Speakers

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

Maged Guirguis, MD--Chief System Lead

Maged Guirguis, MDChief System Lead

Maged Guirguis, MD,  serves as the chief system lead of the pain management department at Ochsner health system. He is an Associate Professor for The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School where he also serves as the pain/palliative medicine rotation director as well as serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Louisiana State University School of Medicine. After completing a residency in internal medicine in his home country. He joined the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for a research fellowship in pain medicine after which he completed his residency in anesthesiology and clinical fellowship in pain management. Dr. Guirguis is triple board certified in anesthesiology, pain medicine and headache management Dr. Guirguis published numerous papers and book chapters as well as presented various studies and peer reviewed abstracts on pain medicine at national and international meetings. He serves as a faculty and meeting chairman for the American society of regional anesthesia and pain medicine. Also serves as faculty and member of the pain educational committee for the American society of anesthesiology and in both the research and education  committees for the international neuromodulation and North American neuromodulation society. He has a special interest in neuromodulation, headaches management and ultrasound guided interventions for acute and chronic pain.

Facility
Ochsner Health System
Location
New Orleans, LA
Session(s)

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

Padma Gulur, MD -- Vice Chair, Operations and Performance

Padma Gulur, MD Vice Chair, Operations and Performance

Dr. Padma Gulur is an anesthesiologist specializing in interventional pain medicine. Board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine; she is currently Professor and vice chair for operations and performance in the department of anesthesiology at Duke University. In addition to direct clinical care of patients with acute, chronic, and caner pain, she is active in teaching, research, and inpatient and outpatient operations management. Her national organization work includes the CPT Advisory Committee of the AMA, the FDA Advisory Committee on Pharmacy Compounding, and the committees on Economics and Pain Medicine of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Facility
Duke University
Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Session(s)

Appropriate and Effective Collaboration with Industry

Jonathan M. Hagedorn, MD--Instructor

Jonathan M. Hagedorn, MDInstructor

Dr. Jonathan M. Hagedorn is a board certified anesthesiologist and a graduate of the Mayo Clinic's Pain Medicine Fellowship. After completing fellowship, he joined the faculty at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Hagedorn is a member of the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience Board of Directors and Chair of the Resident and Fellow Section. He serves on the International Neuromodulation Society Therapy Consensus Committee.

Era K. Hanspal, MD -- Assistant Professor of Neurology

Era K. Hanspal, MD Assistant Professor of Neurology

I completed a 2 year fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center. I have been a movement disorder specialist at Albany Medical Center since 2011. We have an active DBS program, treating those with Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. Our program recently also was involved in DBS for OCD. We see patients with myoclonus, tics, and other unusual movement disorders. I am also co-director of the Huntington's disease Center of Excellence multidisciplinary clinic.

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

Neurology Neuromodulation Workshop

Salim M. Hayek, MD PhD -- Professor, Dept of Anesthesiology, Case Western Reserve University

Salim M. Hayek, MD PhD Professor, Dept of Anesthesiology, Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Salim Hayek has 18 years of experience and is fellowship trained. He is the pain medicine fellowship program director and chief of the division of pain medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

Lili-Naz Hazrati, MD PhD FRCPC -- Clinician-Scientist

Lili-Naz Hazrati, MD PhD FRCPC Clinician-Scientist

Lili-Naz Hazrati, MD PhD FRCPC, is a neuropathologist at the Hospital for Sick Children and a clinician scientist at the SickKids Research Institute in Toronto. She obtained her PhD in neurobiology at Laval University followed by postdoctoral training at Yale University. She completed her medical training at the University of Montreal and residency training in neuropathology at the University of Toronto. Her interest and focus of research are molecular mechanisms underlying brain stimulation and long-term effects of mild traumatic brain injury in pediatric and adult populations.

Facility
The Hospital for Sick Children
Location
Toronto, ON, Canada
Session(s)

Emerging Mechanisms of Neuromodulation: From Cellular to Network Substrates

April N. Herrity, DC PhD -- Assistant Professor

April N. Herrity, DC PhD Assistant Professor

April Herrity, DC PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Louisville, Department of Neurological Surgery. Her research background and interests have focused on understanding the neural mechanisms involved in controlling urogenital and bowel function after spinal cord injury. In particular, she has examined the impact of activity-based training in combination with spinal cord epidural stimulation on the recovery of bladder, bowel, and sexual function. Her work spans across studies in both adults and children and includes complementary mechanistic animal model approaches, resulting in productive collaborations with numerous interdisciplinary investigators. Currently, Dr. Herrity is investigating the use of spinal cord epidural stimulation to specifically target the bladder with the goal of identifying optimal stimulation parameters that promote functional gains in lower urinary tract function. Additional studies in her core are aimed at: understanding activity-dependent neuroplasticity and the recovery of bladder function in children; quality of life outcomes associated with spinal cord injury; and an understanding of the prevalence of chronic urinary tract infections after spinal cord injury. Dr. Herrity is the co-scientific director of the urogenital and bowel core in the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center. She holds a Masters and PhD in anatomical sciences and neurobiology, both from the University of Louisville.

