Dr. Danesh

Dr. Danesh

Anesthesiologist and Regenerative Specialist

Danesh Mazloomdoost, M.D.,a native Kentuckian and the visionary behind Wellward. As a Johns Hopkins trained, double board certified physician, he is passionate about the innovating sustainable treatments for injury and pain.

The child of two passionate physicians dedicated to a healthy perspective on pain, he watched his parents build one of Kentucky’s first multidisciplinary pain clinics. He grew up in this practice and, from their example, pursued medicine. He is now fellowship-trained and dual-board certified in Anesthesiology Pain Management. He is at the frontier of scientific innovation, having trained at prestigious institutions including Johns Hopkins and MD Anderson. His numerous publications include esteemed journal articles and book chapters on new treatments for pain and information technology advances in medicine. Dr. Danesh has a long-standing passion for humanitarian medical relief and has participated in medical projects in Honduras, East Africa, and the Middle East. But he realized that there was also a need in the field of pain treatment in Kentucky. So, he returned home to Kentucky and has been working to fix the problems in healthcare contributing to the opioid epidemic and the neglect of proper treatments for painful conditions. He is now the medical director of Wellward Regenerative Medicine, continuing the legacy begun by his parents.

Dr. Maz

Dr. Maz

Anesthesiologist and Pain Specialist

Manoochehr Mazloomdoost M.D. (known as Dr. Maz) is a board certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Specialist. He is a pioneer in pain management and among the forefathers of this field since 1983. After serving as the Director of Pain Management at the University of Pittsburgh, he came to Lexington to start the pain department at Veteran’s Administration. In 1992, he and his wife, Dr. Shirazi, began one of the first comprehensive pain practices in Kentucky. Together they began the legacy that is now Wellward, one of the oldest practices in Kentucky focusing on sustainable treatments for pain.

Dr. Shirazi

Dr. Shirazi

Psychiatrist

Camellia Shirazi M.D. has a unique background combining anesthesiology and psychiatry to bring greater insight to the cause and effect of mental health problems particularly in the context of physical pain. Dr. Shirazi began her medical career in anesthesiology where she focused on the physiology and biochemistry of the body. Her interests quickly evolved into the chemistry of the brain and how mood affects body function. Ultimately, she found her calling in psychiatry. She is a pioneer in this field and was one of the founders of the practice that is now Wellward.

Dr. James Escaloni

Dr. James Escaloni

Dr. James Escaloni, DPT serves as a physical therapist and physician extender at Wellward Regenerative Medicine.  He is board certified, residency, and fellowship trained in orthopedics.  Originally from Rochester, NY, he is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and Regis University programs in physical therapy.  In addition to his duties of finding the cause of pain in the most complex patients, Dr. Escaloni teaches around the world in topics like differential diagnosis and manual therapies.
Dr. Escaloni is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapists, and holds a post-graduate Diploma in Osteopractic, as well as certifications in Spinal Manipulative Therapy, Dry Needling, Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, and Selective Functional Movement Screening and Assessment.  Dr. Escaloni has also served on the State Board for the Kentucky Strength & Conditioning Association.  Most importantly, he loves to spend time with his family exercising and helping to coach wrestling in Woodford County, KY.
Dawn Jones

Dawn Jones

Physician Assistant

Dawn Jones is a Physician Assistant that trained at the University of Kentucky after working in mental health for several years. She has always had an exceptional passion for integrative medicine. She thrives on the role that optimal nutrition can play in preventing and reversing many disease processes including chronic pain & inflammation, diabetes, depression, and obesity. Dawn joined the team at Wellward because she wanted to be a part of a practice that isn’t afraid to step outside of the box and find innovative ways to treat painful and debilitating conditions. She enjoys collaborating with her patients to create a care plan that enables her to help them reach their goals and improve their quality of life.

Mora Snapp

Mora Snapp

Lab Supervisor

Mora Snapp, M.L.T is the lab supervisor. For the past 4 years Mora has dedicated herself to finding the last piece of each patient’s unique puzzle, ensuring excellent care.

Trevor McHardy

Trevor McHardy

Physician Assistant

Trevor McHardy is a Physician Assistant who trained at St Louis
University after years of working in the OR, specializing in
orthopedics. Despite his extensive surgical knowledge, Trevor believes
that noninvasive therapeutic modalities should always be pursued first
which is what drew him to Wellward and our mission to optimize the
body’s potential for healing. Trevor and his wife moved from St. Louis
to Lexington this summer and we are thrilled to have him as the new
addition to our team!