Scientific Advisory Board

This cohesive group of professionals committed to healing and preventing autism is led by Dr. Jerry Kartzinel and Dr. Dan Rossignol.



Dr. Jerry Kartzinel

Dr. Kartzinel is Board Certified pediatrician and a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He specializes in the recovery of neurodevelopmental, chronic neuro-inflammatory diseases, and hormonal dysfunctions.  His clinical approach is to treat the whole patient by carefully obtaining a full and complete history and—based on this history—obtaining very detailed laboratory evaluations.  Individualized plans are implemented integrating the very latest medical interventions that include both traditional and complimentary medicine approaches.

After receiving his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Kartzinel completed his residency in pediatric medicine in the Air Force.  Following Desert Storm, he began practicing general pediatrics.  Ten years into his in private practice, his fourth son was diagnosed with autism.
A nationally recognized speaker and New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Kartzinel has presented medical interventions that work to improve the lives of his patients who suffer from many types of medical condition, including autism, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, sleep cycle disruptions and hormonal imbalances.  He regularly teaches Continuing Medical Education courses on children's health issues to physicians and other health professionals.

Contact Information:

Kartzinel Wellness Center
16263 Laguna Canyon Rd., Suite 150
Irvine CA 92618(map)
Tel: (949) 398-7654



Dr. Dan Rossignol, MD

Dan Rossignol, MD, President of the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS), has been part of the International Child Development Resource Center (ICDRC) in Florida and is current faculty at the IHC Centers in Irvine, California. He had previously worked as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia Department of Family Medicine. He received his Doctorate of medicine at the Medical College of Virginia and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Virginia. He is the father of two children with autism, ages five and three.

Coming from an academic background, Dr. Rossignol searched the medical literature looking for a solution after both of his children were diagnosed with autism.  He has made it his mission to research and publish in autism.  In the last 6 years, he has 26 publications and 3 book chapters concerning autism and related conditions.
Dr. Rossignol has a special interest in autism spectrum disorders, PANDAS, cerebral palsy, and related neurological and developmental disorders as well as medically complex children and adults.  One of his clinical interests is the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in neurodevelopment disorders including autism.

He has published peer reviewed studies and many articles on the biomedical therapies for autism, including Hyperbaric treatment for children with autism: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, controlled trialBMC Pediatr 2009;9:21 and his most recent published article, Hyperbaric oxygen treatment for inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review and analysis Med Gas Res 2012;2(1):6

Dr. Rossignol is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP).

Contact Information:
Dan Rossignol MD, FAAFP, FMAP

California Integrative Hyperbaric Center
16251 Laguna Canyon Road, #175
Irvine, CA  92618
1.888.278.4268 Office


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