Facility
University of Louisville
Location
Louisville, KY
Session(s)

Beyond Pain: Role of Neuromodulation in Treating Non-Pain Syndromes

Bryan C. Hoelzer, MD -- Pain Management Physician

Bryan C. Hoelzer, MD Pain Management Physician

Dr. Hoelzer is a graduate of the Mayo Clinic's pain medicine fellowship and is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Hoelzer joined the faculty at the Mayo Clinic and served as the pain medicine fellowship director and the director of neuromodulation. In addition, he is the immediate past president the Association of Pain Program Directors. Recently, Dr. Hoelzer relocated to Utah to become a partner in Southwest Spine and Pain.

John Honeycutt, MD -- Medical Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery

John Honeycutt, MD Medical Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Dr. Honeycutt completed neurosurgery training at the University of Oklahoma in 2001 and completed his pediatric fellowship from the University of Tennessee in 2002. He has been practicing pediatric neurosurgery at Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, TX, since 2005. Dr. Honeycutt's main interests are neuro-oncology, use of intraoperative MRI, and movement disorders. Over the last 12 years, Cook's Children's Hospital has been using DBS to treat complex pediatric movement disorders. With over 130 pediatric patients treated, it is one of the largest pediatric DBS series.

Facility
Cook Children's Physician Network
Location
Fort Worth, TX
Session(s)

Pediatric Neuromodulation

Julie Huang-Lionnet, MD MBA -- Executive Medical Director

Julie Huang-Lionnet, MD MBA Executive Medical Director

Dr. Julie H. Huang-Lionnet is a Harvard and Hopkins-trained board-certified anesthesiologist specializing in interventional pain management. Dr. Huang-Lionnet’s passion for interventional pain arose from a combination of her clinical expertise and several years of translational research during college and through the Medical Scientist MD and PhD Training Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She has published several studies regarding cancer genomics and targeted kinase drug discovery for a variety of cancers with collaborations at Stanford, MIT-Broad Institute, and UCSF. She also obtained her MBA with honors through the medical leadership program at UCLA Anderson School of Management, where she discovered her entrepreneurial spirit and has since received small business grant funding and numerous venture competition awards. 

During her anesthesiology residency at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Huang-Lionnet spent time as a medical officer at the FDA in drug, device, and biologics regulatory review, with the aim to understand how to bring healthcare advances to the patient’s bedside. She completed her pain management fellowship at Harvard Medical School—Brigham and Women’s Hospital while also serving as chair of the fellows and residents section committee (RSC) for the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA). Committed to patient care, Dr. Huang-Lionnet's clinical interests encompass a wide range of pain conditions. Some of her specialties include spine-related pain, musculoskeletal disorders, degenerative joint diseases, neuropathic pain, regenerative medicine, chronic migraines or headaches, and post-surgical pain.

She believes in providing comprehensive care for her patients with a multidisciplinary approach. Integral to her practice is the pursuit of cutting edge pain treatments, including minimally-invasive fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided interventions, spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation, regenerative medicine, and intrathecal therapies. During her term as assistant professor at New York  Presbyterian Hospital—Weill Cornell Medicine, she helped establish and grow their Pain Management Center’s downtown location and taught fellows in the Weill Cornell Tri-Institutional Fellowship Program in conjunction with Hospital for Special Surgery and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Prior to her current practice, Dr. Huang-Lionnet led development of both the Regenerative Medicine and Cancer Pain Management Programs at the Sackler Pain Management Center at Greenwich Hospital—Yale New Haven Health into a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive pain center.  She has continued her societal leadership involvement on both national and international levels. Dr. Huang-Lionnet has clinical and research interests in neuromodulation, regenerative medicine, minimally invasive spine, biologics, targeted drug development, sports medicine, and venous disease. She continues to be heavily involved in clinical trials and basic science research for drug discovery and technology development.  She currently serves as Editor for NANS and Reviewer for Pain Medicine. Dr. Huang-Lionnet has published numerous articles in nationally recognized journals and has also been invited to present at numerous national and international conferences.

