About MODUS 5

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Modus Five is a California-based company that develops medical multimedia learning software. Its team of professionals includes family physicians, certified health care educators, a technical writer and editor, and multimedia developers. We hope that you enjoy and benefit from our products.

Our Team

Gali Rosen

Gali Rosen
Gali is an educational program developer and multimedia designer and programmer. She graduated with a B.A in Education and Literature from Tel Aviv University. She extended her studies and obtained board certification from Tel Aviv University in computer programming and the use of multimedia as a deductive tool. Gali is currently leading the development of several medical multimedia educational programs. She lives in Santa Cruz, CA.

Dr. Allison Fitzerald

Michael Simmons, DMD
Michael graduated from The University of Pennsylvania dental school in 1981. After 5 years in general dental practice he returned to UCLA for postdoctoral advanced training in complex orofacial pain and dysfunction problems, where he studied in the dental and medical schools. Since then, he has been a part-time faculty member at UCLA teaching and being involved in research as time permits. He lecture frequently in the community as well as to other medical and dental groups especially in the area of Snoring, Sleep Apnea, TMJ and Orofacial Pain.

Dr. Allison Fitzerald

Dr. Allison Fitzgerald MD
Allison is a family medicine physician who has been delivering babies for 20 years. She has a B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude) from Emory University and an M.D. from the University of Connecticut. She completed her residency training in Asheville, North Carolina, where she served as chief resident for two years. Since 1992, Dr. Fitzgerald has worked at the 45th Street Clinic in Seattle, WA. She is also an auxiliary faculty member at the University of Washington. She lives in Seattle, WA.

Sandy Kaplan

 

Sandy Kaplan
Sandy is a technical writer and editor with over twenty five years of private sector and freelance experience. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Goucher College with a degree in English. Sandy has written and edited articles, textbooks, and dissertations on numerous topics, including education, commercial training, and computer science. She lives in Seattle, WA.

 

Dr. Jacob Rosen

Dr. Jacob Rosen PhD
Jacob is an associate professor at the Department of Computer Engineering, University of California - Santa Cruz. His research interests focus on medical robotics, biorobotics, human centered robotics, surgical robotics, wearable robotics, rehabilitation robotics, neural control, and human-machine interface. He received his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University in 1987, 1993 and 1997 respectively. Since 2008 He directs the Bionics lab at University of California - Santa Cruz.

Hagai Pettel

Hagai Pettel
Hagai is a sales manager and application engineer. Graduated from Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, California in the electrical engineering department. He volunteers as a soccer coach for kids and adults. He lives in Santa Cruz, CA.

Dr. Tovi Avnon

 

Dr. Tovi Avnon MD
Tovi is a family physician and clinical director at Clalit Health Services in Even Yehuda. She completed her fellow at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine in Seattle, Washington. Since 2010 Dr. Avnon has trained as Psychiatry doctor in Seattle WA. She lives in Seattle, WA.