Speakers

The following is a list of all speakers for the NANS 22nd Annual Meeting.

Wendell B. Lake, MD -- Assistant Professor

Wendell B. Lake, MD Assistant Professor

Wendell B. Lake, MD is an assistant professor of neurological surgery and director of adult functional and stereotactic neurological surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed a fellowship in functional neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. His neurosurgical residency was at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Lake specializes in functional neurosurgery, epilepsy and movement disorders including deep brain stimulation (DBS) and Parkinson’s disease.

Tim J. Lamer, MD -- Physician

Tim J. Lamer, MD Physician

25 years of neurostimulation and pump implant and management experience in an academic medical center. Experience includes clinical practice, research, and teaching residents and pain medicine fellows. Neurostimulation experience includes SCS, PNS, & PfNS. IDDS implant and management experience includes noncancer pain, cancer pain, and spasticity (baclofen) management.

Brian Lee, MD PhD--Director of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Brian Lee, MD PhDDirector of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Dr. Brian Lee earned his MD from USC and completed his Ph.D in computational neuroscience at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He completed his neurosurgery residency at USC, followed by a fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) with Dr. Philip Starr.  He is now faculty at USC where he directs an advanced clinical research program in epilepsy and movement disorders. Dr. Lee specializes in neurophysiological brain recordings using intracranial subdural electrocorticography (ECoG) and stereotactic EEG (stereo-EEG) monitoring techniques. He is an expert in implanting neuromodulation devices for epilepsy including vagus nerve stimulators (VNS), Neuropace Response Neurostimulators (RNS), and deep brain stimulators (DBS).

Facility
University of Southern California
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Session(s)

Neuromodulation in Epilepsy Case Discussions

Eric Lee, MD MA -- Director of Musculoskeletal Care and Regenerative Medicine

Eric Lee, MD MA Director of Musculoskeletal Care and Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Eric Lee M.D, M.A. graduated from Yale University and completed his medical school training at Boston University earning both his MD and MA. He then went on to complete his residency at New York University Langone Medical Center at the prestigious Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, and his pain medicine fellowship at New York University. Currently, Dr. Lee is Double Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. Dr. Lee has presented at many conferences both nationally and internationally, on a wide variety of pain medicine topics. He is involved in cutting edge research and new techniques to improve pain treatment and is involved in several clinical trials. A leader musculoskeletal care and is well published in regenerative medicine. He is the annual meeting co-chair California chapter of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (CASIPP). He serves as course faculty for the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS). He is also on the Education as well as the Scientific Oversight Committees for the International Neuromodulation Society (INS), and a committee chair on the American Society of Pain and Neurosciences.

Scott F. Lempka, PhD -- Assistant Professor

Scott F. Lempka, PhD Assistant Professor

My name is Scott F. Lempka, PhD, and I am a biomedical engineer at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. My expertise is in the theoretical and experimental evaluation of neural stimulation and recording technologies. As a biomedical engineer, I have a particular interest in multidisciplinary translational research and direct clinical studies. I have more than a decade of experience in the experimental characterization of the interface between implanted neural stimulation and recording electrodes and the surrounding biological tissue. From this experimental knowledge, I have developed sophisticated computer models of neural stimulation and recording technologies to understand the origin of recorded biopotentials and investigate potential therapeutic mechanisms of neurostimulation therapies. My main research focus is the development of novel neuromodulation technologies for chronic pain management.

Facility
University of Michigan
Location
Ann Arbor, MI
Session(s)

Role of Neuromodulation in Addiction and Affective Disorders

Michael S. Leong, MD -- Director of Neuromodulation

Michael S. Leong, MD Director of Neuromodulation

Michael S. Leong, MD, is a specialist in pain medicine with clinical foci in neuromodulation, spinal analgesics, and advocacy. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and completed his residency in anesthesiology at University of California, Davis and at Stanford University, where he also completed his fellowship in pain medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Leong is the former clinic chief and currently the Director of Neuromodulation and a Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine at Stanford University.

