Who We Are

iSynchrony’s highly trained and compassionate staff provides individualized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (iTMS) treatment for children and adults who suffer from neurological and psychiatric conditions.

Robert D. Silvetz, M.D.

Dr. Silvetz’s interest in Individualized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a natural outgrowth of his long interest and accomplished career in both technology and healthcare. Graduating from Boston University in 1989 with a Doctor of Medicine degree and a B.A. in both Computer Science and Medical Sciences, he spent the next several years developing and implementing medical software for large healthcare systems.

In the mid-1990’s, Dr. Silvetz served as the Chief Software Specialist for , as a member of Senior Staff, international technology contractor, SAIC, leading complex systems integration projects for healthcare providers such as Kaiser Permanente. In 1999, he founded Clinical Care Connexions in Washington, D.C. where he developed the first version of Care Call and CareCall Creator, tools that help to automate patient follow-up and monitoring.

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In 2002, Dr. Silvetz began focusing more on medical sciences, moving to San Diego to help establish a novel cancer treatment as the Chief Medical Officer of Theraphesis, Inc., that showed great effectiveness on solid tumors. Over the next ten years, he worked as an Independent Medical and I.T. Consultant specializing in project management, sales support, economic utility, end-user redesign and evaluation of medical devices.

 

In 2012, he became the Chief Science Officer and Physician Liaison at Newport Brain Research Laboratory, where individualized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation was first shown to effectively treat symptoms related to autism, stroke PTSD, depressions, anxiety, and stroke-induced dementia. At the Brain Treatment Center, Dr. Silvetz provided Practice of Medicine support to six client clinics worldwide and provided research and development directly to the protocol in mathematics and thermodynamics.

Dr. Silvetz has continued to contribute to cancer research with his invention of the BioPACK , a microfluidic immunotherapy device for cancer treatment, and the Protected Immunologic Space (patent awarded), another immunotherapy device to help cancer patients.

Returning to the Washington, DC area in 2016, Dr. Silvetz and his wife, Lorraine Silvetz, and partners, launched iSynchrony Clinics, where he is Director.

Lorraine Silvetz, MSW

Lorraine Silvetz nee Cancro is a Psychotherapist with a Master’s Degree of Social Work from New York University (4.0 GPA), specializing in the treatment of returning veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). She has also worked with patients impacted by anxiety, depression, substance abuse and autism.

Lorraine collaborated with scientists in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at NYU Langone Medical Center in research and treatment related to TBI and PTS impacting military members and their families. She also served as Director of Development with the International Brain Research Foundation between 2006-2007. She then served as Mental Health Editor between 2007-2012, launching several series for Exceptional Parent (EP) Magazine, a 40-year-old award-winning disability magazine. Series topics included returning veterans who suffer from PTS and TBI, as well as chronic pain. She also addressed military family members who suffered from depression, anxiety and autism. Her work with veterans inspired her to found the Global Stress Initiative (GSI) in 2010.

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GSI is a program under the auspices of the International Committee Against Mental Illness (ICAMI), the longest standing 501c3 in the field of mental health, which is led by Medical Director, Robert Cancro, MD, Chairman Emeritus of NYU Department of Psychiatry. GSI spearheads further research and treatment for returning military members and their families who are survivors of trauma. GSI promotes alternative treatment for the alleviation of stress including its ultimate treatment, individualized transcranial magnetic stimulation (ITMS). GSI launched a series of awareness raisers since 2008 to educate the public on these non-invasive techniques, including cranial stimulation by Fisher Wallace Labs, Transcendental Meditation (TM) taught by the David Lynch Foundation and iSynchrony’s iTMS. Cancro-Silvetz received a Congressional Award in 2013 for her “exemplary service in advocacy and treatment of veterans and their families.”

Earning a film degree from NYU Tisch School of the Arts helped contribute to a creative approach to advocacy in the world of mental health. In 2010, she created a partnership between GSI and the acclaimed Hollywood director David Lynch’s Foundation for advocacy and helped introduce their stress initiative to the United Nations and several medical institutions in New York. Lorraine and her husband, Robert Silvetz, MD, moved to the Washington, DC area to launch their clinic, iSynchrony, with partners, where she serves as Director.

Manjit R. Bajwa, M.D.

Dr. Bajwa is an anesthesiologist and holistic health practitioner who was began her medical career following the receipt of her M.B.B.S. at Punjab University in India, where she was class valedictorian, in 1961 and 1963. From 1969-1971, she was a University Fellow at The John Hopkins University Medical School, following a one-year residency in in pediatrics at Rajindra Hospital and a one-year internship at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD.

Dr. Bajwa was Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in April 1974 and in Pain Management in 1991, and she has since worked at Sibley Hospital in Washington, DC, Prince William Hospital in Virginia and at Baltimore City Hospital. She worked at Inova Hospital in Arlington, Virginia for sixteen years until 1989.

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In 1995, Dr. Bajwa shifted to holistic medicine, joining the Integrative Medical Center, which she acquired in 2003, changing the name to Comprehensive Medical Center. She continues to own the clinic, focusing 75% of her practice to holistic treatments, e.g, heavy metal detoxification, nutrition for cancer patients, bio-identical hormone, natural treatments for thyroid conditions and adrenal fatigue and hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatment. She also treats and manages diabetes and other chronic diseases with diet. She also successfully treats cardiac disease with nutrition and chelation.

She has been a member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) since 1995, and is a former member of the Virginia Medical Society and the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Sasha Hazlett, LCSW-C

Sasha Hazlett has been in private practice in the Baltimore area for 20 years, specializing in the treatment of clients with anxiety and depressive disorders. Ms. Hazlett has worked in close conjunction with schools and hospitals, and has been a participating member of the Pro Bono Counseling Center for many years where she has been awarded certificates of appreciation for her contributions to the community.

Sasha Hazlett, a native New Yorker, transplanted to Washington, D.C. to pursue her education in psychology. She received her Bachelor’s degree from American University and her Master’s from Catholic University. She also attended George Washington University and the Washington School of Psychiatry. Ms. Hazlett began her career working in community mental health: serving on a suicide hotline; assisting deinstitutionalized schizophrenics; and creating community outreach groups. She later worked for the Montgomery County Department of Social Services and Fairfax Hospital.

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Her first work in the private sector was with her late husband Stuart Culbertson Ph.D. , a full Professor of Psychology at American University and Georgetown University. Their co-partnered practice was in Georgetown where she specialized in treating the GLB community and was the first in the area to offer couples’ counseling to its members.

Ms. Hazlett moved to Chicago with her second husband, Richard Hazlett Ph.D., and worked for the Juvenile Protective Agency. There, in addition to treating families torn apart by abuse, she worked with local elementary schools to provide early detection for patterns of sexual and physical abuse and neglect. She worked closely with the judicial system’s guardian ad litem representing the silent child.

Prior to coming back to the DC area, the Hazletts worked at the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital. There, Ms. Hazlett was on staff in the pediatric pulmonary unit working with families of children with severe respiratory diseases.