Speakers

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

Ofer M. Wellisch, MD MPH--Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Ofer M. Wellisch, MD MPHAssistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Dr. Wellisch began his career in Pain Medicine at The Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA. Following his training, he continued to practice clinically and serve as teaching faculty at Stanford Hospital and Clinics.  He is currently Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine at Stamford Health in Connecticut and is Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons.Dr. Wellisch takes pride in educating and mentoring his medical students, residents and fellows. He has conducted research in Molecular Neuroscience as well as on the “patient experience.” Dr Wellisch currently conducts research focused on the therapeutic potential of peripheral acting mu opioid receptor antagonists (PAMORA) in cancer as well as on peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS).

Facility
Stamford Health/CUMC
Location
Stamford, CT
Session(s)

Certificate of Attendance: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Jon T. Willie, MD PhD -- Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Jon T. Willie, MD PhD Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Jon T. Willie, MD PhD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in stereotactic, functional, and epilepsy surgery. He has been in clinical practice at Emory University School of Medicine since 2012. He is head of the Neurosurgery Laboratory for Behavioral Neuromodulation where his funded research projects include cognitive enhancement and behavioral state control with applications for memory disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and narcolepsy.

Facility
Emory University
Location
Atlanta, GA
Session(s)

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

Christopher J. Winfree, MD -- Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Christopher J. Winfree, MD Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

After completing medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, Dr. Winfree joined the Department of Neurological Surgery at Columbia University as a resident. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in peripheral nerve surgery in New Orleans, Louisiana, and then a second fellowship in functional and stereotactic neurosurgery in Portland, Oregon. Currently, Dr. Winfree is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, where he specializes in peripheral nerve surgery, peripheral nerve cancer surgery, nerve and muscle biopsies, pain neurosurgery, and spasticity. His research interests include the use of peripheral nerve transfers to treat spinal cord injury, and the use of neurostimulation to treat chronic pain disorders. He has been in practice for 13 years. During this time, he has taught numerous cadaver courses for nerve exposures and neuromodulation.

Facility
Columbia University
Location
New York, NY
Session(s)

Certificate of Attendance: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Chengyuan Wu, MD -- Associate Professor

Chengyuan Wu, MD Associate Professor

Dr. Wu is currently an Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University. He completed medical school at Tufts University. Following medical school, Dr. Wu completed his residency in neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University, as well as a fellowship in functional neurosurgery.

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

Neuromodulation in Epilepsy: From Bench to OR to Outcomes

Hands-On Cadaver Course for Engineers

Thomas L. Yearwood, MD PhD--Honorary Consultant in Pain Medicine

Thomas L. Yearwood, MD PhDHonorary Consultant in Pain Medicine

Full-time Pain Physician in London, UK doing clinical research in neuromodulation; 25+ years experience in the US with >2400 implanted Neuromodulation devices; PhD in Mechanical Engineering, with considerable experience in medical device-related design, Development, and consultation; participant in numerous clinical research trials; CEO and Founder, Neurospecs Clinical Research and Development. Very interested in neuroinflammation, novel waveforms and programming principles.

Facility
Nation Health Service, UK
Location
Fairhope, AL
Session(s)

Spinal Cord Stimulation Programming: Basics, Science, Coding