Our Core Team
Reuben Gobezie, MD
CEO & Co-Founder
A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Reuben Gobezie, MD, serves as the Founder and Director of the Cleveland 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, 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, 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.
Ben Galin, DPT
Director of Strategy
Focusing on PT Genie’s overarching business strategy, Ben Galin 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 ten years of experience with Physical Therapy and Healthcare, he applies his collective knowledge to help PT Genie serve the community best.
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, MD
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.
As a creative, digital marketing professional, Christie strategizes, organizes, and implements optimal tactics that help PT Genie to connect with their community. Her passion for helping others motivates an endless desire to build upon goals, discover, learn, and be better than the day before.
Christie focuses on growing department unity with evident messaging, branding, and value-based assets. With organization, clear communication, and full project management, she helps make the goals of PT Genie a reality.
Human Resources Recruitment Manager
Holly brings a bright light to PT Genie, helping find the top talent in Central Florida and beyond. Her organization, ambition, and compassion connect team members, department managers, and executive leadership in unity towards clear goals.
Focusing on full development and implementation of recruitment processes and strategies, Holly works to optimize employee onboarding and offboarding. She continues to ensure that all team members have the information, tools, and support they need to succeed professionally.