The HOMe Team

Theodore Achacoso, MD

Dr. Ted Achacoso is the founding pioneer of the clinical practice of Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe), which is the detection and correction of imbalances at the level of the metabolome. He was mentored by the founding pioneer of Anti-Aging Medicine and Nutritional Medicine, Thierry Hertoghe (Dr. Ted is double board-certified, Paris), mentored by the founding pioneer of Medical Informatics and research scientist in Artificial Intelligence, William S. Yamamoto (Washington, DC), mentored by the founding pioneer of Socially Responsible Investing and Finance (now called Impact Investing), D. Wayne Silby (Washington, DC), and mentored by the country pioneers of Interventional Neuroradiology, Neurology, and Pharmacology/Toxicology (Manila).

His representative body of work includes a book containing the first ever neural circuitry database (“connectome”) for an organism, journal articles, US patents, software, grants, and recorded interviews, webcasts, and speaking engagements in the areas of:

  1. artificial ethology, computational neuroethology (terms he coined), biomathematical modeling of nervous systems, and computability of consciousness,
  2. medical informatics, medical decision-making, connectionist systems (neural networks, now called deep learning), and expert systems,
  3. computer-assisted imaging, edge detection algorithms, and telehealth,
  4. virtual group dynamics, communication, and collaboration methods (He created the first wireless groupware),
  5. parallel, cluster, cloud, and distributed emergent computing,
  6. predictive complex adaptive system modeling of financial time series, and
  7. health optimization medicine including metabolomics, epigenetics, bioenergetics, gut microbiota, exposomics, chronobiology, and evolutionary medicine.

He is based in Washington, DC, maintains a tricontinental HOMe practice (US, Europe, Asia), and performs HOMe lecturing, mentoring, and international corporate consulting activities involving nutritional supplement formulation and the establishment of metabolomics, mitochondria, and microbiota laboratories.

Scott Sherr, MD

Scott is an internal medicine physician specializing in Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe) and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). He is the Founding Organizer of Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe)–USA and the Founder of Integrative HBOT, a website that is dedicated to the power of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. He has an online consulting practice as well as clinics in San Francisco, New York, and Oregon with affiliations across the country and the world.

It was after meeting Dr. Ted, however, that he realized that HOMe had the potential to move the needle on the health on a far larger scale. HBOT naturally fit as a powerful health optimization technology but Scott’s mission had changed. He was now focused on bringing HOMe to the USA.

Shekhar Pai, MD

Dr. Shekhar Pai is an internal medicine physician with an MS and MD from Georgetown University. He is HOMe Chief Connector and a HOMe practitioner engagement specialist. Dr. Shekhar’s quest involves connecting and uniting major influencers across all sectors globally in order to catalyze the development of a robust and sustainable system to solve the set of all problems on this pale blue dot (and beyond). Firmly establishing HOMe/HOPe and revealing Dr. Achacoso to the world are early steps of the plan ;)

Jason Prall

Jason Prall is a former mechanical engineer turned Longevity and Health Optimization Practitioner who works remotely with individuals around world to provide solutions for those suffering from complex health issues that their doctors have been unable to resolve.

Jason is also the creator and director of The Human Longevity Project, a documentary film series that uncovers the complex mechanisms of chronic disease & aging and the true nature of longevity in the modern world.

Maria Isabel Quilendrino, MD

Dr. Maria Isabel Quilendrino is a Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician from the Philippines. Dr. Isa’s interest in research and nutrition has led her to the practice of Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe) after becoming board certified in Nutritional Medicine in Belgium. She is also a candidate for Masters in Clinical Epidemiology and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, University of the Philippines – College of Medicine. As a passionate health advocate and fitness enthusiast, Dr. Isa applies a scientific and holistic approach for the health management of the children and families she serves.

Peter Quilendrino, MD

Dr. Peter Quilendrino is a General and Laparoscopic Surgeon in Manila. He is double board-certified in Nutritional and Anti-Aging Medicine in Belgium. Prior to training as a Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe) Specialist, Dr. Peter experienced first hand the benefits of this personalized, scientific approach to wellness, allowing him to detect and correct conditions associated with pre-illness. He believes that everyone can benefit from HOMe, and that an ounce of correction sure beats looking for a cure.