Robert M. Levy, MD PhD -- President, International Neuromodulation Society

Robert M. Levy, MD PhD President, International Neuromodulation Society

Dr. Robert Levy earned his medical degree at Stanford University, where he also received his Ph.D. in neurosciences and completed a postdoctoral fellowship. He performed a second postdoctoral research fellowship and his residency in neurological surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, where his mentors included Dr. Howard Fields, Dr. Charles Wilson, and Dr. Yoshio Hosobuchi. He then moved to Northwestern University where he rose to the level of Tenured Professor of Neurological Surgery, Physiology, and Radiation Oncology at the Feinberg School of Medicine. During this period, he served as Acting Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery. He was then recruited to serve as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery and Co-Director of the UF Health Jacksonville Neuroscience Institute at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville, FL. He most recently served as the Founding Director of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute and Director of the Harvey Sandler Center for Neurosurgery in Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Levy has authored several textbooks and published 300 peer reviewed journal articles. He has been the recipient of many national and international honors and awards and has been listed in the Best Doctors in America. His current research involves novel applications of neurostimulation and targeted drug delivery to the brain. He has assisted with the design and implementation of multiple new neuromodulation technologies and instruments.

Edward A. Lewis, MD -- President

Edward A. Lewis, MD President

Edward A Lewis, M.D.Dr. Lewis is a board-certified pain physician and anesthesiologist. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where he also completed his residency in anesthesiology. He developed a desire to help pain patients early in his career. Over his 28 year career he has served as medical director of several pain clinics and served on hospital boards in Texas and North Carolina. Dr. Lewis brings a wide range of experience with interventional treatment of all forms of acute and chronic pain. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Neuromodulation Society and the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Sean Li, MD -- Regional Medical Director

Sean Li, MD Regional Medical Director

Dr. Sean Li is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology Subspecialty for Pain Medicine. Dr. Li completed his medical school training in New York at The State University of New York at Stony Brook where he graduated with recognition for clinical research. Dr. Li then trained in General Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and later finished his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan. During his residency, Dr. Li was involved with both clinical research and resident education. He was awarded the Resident/Fellow of the Year Award by the American Association of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine in 2011. Dr. Li went on to complete fellowship training in Pain Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. While at Hopkins, he was mentored by leading figures in the field of pain management. Dr. Li specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients who suffer from chronic neck and back pain, neuropathic pain (such as post-herpetic neuralgia and complex regional pain syndrome), and cancer pain utilizing both medical and interventional modalities. He is a strong proponent of the multidisciplinary pain treatment model and has particular interests in neuromodulation and minimally invasive pain interventions. He is a clinical investigator participating in FDA approved clinical trials in pain medicine. Dr. Li has authored peer reviewed papers and book chapters in the field of interventional pain medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA), North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS), International Neuromodulation Society (INS), American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), and New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (NJSIPP). Dr. Li serves on the integrity committee of ASIPP, teaching faculty for the NANS fellow’s course, and as course director for NJSIPP annual meetings.

Andre G. Machado, MD PhD -- Chairman of the Neurological Institute

Andre G. Machado, MD PhD Chairman of the Neurological Institute

Dr. Machado is the Chairman of the Neurological Institute and the Charles and Christine Carroll Family Endowed Chair in Functional Neurosurgery. Dr. Machado performs deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for patients with Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia and obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as surgical procedures for patients with trigeminal neuralgia, intractable pain syndromes and spasticity.Dr. Andre Machado received his medical degree from the University of Sao Paulo in 1997. He completed his residency in the same institution in 2003 and obtained his Ph.D. in 2004. He came to the Cleveland Clinic in 2004, completed his fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery in 2006 and has been on the staff of the Cleveland Clinic since then. Dr. Machado is the program director for education in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and won the “Teacher of the year award” from the Department of Neurosurgery in 2009. Dr. Machado is Full Staff in the Department of Neurosurgery with Joint Appointments in the Department of Neuroscience and in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute. He is the current Chairman for the Joint Pain Section of the CNS/AANS and he is a Board Member of the American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.Dr. Machado leads several deep brain stimulation and neuromodulation clinical trials as well as laboratory research. His research in deep brain stimulation for thalamic pain syndrome was awarded the National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator’s Award. In addition, he conducts deep brain stimulation research for treatment refractory depression as well as obsessive compulsive disorder. His laboratory in the Lerner Research Institute is focused in developing new strategies for utilizing neuroprosthetic devices such as DBS to improve post-stroke rehabilitation. His current NIH funded research is aimed at evaluating the effects of deep cerebellar stimulation on post-stroke perilesional plasticity and recovery of function. Dr. Machado is the author of several peer reviewed publications and chapters in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery.

