Meet Our Faculty

Prof. Jacob Brainis

Canada educated Osteopathic Practitioner.

In his post graduated studies , he was trained by US educated Osteopathic Physicians.

Jacob Brainis graduated from Henan University of TCM, in China with the Bachelor degree in Medicine.

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Prof. Jacob Brainis

Ontario accredited Osteopathic Practitioner and Acupuncturist – successfully combines the healing modalities of laser therapy, osteopathy and acupuncture for the treatment of a full range of physical conditions.

Canada educated Osteopathic Practitioner.

Jacob Brainis: graduated from Henan University of TCM with a bachelor degree in medicine B.Sc.(Med), also earned the Acupuncture Points Infusion Postgraduated Certificate from Henan University of TCM, China.

In his post graduated studies, he was trained by US educated Osteopathic Physicians.

In 1972 Graduated from Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.

With a Masters Degree in Physical Education, and as a former instructor and coach in various athletic disciplines, he brings extensive knowledge to the field of holistic health. In addition, as a former athlete who participated in the World Championship of Kayaking in Bulgaria, and holds a black belt Second Dan in Karate (Okinawa style), Jacob brings invaluable insight and expertise to the area of sports-related injuries and how best to heal them.

Jacob Brainis is practicing not only in Canada, but also in many foreign countries.  In his numerous visits to China, he integrated in his practice the best of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Osteopathy.  He developed a unique approach in dealing with respiratory problems (such as flu, cold and infections) in particularly dealing with aging population, and he is focusing on Anti-Aging Medicine and Medical Wellness.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Member of Pastoral Medical Association.
  • Commission for Osteopathic Research, Practice and Promotion.
  • Ontario Federation of Osteopathic Professionals.
  • American Holistic Medical Association.
  • World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies.
  • Registered member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario.

Honors and Awards:

  • House of Commons Canada Certificate of Recognition in acknowledgement of his hard work and extensive contribution to the Traditional Chinese medicine in Toronto and abroad 2011.
  • Board Member of the Speciality Committee of Chinese Medicine Manipulations,affiliated to WFCMS.
  • President of Ontario Federation of Osteopathic Professionals.
Dr. Shawn Centers

Shawn K. Centers DO,MH,FACOP
Professor of Pediatrics & Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Chief Medical Officer, The Children’s HOPE Center, San Diego
He is the last and longest physician to work with the renown pediatric Osteopath Viola M. Frymann. Dr Centers served as the medical director, clinical director, and chair of her clinic until shortly after her death. Designated by Dr. Frymann to continue the work she started to heal the Children of the world with the promise of Osteopathy, Dr. Centers found it necessary to found the Children’s HOPE Center to expand and continue that vision unencumbered and bring that vision forward with the latest innovations in integrative approaches to pediatrics while continuing the legacy she started.

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Born with a life threatening condition, Dr. Centers experienced the challenges of the current healthcare system from an early age. Due to this extremely rare condition called Moebius Syndrome his family was told that he may never speak, never walk, never smile, or be able to attend school – his family sought out alternatives. Having seven surgeries by the age of seven years old, Dr. Centers desired a more compassionate, effective, and holistic way to treat patients than the current system. This began Dr. Centers lifelong quest to find better, compassionate, and more effective healing modalities for children. It resulted in Dr. Centers choice to become an osteopathic doctor, his focus on integrative and whole person medicine, and his commitment to finding the most effective, leading edge therapies for his patients and founding The Children’s HOPE Center…
He is an internationally known pediatrician, specializing in Integrative Medicine & Pediatrics to help heal children.
With over 23 years in practice, Dr. Centers has diverse expertise and knowledge in integrative medicine, autism,and osteopathic medicine. Dr. Centers is  a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. He has been named a “Top Pediatrician” in San Diego County, California by the International Association of Pediatricians (IAP). He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Pediatrics Council and a Lifetime member of the American Council of Pediatrics Specialists. He is a Master Herbalist and a founding diplomate of the American Board of Holistic and Integrative Medicine (ABHIM). He currently serves patients as the medical director of The Children’s HOPE Center (Holistic, Osteopathic, Pediatric, Essential Care) in San Diego, California. After earning his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Centers trained in pediatrics and served as a Pediatric Chief Resident at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. He completed his Undergraduate Clinical & Teaching Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University.
He is the Lead Author in the Pediatrics Chapter of Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine a text used at over 300 medical schools worldwide, a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and at Touro University, The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, A.T. Still University, and many  of the Osteopathic colleges in the U.S. and abroad.. Additionally, Dr. Centers is board certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Pediatrics, and is Diplomate in Pediatrics of the National Board of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr Centers has served as:
  • Chair, American Board of Integrative Pediatrics, American Association of Integrative Medicine
  • President, American Academy of Pediatric Osteopathy
  • Director of Medical Education, AutismOne
  • Pediatric Internship, St. BarnabasHospital/ NYU Cornell Medical Center, New York University
  • Medicine & General Surgery, Pediatrics, Pediatric Chief Resident, Children’s Hospital of New Jersey
  • Undergraduate Clinical & Teaching Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University
In addition to his training in conventional medicine, Dr. Centers is trained in biomedical, nutritional and botanical medicine. Dr. Centers has exceptional skill and knowledge in applying osteopathic approaches, herbal medicine, and treatments that address the whole child and developing a comprehensive health care plan. His pediatric practice encompasses both sick and well visits. He also performs routine physical, sports, and osteopathic exams for newborns, children and teenagers. Dr. Centers has extensive experience with treating children who have rare, difficult to treat, developmental and neurological disorders including children with epilepsy, cerebral palsy, learning disorders, attention deficit disorder, asthma, allergy, autism, traumatic brain injury, and rare diseases. Some equipment used during treatment: Static sound therapy equipment representing the latest innovation in neuroscience and psychoacoustic technology.
Dr. Centers is most noted for his development of innovative osteopathic and integrative medical techniques in children with complex medical problems, especially children with autism. He was one of the first certified Defeat Autism Now doctors. He studied herbal medicine under John R. Christopher. He has extensively studied the techniques of John Grinder, Richard Bandler, and Thad Everet James. Centers utilizes the Time Line Therapy techniques developed by Tad James, PhD. Dr. Centers is also a Master Trainer of Neurolinquistic Programming and Time Therapy and was certified by Tad James.
Mrs. Natalia Sattarova

