Speakers

The following is a list of all speakers for the NANS 23rd Annual Meeting.

Rany T. Abdallah, MD PhD MBA -- Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Rany T. Abdallah, MD PhD MBA Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

I have been in practice since July 2016. I have a diverse practice that includes acute and chronic pain management as well as anesthesia in the operating room.

Clinical Interests: Anesthesiology, adult and pediatric chronic pain, cancer pain, complex regional pain syndrome, facial pain and headaches, abdominal pain, implantable pain device therapies

Research Interests: Pathophysiology and treatment of cancer pain, pathophysiology and treatment of neuropathic pain, advancing implantable pain device therapies, medical cannabis

Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD MPH--Medical Director, UW Pain Services

Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD MPHMedical Director, UW Pain Services

Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD, MPH. Medical Director, UW pain services-Medical director, UW pain clinic- Section head, chronic pain management. I have been in practicing since 2009.  Neuromodulation is my area of expertise, I perform all forms of spinal cord simulators and intrathecal pumps.

Facility
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location
Madison, WI
Session(s)

Neuromodulation for Advanced Implantable Therapies: A Hands-On Cadaver Course for Pain Fellows

Ajay Antony, MD -- Assistant Professor

Ajay Antony, MD Assistant Professor

Dr. Antony is an assistant professor of pain medicine and anesthesiology at the University of Florida. After completing both residency and fellowship at UF, he stayed on faculty at the institution. He is an active participant in NANS and its subcommittees, and teaches on both the local and national level. His clinical practice and research interests focus on neuromodulation and minimally invasive advanced procedures for chronic pain.

Facility
University of Florida
Location
Gainesville, FL
Session(s)

Practice Development

Neurology Neuromodulation Workshop

Megan K. Applewhite, MD MA FACS -- Assistant Professor of Surgery, John A. Balint Chair of Bioethics

Megan K. Applewhite, MD MA FACS Assistant Professor of Surgery, John A. Balint Chair of Bioethics

Dr. Applewhite is an assistant professor of surgery and is the director of the Center for Bioethics Education and Research and John A. Balint Chair of Medical Ethics at Albany Medical College. She completed her general surgery residency at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, and her endocrine surgery fellowship at the University of Chicago. She also completed a fellowship in clinical medical ethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. She now has a busy endocrine surgery practice at Albany Medical Center and spends half her time as the director of the ethics center, where her research has focused on thyroid cancer, surgical outcomes in the inmate population, and the surgeon-patient relationship. She lives in Albany with her husband and two children.

Facility
Albany Medical College
Location
Albany, NY
Session(s)

Plenary Session II-When It's Time to Say No: Patient Selection

Charles E. Argoff, MD -- Professor, Director Comprehensive Pain Center

Charles E. Argoff, MD Professor, Director Comprehensive Pain Center

Charles E. Argoff, MD, is professor of neurology and director of the ACGME accredited pain management fellowship at Albany Medical College. Dr. Argoff is also director of the Comprehensive Pain Center at Albany Medical Center in New York. He has practiced pain medicine within an academic setting since 1990. He has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, as well as multiple pain management related textbooks.

Ron	L. Alterman, MD -- Chief, Division of Neurosurgery

Ron L. Alterman, MD Chief, Division of Neurosurgery

Ron Alterman is Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School. He has been performing stereotactic surgery for brain tumors and functional disorders for 25 years. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters and is a former officer of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.

Facility
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Location
Boston, MA
Session(s)