Sean Mackey, MD PhD--Chief, Division of Pain Medicine

Sean Mackey, MD PhDChief, Division of Pain Medicine

Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, is Redlich Professor and Chief of the Stanford Division of Pain Medicine. He uses research tools such as big data, psychophysical, neurobehavioral and neuroimaging tools to investigate chronic pain and opioids. Dr. Mackey is author of over 200 journal articles and book chapters. He is developer of an open-source learning health system—CHOIR (http://choir.stanford.edu)—to transform the care of people with pain, and serve as a platform for research in real-world clinic patients. Recently, he was Co-Chair of the HHS/NIH National Pain Strategy (NPS) to establish a national health strategy for pain care, education and research.Under Dr. Mackey’s leadership, the Stanford Pain Management Center has been twice designated a Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society for the Center’s innovative approach in comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and outcomes-based care. He has served as principle investigator on multiple NIH awards where he has overseen efforts to map the specific regions of the brain and spinal cord that perceive and process pain.

Facility
Stanford University Medical Center
Location
Palo Alto, CA
Session(s)

Plenary Session III - Opening Our Vision and Insight to Pain

Mark A. Mahan, MD -- Assistant Professor

Mark A. Mahan, MD Assistant Professor

Dr. Mahan specializes in complex peripheral nerve surgery, spine surgery and neurologic reconstruction for diseases such as nerve injury, spasticity, spinal cord injury, pain syndromes and stroke.Dr. Mahan is a neurosurgeon who specializes in peripheral nerve and spinal disorders. He completed his residency at the internationally recognized Barrow Neurologic Institute and did fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic and University of California in San Diego. He is an active researcher in spinal and nerve disorders, publishing scholarly articles routinely and has a laboratory focused on traumatic injuries to peripheral nerves.He is the only neurosurgeon in the Rocky Mountains who performs complex nerve surgery. Dr. Mahan treats nerve tumors, whether malignant, benign or related to genetic syndromes such as neurofibromatosis; nerve entrapments, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome or patients with prior surgery needing revision; nerve injuries, such as brachial plexus injuries, nerve lacerations or trauma, or iatrogenic (related to other surgery) nerve injuries; nerve pain, such as meralgica paresthetica, occipital neuralgia or other conditions requiring nerve stimulation; functional nerve reconstruction, including for post-stroke spasticity or palsy and dystonia; as well as many other conditions.Dr. Mahan also performs the complete range of spinal surgery, including oncologic, deformity, minimally invasive and spinal trauma. He is one of the few spine surgeons in the United States who performs endoscopic spine surgery.

Facility
University of Utah
Location
Salt Lake City, UT
Session(s)

Certificate of Attendance: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Al Mashal, PhD -- Principal Engineer

Al Mashal, PhD Principal Engineer

Al Mashal, PhD, is a Principal Biomedical Engineer at Cambridge Consultants, a product development and technology consultancy. He has over 10 years of experience working on medical devices, particularly in the areas of energy-tissue interaction and neural interfaces. Al holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Medical Physics from the University of Wisconsin.

Facility
Cambridge Consultants
Location
Cambridge, MA
Session(s)

Neurology Neuromodulation Workshop

Hands-On Cadaver Course for Engineers

Nathan A. Miller, MD -- Medical Doctor

Nathan A. Miller, MD Medical Doctor

Dr. Nathan Miller is a pioneer in the field of pain medicine with over a decade of experience treating patients in the North County area. Dr. Miller is a well respected compassionate physician who strives to help his patients regain their lives. He is Chief of Pain Medicine at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas and is double-board certified in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine. Dr. Miller completed his pain fellowship at the prestigious University Of Virginia pain program. He is a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and a Qualified Medical Examiner in the State of California.

