Turning Scars Into Stars

 

Our team of healers

Since the inception of the AKAL Institute in 1988, there have been many patients, partners and friends that were made along the way. Today, almost three decades later, the AKAL Institute has the great of fortune of maintaining these relationships with healers, doctors, medical practitioners and entrepreneurs. As the AKAL Institute continually learns from its friends and partners, it passes on the lessons to its community.

Dexter Manley

Specialized Care for Athletes

Dexter Manley, an American Legend, the ‘Secretary of Defense,’ was born on February 2, 1959 in Houston, Texas. Mr. Manley was drafted in the fifth round of the 1981 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins, the 119th overall pick...

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John Macaulay, M.D.

Specialized Care for Athletes

Dr. John Macaulay is a Principal Consultant in the healthcare industry for Verizon, a Fortune 10 company headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. His role includes leveraging his subject matter expertise in the healthcare technology industry and acquaintance with key industry stakeholders in order to advance Juniper Networks’ relevancy and footprint in the healthcare and life sciences market vertical...

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Walter D, Rutherford, Ph.D.

Specialized Care for Veterans

Dr. Walt Rutherford has been involved in the fields of counseling, consulting with businesses and non-profits, and academic instruction for over forty years. After serving as a combat platoon leader in the Vietnam war, he returned home and began clinical work with veterans and other survivors of violence and abuse, including those addicted to various drugs and those suffering from trauma...

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Shailinder Sodhi, N.D.

Dr. Shailinder Sodhi was born and raised in Himachal Pradesh, India. Growing up near the Himalayas, he developed an early interest in Ayurvedic plants and herbs. His curiosity gradually turned into passion and, in 1985, he received his Bachelor’s of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) from Dayanand Ayurvedic College...

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Alexandra Bunyak, M.D.

Dr. Bunyak is the lead physician of an innovative medical practice in Encinitas, CA that offers the widest range of non-surgical options for patients with sports injuries. She specializes in the non-surgical and regenerative sports, spine, and arthritis medicine. She has lectured throughout North County on stem cell and platelet-rich plasma therapies, arthritis, women’s sports injuries, and holistic approaches to pain relief...

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James L. Krag, M.D.

Dr. Krag is a psychiatrist who provides care to Veterans through the Harrisonburg Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He currently works for the Veterans Administration. Since he began working with this clinic in Fall 2010, he has met with over 1,500 Veterans ranging in age from 22 – 95...

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Kevin A. Dorrance

A native of Colorado, Captain Dorrance enlisted in the United States Navy in 1981 as a Gas Turbine Electronics Technician. He achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer in 1989 prior to his selection to the Enlisted Commissioning Program. In 1992 he transferred to the Medical Corps where earned his Doctor of Medicine in 1996...

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John Sack

Dr. Sack has thirty years of experience in the practice of Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He has worked extensively with patients addicted to alcohol, opioids, stimulants, and other mood-altering substances. His special interest is opioid addiction...

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Ed Bennett

Ed is an experienced global leader who couples business, technology and management experience to build top-and bottom-line value for a wide range of companies throughout his career from the Fortune 500 to startups and restarts. Recently he has managed client...

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Nishant Whig

Dr. Nishant Whig is a physician based in Buffalo, NY. He completed his medical schooling in India and worked as a junior resident in the Dept. of Plastic Surgery and Burns before joining family medicine residency at State University of New York, Buffalo....

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Sreeraj Rajan

Dr. Sreeraj Rajan is a senior physician specializing in Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery. He has been a clinical practitioner for 20 years mainly focusing on Ayurvedic medicine, which is a wholistic, whole body medicine develped over 3000 years ago. Sreeraj Rajan has spoke publicly numerous times on television and in magazines on the subject...

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Jeffrey A. Mersky

Dr. Mersky has been in the private practice of Chiropractic medicine since 1985 and holds certified status as an advanced S.O.T practitioner and instructor of S.O.T (Sacro Occipital Technique) with a special emphasis on Cranial and TMJ disorders. He is also a frequent teacher of S.O.T throughout the United States and has...

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John G. Lang

Dr. John G. Lang is a Board Licensed Clinical Psychologist. He was trained and has experience working with diverse cultures and the addictions in NYC, Mexico, D.F., San Francisco, Hawaii, New Zealand and Puerto Rico. He has worked in health clinics, schools and hospitals as a therapist, Forensic...

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