Natalia is a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Registered Acupuncturist and Osteopathic Practitioner.

Education In 1989 Natalia Sattarova graduated from Grodno State Medical Institute (Belarus) as a Medical Doctor. Upon arriving to Canada, her medical background and passion for providing health care lead her to enter the field of alternative medicine. Canada educated Osteopathic Practitioner. She graduated from the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in acupuncture and osteopathy.

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Mrs. Natalia Sattarova

A Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Registered Acupuncturist and Osteopathic Practitioner.

Education In 1989 Natalia Sattarova graduated from Grodno State Medical Institute (Belarus) as a Medical Doctor. Upon arriving to Canada, her medical background and passion for providing health care lead her to enter the field of alternative medicine. Canada educated Osteopathic Practitioner. She graduated from the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in acupuncture and osteopathy.

She successfully uses Cranio -Sacral therapy in all neurological diseases

Professional Affiliations:

American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

Registered member of the Ontario Federation of Osteopathic Professionals

Registered member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario

Natalia Sattarova’s Philosophy: Mrs. Sattarova emphasizes the importance of using personalised treatment plans in targeting each individual’s unique problem-areas and uses the following approach in her practice:

Past experiences: Natalia Sattarova practiced as a medical doctor in former Soviet Union, Germany, Finland and Israel. After immigrating to Canada, Natalia Sattarova expanded her skills and knowledge in field of alternative medicine, she is  focusing on Anti-Aging Medicine and Medical Wellness which complimented her previous experiences as a medical doctor. Her professionalism is highly respected.

Initial assessment consists of a thorough clinical analysis of medical history, life style and nutrition, signs and symptoms

  • Provides immediate relief (if pain and discomfort is present)
  • Generates a personalized detoxification program
  • Develops a personalized regeneration program
  • Creates a personalized maintenance and prevention program.
Nolan WIlson, B.Sc.H Life Sciences, M.Sc. Anatomical Sciences

Nolan Wilson completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Life Sciences in 2011 and a Master’s of Science in Anatomical Sciences in 2012, both at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

His Bachelor’s degree focuses on many areas of Life Sciences including neuroscience, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and pharmacology.

His Master’s focused on teaching in the anatomical sciences and research on spinal cord motor neurons and their control of the upper limb.

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Nolan Wilson

B.Sc.H Life Sciences, M.Sc. Anatomical Sciences

Education

Nolan Wilson completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Life Sciences in 2011 and a Master’s of Science in Anatomical Sciences in 2012, both at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. His Bachelor’s degree focuses on many areas of Life Sciences including neuroscience, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and pharmacology. His Master’s focused on teaching in the anatomical sciences and research on spinal cord motor neurons and their control of the upper limb.

Specialization

Nolan has extensive training and experience in the teaching of anatomy and related medical fields. He has prepared and presented many lectures at Queen’s University for both graduate and undergraduate students and currently teaches courses in the biomedical department of the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. His specific areas of teaching include neuroanatomy, gross anatomy and pathophysiology.

Personal Philosophy

Years of teaching at Queen’s University and the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese have taught me what it takes to be an effective teacher and how to best motivate and inspire students. Various workshops in areas such as active learning as well as learning and memory have also prepared me to approach teaching in a way that will best suit my students and their individual needs. My goal is to teach in a way that caters to students with varied educational backgrounds and with different learning styles. I aim to present learning material clearly and in an interactive fashion that allows students to think critically and develop their own interests in any subject matter.