Facility
Coastal Pain & Spinal Diagnostics Medical Group
Location
Carlsbad, CA
Session(s)

Building a Neuromodulation Practice: Brain to Pain, Approvals, Financials & Cases

Robert Milner, PhD -- Associate Vice Provost for Professional Development

Robert Milner, PhD Associate Vice Provost for Professional Development

Robert J. Milner, Ph.D., is Associate Vice Provost for Professional Development and Professor of Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). He has a long-standing interest in the professional development and education of individuals at all stages of academic careers. His background as a basic science researcher in neuroscience and as a former department chair provides a wealth of experience and knowledge about the challenges of advancing an academic career. At UMMS, Dr. Milner is responsible for designing, implementing and evaluating professional development programs for faculty, including the Junior Faculty Development Program, and programs on mentoring, promotion and tenure, teaching and learning, and leadership. Dr. Milner received his doctoral degree from The Rockefeller University, completed postdoctoral training at The Salk Institute, and held faculty positions at Salk, the Research Institute of Scripps Clinic, and Penn State College of Medicine before moving to UMMS in July 2010. At Penn State College of Medicine, he directed the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, co-directed the Junior Faculty Development Program, co-directed the Intercollege Graduate Program in Neuroscience, and taught courses in neuroscience, professional development, and ethics. Dr. Milner received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Penn State College of Medicine in 2007. He is also the 2009 recipient of both the Graduate Program Leadership Award from Penn State’s Graduate School and the Faculty Mentorship Award from the Penn State Hershey Postdoctoral Society. His current scholarship focuses on faculty development and mentoring.

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

Leadership Course

Alon Y. Mogilner, MD PhD -- Director, Center for Neuromodulation

Alon Y. Mogilner, MD PhD Director, Center for Neuromodulation

Dr. Mogilner is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology at New York University School of Medicine, and the director of the Center for Neuromodulation at NYU Langone Medical Center. He received his BA and MS degrees from Columbia University in computer science, and his M.D. and Ph.D. (neuroscience) degrees at NYU School of Medicine. His clinical interests include the use of both neuromodulation as well as lesioning techniques to treat a variety of neurological disorders including movement disorders, chronic pain/headache, and psychiatric disorders. Current active areas of research focus on the role of the subthalamic nucleus in decision-making, as well as the use of functional neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG) to refine target selection for DBS and lesioning procedures. Dr. Mogilner is a past president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Pain, as well as a past member of the executive board of the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS). .

Martin Monti, PhD -- Associate Professor

Martin Monti, PhD Associate Professor

Dr. Martin M Monti is associate professor in the Departments of Psychology and Neurosurgery at UCLA. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, in 2011, he received his doctorate in Psychology and Neurosciences at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ, USA), and spent three years as a Career Development Fellow at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, UK. His research focuses on the mechanisms by which consciousness is implemented in the human brain, and why/how consciousness is lost and (sometimes) recovered after severe brain injury. In addition, Dr Monti's work also includes potential non-invasive interventional techniques such as thalamic Low Intensity Focused Ultrasound.

Facility
UCLA
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Session(s)

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

Joseph S. Neimat, MD MS -- Chairman

Joseph S. Neimat, MD MS Chairman

Joseph Neimat grew up in the Washington DC area. He studied at Dartmouth College and went on to complete medical school and a Master’s degree in Neurobiology at Duke University. Dr. Neimat performed his internship in General Surgery and residency in Neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.In 2006, he joined the Department of Neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University, where he was Director of Epilepsy Surgery, and of Psychiatric Neuromodulation surgery. He was a founding member of the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) where he developed, through collaborations with Bioengineering, advanced imaging modalities and novel robotic approaches to impact the performance of DBS and epilepsy surgeriesIn 2016 Dr Neimat transitioned to the University of Louisville where he serves as Professor and Chairman of Neurological Surgery. Dr Neimat’s clinical interests include all aspects of functional neurosurgery, with emphasis on the surgical treatment of Parkinson's Disease, the treatment of epilepsy, novel surgical therapies for cognitive disease, and the multi-modality treatment of trigeminal neuralgia.He additionally runs a collaborative research lab directed toward the exploration of cognitive and emotional processing in cortical and subcortical structures. The lab uses the opportunity of DBS and epilepsy surgeries, to evaluate the response of neuronal ensembles to novel stimuli that task cognitive and emotional processing.