Paulita (Pinky) Villegas Baclig, MD

Dr Pinky Baclig is one of the pioneer practitioners of Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe) in the Philippines under the special mentorship program with Dr. Ted Achacoso. She is the President and Medical Director of Clinica Salutare Incorporated, a HOMe specialty clinic in Bonifacio Global City, Philippines. She is double-board certified in Nutritional Medicine and Anti-Aging Medicine in Belgium. She is trained in Public Health (Hawaii) and Family and Community Medicine (Philippines). Dr. Baclig is a Fellow of the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians.

Roland Pankewich

Roland Pankewich is the CEO of Health Optimization Practice (HOPe) in Canada where he also will be opening the country’s first HOPe clinic later this year. His background in clinical nutrition and functional medicine give him a wide scope of theoretical understanding on the topics of biochemistry as well as practical applications to client care. In addition to working with health-focused clients and athletes, Roland consults for health companies as an educator and content creator to support clinical practitioners all over the country while also maintaining his role as part owner/operate of RIPE nutrition, a Canadian-based organic food company.

Cenia Lucas-Acevedo, MD

Dr. Cenia Lucas-Acevedo is a fellow of the Philippine Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a senior member of the European Society of Aesthetic Gynecology. Seeking to find a balanced solution to her son’s over-all wellness brought about her immersion in Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe). Thereafter, she became board certified in Brussels in both Nutritional Medicine (Distinction) and Anti-Aging Medicine (Distinction). Moreover, she is a fellow of the Alinsod Institute for Aesthetic Vulvovaginal Surgery (USA). Dr. Lucas- Acevedo is an advocate of complete fitness as seen in her form and countenance, and considers the optimization of the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of her patients as her goals. To this end, she founded Vivacite, Center for Scientific Wellness (BGC, Taguig City, Philippines), of which she is the medical director.

Carlos Rivas, MD

“Dr. Ted, his HOMe Team USA, and his methods lifted me up out of the abyss & enlightened me both personally and professionally. Were it not for HOMe, I’d be dead. Seriously. Because of Dr. Ted & HOMe, I can confidently and humbly say I am on the path to fulfill my true potential as a human being and as a physician, and guide my clients to do the same.”

Harry Mcllroy, MD

Dr. Harry Mcllroy is an integrative in San Francisco who combines the best of Western and Eastern medicine to help people live well and feel better. He is a licensed acupuncturist with training in family medicine as well as functional medicine. Dr. Harry likes to think of himself as an “old-time, small town family doctor with a bag of tricks”. With HOMe (and SNH), his “tricks” include smart drug and phytoceutical formulations.

Sarah Achacoso

Sarah Achacoso graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Biological Sciences, emphasis in neurobiology, physiology and behavior. She has interests that are wide and varied which led her to career as a financial auditor and consultant for the past 10 years. Her growing desire to see others, as well herself, live a full and healthy life ultimately led her back “home” to her first love of science. She is the quiet girl behind the scenes working to make HOMe and HOPe an invaluable asset to your wellness!

Pauline Tokunaga

Pauline is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with extensive experience in preparing and auditing financial statements for small privately held companies, non-profit organizations, school districts, cities and banks. She also graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law with Honors. She is a sole practitioner of Tokunaga Law Firm, P.C. specializing in taxation, estate planning, and business formation. She balances her personal life as a wife and mom to three sons with her professional life following the wellness principles of eating well, sleeping well and moving well.

Neil Godbole

Neil holds a B.S in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he specialized in Computing and Human Perception. After over a decade in technology (Google, Raytheon, Amazon) and finance (Calypso, Opulent Lite), Neil switched gears and followed one of his long time passions and started his own media production and recording facility known as Airship Laboratories. Neil continues to keep a foothold in Cognitive Science by maintaining an advisory role with Vocalize.ai, a business that specializes in speech recognition testing algorithms.