OUR MEDICAL TEAM
The Center for Communication Disorders’ Clinical Department is comprised of highly-skilled, award-winning professionals who specialize in a wide range of Speech, Language & Communication Science Disorders.
APEX’s Advisory Board consists of esteemed medical professionals specializing in various medical disciplines. This makes APEX the leading innovator in computerized communication disorders.
For over 16 years, Mr. Sarfati has served as a Board Certified Speech Language Pathologist. Mr. Sarfati is the developer of the patented APEX SpeechCare System and APEX Telemedicine Remote Rehabilitation System. Each system consists of cutting-edge treatment protocols for Speech, Language & Communication Disorders. In addition, Mr. Sarfati possesses extensive field experience in both private practice and in a variety of hospital settings.
INDEX OF INVENTIONS
APEX SpeechCare System I:
Patented treatment developed exclusively towards treating patients who suffer from Stuttering, Cluttering, Apraxia, Dysarthria, Articulation, and other Motor Speech and fluency Disorders.
APEX SpeechCare System II:
A patent pending treatment applying “Mirror-Neurons” stimulation for patients with: Autism, Aphasia, Expressive Retention, Functional Coordination, Memory Restoration, Cognitive Dysfunction, and Comprehension.
Telemedicine. APEX Remote SpeechCare Rehabilitation System III:
A patent pending rehabilitation treatment protocols combining Audio/Visual/ Interactive formats aimed at treating patients afflicted with congenital and acquired Speech, Language, Cognitive Dysfunction, Memory Loss and other Communication Disorders.
The Articulatory-Laringo-Lab (ALL) Systems IV:
This clinical equipment consists of a variety of patented hardware, software and codes exclusively developed for acute speech-language disorders such as Stuttering. The systems are constantly updated and adapted according to the latest scientific and medical research. The ongoing integration of the latest technological inventions and scientific breakthrough makes the A.L.L. the gold standard for communication science disorders applications.
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION & CERTIFIED SPECIALTIES
Harvard Medical School CME
-Cognitive Neurology (Communication Disorders)
-Anxiety Disorders for Pre-Teens - Adolescents - Adults
-Neurology of Behavior (Communication Disorders)
-Alzheimer’s Diagnosis & Management (Communication Disorders)
-Parkinson’s Diagnosis & Management (Communication Disorders)
-Epilepsy Diagnosis & Management (Speech, Cognitive Disorders)
-Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (Communication Disorders)
Mr. Sarfati is certified to provide the following specialty services:
-LSVT Speech Restoration for Neurodegenerative Disorders (Parkinson’s)
-Vitalstim Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation (Dysphagia-Swallowing) -Modified Barium Swallowing Study Diagnostics
-Motor Speech Disorders: Articulation -Phonation -Resonance -Prosody -Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorders). Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
-Dyslexia, Apraxia, Dysarthria
-Fluency Disorders. Stuttering, Speech Delay
-Dementia, Cognitive Dysfunctions, Memory Loss
Mr. Sarfati is currently licensed to practice in Florida, New York, Georgia, New Jersey, and Virginia.
PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATIONS, AFFILIATIONS, & AWARDS
Mr. Sarfati is a member of American Speech-Language & Hearing Association (ASHA), Young Presidents Club of Mount Sinai Medical Center, International Fluency Association, National Stuttering Association (Founding President of Hallandale Chapter Support Group), and has served as an Expert Panel Member of the International Stuttering Association from 2013 to 2014. Over the past decade, Mr. Sarfati has received multiple ACE Awards from ASHA for “Continuing Professional Education Beyond an Academic Degree” for the years: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
Mr. Sarfati was the Director of the program provided by APEX Systems to the Florida Department of Education “No Child Left Behind” from 2008 to 2012, earning the service designation: “Excellent”
MAURICE TZORFATI CEO & Founder
In 1995, he founded APEX Systems Inc., a healthcare company that specializes in research and development of rehabilitative treatment protocols, and clinical equipment, for neurogenic speech-language and communication disorders based on neuroscience technologies.
Maurice Tzorfati has over 45 years in international business experience at the executive level, 20 of which in the medical field. Amongst others, he held the position of Commercial Manager, and Operations Manager, for Alitalia, in Israel, Italy, India, and Hong-Kong; Director of International Finance at Turan Bank in Luxemburg; Member of the Board of Directors of C.A.L. Airline, Israel; President and Director of Corporate Development of Eurotrust Ltd in Moscow, Paris, and London. Mr. Tzorfati holds an MBA in Economics and Business Management from the University of Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Apex cooperate closely with a team of highly-experienced doctors specializing in relevant disciplines of medicine, and are relied upon when updating our systems, in light of newly discovered research or significant medical breakthroughs.
Our Advisory Board consists of a Neuroscientist, Cardiovascular Surgeon, Internist, and General Practitioner who focuses on quality control & provider administration. Our Board Member are active in our processes of delivery of computerized rehabilitation treatment protocols.
DAVID L. GALBUT, M.D.
Dr. Galbut has been practicing for over 40 years and specializes in Cardio-vascular and Thoracic Surgery. Currently, he is the Chief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Jackson Memorial Health Community of Physicians. Dr. Galbut's is affiliated with several of South Florida preeminent hospitals including: Aventura Medical Center, Jackson North Hospital, North Shore Hospital, Doctor's Hospital, South Miami Hospital and The University of Miami Medical Center.
Dr. Galbut is a Fellow for the American College of Surgeons and American College of Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians, along with the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. Further, Dr. Galbut is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (AMA), the American Heart Association, International Society of Heart Transplantation, the Florida Society of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeons and Miami- Dade County Medical Association.
DIEGO I. SCHMUELS, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.N.
Dr. Shmuels earned his Doctorate in Medicine from the Colegio Mayor Del Rosario School of Medicine in 1996. He obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degree from AIUB, Brooklyn, NY, in 2007. Subsequently, Dr. Shmuels earned his certification as an HIV specialist from AAHIVM, Washington D.C., in 2008.
Dr. Shmuels obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Florida International University, Miami, Florida, in 2013. He is the Director of Quality Outcomes and Performance Improvement for the Borinquen Health Care Centers. Dr. Shmuels devoted his career to improving the quality of care rendered to patients, thus providing Apex with a wealth of knowledge regarding its reporting process and quality control.
NORMAN M. PALGON, M.D
Dr. Palgon earned his doctorate in 1978, and completed his Residency in Internal Medicine from Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Palgon completed his fellowship focusing upon Oncology and Hematology and is a member of the American College of Physicians. Since 1981, Dr. Palgon has been recognized as a Diplomat for the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a Diplomat for the American Board of Medical Oncology. He is a Diplomat for the American Board of Internal Medicine, and Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Palgon's wealth of experience in medical issues enhances the value of our research and quality of our treatment technology.
ARI SHECHTER, Ph.D.
Dr. Ari Shechter graduated from NYU with a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience in 2005. Dr. Shechter was admitted to the prestigious MaGill University, where he earned his Doctorate in Neuroscience in 2011. Dr. Shechter returned to New York to join Columbia University as a Research Fellow, up until 2014. Currently, Dr. Shechter serves as an Assistant Professor at the Columbia University Medical Center.
Relevant to the advancement of our technology, the focus of Dr. Shechter's research is directed towards Cognitive Psychology, Sleep and Circadian Rhythms, along with research design and analytics. Dr. Shechter brings an added facet to our team.