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

Leadership Course

Stephanie A. Neuman, MD -- Pain Medicine Physician

Stephanie A. Neuman, MD Pain Medicine Physician

Stephanie Neuman, MD, is a fellowship trained pain medicine physician at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. She has been on staff for 6 years and is currently the Department Chair. Her focus is on interventaionl pain management with a very busy spinal cord stimulator practice.

Einar Ottestad, MD -- Clinical Assistant Professor

Einar Ottestad, MD Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Einar Ottestad obtained his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. After internship at UT Health Science Center, Tyler, TX, he completed his residency in Anesthesia, followed by a Pain Medicine fellowship, at Stanford. Dr. Ottestad joined Stanford faculty in 2007 and became Director of the Acute Pain Service in 2009. As such, he manages acute, postoperative, and outpatient chronic pain at Stanford University Hospital. He is committed to the Stanford Pain Center’s multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach when treating clinic patients with chronic pain. Dr. Ottestad possesses expertise in ultrasound-guided procedures in treatment of pain. Ultrasound imaging allows accurate imaging of soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, and nerves that are difficult to identify using only X-ray imaging or anatomic landmarks. This imaging is useful both diagnostically as well as therapeutically when specific, targeted treatment is needed in an area of pain. His practice includes all forms of spinal and peripheral nerve stimulation. Dr. Ottestad is the president of the World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography and is a faculty examiner for FIPP (fellow of international pain practice) and CIPS (certified interventional pain sonologist) exams.

Facility
Stanford University
Location
Stanford, CA
Session(s)

Certificate of Attendance: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Fedor E. Panov, MD -- Assistant Professor, Director of Adult Epilepsy Program

Fedor E. Panov, MD Assistant Professor, Director of Adult Epilepsy Program

Dr. Panov is a functional neurosurgeon with a postgraduate fellowship in Epilepsy Neurosurgery from University of California, San Francisco, under Dr. Edward Chang, and in Movement Disorders Neurosurgery under Dr. Philip A. Starr and Dr. Paul Larson. Dr. Panov obtained his BS from Schreyer Honors College at Penn State, his MD from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and completed his Neurosurgical Residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is the Director of the Adult Epilepsy Program at Mount Sinai Health. His practice focuses on Epilepsy and Movement Disorders.

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

Neuromodulation in Epilepsy Case Discussions

Kiran V. Patel, MD -- Director of Neurosurgical Pain

Kiran V. Patel, MD Director of Neurosurgical Pain

Dr. Patel practices Interventional and Integrative Pain Medicine at the Spine & Pain Institute of New York and is also the Director of Neurosurgical Pain at Lenox Hill Hospital, located in New York City. Neuromodulation is an integral part of her interventional practice. She has contributed to the education of neuromodulation by participating as faculty for training courses and contributing to neuromodulation textbooks. Dr Patel is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell and is the coordinator for the Anesthesiology Pain Fellowship and Resident pain rotation.Dr. Patel is board certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology. She completed both her Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship and Anesthesiology residency at Columbia University Medical Center-Presbyterian Hospital and her Internal Medicine internship at Yale University.

Parag G. Patil, MD PHD -- Associate Professor

Parag G. Patil, MD PHD Associate Professor

Dr. Parag Patil is currently Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Anesthesiology, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He is Associate Chair for Clinical and Translational Research and Director of the Center for Restorative Neuroengineering. His NIH-funded research applies engineering and imaging techniques to better understand the neurophysiology and clinical efficacy of neuromodulation for movement disorders, depression, and pain. Dr. Patil is a member, ex officio, of the NANS Board and served on the Annual Meeting Committee from 2014 to 2017.

Facility
University of Michigan
Location
Ann Arbor, MI
Session(s)

Neurostimulation for Restoring Function After Injury