Speakers

The following is a list of all speakers for the NANS 21st Annual Meeting.

Steven P. Stanos, DO -- Medical Director, Pain Services; Medical Director, Occ. Med.

Steven P. Stanos, DO Medical Director, Pain Services; Medical Director, Occ. Med.

Dr. Steven P. Stanos is currently Medical Director of Swedish Pain Services and Medical Director of Occupational Medicine Services at Swedish Health System in Seattle, Washington. Besides directing pain management services, he also leads Swedish's pain rehabilitation center, Functional Restoration, an integral part of the pain medicine continuum of care for Swedish. Prior to joining Swedish, he served as medical director of the Center for Pain Management at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) from 2002 to 2014, serving as an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and program-co chair of the multidisciplinary pain fellowship. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine by the American Board of Pain Medicine and by the American Board of Anesthesia. Dr. Stanos presently serves as President of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Pain Medicine. He is active with the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and has served as the co-chair of education for the Pain and Neuromuscular Council. He recently served as a panel member on the National Pain Strategy and an invited consultant to the CDC for the CDC Opioid Guidelines published in 2016. Dr Stanos is active with ongoing educational initiatives for primary care, pain medicine, and physical medicine specialists around the United States and abroad. Dr. Stanos has been involved in the development and publication of treatment guidelines related to rehabilitation approaches for chronic pain and low back pain conditions and serves as a reviewer for pain and PM&R related scientific journals. Dr Stanos has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters related to pain management. A Mayday Foundation Advocacy fellow in 2013, his advocacy project focuses on increasing awareness for multi- and inter-disciplinary pain care.

Facility
Swedish Health Services
Location
Seattle,WA
Session(s)

Opiates: American Academy of Pain Medicine

David Spinner, DO RMSK CIPS FAAPMR -- Assistant Professor

David Spinner, DO RMSK CIPS FAAPMR Assistant Professor

I am Director of Pain Management in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System. I'm one of the first physicians in the country to become certified in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasonography and I've lectured nationally on musculoskeletal interventions. I am the lead editor for the first textbook on the topic, Atlas of Ultrasound Guided Musculoskeletal Injections. I have numerous publications in various textbooks and journals. I also help administer the CIPS (Certified Interventional Pain Sonologist) board examination for World Institute of Pain.

Facility
Mount Sinai Hospital
Location
New York, NY
Session(s)

Certificate of Attendance: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Dawn A. Sparks, DO -- Physician

Dawn A. Sparks, DO Physician

Dr. Dawn Sparks currently works at the Spine and Pain Center of Kauai. She is currently on the Special Planning Committee for NANS and has had an article in the NANS newsletter. Dr. Sparks is very pleased to be helping with progression in our field. She recently been attended two leadership training programs to furtherance of her expertise. Dr. Sparks trained at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic with multiple pioneers in pain management. She has already published several journal articles and book chapters on important topics in the field of pain medicine. Her book chapters are included in Clinical Pain Management, Abdominal Pain, and Spinal Injections and Peripheral Nerve Blocks to name a few. Dr. Sparks has lectured at many conferences across the country as well as having poster presentations internationally. Historically, Dr. Sparks graduated with honors from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in 1999. Early in her college career, she did research with a pediatric oncologist, and saw the need for effective pain control. Dr. Sparks was perplexed by the ordeals patients faced and hoped to ease the many difficulties patients experience when in unrelenting pain. This early interest in pain medicine led her to Ohio University for medical school, followed by postgraduate training in Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the Cleveland Clinic, which she completed in 2009. After three years as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Dr. Sparks then ventured into private practice. Dr. Sparks is pleased to be a part of various groups promoting the advancement of interventional pain. She is also an active member for Women In Neuromodulation. Dr. Sparks is thrilled to be here in Las Vegas again and would be happy to answer any questions you may have about pain management, feel free to stop and chat with her at any time.

Facility
Spine and Pain Center of Kauai
Location
Koloa, HI
Session(s)

Pelvic and Abdominal Pain

Jolene Smith, DO -- Pain Management Physician

Jolene Smith, DO Pain Management Physician

Dr. Jolene Smith completed her residency in anesthesiology and a 1-year fellowship in pain management at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. She has been in private practice at Pain Specialists of Iowa since 2015, where she currently serves as Chairperson of Mercy Hospital's (Des Moines) Pain Committee, is a member of the Executive Board of the practice, and is the creator of an educational lecture series at Mercy Hospital of Des Moines designed to train and inform healthcare providers about what services pain management specialists can offer. Dr. Smith's professional interests and expertise include spinal cord stimulation—she has placed dozens of devices and has lectured previously on the topic.

