Prof. Keith L Black, M.D.
BDMS Wellness Clinic Executive Advisor l Brain Wellness Clinic
Dr. Keith L. Black is a renowned neurosurgeon and scientist in Los Angeles. He received his medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Keith L. Black is the chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and the director of the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Black also holds the Ruth and Lawrence Harvey Chair in Neurosciences and is a professor of neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. At age seventeen, he published his first scientific paper, which earned the Westinghouse Science Award. He earned both his undergraduate and medical degrees in six years. He completed his internship in general surgery and residency in neurological surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor.
Dr. Black has pioneered research on designing ways to open the blood-brain barrier, enabling chemotherapeutic drugs to be delivered directly into the tumor. His other ground-breaking research includes developing a vaccine to enhance the body’s immune response to brain tumors, using gene arrays to develop molecular profiles of tumors, employing optical technology for brain mapping. He has also made use of precisely targeted microwave radiation to kill cancer cells, a computer-driven technology that may someday be performed remotely, without requiring the physical presence of the surgeon in the operating room. His work had drawn national attention. He was profiled on the public television series The New Explorers, the magazine Esquire included him on its list of “The 21 Most Important People of the 21st Century,” and TIME magazine featured him on the cover of a 1997 special edition, “Heroes of Medicine.” His autobiography, Brain Surgeon, was published in 2009.
Prof. Jirí Dvorák, M.D.
BDMS Wellness Clinic Executive Advisor | Musculoskeletal and Rehabilitation Clinic
Senior Consultant in Neurology and Research at the Spine Center, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, where he previously served as Chairman for 35 years. A Professor of Neurology at the University of Zurich, former Chief Medical Officer at FIFA, and a Consultant at BDMS Wellness Clinic, Bangkok. Prof. Dr. Jirí Dvorák is a Senior Advisor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, a previous Deputy Editor of SPINE, and is widely published with 462 original articles. His immense contributions to spine research on clinical biomechanics and to sports medicine on injury prevention have resulted in numerous awards. His current research activities are focused on prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases, and he is also developing a national-level Lifestyle Medicine Diploma for Thailand. An Honorary Member of EUROSPINE, which he co-founded in 1990, also at the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine, and the Czech Medical Academy.
Dr. Tanupol Virunhagarun, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer - BDMS Wellness Clinic
Dr. Tanupol is the CEO of BDMS Wellness Clinic, Bangkok, the preventive medical clinic of Bangkok Dusit Medical Services, one of the global top five healthcare providers. He is President of the Bangkok Association of Regenerative Health and The Study of Obesity, and an active advocate of lifestyle medicine. Widely known as Dr. Amp, he is a popular social media influencer with his educational Dr. Amp Team channel amassing 45 million views and 750,000 followers. With his goal to spread knowledge about different health topics to the Thai public, Dr. Tanupol has also authored numerous successful Thai-language books including: Eat Well, Live Long; 100 Years of Great Health; Secrets of Longevity and Anti-Aging; and Power of Sleep, Power of Health. He is becoming more active within the education sector and is a Member of the Editorial Board for the peer-reviewed Bangkok Medical Journal.
William E. Heinecke
Chairman of Minor International Plc.
One of the best known expatriates in Southeast Asia, Bill Heinecke is the driving force behind the leading global brands under the Minor Group umbrella. His visionary spirit, unwavering commitment and hands-on management style are the cornerstones of his unparalleled successes, which are deeply rooted in Thailand. Bill created his very first company here at the young age of 17. Today, Minor International (MINT) owns and operates a diversity companies, focused on three primary business sectors: restaurants, hotels and lifestyle retail brands. MINT operates over 2,200 restaurants, over 400 retail trading outlets, and over 535 hotels across 55 countries.