Pediatric Neuromodulation

Magdalena M. Anitescu, MD PhD -- Associate Professor

Magdalena M. Anitescu, MD PhD Associate Professor

Magdalena Anitescu, MD, PhD, associate professor of anesthesia and critical care, is the program director for the multidisciplinary pain medicine fellowship and the section chief of pain management services at the University of Chicago Medicine. She completed a surgical internship at the University of Iowa and an anesthesia residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Following a pain medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, she joined the faculty at the University of Chicago. She is an accomplished national and international educator, author of numerous textbook chapters and scientific papers, and a member of many professional organizations and scientific committees that review the academic curriculum for various pain medicine meetings. As program director of pain medicine at the University of Chicago, Dr. Anitescu created novel educational experiences for the curriculum by organizing and hosting interdisciplinary and multi-institutional and regional meetings. Among them are the annual Chicago Pain Summit, the bi-annual Regional Collaborative Case Pain Medicine Conference, and multi-disciplinary rounds. The aim is to give pain fellows access to the practices at other institutions, to exchange ideas, or to present scholarly work or clinically challenging cases. As a council board member of the Association of Pain Medicine program directors, Dr. Anitescu's efforts were directed to the pain medicine match and to the development of educational materials for pain fellows nationwide. Dr. Anitescu focuses research on improving the quality of life of patients with acute, chronic, or cancer pain through multi-modal, multi-faceted interventions. She is also a member of the Committee for Subspecialty Program Directors in the Association of Academic Anesthesiologists. She is committed to the scope of the organization and is hoping to continue to serve as its treasurer. Dr. Anitescu is significantly involved in advancing the field of neuromodulation and serves as the secretary for the Women in Neuromodulation. She is committed to fellows education in this field and in the general field of pain management with special interest in cancer pain and neuromodulation applications in this area.

Facility
University of Chicago
Location
Chicago, IL
Session(s)

Spinal Cord Stimulation Programming: Opening the Blackbox

Jeffrey Arle, MD PhD -- Associate Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery

Jeffrey Arle, MD PhD Associate Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery

Dr. Arle completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in neurosurgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He subsequently completed a fellowship in epilepsy and movement disorder surgery at New York University. Dr. Arle holds his medical degree and a doctorate degree in computational neuroscience from the University of Connecticut. He is the co-editor of both Essential Neuromodulation and Innovative Neuromodulation from Elsevier, and currently the co-chair of the Research and Scientific Oversight committee for the INS. He is on the editorial board of Neuromodulation and Neurosurgery. His research interests include computational modeling and analysis of neural circuitry and function, specifically with regard to the effects of electrical stimulation on the nervous system. He's also interested in developing novel implantable devices for interfacing with the nervous system in patients with movement disorders, epilepsy, and pain.

Wael Asaad, MD PhD -- Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience

Wael Asaad, MD PhD Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience

Dr. Asaad is associate professor of neurosurgery and neuroscience and the Sidney A. Fox and Dorothea Doctors Fox Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Science at Brown University. He earned his PhD from MIT in 2001 and his MD from Yale University in 2003.  He completed neurosurgery residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and moved to Brown in 2011. His lab studies frontal lobe function related to model-based learning and causal inference in nonhuman primates, and undertakes translational neuromodulation work in humans undergoing functional neurosurgery and epilepsy procedures.

Facility
Brown University
Location
Westwood, MA
Session(s)

What's in the Signal? The Value Underlying Closed Loop Stimulation

Nomen Azeem, MD--Interventional Pain Specialist

Nomen Azeem, MDInterventional Pain Specialist

Nomen Azeem, MD, FAAPMR is an interventional pain specialist and sports medicine specialist at Florida Spine & Pain Specialists in Riverview and Wesley Chapel, Florida.Dr. Azeem completed his undergraduate education at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and graduated from medical school, earning his Doctor of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine. After that, he completed an internship at Medstar Harbor Hospital Center in Baltimore and a residency at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Washington, DC, where he was the chief resident.After filling a faculty position at Medstar Georgetown University as a musculoskeletal medicine specialist, he went on to complete an ACGME interventional pain fellowship at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, under the guidance of internationally renowned pain physician Dr. Frank J.E. Falco.Dr. Azeem served as a board member for the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and held the position of director of neuromodulation in a multidisciplinary pain practice in New Orleans before moving to Florida where he developed the first successful non-opioid based interventional pain clinic in the Sarasota, Florida area.His background helped shape Dr. Azeem’s approach to treating pain, and he includes both patients and their families in developing treatment plans so that everyone involved understands the origin of the patient’s pain as well as their available treatment options.Currently, Dr. Azeem is an associate assistant professor in the pain/neurology department of the University of South Florida, and actively continues to conduct research and author peer-reviewed publications in addition to treating patients. He continues to stay involved with multiple pain societies to help advance the field of interventional pain medicine. He has also been named the inaugural president of the Florida Society for Pain and Neuroscience, the first state chapter of the American Society for Pain and Neuroscience.