Facility
Pain Specialists of Iowa
Location
Des Moines, IA
Marc W. Slutzky, MD PhD -- Associate Professor

Marc W. Slutzky, MD PhD Associate Professor

Dr. Marc Slutzky is an Associate Professor of Neurology, Physiology, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Northwestern University. His research interests lie at the interface between neurology and engineering, with the goal of designing neural prosthetics technologies (brain machine interfaces and myoelectric computer interfaces) to improve function in patients with impaired movement from neurological disorders. He has over 16 years of experience in performing cortical electrophysiological experiments in rodents, monkeys, and humans.

Facility
Northwestern University
Location
Chicago, IL
Konstantin V. Slavin, MD -- Professor

Konstantin V. Slavin, MD Professor

Dr. Konstantin Slavin is a head of section of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery in the University of Illinois at Chicago and director of a fellowship program in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. Dr. Slavin was born and raised in Baku, Azerbaijan. After graduation from medical school he completed residency in neurosurgery in Moscow, and then moved to Chicago where he completed research fellowship and residency in neurosurgery, and fellowship in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery in Portland, OR. Dr. Slavin has been working on staff in UIC since 2001 and went up through the academic ranks to become professor of neurosurgery in 2010. Dr. Slavin has authored and co-authored more than 200 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. His first book on “Peripheral Nerve Stimulation” was published in 2011; “Principles of Neuromodulation” (co-edited with Prof. Eljamel) came out in 2013; and new book on PNS came out in 2015. Currently, he is an associate editor of “Neurosurgery,” “Neuromodulation,” and “Surgical Neurology International” and editorial board member of several other journals including “Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.” Dr. Slavin is the Past President of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and Director-at-Large (past Secretary) of NANS. He is also a current Secretary of the International Neuromodulation Society and Secretary of the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. For many years, he served on the Executive Council of AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pain. Dr. Slavin has taught extensively on more than a hundred professional educational courses sponsored by national and international societies and device manufacturers. As a sign of peer recognition, he is for many years included in the lists of “Best Doctors in America” and “US Top Surgeons” and has received prestigious “Patients’ Choice” and “Most Compassionate Doctor” awards. Dr. Slavin is married and has two children. He and his family live in Chicago.

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

Neuromodulation of Facial Pain

Christopher T. Skidmore, MD -- Assistant Professor

Christopher T. Skidmore, MD Assistant Professor

Dr. Christopher T. Skidmore is an epilepsy specialist in the Department of Neurology at Thomas Jefferson University. He serves as the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and the Neurology Residency Director. He completed his residency and fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He has over 10 years experience in the field of epilepsy and has published and lectured on various topics in the field.

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

Neurology Neuromodulation Workshop

B. Todd Sitzman, MD MPH -- Medical Director

B. Todd Sitzman, MD MPH Medical Director

Dr. B. Todd Sitzman is medical director of Advanced Pain Therapy, a comprehensive pain clinic located in Hattiesburg, MS. He is an active member of numerous national and international pain societies: president-elect of North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS); past president of American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), Southern Pain Society (SPS), Mississippi Pain Society (MPS) and Mississippi Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is the recipient of AAPM’s Distinguished Service Award in 2012. He has authored more than 75 scientific publications including abstracts, manuscripts, and book chapters, and serves on the editorial boards of the journals Pain Medicine and Pain Practice. He is actively involved in patient advocacy and postgraduate medical education, and lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to pain pharmacology and interventional pain therapies. Dr. Sitzman received his medical and master of public health degrees from Tulane University in his native city, New Orleans. He completed postgraduate training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (internal medicine) and the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, VA (anesthesiology and pain medicine). Dr. Sitzman is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine.

Facility
Advanced Pain Therapy, PLLC
Location
Hattiesburg, MS
Session(s)

Plenary Session II - Targeted by Neuromodulation the Sequalae of Brain Injury

Advancement of Pain Practice: Understanding Administrative, Healthcare Policy and Economic Factors

Prasad Shirvalkar, MD PhD -- Assistant Professor

Prasad Shirvalkar, MD PhD Assistant Professor

Prasad Shirvalkar has engaged in Neuroscience research since 2002, and completed a PhD in Neurophysiology studying hippocampal mechanisms of memory formation and retrieval. Early in his career, he helped to develop Thalamic deep brain stimulation as a paradigm to augment conscious arousal. Throughout graduate school and his Neurology residency, Prasad explored motor cortex TMS and its application for motor recovery after spinal cord injury. Currently, he is developing closed-loop deep brain stimulation technology for chronic pain, and exploring noninvasive brain stimulation for pain and cognitive disorders as Assistant Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology, Neurology and Neurosurgery at University of California, San Francisco.