Facility
Greenwich Health
Location
Greenwich, CT
Session(s)

Pain Practice: The State of the Art

Corey W. Hunter, MD FIPP-- Executive Director

Corey W. Hunter, MD FIPP Executive Director

Corey W. Hunter, MD, is an interventional pain management physician practicing in New York City, holding board certifications in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as pain medicine. Dr. Hunter is the executive director of the Ainsworth Institute of Pain Management in New York City and also holds an appointment as assistant clinical professor in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Icahn School of Medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Hunter continues to be active in clinical research, serving as the principle investigator on a number of clinical trials on emerging neuromodulation technologies and regenerative medicine. Dr. Hunter also has keen interest in teaching and writing; he is well-published with his work appearing in a number peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on a wide variety of topics that includes DRG Stimulation, pelvic pain, regenerative medicine, amputee pain, advanced spinal cord stimulation techniques, and targeted drug delivery to name a few.

Mark F. Hurdle, MD--Consultant

Mark F. Hurdle, MDConsultant

Dr. Hurdle has been working and teaching at Mayo Clinic for over 15 years. His research has been focuses around ultrasound-guided pain procedures. More recently he as developed expertise in the implantation of peripheral nerve stimulators. He has taught at US-guided intervention courses for AAPMR, NANS, WAPMU, Mayo Clinic, ASRA, ISPRM, SIS and WIP.

Facility
Mayo Clinic
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Session(s)

Certificate of Attendance: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Zohra Hussaini, MSN FNP-BC MBA -- Nurse Practitioner

Zohra Hussaini, MSN FNP-BC MBA Nurse Practitioner

Zohra Hussaini, MSN FNP-BC MBA, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner specializing in pain management at the University of KS Health System interventional pain clinic. She finds professional growth through serving on the board of her local chapter of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), engaging in speaking and education opportunities locally and nationally, and participating in shared governance on the Opioid Stewardship Committee and Advanced Practice Provider Council at her institution. Zohra also has a certification in acupuncture. Zohra stays engaged in the field of pain management through participation, membership and engagement in various pain societies. She is a faculty speaker and on the planning committee for ASRA, chairs the newly developed ASPN APP program, and is a member of ASPMN, NANS, and AANP. She also serves as a consultant/speaker for Nevro, Medtronic, and Flowonix, providing education through lectures and workshops. Zohra enjoys participation in ongoing research and quality improvement opportunities.

Facility
University of Kansas Health System
Location
Overland Park, KS
Session(s)

Advanced Practice Providers Session: Guidance on Common Clinical Questions

George M. Ibrahim, MD PhD FRCSC -- Assistant Professor

George M. Ibrahim, MD PhD FRCSC Assistant Professor

Dr. George Ibrahim is a pediatric neurosurgeon at the Hospital for Sick Children and assistant professor at the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, the Institute of Medical Sciences, and the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He is also an associate scientist in the neurosciences and mental health program as the SickKids Research Institute.

Facility
The Hospital for Sick Children
Location
Toronto, ON, Canada
Session(s)

Pediatric Neuromodulation

Brian M. Ilfeld, MD MS--Professor, In Residence

Brian M. Ilfeld, MD MSProfessor, In Residence

I am a Board Certified, fellowship-trained Regional Anesthesiologist with 20 years of clinical and research experience in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia/analgesia, such as percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation.  I am currently a Professor of Anesthesiology, In Residence, at the University California San Diego.

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

Certificate of Attendance: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Jessica Jameson, MD -- Medical Director

Jessica Jameson, MD Medical Director

Dr. Jameson received her medical degree from Michigan State University. Upon graduation, she went on to complete her internship at David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California. She then spent four years as a United States Air Force Flight Surgeon. Dr. Jameson completed her residency in Anesthesia at the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City. She then furthered her training by graduating from a Harvard fellowship in Pain Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. She is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. This is the only recognized board certification for pain management through the American Board of Medical Specialties. Dr. Jameson is also the only physician in North Idaho who is board certified in obesity medicine. She is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine with the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is actively involved in clinical research trials and on numerous international committees in the field of pain management. She has published articles and developed national curriculum related to interventional pain management. She has been instrumental in Women in Neuromodulation and has formed the first Women in Neuromodulation preceptorship.