Facility
Florida Spine and Pain Specialists
Location
Tampa, FL
Session(s)

Neuromodulation for Advanced Implantable Therapies: A Hands-On Cadaver Course for Pain Fellows

Giancarlo Barolat, MD -- Director

Giancarlo Barolat, MD Director

Dr. Barolat finished medical school in 1974 at the University of Torino, Italy. He then undertook a residency in neurosurgery at the University of Torino. Subsequently, he took a fellowship in functional neurosurgery and neurostimulation at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida. Following the fellowship, Dr. Barolat took a second residency in neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. At the same institution, he also completed a fellowship in spinal cord injury. Dr. Barolat is certified both by the American and by the Italian Board of Neurosurgery. Dr. Barolat was professor of neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University, director of neurosurgical services at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH) and director of the Division of Functional Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University until December 2004. Dr. Barolat practiced at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital from 1985 to 2004.

His practice has encompassed cranial and spinal surgery as well as functional neurosurgery. Dr. Barolat has had extensive involvement with the oncology department in the surgical management of cerebral and spinal metastasis, particularly malignant melanomas. Dr. Barolat also functioned as the main pediatric neurosurgeon at TJUH, operating primarily on newborn infants with hydrocephalus and spina bifida. Dr. Barolat has extensive experience with surgical spine procedures. Dr. Barolat was fellowship trained in spinal cord and spine injuries. He was an integral part of the TJUH spinal cord injury program for over ten years. As such, he has performed hundreds of complex spine operations. He has also been involved in the surgical management of intractable seizures through brain resection procedures and implantation of vagus nerve stimulator devices. Dr. Barolat was president of the International Neuromodulation Society and is on the board of the American Neuromodulation Society and on the editorial board of the journal, Neuromodulation. He is currently director-at-large of the International Neuromodulation Society. Dr. Barolat is also one of the world leaders in the area of neuro-implantable technologies for the management of pain and motor disorders.

Dr. Barolat is one of the pioneers of spinal cord stimulation for spasticity and pain management. His practice is one of the largest in the country, with patients being referred from all over the United States as well as from abroad. Dr. Barolat has performed, in the span of 32 years, over 9,000 neurostimulation procedures. His experience encompasses basically almost every neurostimulation application ever appeared on the market. This includes neurostimulation for pain, paralysis, headaches, spasticity, dystonia, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, and bladder dysfunction to name a few. Dr. Barolat has been the author of over 90 medical articles and book chapters. He lectures extensively nationally and internationally. In May 2010 he received a "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the American Association of Neurological Surgery and, in 2013, by the North American Neuromodulation Society. Dr. Barolat has been practicing neurosurgery and neuromodulation in Denver, Colorado since June 2005. He is affiliated with the Presbyterian/St. Lukes Medical Center.

Facility
Barolat Neuroscience
Location
Denver, CO
Session(s)

Spinal Cord Stimulation Programming: Basics, Science, Coding

Markus A. Bendel, MD -- Physician

Markus A. Bendel, MD Physician

Dr. Bendel is a board certified physician in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine practicing at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. His training includes a general surgery internship, anesthesiology residency and pain medicine fellowship, all at the Mayo Clinic. He is currently the Director of Neuromodulation for the pain division.
Anuj Bhatia, MD -- Associate Professor

Anuj Bhatia, MD Associate Professor

Dr. Bhatia is an associate professor at University of Toronto and clinical director of chronic pain at University Health Network, Toronto, Canada. He is the chair of the Neuropathic Pain Special Interest Group of the Canadian Pain Society and member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons' Pain Medicine Specialty committee. His clinical and research interests include the use of epidemiological tools for assessing outcomes of treatments for pain, assessment and treatment of neuropathic pain, fluoroscopy and ultrasound-guided procedures for chronic and cancer pain, and neuromodulation. He has published over 50 papers, 6 book chapters, and co-authored two books on ultrasound-guided interventional pain procedures.

Facility
Toronto Western Hospital and University of Toronto
Location
Toronto, ON, Canada
Session(s)

Plenary Session III-Spinal Cord Stimulation Studies: Time of Reckoning

Challenges in Neuromodulation for Pain

Marom Bikson, PhD -- Professor

Marom Bikson, PhD Professor

Dr. Bikson is the Harold Shames Professor of biomedical engineering at The City College of New York. He is known for his work on the cellular mechanisms of electrical stimulation and translational medical device design. He has published over 250 articles on medical device technology and brain stimulation. Technologies invented in Dr. Bikson's lab are in hundreds of medical centers globally.