Facility
University of California San Francisco
Location
San Francisco, CA
Sameer Sheth, MD PhD -- Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Sameer Sheth, MD PhD Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Dr. Sameer A. Sheth graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in physics and astronomy. He then entered the Medical Scientist Training (MST) Program at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he received both his MD and PhD. Dr. Sheth trained in neurological surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sheth specializes in the treatment of patients with movement disorders, epilepsy, brain tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, brain trauma, hydrocephalus, and certain psychiatric disorders. Among the many techniques at his disposal are stereotactic neurosurgery, deep brain stimulation, ablative techniques, awake brain mapping, electrode recordings, computer-guided navigation, and microsurgery. Dr. Sheth is also a neuroscientist, with a PhD and postdoctoral training in neurophysiology. His research interests are centered on a desire to better understand brain function. Dr. Sheth’s research has been funded by the NIH, the Harvard Catalyst, the MGH Cancer Center, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Sheth is the Director and Founder of the Functional and Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory, which focuses on the study of human decision-making, behavior, and cognitive processes.

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

Brain Based Pain Therapies

Erik Shaw, DO -- Director Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute

Erik Shaw, DO Director Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute

Dr. Eric Shaw is an interventional pain management specialist and medical director of the Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute. Dr. Shaw is double board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine. A Texas native, Dr. Shaw graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in biomedical engineering and earned his medical degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. Dr. Shaw completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation and his anesthesiology fellowship in pain medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Facility
Shepherd Center
Location
Atlanta, GA
Session(s)

I Just Inherited 100 Pumps Patients: What Do I Do Now? – A Case Based Approach

Jay M. Shah, MD -- Pain Medicine Fellow

Jay M. Shah, MD Pain Medicine Fellow

I am a Pain Medicine Fellow at the Cornell Tri-Institutional Pain Fellowship in NYC. I am the current RFS Co-Chair and will be helping to moderate this session for Residents/Fellows to help them maximize their educational opportunities within the NANS organization.

Facility
Pain Medicine Fellow
Location
New York, NY
Session(s)

The First Year Out

Michael F. Saulino, MD PhD -- Physiatrist

Michael F. Saulino, MD PhD Physiatrist

Dr. Michael Saulino is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury medicine, and pain management. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. His areas of interest include Spasticity rehabilitation, Pain management, Intrathecal therapy, Stroke rehabilitation, Spinal cord injury, and Spina bifida. Committed to medical education and training, Dr. Saulino is an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University -- Jefferson Medical College. From 2001 to 2005, he served as residency program director in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He is also an adjunct professor of occupational therapy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Saulino earned both his MD and PhD from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He completed a transitional internship at Mercy Catholic Medical Center and his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University, where he became chief resident in his final year of residency training. He has published and lectured nationally and internationally on intrathecal medication use.

Facility
MossRehab at Elkins Park
Location
Havertown, PA
Session(s)
Neuromodulation and Function: Optimizing Outcomes: Time to Pay Attention to the Pre- and Post-Operative Period
Sridevi V. Sarma, PhD -- Associate Professor

Sridevi V. Sarma, PhD Associate Professor

Dr. Sridevi Sarma received a BS degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca NY, in 1994; and MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in, Cambridge MA, in 1997 and 2006, respectively. From 2000 to 2003 she took a leave of absence to start a data analytics company. From 2006 to 2009, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. She is now an associate professor in the Institute for Computational Medicine, Department of Biomedical Engineering, at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Her research interests include modeling, estimation and control of neural systems using electrical stimulation. She is a recipient of the GE faculty for the future scholarship, a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow, a L'Oreal For Women in Science fellow, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Careers at the Scientific Interface Award, the Krishna Kumar New Investigator Award from the North American Neuromodulation Society, and a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and the Whiting School of Engineering Robert B. Pond Excellence in Teaching Award.

