In the first hour, we are joined by Dr. David Gale and Dr. Nok Keomahathai of Alliance Spine and Pain Centers to discuss lower back pain physician care.
In the second hour, Meisa Salaita, co-founder and co-executive of Science ATL, joins us to discuss the new virtual Race Through Space – Galaxy Edition 5k app, a new STEM Professional School Partnership program, and exciting partnerships with Science for Georgia, Horizon Theater, the Piedmont Park Conservancy and more!
Dr. David Gale, Alliance Spine and Pain Centers
Ohio State University M.D. 1991
Wilford Hall Medical Center Residency
University of Texas, San Antonio
Board Certified in Anesthesiology
Board Certified in Pain Medicine
ABA subspecialty certificate in pain management
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists
Georgia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (President)
International Spine Intervention Society
North American Spine Society
Named an Atlanta “Top Doc” by Atlanta Magazine and healthcare research firm Castle Connelly since 2016
Dr. Nok Keomahathai, Alliance Spine and Pain Centers
Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency and Internship – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine, Fellowship Trained in Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and Fellowship
Trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine – Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Certifications and Licenses
Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Board Certified in Pain Medicine (Diplomate and Subspecialty)
Special Skills and Interests
Active in local community service, youth athletics, and leadership initiatives
Meisa Salaita, Science ATL
Meisa Salaita, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Science ATL returns to the Weekly Check-Up Sunday, October 4, to discuss the new virtual Race Through Space – Galaxy Edition 5k app, a new STEM Professional School Partnership program, and exciting partnerships with Science for Georgia, Horizon Theater, the Piedmont Park Conservancy and more! The weekly radio show covers a broad variety of health and wellness topics, from healthcare policy to fitness tips, through remote and in-studio interviews. Listeners frequently call into the show with questions for guests and show host, Dr. Bruce Feinberg.
Meisa has made it her mission to help others see and appreciate the beauty of science by making it a part of everyday cultural experiences. Through her work founding and directing the Atlanta Science Festival, she spends her days convincing everyone else to fall in love with science as well. To that end, Meisa also writes, has produced radio stories, and hosted TV shows — all in the name of science. In addition to her work with the Festival, Meisa is a producer for The Story Collider, a science storytelling podcast. Meisa has a Ph.D. in chemistry from Northwestern, and was recently named by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of 20 Women Who Mean Business in Atlanta.
Science ATL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing people together through the wonder of science. The mission began in 2014 with the Atlanta Science Festival, co-founded by Emory University, Georgia Tech, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. This annual two-week event, presented by Delta Air Lines, has brought science programming to more than 200,000 people in metro Atlanta. Additional Science ATL initiatives and events increase public interest in and appreciation of science in Atlanta with easy access points to science, technology, engineering, and math throughout the year.