Meet Our Doctors & Providers
Alexis Gopal MD
Medical Director VMNY
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Sireen Gopal MD
President & Founder
Dr. Alexis Gopal
Board Certified Physician, Medical Director VMNY
Dr. Alexis Gopal obtained her M.D. at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, doing her residency and chief residency at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine. During her time at Albert Einstein, she received the Leo Davidoff Award for Teaching. She is board certified in Internal Medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine, trained in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine, and Obesity Medicine certified through Columbia University School of Medicine and the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
After 23 years of clinical experience, Dr. Gopal became interested in integrative and functional forms of medicine, realizing that traditional medicine alone fell short in helping her patients with chronic illness, particularly obesity, psychological disorders, autoimmune disease, and that their underlying causes were not being addressed. Her own personal experiences as a chronically ill child helped shaped her philosophy and decision to pursue medical training and to provide compassionate care to patients in the way she would have liked her own family members to be treated.
She is a big fan of mysteries and feels like Internal Medicine is like solving a mystery or a puzzle. At the end of the day, she feels that using her skills in integrative/functional medicine to make a difference in in the lives of her patients is the best feeling in the world. Her message to patients is that medicine is a collaboration between patient and doctor, and they should have open communication, and expect the best care possible. Dr. Gopal is a native New Yorker with two daughters, and enjoys the culture and activities that New York City has to offer.
Dr. Sofia Gravagna
Certified Nutrition Health Coach
Sofia Gravagna is a Certified Nutrition Health Coach who graduated from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, where she learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories – Ayurveda, Gluten-free, Paleo, Raw, Vegan, Macrobiotics, and everything in between.
Equipped with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, she specializes in gut health and hormonal imbalance. Her purpose is to educate you about nutrition, while combining health-promoting ways to help you achieve optimal health.
Sofia has been an active volunteer at City Harvest and Brighter Bites where she served as a Nutrition Educator for students between ages of 9 and 21 years old. She has a strong interest in environmental protection, human trafficking, and child abuse.
She loves diversity in her workouts while maintaining a healthy balance between yoga, dancing, heavy lifting, long walks, and hiking in nature.
She believes in progress over perfection and strives to empower her clients to be their best version.
“I work with my clients to get in touch with their body’s needs because I understand that life happens, and your needs will change. I want to equip you with the self-awareness to make the best decisions for yourself in any given circumstance. I believe each person is fully capable of making well-informed decisions as their own expert, not the latest magazine article or fad diet book.”
Dr. Sireen Gopal
Board Certified Physician, President & Founder VMNY
Dr. Sireen Gopal has been triple-board certified in the areas of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, and Neuromuscular Medicine. He is trained in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine.
Dr. Gopal also has years of clinical expertise in Regenerative medicine using Plasma rich platelets (PRP) & Adult stem cell therapy related to a variety of conditions affecting joint, cartilage, tendons, skin, and hair.
He completed his medical training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. After completing his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center, he joined the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department at Montefiore Medical Center in 1996. Awarded the distinction of Teacher of the Year in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Residency Training Program. Dr. Gopal has since maintained the Clinical Assistant Professor position at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Gopal views health as vitality, not simply the absence of disease. He is the founder of Vitality Medicine of New York at the midtown Manhattan and lower Westchester location. This practice specializes in Integrative & Functional Medicine. His goal in this endeavor is to aim to better address the underlying causes of chronic illnesses to help prevent future disease states with a patient-centered rather than disease-centered systems-oriented approach to promote true vitality and health from the inside out.
Dr. Gopal is also President & Founder at New York Spine & Sports Rehabilitation Medicine PC with five main locations in the NYC area with credentialed office-based surgery & anesthesia care in Manhattan, North Bronx & Lower Westchester.
Dr. Gopal in the past has suffered personal gut health issues that were solved by principles of diet, nutraceuticals, and functional medicine. He has also undergone PRP and Stem cell therapy to help treat severe meniscal damage to both his knee joints to stay active and avoid surgery. He aims with the ‘practicing what one preaches model’, be able to pursue his passion for an active, adventurous, and sporty lifestyle for many more years to come. He is a huge fan of sports especially soccer, tennis & skiing which he continues to actively participate. Born in India, he has lived in many countries but his love for New York City is endless, as the true social & cultural capital of the world.