Carol Blyzniuk, RN -- Clinical Coordinator, Department of Neurosurgery

Carol Blyzniuk, RN Clinical Coordinator, Department of Neurosurgery

Carol Blyzniuk, RN, has worked at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in the department of neurosurgery for 21 years, first in the hospital setting for three years then in the neurosurgery outpatient office. She has been working specifically in functional neurosurgery for the last 18 years.

Facility
Thomas Jefferson Hospital
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Session(s)

Advanced Practice Provider Course (PAs, NPs, Nurses): A to Z in Neuromodulation

Nicholas Bremer, MD--Director of Implantable Therapies

Nicholas Bremer, MDDirector of Implantable Therapies

Dr. Bremer trained in Interventional Pain Medicine at Columbia University and in Anesthesiology at NYU.  He currently practices at the Center for Pain Relief in Charleston, West Virginia, and is an Assistant Professor at WVU School of Medicine and on the Board of Directors of WVSIPP and ASPN.  In his high-volume private practice, Dr. Bremer incorporates academics and education, publication work, as well as clinical investigation.  He is currently an implanter on the Abbott TARGET trial (as Local Primary Investigator), The Abbott BOLD trial, the Abbott Delivery trial, the SPR SPRINT (PNS) trial, and was an implanter on the Saluda EVOKE trial.  He is also an investigator on interventional spine procedures aimed at spinal decompression, including the Vertos MOTION trial and the Vertiflex PRESS trial. He trains fellows and advanced implanters at national course around the country and conducts Webinars lectures on advanced topics in neuromodulation. He is honored to be chosen as a NANS pre-conference faculty member to teach spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, and peripheral nerve stimulation trialing and implanting techniques.

Facility
Center for Pain Relief
Location
Charleston, WV
Session(s)

Neuromodulation for Advanced Implantable Therapies: A Hands-On Cadaver Course for Pain Fellows

Mark J. Burish, MD PhD -- Assistant Professor

Mark J. Burish, MD PhD Assistant Professor

Dr. Mark J. Burish, who is board certified in neurology and fellowship trained in pain medicine, specializes in the treatment of neck pain, back pain and neuropathic pain. His research interests focus on headaches and facial pain. For 4 years, he has been seeing pain patients, headache patients, and doing translational headache research. A cum laude graduate of Princeton University, Dr. Burish received his MD/PhD in the Vanderbilt Medical Scientist Training Program at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in neurology at the University of California at San Francisco, where he was co-chief resident of the UCSF Moffitt-Long Service and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. During his residency, he was also honored with the Core Clerkship Teaching Award, voted by third-year medical students as one of five residents who went “above and beyond in terms of dedication to teaching, mentorship, community-building, patient care and medical student development and support.” He completed his fellowship in interventional pain management in the department of Anesthesiology at UCSF. Dr. Burish is a co-author of articles that have appeared in the Journal of Comparative Neurology, The Neurohospitalist, Brain Behavior and Evolution, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Cerebral Cortex, Journal of Neurophysiology, and the Journal of Neuroscience, among others. His practice setting is currently the academic hospital at UT Houston. 

Facility
UT Health Science Center at Houston
Location
Houston, TX
Session(s)

Neurology Neuromodulation Workshop

Nicole Busch, MSN APRN AGCNS-BC -- Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Nicole Busch, MSN APRN AGCNS-BC Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Nicole Busch is a board-certified clinical nurse specialist with a specialty in the adult through gerontology population. She initially completed undergraduate degrees in business management and sociology from the University of Texas at Austin; however, after several years of working in the business world, life guided her towards her passion for working in healthcare. She obtained her Master of Science in nursing in 2015 from the University of Texas at Austin. After graduate school, Nicole began her career as an advanced practice nurse with a focus in internal medicine, working with patients in hospital, physical rehabilitation, and acute mental health settings. Nicole transitioned to pain management in 2017 to help chronic pain patients achieve their daily functional goals through interventional pain treatment as well as medication management. Nicole is committed to helping patients achieve optimum functionality and quality of life by creating comprehensive pain management plans that fit the needs and lifestyles of those she treats.

