Our Core Team

Reuben Gobezie

Reuben Gobezie, MD

CEO & Co-Founder

A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Reuben Gobezie, MD, serves as the Founder and Director of the Gobezie Shoulder Institute and Regen Orthopedics. His innovative techniques within advanced arthroscopic surgery, open surgeries, and scientifically proven post-op care rank him as one of the top 25 Orthopedic Surgeons in the US. As a specialist in shoulder care, Dr. Gobezie has received the NEER Award, was elected into the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons society, and frequently lectures for students and professionals.

Patient care and satisfaction lead his motivation to develop the critical components of PT Genie. Passionate for community and quality of life, Dr. Gobezie seeks to help colleagues improve their long-term relationships with patients, physical therapists’ interactions and personalizations for at-home care, and ultimately patient success.

As a husband, father, surgeon, and business owner, Dr. Gobezie brings a personal touch to all he does.

Laurence Higgins

Laurence Higgins, MD, MBA

President & Co-Founder

Laurence Higgins, MD, consistently strives to uncover new methods to benefit his patients and raise cost-effectiveness for providing practices. His methodologies created the firm foundation of PT Genie, which serves to promote practitioner-patient relationships.

An interest in Outcomes Research influences many fields, ranging from women’s health, sports medicine, shoulder specializations, and peer-reviewed publications to revolutionize patient care possibilities.

Additionally, Dr. Higgens serves as Vice President of Strategic Development for Arthrex, the Head of Sports Medicine for the Duke Blue Devils basketball team, and founded the Surgical Center for Outcomes Research at Duke University.

Tim Hedke

Tim Hedke, MBA

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operations Officer

Providing a unique and valuable perspective to PT Genie, Tim Hedke ensures operational and business needs are aligned and within financial boundaries.

Striving to maximize opportunities and stakeholder return, Tim brings unity to team members and departments throughout the company. He shows investment with Technology, Customer Success, Sales, and Marketing with a central focus on client success and business success.

With a B.S. degree in Accounting from UCF and a Master’s in Business Administration from one of the top 50 MBA Programs countrywide Crummer School of Business at Rollins College, he utilizes data-driven tactics and strategies to propel PT Genie forward.
Ben Galin

Ben Galin, DPT

Vice President of Strategy

Focusing on PT Genie’s overarching business strategy, Ben helps oversee company and product direction.  Ben also works with partnerships through various healthcare providers and associations.

By bringing focus to all business areas, Ben helps the company continuously align with the ever-changing environment. Dr. Galin’s expertise ensures the mission of PT Genie reflects through the products design, functions, and exposure.

With more than 20 years of experience with Physical Therapy and Healthcare, more than 10 years of product strategy and product oversight with healthcare software and technology, he applies his collective knowledge to help PT Genie serve the community best.

Patrick Denard, MD

Patrick Denard, MD

Director of Research

Dr. Denard serves as the Director of Research for PT Genie. Considered one of the top 20 shoulder surgeons in the U.S. and the most widely published specialist in Oregon, Dr. Denard’s passion for health and science drives the ongoing development and practical function of PT Genie.

Focused on patient outcomes, he utilizes proven results to grow our ever-expanding library of care content. By researching, evaluating, and addressing essential patient, therapist, and surgeon pain points, Dr. Denard keeps PT Genie on the cutting edge of Medical Health Technology.

Yousef Shishani

Yousef Shishani, MD

Clinical Director

Yousef Shishani, MD, focuses on the science behind enhancing patient care to PT Genie. His work has significantly impacted research through his peer-reviewed articles, investigative practice, and international presentations of his projects. 

Working alongside Dr. Gobezie for over ten years, Yousef’s commitment to providing the best care plans for practices and patients stands strong.

Dr. Shishani supervises patient and clinical care activities, including monitoring provider services and coordinating clinical and physical therapy teams. He strives to revolutionize remote patient monitoring possibilities and its relation to the patients’ overall satisfaction.