and including the use of biomarkers found through EEG and genetic testing to find treatments (supplements/medications and therapies) that may be best suited to an individuals unique values and physiology including TMS, tDCS, and Neurofeedback.


Ali Hashemian, Ph.D.

Ali HashemianAli Hashemian is the co-founder and CEO of Brain Science International and Executive director of Mind Builders Institute which operates a clinic in   the greater San Francisco - San Jose metropolitan areas. Under his supervision,  the Center has provided diagnostic evaluations, QEEG recording and interpretation and  non-medication based interventions including neurofeedback (EEG neurofeedback),  Auditory Integration Training, Sensory Integration training and coaching to thousands of  clients over the past decade. He has completed the Hearing Conservation Certification  program at Portland State University and also has completed the Professional Program in  Neuropsychological Assessment from the University of California at Berkeley. He has  received several hundred hours of continuing education and training in child and adolescent  psychiatric disorders from Harvard Medical School, and has completed the intensive course  in Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation at Harvard. He is a Certified Berard  Practitioner, as well as a Certified Solisten (by Tomatis) System provider and an Associate  of the International Association of Registered Certified Tomatis Consultants. He is  President of California Biofeedback Society and a member of board of directors of ISNR  Foundation and Chairman of SABA (Society for Advancement of Brain Analysis). Dr.  Hashemian is a frequent lecture of Auditory Integration Training, qEEG Brain Mapping and  Neurofeedback.