Meet the doctors and scientists behind Uqora


Meet the physicians and scientists helping Uqora make urinary tract health a reality.

Meet the physicians and scientists supporting Uqora

Here at Uqora, we believe in working hand-in-hand with the medical community and scientists to provide better urinary health options.

Read on to meet the doctors and scientists helping us make a difference.

Dr. Alyssa Dweck, Gynecologist

Dr. Dweck is a practicing gynecologist in Westchester County, New York. She provides care to women of all ages; she has delivered thousands of babies. A graduate of Barnard College, she has a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition from Columbia University and her Medical Degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, now named Drexel University. Dr. Dweck trained at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, where she was Chief Resident in 1994.

Dr. Dweck practices in Mount Kisco, NY and admits to Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, NY. She has been voted “Top Doctor” in New York Magazine and Westchester Magazine. She is proficient in minimally invasive surgery. She has a special interest and expertise in female sexual health and medical sex therapy.

Get to know Dr. Dweck here.

Sexual health and general health go hand in hand; optimizing urinary tract health has always been vital for my gynecologic patients.

— Dr. Alyssa Dweck

Dr. Payal Bhandari, M.D., Integrative Functional Medicine

Dr. Payal Bhandari, M.D. is a leading practitioner of integrative functional medicine and the founder of SF Advanced Health. She combines the best in Western and Eastern medicine to define the root cause of illness. She received her undergraduate degree in biology and Doctor of Medicine degree from West Virginia University. Dr. Bhandari completed her Family Medicine residency from the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 2013 Dr. Bhandari launched San Francisco's top integrative medical center focused on bringing together the best holistic practitioners.
Get to know more about Dr. Payal here.
When a person is struggling with recurring UTIs the key is to keep immune defenses up so the bacteria have a harder time reproducing/multiplying and wreaking havoc. This includes drinking lots of water, eating nutrient-packed foods and staying physically active. Focus on having fresh plant-based alkaline food rich in nutrients that help strengthen the immune system.

— Dr. Payal Bhandari

Dr. Susan Mitmesser, Scientist at Pharmavite

Dr. Mitmesser is the leading biochemist at Pharmavite and provides scientific leadership to advance innovation and new product development strategies, and to ensure the scientific integrity of all products made under its brand portfolio, including Uqora. She brings 20+ years of extensive experience in research and nutritional biochemistry across various industries and sectors, including food, dietary supplements, academia and clinical settings.

My goal is to ensure the scientific integrity of the ingredients and product function and to keep pushing innovation through research in the urinary health space."

— Dr. Susan