Dr. Orlando V. Gonzalez M.D.
LIFE*MOD® LLC FOUNDER & CEO, ORTHOPEDIST, SPORTS MEDICINE & OBESITY MEDICINE SPECIALIST
Dr. Gonzalez is a Sports Medicine Specialist and a member of The Society of Bariatric Physicians. He has been involved in obesity medicine and weight management for over a decade. He is also a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He currently practices Regenerative Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Family Medicine in Jersey City, New Jersey and has his Anti-Aging & Wellness Program (LIFE*MOD LLC), headquartered in the Financial District in downtown Manhattan. Dr. Gonzalez is the Founder and CEO of LIFE*MOD LLC. He has a passion for wellness and healthy lifestyle modification and empowering his patients and members to become more physically active, thereby leading healthier and longer lives. Dr. Gonzalez is a Marathoner himself, just recently finishing the 2013 & 2015 ING New York City Marathons and completing over 25 half-marathons across the tri-state region.
Dr. Gonzalez is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine where he is on track to receive his 'degree of fellow' next year. He has presented research on key Sports Medicine topics nationally and internationally. He has presented his unique, trademarked LIFE*MOD program in over 10 countries including, Australia, UAE, Singapore, Italy, the UK, Spain, Greece, and France. He has authored several chapters in the textbook, The 5-Minute Consult in Sports Medicine, and is currently working on a series of chapters in a Sports Medicine textbook. He publishes sports medicine and nutrition research regularly. He works with several area high schools as their team doctor, he's a professional football team physician, and works as a medical team director for the ING New York City Marathon. He also works as a ringside physician covering such high-profile fights as the Contender Series, with Sylvester Stallone, and MMA, Muay Thai, and UFC fights in New York and New Jersey.
Dr. Gonzalez has many hobbies, some of which include running, boating, playing the guitar, painting, and traveling around the world. However, his biggest hobby and passion outside of medicine is his love for making wine. Dr. Gonzalez owns a small estate vineyard in the Mesilla Valley in Southern New Mexico.
BS BIOLOGY: UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
MASTERS: NEUROSCIENCE: UNM
MD: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES
RESIDENCY: FAMILY MEDICINE AND ORTHOPEDICS: MOUNTAINSIDE HOSPITAL, UMDNJ AFFILIATE
FELLOWSHIP: SPORTS MEDICINE: UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY NEW JERSEY
CERTIFIED IN ImPACT NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SPORTS MEDICINE AT NEW YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE
MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL PEPTIDE SOCIETY
LIFE*MOD EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT & ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER - New York City Headquarters
Sharon is an LPN with extensive experience in healthcare for over 20 years. Her passion is people and health, so it was just natural that she would head our LIFE*MOD Corporate Headquarters office. She has been with LIFE*MOD for several years and is looking forward to this amazing movement of health that is occurring in our nation. She totally lives the LIFE*MOD lifestyle and practices the LIFE*MOD Pillars of Health.
NATIONAL LIFE*MOD DIRECTOR OF CONTRACTS New York City Headquarters
Roseanna Petruzzelli is a living testimonial for LIFE*MOD, as a member herself, she has successfully lost weight by “modifying her life” and maintaining a healthy LIFE*MOD approved lifestyle. As she continues her weight loss and health conscience journey she has joined the LIFE*MOD team to help others live the LIFE*MOD motto of “Victum. Vestri. Vita.” “Conquer your LIFE”!
Mrs. Petruzzelli’s experience in sales and trading on Wall Street, owning her own recruiting firm, and working in the real estate industry as both a sales agent and personal investor, are great assets for her role as Director of Contracts for LIFE*MOD. Passionate about her neighborhood, Mrs. Petruzzelli has served on her local Church and Community Boards, in addition; she has served as Chairman of the Jersey City Planning Board.
Her drive and passion for others and years of communication experience both professionally and personally have positioned her perfectly to share the LIFE*MOD message and help improve lives, one person at a time. LIFE*MOD is pleased that Ro has joined our team of dedicated professionals.
LIFE*MOD ATHLETIC TRAINER MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Joe Lisella joined the St. Peters Prep Athletic Medicine staff in June of 2017 and serves as Head Athletic Trainer. Lisella also performs as an instructor in CPR/AED for staff and students at St. Peters. He has been a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association since 2014. Lisella holds a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from Seton Hall University. Lisella also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Seton Hall University with a degree in social and behavioral sciences.
His experiences include working at Yale University and various top performing northeast universities and high schools. In 2015, Lisella joined the New York Giants as a seasonal intern in the role of student athletic trainer.
Lisella specializes in the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute and chronic injuries and other sports related medical conditions. He is excited to bring his skill set to LIFE*MOD and continue his passion for helping those in need.
Daphine studied nursing at Chamberlain University in New Jersey and has extensive experience providing primary care. For years, she has seen how much of a toll chronic illness can take on a person's life, extending to their loved ones. For this reason, she recently started focusing more on health and wellness, helping patients take care of themselves, and preventing chronic diseases from setting in. Outside of her life as a nurse, she enjoys socializing, meeting new people, volunteering at her church, and spending time with family. It's important to preserve a healthy social circle while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Don't take it for granted.
PICU REGISTERED NURSE
I studied nursing at the University of Delaware and knew early on that I wanted to work in pediatrics. I have worked in pediatrics for 5 years and am currently in a pediatric ICU. One of the trickier parts of working with kids is having to stick them in for IVs, so if I can do that, I can tackle anything. Outside of work, I enjoy exercising and eating healthy to balance out the stressful work life. One of the best stress relievers is exercise, and I’ve always been a believer and advocate for it. Prioritizing health and wellness is key, especially when working night shifts. I’m always trying to get my friends and family to try a new workout with me. Aside from that, I love trying different restaurants, relaxing with a good book, and spending time with my loved ones.