Dr. Syed Asad, MD

Dr. Asad has over 25 years experience as an expert in Neurological Medicine and is Board Certified in Traumatic brain injury by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He attended Medical School at the Dow University of Health Sciences and received medical training and Board Certification in Nuclear Medicine from the Harvard Medical School joint program of Nuclear medicine and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr, Asad furthered his medical training and Board Certification in Neurology from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta from 2002 though 2005. Dr. Asad proudly served in the US Army reserves, Medical Corp from 2001 through 2008 when he received an Honorable Discharge. He founded the Universal neurological Care outpatient neurology clinic in 2015 with special focus on Traumatic Brain Injury. He also served as an independent neuro-trauma consultant to the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football team from 2011 through 2014. Dr. Asad also practiced as an unaffiliated neuro-trauma consultant to the NFL with sideline assessments to concussed players during NFL football games in 2013, and continues to serve as a consultant and Neurological Specialist to the Jacksonville Jaguars today. He also follows and treats the AEW Wrestling team in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Asad has served as Medical Director for the Eisenhower Center in Jacksonville, Fl since 2017. The Eisenhower center is a traumatic brain injury rehab facility mainly catering to retired professional athletes and military vets.

Angelo Capobianco, MMS, MMS, PA-C

Angelo Capobianco holds an impressive record of medical training.  He received his Bachelor’s in Biology from Nova Southeastern University, Master of Medical Science from the University of South Florida, received 1 year of training in ophthalmology and  holds a Second Master’s of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Nova Southeastern University-Jacksonville.

Angelo’s undergraduate research was in Organic Chemistry, utilizing a compound that he synthesized as a possible drug transfer agent. His recent Master’s Thesis was on the utilization of Deep Brain Stimulators for the treatment of both motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.

He always knew that he wanted to work in medicine.  After being flagged down in the street at the scene of a motorcycle accident at the age of 19, he then vowed to complete medical training to help people in need after one victim in the crash didn’t make it home to his family that night.

Angelo’s hobbies include watching movies and sports or just spending time with his dog, Samson.

Emily Vander Zee, PA-C, MMS

Emily Vander Zee is a board certified Physician Assistant with a passion for Neurology, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine.

She graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2014 and earned her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant in 2020.

Emily currently holds certifications in ACLS, BLS, PALS and Stop the Bleed, Save a Life

Zlatan Pecar, RN

Zlatan Pecar – “Z” was born Sarajevo, Bosnia. He moved to the United States in 2000 and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology in December 2010. In May of 2015, “Z” received his Associate in Science degree in Nursing. After successfully completing his NCLEX boards, he joined the Universal Neurological Care team in September of 2015 as a Registered Nurse. Spring of 2017, he received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is looking forward to acquiring an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) degree. At Universal Neurological Care, Zlatan is in charge of diagnostic testing as well as various therapy modalities.