Founder & Medical Director
Samuel Ko, MD, FACEP
Dr. Samuel Ko is a Board Certified Emergency Physician and medical director of Reset Ketamine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and member of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians.
Dr. Ko received a Bachelor of Science from Seattle University and went on to graduate from the joint MD/MBA program from the University of Rochester in New York. The University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry is where the biopsychosocial model of medicine was founded. He completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center, where the mission is “To Make Man Whole.” This means Dr. Ko takes a holistic approach to ketamine infusions, including the biology, psychology, sociology, and spirituality of our patients.
Using his unique training, Dr. Ko is committed to improving the lives of patients. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Ko is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Loma Linda University and attending ER doctor in the Inland Empire. During his free time, he practices yoga, Brazilian jiu jitsu, reads voraciously, and travels globally with his amazing wife.
A graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, Annais Linares has had the opportunity to expand on her personal perspective of the world through a creative lens. Her experiences in artistic realms serve as a distinct counterpoint to her work as a Medical Assistant with Reset Ketamine. The balance between her education in Experimental Pop Music and myriad previous jobs, including Project Associate, Web Developer, Barista, Vocalist, and Sales Associate has afforded her a broad understanding of service, communications, and philosophy which serve as assets in the medical realm.
Her deep commitment to curiosity and play cultivates a holistic sense of connection she makes across the spectrum of life, leading her to believe in the power of bridging gaps in the name of healing. The work Dr. Ko and his team at Reset Ketamine do strengthens her desire to engage with others as a means of realizing that healing through the cultivation of Western and Eastern practices. When she's not working with Dr. Ko, she is writing, singing, spending time with family, reading, dancing, traveling, or budgeting.
Brandi is one of our Medical Assistants at Reset Ketamine. Brandi graduated valedictorian from Hidden Valley High School in southern Oregon and is currently working on her degree in nursing.
Brandi grew up with medicine all around her. With several doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel in her family, her first passion in life was always to care for people. Brandi attended pharmacy school in Riverside, California where she graduated summa cum laude. She worked as a technician at Desert Regional Medical Center until she became a member of In-home Support Services to help care for her younger brother with special needs.
Brandi loves living in Palm Springs and enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs. In her free time, Brandi enjoys exploring new cultural cuisine, she believes you can learn and connect with people so much through food. She feels “it gives us a sense of commonality in such a divided world.”
Brandi cares deeply about the work done here at Reset Ketamine. She takes pride in creating a warm, welcoming space for patients to feel safe and to heal. Her work with Dr. Ko, the patients, and the rest of the team, has given her a first hand look into the amazing drug that is ketamine. She looks forward to helping navigate the brave and courageous patients that come into our office.
Tangerine Catacleesi is a medical assistant at Reset Ketamine. Tangerine graduated High Honors with an Associate of Arts (AA) in Psychology at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, CA.
A Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society member, Tangerine is dedicated to pursuing excellence in all areas of academia. She is planning on pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Understanding the importance of giving back to the community, Tangerine volunteers as an intern at the Tolerance Education Center in Rancho Mirage, CA. Working to educate and promote understanding of the Holocaust, acceptance and education is of great importance to her.
Tangerine assists Dr. Ko at Reset Ketamine using varied knowledge and experience, from clerical work to outstanding customer service. She has first-hand experience with the remarkable outcomes at Reset Ketamine and is excited to be a part of Dr. Ko and his staff. Tangerine enjoys photography, making art, reading, and activism that benefits marginalized communities.