Facility
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Baltimore, MD
Session(s)

NIC: Steps Closer to Human Brain Machine Interfaces

Sabato Santaniello, PhD -- Assistant Professor

Sabato Santaniello, PhD Assistant Professor

Dr. Sabato Santaniello received a PhD in information engineering from the University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy, in 2007 and postdoctoral training (2009–2013) in computational neuroscience from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. His research focuses on deep brain stimulation, neural control, and brain-computer interface, with application to movement disorders and epilepsy.

Facility
University of Connecticut
Location
Storrs, CT
Rebecca A. Sanders, MD -- Physician

Rebecca A. Sanders, MD Physician

Dr .Rebecca A. Sanders practices interventional pain management in Rochester, MN as a faculty member of the Mayo Clinic Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Department. She completed her anesthesiology residency and interventional pain fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Her practice involves implantation and management of spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal drug delivery systems, as well as participation in the pain fellowship didactic and clinical training of these devices.

Facility
Mayo Clinic
Location
Rochester, MN
Marta San Luciano, MD -- Assistant Professor

Marta San Luciano, MD Assistant Professor

Dr. Marta San Luciano received her MD degree from the University of Navarre in Spain, and her MS in clinical research methods from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Neurology at Boston University Medical Center in 2007 and a clinical and research fellowship in Movement Disorders at Mount Sinai/Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City in 2010. Since joining UCSF in 2012, she specializes in a comprehensive approach to the treatment of Parkinson's disease, dystonia and other movement disorders, including the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS). Her research interests include clinical outcomes in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease and especially dystonia, as well as clinical genetics and biomarker development in movement disorders.

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

Improving Outcomes with Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders

Marc A. Russo, MD -- Pain Specialist Physician

Marc A. Russo, MD Pain Specialist Physician

After graduating Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Sydney University I undertook my Diploma of Anaesthesia in the United Kingdom during 1992-1993. Returning to Australia I become the Anaesthetic Registrar, Fellow ANZCA John Hunter Hospital through till 1999 when I completed my Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FFPMANZCA) after which I established Hunter Pain Clinic in Broadmeadow NSW.My interests in neuromodulation has led me to train pain specialists locally, nationally and internationally and be invited to join Scientific and Medical Advisory boards of Nevro Corp, St Jude and Boston Scientific the largest spinal cord stimulator companies in the world. Through our commitment to spinal cord stimulation therapy we have trialled various types and systems to evaluate patient tolerances and effectiveness.

Facility
Hunter Pain Clinic
Location
Broadmeadow, NSW, Australia
Session(s)

Loss of Efficacy with SCS Treatment: Methods to Avoid and Solutions

William S. Rosenberg, MD -- Neurosurgeon and Medical Director

William S. Rosenberg, MD Neurosurgeon and Medical Director

Dr. William S. Rosenberg is a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in spinal surgery and the neurosurgical treatment of pain. He has been in practice for almost 30 years and has founded the Center for the Relief of Pain, where he is Medical Director, and the Cancer Pain Research Consortium.

Jonathan Riley, MD -- Clinical Fellow

Jonathan Riley, MD Clinical Fellow

Jonathan Riley, MD. Clinical Fellow Epilepsy and Neuromodulation Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Facility
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Ali R. Rezai, MD -- Director

Ali R. Rezai, MD Director

Dr. Ali Rezai is director of The Ohio State University Neurological Institute. A board certified neurosurgeon, he has been involved in pioneering the use of brain pacemakers for treating Parkinson’s disease, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and traumatic brain injury. His current research focuses on developing neuromodulation therapies to treat migraine headaches, asthma, addictions, Alzheimer’s, obesity, post-traumatic stress disorders and autism. He first joined the Neurosurgical faculty at New York University Medical Center, becoming the director of the Center for Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery until January 2000, when he joined the faculty at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Rezai was the director of the Center for Neurological Restoration, as well as the Jane and Lee Seidman Chair in Functional Neurosurgery at the Cleveland Clinic until August 2009, when he joined the faculty at The Ohio State University. He has published more than 175 peer-reviewed articles, including publications in Nature and Lancet Neurology and more than 40 book chapters. He serves on the editorial board of five scientific journals including Neurosurgery. He has edited a book on surgery for psychiatric disorders and the two volume textbook, Neuromodulation. In addition, Dr. Rezai has been the PI and co-investigator on eight NIH grants and was the PI of the $160M Neurotechnology Innovations Translator (NIT) Center.

