Judith Nolan

Judith Nolan

PhD, MSN, NP-C, Center Director

Judy was called to nursing later in her career. She began her career as a research scientist but was drawn to medicine as she was interested in seeing the application of basic research. She chose nursing because she enjoyed providing ongoing care for patients and having the special relationship patients develop with their nurses.

Her desire to become a nurse practitioner was driven by her belief that the more care that is provided in an outpatient setting, the better, which is where nurse practitioners excel. One of Judy’s main goals is to keep patients out of hospitals and living and interacting in the community while they are undergoing care. Judy has a particular interest in non-medication-based treatments, so the holistic approach of hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a perfect fit. She especially enjoys the great teamwork with her colleagues at 8th Element and watching her patients heal quickly and successfully.

In her spare time, Judy is usually attached to her dog and enjoys cooking with her husband.

Joseph S. LoPresti

Joseph S. LoPresti

MD, FACS, Supervising Physician

Dr. LoPresti graduated from the University of Southern California School of Medicine, then completed his residency in General Surgery at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. He entered private practice following this, while also serving as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at LAC-USC. He moved to Seattle several years later, where he continued in private practice as well as becoming a member of the teaching faculty in surgery at Swedish Medical Center. It was here that he had his first experience with hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the management of life-threatening bacterial infections.

He returned with his family to their native California to re-establish practice there. Through these years, he has gained experience with hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the healing of complex wounds and post-operative compromised wounds. When Dr. Gordon approached him with the opportunity to become involved with 8th Element, he did so enthusiastically to expand the knowledge and experience with hyperbaric oxygen in surgical patients. He believes that hyperbaric oxygen has the potential to be a valuable adjunct in the healing of post-operative wounds and looks forward to expanding the horizons of knowledge and utilization.

In his free time, Dr. LoPresti enjoys playing, writing, and recording music in his home studio, bicycling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Staci Jacobs

Staci Jacobs

Certified Nurse Practitioner, Assistant Center Director

Staci Jacobs, NP-C, is a board-certified family nursing practitioner (FNP). She has been working the past 3 years on Long Island, NY as a nurse practitioner for a large interventional pain management practice. Prior to her experience in pain management, she has worked as a travel registered nurse within multiple specialties, and has worked across the country, from Los Angeles CA to New York. Her favorite place she worked was Phoenix, Arizona, as that is where she met and fell in love with her now husband, while he was there finishing medical school.

Staci was born and raised in the Western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She received a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and went back to school for a second bachelor's degree in nursing. She then received her FNP at Olivet Nazarene University, in Oakbrook Illinois.

Staci just moved to the area from New York, and resides in Sunnyvale with her husband and her 2 fat cats, named Leo and Loki. In her free time, she likes trying out new restaurants, riding her Peloton bike, stand-up paddle boarding, and recently started golf lessons. She is excited to explore the area around her new home and bring her compassionate demeanor and competent experience in pain management, wound care, and nursing to 8th Element Hyperbaric Medicine.

Ulyses “Uly” Reamico

Ulyses “Uly” Reamico

DNP, NP-C, CNL

Ulyses “Uly” Reamico, DNP, NP-C, CNL, is a certified family nurse practitioner (FNP). His passion for the medical field started in childhood after spending significant time in the hospital due to illnesses. He admired the selfless services of the nurses and doctors in assisting patients in their healing and dreamed of one day doing the same for others. He started his career in healthcare as a medic and later as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in the US Army.

He first learned about nurse practitioners while in the military and decided to pursue that career. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Holy Names University after completing his military service obligation. He later earned his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees from the University of San Francisco, where he was trained as a clinical nurse leader (CNL) and a family nurse practitioner. He is proud to be part of 8th Element in providing patient-centered quality care. In his free time, Uly loves to cook meals for his wife and three children. He enjoys spending time with them going to local parks and amusement parks. He also likes to watch professional sports, especially basketball and boxing.

Keith Cheung

Keith Cheung

Hyperbaric Technician

Prior to becoming a hyperbaric oxygen technician at 8th Element, Keith Cheung went to San Francisco State University, majoring in Kinesiology. Throughout his undergraduate years, Keith worked as a personal trainer and a rehab aide. While exploring other health-related fields, he volunteered in emergency healthcare, inspiring him to achieve EMT-B certification. By gaining exposure in multiple healthcare settings, including podiatry and primary care, Keith confirmed his passion for rehabilitation medicine and plans to go back to school to obtain a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. In his spare time, Keith likes to work out and train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Other pastimes include watching Netflix, hanging out with friends, and listening to music.

Jack Liu

Jack Liu

Hyperbaric Technician

Jack Liu is a certified emergency medical technician with experience in multiple medical specialties over several years, including emergency medicine, bariatrics, and pediatrics. Born and raised in the Bay Area, he graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a BS in Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology. He aspires to become a Physician Associate in the future, working with underrepresented communities such as geriatric populations. In his free time, he enjoys reading, camping, and traveling.

Farah Karajah

Farah Karajah

Hyperbaric Technician

Farah is a certified EMT working amongst the many great hyperbaric technicians and NPs at 8th Element. As an undergraduate at UC Santa Cruz she studied political science only to find that her passions also lie elsewhere. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree, Farah pursued a pre-med/pre-health post-baccalaureate at SFSU, where within the last few years she became an EMT and worked as a COVID-19 tester. Farah has come to a strong resolve to do her part and tend to the medical and emotional needs of patients. Her plan is now to work towards becoming a Physician’s Associate.

Outside of her career roles and aspirations she enjoys spending time with family and friends. As well as going on hikes with her dog, reading comics, weight training, and eating lots of food.

Saahil Gandhi

Saahil Gandhi

Hyperbaric Technician

Saahil Gandhi is a hyperbaric technician with 8th Element Hyperbaric Medicine. He is currently attending the University of California, Davis. He is pursuing a major in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior and minors in Economics and Public Health Sciences. He is from Union City, California. Saahil has a passion for understanding and helping patients through their journeys, and believes healthcare starts with respect, empathy, and care. Saahil enjoys playing tennis, going to the gym, and spending time with family and friends.

Joshua Palmer

Joshua Palmer

Clinical Medical Assistant

Our Clinical Medical Assistant at 8th Element, Joshua Palmer, hails from Moorpark, California. He is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he achieved a degree in Psychology. He plans to continue his education, ultimately becoming certified as a Physician Associate so that he can have a greater impact on the community. In his free time, Josh enjoys playing guitar, traveling, and watching basketball.

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