Ru-Rong Ji, PhD--Professor and Co-Director

Ru-Rong Ji, PhDProfessor and Co-Director

Dr. Ji received his PhD in Neuroscience from Chinese Academy of Sciences. Before joining Duke University, he was a faculty at Harvard Medical School (1998-2012). Currently he is a Distinguished Professor of Duke University and Co-Director of Center for Translational Pain Medicine. He is also a Professor of Anesthesiology, Neurobiology, and Cell Biology at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Ji began his pain research career by studying mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia. His early work has revealed the brain neurocircuits that are activated by neuromodulation, including electro acupuncture (EA, 1992-1994) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS, 1998). Currently, his lab studies how glial cells (microglia and astrocytes), immune cells, cancer cells, and stem cells regulate chronic pain in the context of inflammation and neuroinflammation. His lab also studies how fish oil-derived specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) control the resolution of pain and inflammation. His lab is also interested in molecular mechanisms of chronic itch. Dr. Ji’s group has revealed a number of novel molecular targets for controlling pain and itch. Dr. Ji has published 190 peer-reviewed papers in top medical and neuroscience journals. He also serves at editorial boards of “Journal of Neuroscience”, “Anesthesiology”, “Pain”, and “Neuroscience Bulletin.”
Facility
Duke University Medical Center
Location
Durham, NC
Session(s)

Revealing Circuits of Pain and Itch: From Molecules to Networks

Rajni K. Jutla, MD -- Founder and Medical Director

Rajni K. Jutla, MD Founder and Medical Director

Dr. Jutla was born and raised in London, England and has been in the States since she was 12 years old. She began her career as a surgery resident at the University of Washington, birthplace of multidisciplinary pain treatment led by Dr. John Bonica of the Bonica Textbook of Pain Management, and then went on to complete the anesthesiology program, with the intent to become a pain doctor. Dr. Jutla finished her pain fellowship at Oregon Health and Sciences University under the instruction of world-renown clinicians of neuropathic pain and ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks. She welcomes cancer and chronic pain patients to seek consultation in her developed clinic with state-of-the-art procedural suite Seattle. She is recognized for assisting patients who require medication management, percutaneous and surgical pain procedures (epidural steroid injections, diagnostic blocks, spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal opioid delivery system implantation), and medical acupuncture. She is a nationally recognized spinal cord stimulator implanting surgeon who self-taught and perfected the one-incision technique for her patients. Dr. Jutla is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist, and board certified in addiction medicine. She belongs to multiple organizations including, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Medicine, North American Neuromodulation Society, and the Washington Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Jutla participates in competitive running, Arabic and Bollywood dancing, and playing various instruments. She is currently finishing her Masters in Business Administration at UCLA (ranked 6th in the world, most recently). Finally, she enjoys her family, friends, two Siberian Huskies, and definitely, her patients.

Facility
Mind Your Body Clinic PLLC
Location
Seattle, WA
Session(s)

Round Table of Essential Neuromodulation Cases

Hemant Kalia, MD MPH FACPM FIPP -- Interventional Spine and Cancer Rehabilitation Specialist

Hemant Kalia, MD MPH FACPM FIPP Interventional Spine and Cancer Rehabilitation Specialist

Dr. Kalia specializes in interventional spine, cancer pain rehabilitation and advanced neuromodulation procedures.He earned his medical degree from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College in Indore; India  and Master’s degree in Public Health from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. His first residency was in Preventive Medicine & Public Health followed by Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at University of Rochester. He subsequently completed an ACGME approved Pain Medicine fellowship at University of Rochester and currently leads the Pain Program at Rochester Regional Health System, Rochester, NYHe is Board Certified in Preventive Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. He also has an added FIPP (Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice) certification from World Institute of Pain.Dr. Kalia is a member of numerous national/international professional societies and sits on various sub-committees.He teaches residents and fellows at University of Rochester and is part of the faculty at various courses conducted by national/international professional societies.Dr. Kalia has presented his work on cancer pain and advanced neuromodulation at multiple national and international conferences including publications in peer-reviewed journals in the field of Pain Medicine.