Facility
Ohio State University
Location
Columbus, OH
Session(s)

Plenary Session IV - The Opioid Epidemic and Neuromodulation: Understanding its Role in Treatment

Ahmed Raslan, MD -- Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Ahmed Raslan, MD Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Dr. Raslan is an assistant professor of neurological surgery; he manages patients with a broad spectrum of neurosurgical disorders. He is interested in pain surgery, functional and stereotactic neurosurgery, and epilepsy surgery.In 2004, Raslan joined OHSU as a neurosurgical instructor. Already a fully qualified neurosurgeon, in 2012 he completed the OHSU neurological surgery residency program (required for practice in the United States). Dr. Raslan joined the faculty of neurological surgery in July 2012.The Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery Program encompasses a broad spectrum of surgical treatments to manage and restore neurological function. Special programs include surgical management of movement disorders, surgical pain management, epilepsy surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, surgery for spasticity, surgical treatment of psycho-affective disorders and stereotactic computer assisted neurosurgery. Dr. Raslan's research interests are concerned with the physiology of nociception and pain modulation in the brain stem, image guided surgery, and functional neurological localization during surgery using neuromonitoring. Visit the Department of Neurological Surgery's website for information about academics, conferences, residency, and fellowships.

Facility
OHSU
Location
Portland, OR
Session(s)
Management of Cancer Pain
Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora, MD -- Associate Professor of Neurology

Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora, MD Associate Professor of Neurology

Dr. Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora is currently an Associate Professor of Neurology and director of clinical trials at the University of Florida, Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration which is part of the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases and the McKnight Brain Institute. Dr. Ramirez practiced neurology over the past 5 years at the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Albany Medical Center where he served as an Associated Professor of Neurology and the Philly E. Dake Chair in Movement Disorders. Dr. Ramirez completed a surgical internship at Mercy hospital of Philadelphia along with a medicine internship At Bassett Healthcare Hospital in Cooperstown, NY. He then went on to complete his neurology residency at Loyola University Chicago followed by fellowship training in movement disorders at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Ramirez’s unique areas of expertise encompass management of the entire spectrum of movement disorders, cerebellar ataxias and the use of botulinum toxin injections and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of movement disorders.His research interests include investigating new DBS surgical and programming techniques in movement disorders, understanding the neurophysiological brain changes observed in these conditions and the use of neuromodulation for the treatment of uncommon neurological diseases. Dr. Ramirez has a strong interest and experience in conducting clinical trials in Neurology. His clinical focus comprises evaluation of experimental therapeutics in neurology with interested in developing newer treatments in movement disorders. He serves as a member of the Diversity leadership program and Science Committee at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and he is an active member of the Ataxia foundation, Movement Disorders Society, Parkinson Study Group, and Huntington Study Group.

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

Development of Collaborative Programs Hosted by Neurology Section

Michel Prud'Homme, MD PHD -- Neurosurgeon

Michel Prud'Homme, MD PHD Neurosurgeon

Dr. Michel Prud’Homme is a neurosurgeon at the Hopital de l’Enfant Jesus in Quebec City, Canada. He received his PhD in neurophysiology and MD from the Université de Montreal in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Chairman of Research in Neurosurgery at the Hopital de l’Enfant Jesus. He is a professor at the Department of Surgery at Laval University. He is the Past-President of the Canadian Neuromodulation Society, President of the Association of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgeons of Canada. He has a long list of publications in peer-reviewed journals to his credit. His main practice is dedicated to functional neurosurgery including deep brain stimulation for movement disorders and psychiatric conditions, spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain, vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy, intrathecal therapies for spasticity and pain.

Facility
CHU de Québec - Université Laval
Location
Quebec City, QC, Canada
David A. Provenzano, MD -- President

David A. Provenzano, MD President

Dr. David Provenzano is the President of Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care. He received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and became a Phi Beta Kappa member. He received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed a surgical internship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and a residency in anesthesiology at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. He completed a Pain Management Fellowship at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.Dr. Provenzano has served as a principal investigator on multiple research studies and published numerous scientific articles. His research interests include neuromodulation and the effects of preinjected fluid on monopolar and bipolar radiofrequency lesioning. He has lectured at numerous international and national meetings on the management of acute and chronic pain. Furthermore, he serves as an external member of the Robert Morris University IRB, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duquesne University Department of Pharmacology, and Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Department of Physician Assistants Studies at the Duquesne University Rangos School of Health Sciences.He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and the North American Neuromodulation Society. He is the Vice Chair for the ASRA Neuromodulation Special Interest Group. Dr. Provenzano previously served as the Vice Chair for the Continuing Medical Education Committee for the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. In addition, he serves on the Educational Track Subcommittee on Pain Medicine for the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He has extensive interests and expertise in the conservative treatment of pain originating from the cervical and lumbar spine, neuromodulation, and in the utilization of ultrasound for interventional pain management procedures.