Facility
Pain Specialists of America
Location
Georgetown, TX
Session(s)

Advanced Practice Provider Course (PAs, NPs, Nurses): A to Z in Neuromodulation

Aaron K. Calodney, MD -- Director of Clinical Research

Aaron K. Calodney, MD Director of Clinical Research

Aaron Kenneth Calodney, MD, is past president of the Texas Pain Society and past president of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP). He served on the board of the International Spine Intervention Society for many years and was director of education. He is treasurer of the U.S.A. section of WIP. Dr. Calodney is board certified in anesthesiology and carries subspecialty certification in pain management through the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Calodney earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. His residency in anesthesiology and subsequent interventional pain management fellowship was completed at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He subsequently completed a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia at the Denver Children's Hospital. With particular interest in spine and special interests including neuromodulation and intrathecal drug delivery, regenerative therapies and biological treatment of the painful degenerative disc, and radiofrequency ablation. Dr. Calodney has presented and published many articles and textbook chapters. He is actively involved in clinical research and has delivered hundreds of invited lectures in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Calodney is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and many other professional societies. He is an author of the first Evidenced Based Treatment Guidelines in Interventional Pain and Evidenced-Based Guidelines for the Use of Opioids published in the Pain Physician journal. Dr. Calodney was appointed by the governor of Texas to serve on the advisory committee on the Regulation of Controlled Substances Act. 

Marco Capogrosso, PhD -- Group Leader

Marco Capogrosso, PhD Group Leader

Dr. Capogrosso is an expert in electrical stimulation of the nervous system for applications in sensorimotor disorders. In the last years, he has developed computer models and technologies to optimize spinal cord stimulation protocols enabling leg and arm movements after spinal cord injury.

Facility
University of Fribourg
Location
Lausanne, Switzerland
Session(s)

Novel Methods to Restore Sensory and Motor Function

Jonathan D. Carlson, MD -- Interventional Pain Specialist

Jonathan D. Carlson, MD Interventional Pain Specialist

Jonathan Carlson, MD is an interventional pain specialist, who is ABMS double-board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. He currently practices is Hawaii and Arizona. He treats a wide variety of chronic pain disorders and has a strong interest and focus in advanced pain interventions such as neuraxial spine and peripheral nerve radiofrequency ablation, vertebral augmentation, interspinous process spacers, DRG stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, percutaneous sacral fusion, and lumbar endoscopic discectomy. Dr Carlson also enjoys educating on a myriad of different topics within pain management.  He has been a clinical associate professor at Midwestern College of Medicine and has been a faculty at several national pain society meetings such as North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS), American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (ASPN), American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA), AZSIPP, CalSIPP, NY/NJSIPP, FSIPP, WVSIPP, Kauai Pain Conference, and The Business of Pain. He has authored several peer-reviewed journal publications, text book chapters, and has been principal investigator in several landmark research studies. The scope has been with best practices for opioid management and advanced procedures for chronic pain such as SCS, DRG, interspinous spacers for lumbar spinal stenosis, sacral fusion, and lumbar endoscopic discectomy. He has recently been appointed as the Treasurer and National Executive Board Member for the American Society of Pain and Neurosciences (ASPN). He is also the current president of AZSIPP.Dr. Carlson received his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma. He did his residency in anesthesiology at the University of California-Davis; he was given the honor of chief resident during his final year of training. He then completed an interventional pain management ACGME fellowship at Texas Tech University. He was fortunate to be trained under Dr. Gabor Racz, one of the fathers of the pain specialty.

Oguz Cataltepe, MD -- Professor

Oguz Cataltepe, MD Professor

Dr. Oguz Cataltepe is professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and director of pediatric neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery programs at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He had clinical fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at Beth Israel Medical Center, NY and epilepsy surgery fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. He has been practicing as a pediatric neurosurgeon and epilepsy surgeon since 1998. He has extensive experience in all aspects of epilepsy surgery including stereotactic electroencephalography and other invasive monitoring techniques, awake craniotomy for language and neurophysiological mapping, disconnective and resective surgical interventions as well as neuromodulation techniques. He is a member of many national and international professional societies and serves on editorial boards of several neurological and neurosurgical journals. He is the editor of a well-known textbook on Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery. He is active in educational efforts of international professional societies such as International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) and he is the section editor for the Functional Neurosurgery section of "The ISPN Guide: International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery Electronic Textbook" which is designed to provide up-to-date guidance and to set standards for practicing pediatric neurosurgeons around the world.

Facility
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location
Worcester, MA
Session(s)

Pediatric Neuromodulation

Krishnan V. Chakravathy MD PhD -- Assistant Professor

Krishnan V. Chakravathy MD PhD Assistant Professor

Krishnan Chakravarthy, MD, PhD is an assistant clinical professor who specializes in multi-modal pain management. As a pain management specialist, he evaluates, diagnoses and treats all forms of pain. Dr Chakravarthy completed sub-specialty fellowship training in pain management at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and residency training in anesthesiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He interned in general medicine at Griffin Hospital (Yale Affiliate) in Derby, Connecticut. He earned his MD, PhD degrees at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Buffalo, NY. Dr Chakravarthy’s research interests in pain medicine include incorporating new technology into advancing pain care. He is currently focusing on using nanotechnology as an novel system to develop new drug delivery and point of care device platforms to manage chronic pain. Prior to joining UCSD, he has served as a contractor at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where he researched host immunity to influenza virus as a way of developing novel therapeutic and vaccine strategies. His research work has been published in top journals including Anesthesiology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Pain Medicine. His research work has been also featured in Times of India, International Business Times, Futurity, NewsMedical and other national and international venues. Dr Chakravarthy is also a founder of several biotechnology startup companies in the nanotechnology space, and new drug development focusing on commercializing paradigm-shifting technology in the field of chronic pain. He is an active entrepreneur and believes industry plays a critical role in seeing translational science make it to patients. Dr Chakravarthy currently serves on the editorial board of several national and international peer reviewed journals, and committees on organizations such as the International Neuromodulation Society.  He is also the recipient of several national awards including the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience Young Innovator Award.

Facility
University of California, San Diego
Location
San Diego, CA
Session(s)

Hands-On Cadaver Course for Engineers

Kenneth B. Chapman, MD -- Assistant Clinical Professor

Kenneth B. Chapman, MD Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Chapman is the director of pain management at SIUH, Northwell Health Systems and is an assistant clinical professor at NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC. He finished his fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 2006. He has been with the Spine and Pain Institute of New York since that time, a multidisciplinary pain practice that includes a fellowship program and a research department. His interests involve neuromodulation and clinical research.

Facility
The Spine & Pain Institute of New York
Location
New York, NY
Session(s)

Spinal Cord Stimulation Programming: Opening the Blackbox

Jianguo Cheng, MD PhD -- Professor and Director

Jianguo Cheng, MD PhD Professor and Director

Jianguo Cheng, MD PhD, is professor of anesthesiology and director of the Cleveland Clinic Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship Program. He is immediate past president of American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) and immediate past chair of the U.S. Section of World Institute of Pain. He serves in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Pain Management Best Practices Inter-agency Task Force (PMTF) and the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Countering the US Opioid Epidemic. Dr. Cheng also is a member of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Expert Work Group (EWG) to develop, specify, and maintain clinical quality measures. As a clinician, Dr. Cheng was recognized by Best Doctors in America (Best Doctors Inc.), 70 Best Pain Management Physicians in the U.S. (Becker's ASC Review), and Top Doctors (International Association of Anesthesiologists).

As a physician investigator, Dr. Cheng has directed basic, translational, and clinical investigations of stem cells, opioid tolerance, and chronic pain. His research is supported by research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense, and other funding agencies. He has published more than 250 articles including investigations on opioid tolerance and neuropathic pain. As an educator, Dr. Cheng has published two textbooks, "Fundamentals of Pain Medicine" (Springer-Nature) and "Neuropathic Pain: A Case-based Approach to Practical Management" (Oxford University Press) and has given more than 150 lectures/presentations world-wide. He has trained more than 150 clinical pain fellows and postdoctoral research fellows. In addition, Dr. Cheng has played active leadership roles in the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA), American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and American Academy of Regenerative Medicine. He has served as Senior Editor, Associate Editor, and Section Editor for the scientific journals of "Pain Medicine," "Pain Practice," and "Pain Physician". Dr. Cheng was trained in Pain Medicine at Harvard University (Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital), Surgery and Anesthesiology at University of Louisville (Residency), Neurology at the Qingdao University, and Neurosciences at the University of Guelph (PhD, Biophysics), University of Manitoba, and University of Alberta.