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 in 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, 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
Claudia Gonzalez, MS Nutrition
LIFE*MOD® LEAD COACH & LEAD NUTRITIONIST
New Jersey & New York Corporate
Coach Claudia is our LIFE*MOD New Jersey and New York Coach and Nutritionist leader of the Pillar of Nutrition. Claudia received extensive Medical Nutrition Therapy education at NYU and completed her clinical dietetics training at Mount Sinai Hospital. Thus, Claudia has experience working with a variety of disease populations such as gastrointestinal disease, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and liver disease.
For weight management, disease management, and disease prevention, Claudia strives to empower her clients through resolving ambivalence around change, discovering and acknowledging the thoughts and feelings associated with a nutrition related behavior, and providing nutrition education.
In her spare time, Claudia enjoys walking around Jersey City, baking, spending time with friends and family, and making art.
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.
LIFE*MOD Office Administrator
Violeta Oyola performs as LIFE*MOD’s Office Administrator. Before joining LIFE*MOD, Violeta worked in the financial industry for 17+ years. She learned to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while assisting clients in a professional and respectable manner.
Violeta is LIFE*MODs point of contact and provides administrative support, greets and direct clients and members. Violeta’s pleasant and friendly manner helps our office run smoothly, while giving everyone the help and assistance they’re looking for.
Violeta is excited in her new career path at LIFE*MOD. If you are ready to make changes to your body, mind, and health this program will help you in your journey.
Violeta is a life long resident of Jersey City. In her spare time, Violeta enjoys movies, baking, cooking, music and spending time with her friends and family. Violeta also enjoys drinking coffee, walking her dog and enjoying different restaurants' revenues.