Leonardo Kapural, MD PhD -- Professor

Leonardo Kapural, MD PhD Professor

Dr. Leonardo Kapural is a pain physician at the Carolinas Pain Institute and Center for Clinical Research. He is also professor of anesthesiology at Wake Forest University, School of Medicine. Dr. Kapural’s interests include peripheral nerve stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, discogenic low back pain, and visceral abdominal pain. Following his fellowship in pain management at the Cleveland Clinic, he stayed in Cleveland Clinic’s pain management department for 10 years, serving also as director of clinical research and professor of anesthesiology at CCLMC of the Case Western University. Dr. Kapural is an active member of a number of professional organizations including the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, North American and International Neuromodulation Societies, and World Institute of Pain. In addition, he is an invited speaker to many national and international meetings. He served as director-at-large of American Academy of Pain Medicine, and currently as director-at-large of both the North American and International Neuromodulation Societies. Dr. Kapural’s experience is broad and encompasses teaching and clinical education, extensive research, and innovations in the area of pain treatments which brought him two Innovator Awards. His noteworthy research findings have been published in more than 130 journal articles, more than 140 abstracts, two books, and 30 book chapters. He is listed by his peers in the "Best Doctors in America."

Nathaniel P. Katz, MD MS -- CSO

Nathaniel P. Katz, MD MS CSO

Dr. Nathaniel Katz is considered one of the leading experts of treatment and clinical study design in pain clinical trials. He is a neurologist and pain management specialist with a distinguished career at Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. From 2000-2004 he served as Chair of the Advisory Committee, Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Addiction Products Division, United States FDA, during which time he completed a Master of Science in Biostatistics at Columbia University.

Philip S. Kim, MD -- CEO and Founder

Philip S. Kim, MD CEO and Founder

Dr. Philip Kim began his career at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in pain management at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is board certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology. His multiple society memberships include the International Association for the Study of Pain, International Spine Injection Society, American Academy of Pain Medicine, and North American Neuromodulation Society.He is highly recognized for his specialty in neuromodulation therapies and intrathecal drug delivery systems. Dr. Kim is passionate about interventional approaches to pain management and increasing the quality of life for his patients. He is committed to offering patients options when they feel they have exhausted many of them. Dr. Kim is the Chief Executive officer and founding member of Center for Interventional Pain & Spine. Previous medical representative for Delaware Controlled Substance Committee. Current Board member for Pennsylvania Pain Society.

Facility
Center for Interventional Pain Spine, LLC
Location
Bryn Mawr, PA
Session(s)

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

David J. Kennedy, MD -- Professor and Chair

David J. Kennedy, MD Professor and Chair

Dr. Kennedy is a professor and chair of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where his practice focuses on non-operative and interventional spine. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Washington in Seattle where he served as chief resident, and then a spine and sports fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles, over 50 published abstracts, and over 20 book chapters. He has been the recipient of numerous grants, and he has won numerous awards for his research. He has given over 100 lectures at national meetings, over 50 lectures at international meetings, and numerous local presentations and invited grand rounds. He is a deputy editor for The Spine Journal, and on the editorial board for Pain Medicine. He is on the board of directors for the Spine Intervention Society. He is also on the board of directors for the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R).

Facility
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location
Nashville, TN
Session(s)

Spine Intervention Society: Radiofrequency Ablation-Assessing the Current Evidence

Jennifer Kiser, PA -- Physician Assistant

Jennifer Kiser, PA Physician Assistant

Jennifer Kiser, PA, is a board-certified physician assistant practicing in the field of pain management since 1997. She received an undergraduate degree at University of Texas, Southwestern and completed the physician assistant program at the same institution. As a Surgical and Interventional Specialist, she has worked alongside the world’s leading physician in intrathecal drug delivery, Dr. Stearns, for nearly 17 years implanting intrathecal pumps and neurostimulators, monitoring and maintaining the devices, seeing patients, and contributing to both research and educational articles. Ms. Kiser brings unique insight, experience and expertise along with compassion for those suffering the debilitating effects of pain. It is her primary focus to ensure the well-being of her patients and that each person receives the utmost in care and comfort.  She is praised for her knowledge, determination, thoughtfulness and heart-felt dedication to her field. Jennifer Kiser is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and often speaks as an expert at local and national medical conferences on the topic of pain and symptom management. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Ms. Kiser assists in identifying and following research participants and has been a co-author of articles on intrathecal drug delivery for patients with cancer-related pain.

