Meet The Team
Ruben Timmons, MD
Double Board Certified in (1) Interventional Pain Medicine and (2) Anesthesiology with specialty training in ultrasound and musculoskeletal cellular medicine therapy utilizing regenerative injection therapies for MSK, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Neurologic applications including platelet-rich plasma and biologic allograft injections from approved Good Tissue Practice (GTP) manufacturers that follow FDA CFR Part 1271
Ruben B. Timmons, M.D., has been practicing medicine for over 25 years. He holds double board certifications in interventional pain medicine and anesthesiology. He attended Purdue University as an undergraduate. He completed residencies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in Anesthesiology and Pain Management and Pediatrics at the University of Florida. He has been instrumental in the training of many physicians in interventional pain medicine throughout the United States.
In 2010, Dr. Timmons was appointed Minster of Science, Technology, and Innovation for the country of Panama. During his five years as Minister he oversaw pioneering advancements in the field of stem cell research and established a comprehensive stem cell law that provided a framework for the ethical practice of conducting clinical investigations using human stem cells. He authored guidelines for conducting clinical research with human stem cells in human subjects and established a national investigational review board in Panama for reviewing and overseeing lawful clinical investigations that utilized stem cells from sources approved within the established guidelines.
Here in the United States, Dr. Timmons works with universities and labs to further develop and improve regenerative medicine. He has published research on ortho-biologic treatments and recently completed an IRB-approved 40-subject study of amniotic membrane allograft injections for knee osteoarthritis.
Jerry Mastaw, MD
Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Mastaw, MD is an interventional pain management physician. A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School (2000), he continued his training in Michigan and finished his residency in anesthesia in 2004. After residency he started a 5-year career in the US Navy. His first duty station was at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station. While at Cherry Point he received orders to deploy to Iraq with Combat Logistics Regiment 25 out of Camp Lejeune. He was in Iraq for 9 months from 2005 to 2006 where he worked as an anesthesiologist in a Surgical Shock Trauma Platoon at Al Taqqdum. After Iraq he was stationed at Naval Hospital Rota Spain where he was the Department Head of Anesthesia. After his Navy career he returned to University of Michigan where he finished a one-year fellowship in interventional pain management. He continues to practice pain management and regenerative medicine.
A graduate of Yale University (B.A., 1988) and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (M.B.A., 1997), Marco spent 15 years in London as a senior investment banker for Deutsche Bank and Bank of America before moving back to the US ten years ago to focus on the healthcare sector. A paralegal emeritus from Skadden, Arps who worked 80+ hours per week on the Wang Laboratories restructuring, among others, Marco understands attorneys and their priorities (their clients), and is looking forward to serving you.
Scott Carruthers has been an attorney for almost 40 years, having graduated from Florida State University College of Law in 1982. He served as the Executive Director for the Florida Justice Association and its predecessor organization, The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, for over 21 years. Most recently he served as the managing partner at Ben Crump Law prior to retiring from the active practice of law and assuming a senior role with Consano Health.