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Meet the Team

American Endovascular’s senior leadership team is comprised of several talented healthcare executives who deliver exceptional care for patients with peripheral artery disease and other endovascular conditions. They have years of experience and knowledge in the vascular and interventional radiology field and PAD treatment.

Raymond D. Figueroa

CEO, American Knee Pain Centers

Raymond Figueroa serves as the CEO of American Knee Pain Centers, bringing with him a wealth of experience as a highly qualified senior healthcare executive. With over two decades of expertise in healthcare administration, Mr. Figueroa has distinguished himself as a seasoned Chief Executive Officer, clinical provider, and entrepreneur.

Throughout his impressive career, Mr. Figueroa has demonstrated a commitment to excellence, overseeing the operations of healthcare organizations with a focus on delivering top-notch patient care. His proven track record extends beyond mere administration, showcasing an innate ability to build healthcare entities that not only prioritize patient well-being but also deliver substantial returns to physicians, private equity firms, and investors.

Israel Schur, MD

Medical Director, American Knee Pain Centers

Dr. Israel Schur, Medical Director at American Knee Pain Centers, stands as one of the nation’s most accomplished and highly regarded interventional radiologists. With over fifteen years of service as the Medical Director of Endovascular Surgery and Interventional Radiology at American Access Care Physicians in NYC, Dr. Schur brings a wealth of expertise to our center.

Dr. Schur is well-published in the field of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, with his works cited by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). A sought-after expert, he is regularly invited to prestigious medical conferences worldwide. Despite his international recognition, Dr. Schur remains dedicated to his patients at American Knee Pain Centers, contributing to the center’s commitment to excellence in knee osteoarthritis treatment.

Elsie Koh, MD EMHL

Chief Medical Officer, American Knee Pain Centers

As the Chief Medical Officer of American Knee Pain Centers, Dr. Elsie Koh brings a wealth of experience in interventional radiology and a deep commitment to advancing the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. With a distinguished career marked by groundbreaking contributions to minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Koh ensures that our patients receive the highest standard of care through genicular artery embolization. 

Trained as an interventional radiologist at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in NY, Dr. Koh entered the field during a time when only 1% of interventional radiologists were women. Her extensive experience includes leadership positions such as Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) and Regional Medical Officer at Fresenius Vascular Care North America. Dr. Koh, a certified leadership coach, also founded the virtual program LEAD Physician®, showcasing her commitment to advancing healthcare leadership and patient care. Her dedication to innovation and patient-centric care drives the center’s mission to redefine possibilities for those suffering from knee pain.

Deborah Helmer

Chief Operating Officer, American Knee Pain Centers

Bringing over 25 years of management experience in healthcare, Deborah Helmer serves as the Chief Operating Officer of American Knee Pain Centers. Before joining our team, Deborah was the operational leader for American Access Care, overseeing operations, billing, and collections for over 30 Interventional and vascular centers with 60,000 annualized visits and $125 million in collections.

Deborah’s comprehensive knowledge spans the healthcare industry, from billing to operations, Electronic Medical Records, and Project Management. With expertise in detailed healthcare policy and procedures, she has developed streamlined workflows to ensure compliance, including Joint Commission accreditation and Medicare guidelines. Deborah’s leadership ensures the seamless operation of American Knee Pain Centers, driving excellence and efficiency in the delivery of advanced knee osteoarthritis treatments.

Michelle Gregg

VP of Sales & Marketing, American Knee Pain Centers

Michelle Gregg, the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at American Knee Pain Centers, oversees comprehensive sales and marketing efforts, including field sales, inside sales, digital marketing, website design & SEO, advertising, budgeting, forecasting, and strategic planning. With a remarkable career spanning over 20 years in healthcare sales, Michelle has successfully launched and expanded startup field sales teams to create a national footprint.

Before joining American Knee Pain Centers, Michelle served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for American Chronic Care (ACC), where she led entire sales and marketing divisions. Michelle’s leadership is characterized by a passion for patient care, evident in her ability to build corporate cultures that unite teams to provide the highest level of healthcare excellence. Her strategic approach ensures that American Knee Pain Centers continues to grow and reach those in need of advanced knee osteoarthritis treatments.

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The executive team at American Knee Pain Centers, led by CEO Raymond Figueroa, is dedicated to pioneering advancements in knee osteoarthritis treatment, maintaining a commitment to excellence, and transforming the lives of those seeking relief from knee pain. Together, they steer the center towards a future where innovation and compassionate care redefine the possibilities for individuals on their journey to optimal health. Schedule an appointment today to get the knee pain relief you deserve!