Facility
Center For Pain & Supportive Care PLLC
Location
Phoenix, AZ
Session(s)

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

David Kloth, MD -- Director of Connecticut Pain Care

David Kloth, MD Director of Connecticut Pain Care

Dr. David Kloth specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex chronic pain and has been practicing full-time interventional pain management since 1991. He is currently the section chief and Medical Director for Interventional Pain Management at OrthoConnecticut, a multispecialty practice with 9 offices throughout the state of Connecticut. Dr. Kloth originally founded Connecticut Pain Care, now a division of OrthoConnecticut, in 1995. He began his career as a member of the Danbury Hospital Anesthesia Department in 1991, where he served as director of Acute Pain Management and helped to develop its Chronic Pain Service. Dr. Kloth’s full time clinical efforts are directed at the treatment of acute and chronic spinal pain and the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Kloth has been a national and local leader in pain management for more than 20 years. He frequently lectures at national meetings and regularly teaches physicians in training. He has co-authored numerous articles and a book for patients, Pain Wise. Dr. Kloth offers a full complement of interventional therapies including epidural injections, facet injections, SI joint injections, RF ablation, spinal cord stimulation, implanted spinal drug delivery systems, and minimally invasive lumbar decompression. He has been performing regenerative therapies since 1995 when he first trained with Gustav Hemwall, one of the fathers of prolotherapy. Today Dr. Kloth offers numerous regenerative therapies including prolotherapy, PRP, Stem Cell, and placental tissue derived tissue treatments to help patients recover from musculoskeletal injury without the need for surgery. His education includes graduating from Union College in 1983 and medical school at New York University School of Medicine, where he graduated in 1987. In 1991 he completed his formal training in anesthesiology and pain management through the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kloth is an anesthesiologist by background and is board certified by the ABA in Anesthesiology with Added qualifications in Pain Management. He was the first physician in the state of Connecticut to be certified by the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (ABIPP). He has been active in many organizations nationally and in Connecticut.  He is also a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice through the World Institute of Pain. Dr. Kloth has served as President of two national medical societies, the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS), and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP). He joined the board of the North American Neuromodulation Society in 2007 and continues to have an active role with the society as a Senior Advisor to the board and Co-chair of the Advocacy and Policy Committee. He served on the board of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) from its inception in 1998 until 2014. In 2000, Dr. Kloth founded the Connecticut Pain Society and served as their President for 10 years, he continues as their Senior Advisor. He has previously served on the Carrier Advisory Committee for Medicare in Connecticut and has served on the Medical Advisory Board for Workers Compensation in the State of Connecticut for the last 15+ years. Dr. Kloth has worked for years with the Connecticut Workers Compensation MAB to help develop coverage guidelines for areas such as pain management treatments, opioid management for the WC patient, and urine testing. He is the co-author of multiple articles and helped co-author a book for patients and non-pain physicians, Pain Wise, in 2011 (available on Amazon, all proceeds go to ASIPP). Dr. Kloth lectures frequently at both national and state conferences and mentors young physicians on leadership roles and development. During his tenor on the NANS Board he has helped start and develop numerous projects including the Advocacy and Policy Committee, formal admission of NANS to the AMA, started a Residents and Fellows Section and helped promote the development of a Women in Neuromodulation (WIN) Section, began a legislative fellowship program, and connected NANS with multiple other societies through the Multi-Society Physician Workgroup (MPW). Dr. Kloth has been active in advocacy on both a state and federal level to try and bring effective change in a number of areas including expanded coverage for various different types of interventional pain treatments, reimbursement related challenges, state and national policy initiatives, and prescription drug abuse. Dr. Kloth has worked with state and federal officials to stop dangerous prescribing including through expert testimony. Over more than 20 years of advocacy work he has met with numerous federal officials and agencies including hundreds of legislators, CMS, HHS, DOE, FDA, and ONDCP in an attempt to bring about change on issues effecting pain management in the United States. From 2009 until 2014, Dr. Kloth chaired the ASIPP and NANS Public Relations Committee to promote the field of interventional pain management and Neuromodulation and to specifically improve the public’s, media’s, insurance carriers, and government’s understanding of this evolving and complex field of medicine. He has been quoted on issues ranging from prescription drug abuse to healthcare reform in many major media outlets and has been seen on national TV and radio and quoted in various publications including the NYT, WSJ, and USA Today. Dr. Kloth has consulted as an expert for attorneys, the government (state and federal) and device manufacturers. He has testified as a medicolegal expert in personal injury, malpractice, and criminal matters. He also has entrepreneurial interests and has developed businesses in other medical fields including compounding pharmacies and mobile medical radiology repair and trucking.

Facility
Connecticut Pain Care
Location
Danbury, CT
Session(s)

Spinal Cord Stimulation Programming: Basics, Science, Coding