Facility
Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care
Location
Sewickley, PA
Session(s)

Plenary Session I - Paradigm Shifts in Neuromodulation: Beyond Programming and Frequency

Plenary Session IV - The Opioid Epidemic and Neuromodulation: Understanding its Role in Treatment

Neuromodulation and Condition Specific Treatment: An Evidence Based Update

Lawrence Poree, MD MPH PhD -- Director of Neuromodulation

Lawrence Poree, MD MPH PhD Director of Neuromodulation

Director of the neuromodulation service in the department of anesthesia at UCSF and on the NANS board of directors for the past 7 years and scientific program co-chair for the 2017 NANS Annual Meeting. In private practice for 15 years and academic practice for 2. Consultant for various neuromodulation companies.

Facility
UCSF Medical Center
Location
San Francisco, CA
Session(s)

Plenary Session III - Opening Our Vision and Insight to Pain

Intrathecal Therapy: Current and Future Best Practice

Jason E. Pope, MD DABPM FIPP -- President and CEO

Jason E. Pope, MD DABPM FIPP President and CEO

Dr. Jason Pope is the President/CEO of Evolve Restorative Center in Northern California. He was recently appointed to the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) board as a Director-at Large. Dr. Pope grew up in West Lafayette, IN, where he attended Purdue University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, then continued on to receive his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Pope then completed a residency in Anesthesiology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, where he served as faculty with a dual appointment at the Veteran Affairs Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. He then later completed fellowship training in Pain Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic and was subsequently invited to join the faculty as Associate Staff. He holds licensure in WV, VA, OH, TN, and CA. Dr. Pope served as a fellow to a member of the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Sub-committee on Health and was the recipient of the first annual American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Fellow’s Advocacy Grant. He served as a member of the West Virginia Pharmacy Board Advisory Panel of Controlled Substances and Opioid Prescribing and is Secretary of the California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (CASIPP).Dr. Jason Pope has also helped foster the educational efforts of NANS, and has helped formalized the Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) of NANS, functioning as Co-Chair, and helped create a mentorship program for fellows. He helped develop the NANS Certificate of Attendance (COA) training opportunity to promote safe and efficacious employment of advanced pain care therapies. Dr. Pope is on the Planning Committee and the Scientific Committee for the NANS annual meeting and served as Co-Chair of the Resident and Fellows Section Pre-Conference Workshop, with the development of the first annual RFS Breakout Session during the Conference. Dr. Pope is the co-Chair of the inaugural Neuromodulation Special Interest Group (SIG) for the American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA). Dr. Pope is well published in peer-reviewed journals, authored many chapters, textbooks and atlases, while presenting at regional, national, and international meetings.Pain Doctor Jason Pope has massive amounts of expertise and accomplishment in the pain management field. He specializes in treating pain from acute to chronic forms with various treatments and diagnosis methods. Jason currently works out of Northern California in order to keep his practice alive and well while assisting patients with pain and illnesses in order to deliver a life of pain-free balance to those who require it.

Facility
Evolve Restorative Center
Location
Santa Rosa, CA
Session(s)

Pain Practice: The State of the Art

Intrathecal Therapy: Current and Future Best Practice

Matthew J. Pingree, MD -- Assistant Professor

Matthew J. Pingree, MD Assistant Professor

Dr. Matthew J. Pingree graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin where he received his MD degree. He then completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency in 2003 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. This was followed by an EMG/Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic Arizona campus in 2004. Dr. Pingree then went into private practice for three years where he was a partner in a spine pain management practice. In 2007 he returned to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota where he completed a Pain Medicine Fellowship and during that time was awarded the Mayo Foundation Scholar in 2008. Matt currently works as a consultant at the Mayo Clinic and spends most of his time in pain medicine and holds joint appointments in Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine and Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and holds the position of Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. His interests include advancing the use of ultrasound in pain medicine and interventional neuromodulation. He has been published in Pain Practice, Journal of Ultrasound Medicine, and Muscle & Nerve with a few other projects that have been accepted for publication and will be coming soon.

Facility
Mayo Clinic
Location
Rochester, MN
Session(s)

Certificate of Attendance: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation