Topple Diagnostics is an innovative diagnostic services company offering comprehensive testing for personal injury patients who have sustained head injuries. Our testing platform utilizes the latest technology in diagnostics to evaluate both head injuries and equilibrium function as a result of a possible concussion/mTBI.
The Industry Leader in Vestibular Diagnostics
Topple Testing Platform
Head Injury Panel:
Topple’s Head Injury Panel is a diagnostic screening tool utilized to identify the potential underlying causes of a mTBI, also known as a concussion. We utilize several diagnostic tests, including Ocular Motility testing (the only research backed objective test measure), to identify functional impairment to a patient's central nervous system.
Vestibular Equilibrium Panel:
Our Vestibular Equilibrium Panel evaluates the auditory and vestibular systems, as well as associated central nervous system and balance components to provide a comprehensive understanding of the status of the dizzy/imbalanced patient. Our testing assists in confirming central and/or peripheral involvement that can be due to head injury, TBI, concussion or cervical trauma.
Meet the Team
Jiovanne Hughart, Au.D
Dr. Jiovanne Hughart is an experienced audiologist in the area of vestibular and equilibrium evaluation and treatment of vestibular disorders. She has served the Atlanta area for 36 years. She is currently co- owner of Georgia Equilibrium Diagnostics and CEO of American Audiology Associates. She is an affiliate professor at Auburn University where she teaches Audiology practice management. She provides workshops nationally for vestibular rehabilitation therapy.She is currently a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, Academy of Doctors of Audiology and National Academies of Practice.
Howard Herman, MD
Dr. Howard K. Herman is President of ENT of Georgia South and has been practicing there since 1993. He is also the medical director of both Pinnacle Allergy and Topple Diagnostics. He received his bachelor’s degree from Boston University and his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. Postgraduate training included an internship in general surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is double board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and in Sleep Medicine.
Steve’s passion is to support physicians as they enable their patients to “feel better, do more, and live longer, healthier lives.” Steve brings over 22 years of healthcare executive experience as the CEO of Pinnacle Allergy and member of Topple Diagnostics. Steve’s varied industry experience includes sales and marketing, educational, and operational leadership across an array of pharmaceutical and clinical diagnostics companies. Steve’s experience includes executive roles with healthcare market leaders such as Pinnacle Allergy, LipoScience, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), and PDI-Inc. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science from Jacksonville State University. Steve lives in the suburbs of Atlanta with his wife and 2 children.
Robert Allen, Au.D
Lead Clinical Audiologist
Dr. Robert Allen is the lead clinical audiologist for Topple Diagnostics, co-founder and owner of Georgia Equilibrium Diagnostics, and clinical audiologist with Hearing Doctors of Georgia. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his Doctor of Audiology from Auburn University. He completed his residency training in dizziness and disequilibrium at the American Institute of Balance in Largo, Florida. He is a member of ASHA, ADA, and is the current president of the Georgia academy of Audiology for 2019-2020.
Chief Executive Officer
With 16+ years of experience in medical diagnostics, Brent is a founding partner and has been the CEO of Topple Diagnostics since the company was established in 2017. As the visionary of the company, Brent’s focus rests solely only in bringing medical providers simple solutions to complex diagnosis, like vestibular dysfunction. He is devoted to expanding Topple’s outreach to bring stability to dizziness. Since obtaining his Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia State University, Brent has held numerous market-facing and operational leadership roles with leading service providers like Quest Diagnostics and Sonic Healthcare.