Speakers

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

Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, MD PhD -- Vice Chair for Research and Education

Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, MD PhD Vice Chair for Research and Education

Dr. Nebojsa Nick Knezevic is the vice chairman for research and education at department of anesthesiology and pain management at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and also an associate professor of anesthesiology and surgery at the College of Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago. Dr. Knezevic has extensive expertise in basic and clinical research, and he has published more than 90 highly-cited, peer-reviewed scientific articles. He also serves as a reviewer for many anesthesia and pain journals. Dr. Knezevic is the Section-Editor of the Pain Physician journal; associate editor of the BMC Anesthesiology and assistant editor of the Anesthesia & Analgesia journal. Dr. Knezevic is a designated member of the Advocate Healthcare IRB. He is serving as a vice chair of the ASA Abstract Review Subcommittee on chronic and cancer pain, and served as chair or committee member for many national and international meetings, including NYSORA, AAPM, ASIPP, NWAC, MARC, etc. Dr. Knezevic has developed many research and educational anesthesia and pain programs for residents, fellows, and attending physicians. Dr. Knezevic manages multiple US and global clinical trials (phases I-IV) for the testing of different pain medications and innovative medical devices for acute and chronic pain. Dr. Knezevic is a recognized lecturer in many national and international conferences with multiple awards for outstanding academic achievements.

Facility
Advocate Illinois Maonic Medical Center
Location
Chicago, IL
Session(s)

Plenary Session IV-Interpreting New Evidence in the Field of Spinal Cord Stimulation

Andrew Ko, MD--Assistant Professor

Andrew Ko, MDAssistant Professor

Dr. Ko is a UW Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. He joined the UW faculty after completing a fellowship in Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery at the Oregon Health & Sciences University. He completed his neurosurgery residency at the UW, and earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois. He specializes in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and other surgical treatments for Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, and Pain. His research interests include cortical electrophysiology and Brain-Computer interfaces; the development of patient-responsive DBS; and the use of novel imaging techniques to improve targeting accuracy and develop new targets for DBS.
Takashi D.Y. Kozai, PhD -- Assistant Professor

Takashi D.Y. Kozai, PhD Assistant Professor

Takashi Kozai is an Assistant Professor in Bioengineering. T.K. Kozai has been in the Neural Engineering/Neural Interface Engineering field for 15 years with 10 years of formal training in bioelectronics, microfabrication and microelectrode technology as well as a strong background in molecular and cellular biology (2001+). His diverse education and research background provide a unique combination of knowledge to engineer optimized devices that interface with the human body, particularly for neural interfaces. The goal of his research program is aimed towards understanding the intimate biocompatibility and materials details of the microelectrode-tissue neural interface provide insight into creating next-generation implants as well as employing these technologies as new tools for studying brain injury and neurological diseases.

Facility
University of Pittsburgh
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Session(s)

Emerging Mechanisms of Neuromodulation: From Cellular to Network Substrates

Ajit A. Krishnaney, MD -- Vice Chair department of Neurosurgery

Ajit A. Krishnaney, MD Vice Chair department of Neurosurgery

Dr. Krishnaney received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Stanford University and the University of Wisconsin followed by neurosurgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic. He subsequently completed a complex spine surgery fellowship in the departments of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He has been a staff surgeon specializing in spine and cerebrovascular surgery at the Cleveland clinic since 2006. He is currently the vice chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, head of patient safety for the Neurological Institute, and the director of the spine tumor surgery program at the Cleveland Clinic.

Facility
Cleveland Clinic
Location
Cleveland, OH
Session(s)

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

Jan Kubanek, PhD -- Assistant Professor

Jan Kubanek, PhD Assistant Professor

Mental and neurological disorders are the world's leading cause of disability. Treatments with drugs are often ineffective and can have significant side effects such as being highly addictive. My lab develops minimally invasive methods to diagnose and treat brain disorders in a targeted manner, at their neural source.

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

Emerging Mechanisms of Neuromodulation: From Cellular to Network Substrates

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 -- Professor of Anesthesiology

Tim J. Lamer, MD Professor of Anesthesiology

30 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, DRG stimulation, PNS, & PfNS. IDDS implant and management experience includes noncancer pain, cancer pain, and spasticity (baclofen) management. Member of the INS Therapy Consensus Committee, NANS Education Committee and Scientific Program Committee member, President-American Academy of Pain Medicine.

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 on the board of directors and annual meeting co-chair California chapter of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (CALSIPP). 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 Pin and Nuerosciences.

Facility
St. Charles Spine Institute
Location
Thousand Oaks, CA
Session(s)

Hands-On Cadaver Course for Engineers

Vance T. Lehman, MD -- Assistant Professor

Vance T. Lehman, MD Assistant Professor

Dr. Vance Lehman completed a diagnostic radiology residency at Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN in 2011 and neuroradiology fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN in 2012. He has been a staff neuroradiologist at Mayo Clinic since 2012. His clinical focus includes investigation of potential imaging biomarkers to direct interventional radiology (spine, neurovascular, and MRI-guided focused ultrasound of the spine and brain) and pain management procedures. This focus includes numerous publications related to nuclear medicine (bone scan and FDG PET) and physiologic MRI findings of facet joint/posterior element inflammation.

Facility
Mayo Clinic
Location
Rochester, MN
Session(s)

Spine Intervention Society: Radiofrequency Ablation-Assessing the Current Evidence

Scott F. Lempka, PhD -- Assistant Professor

Scott F. Lempka, PhD Assistant Professor

Scott F. Lempka, PhD, a biomedical engineer at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. His expertise is in the theoretical and experimental evaluation of neural stimulation and recording technologies. As a biomedical engineer, he has a particular interest in multidisciplinary translational research and direct clinical studies. Dr. Lempka has 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, he has 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. His main research focus is the development of novel neuromodulation technologies for chronic pain management.

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.

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 spasticity, spinal cord injury, nerve injury and stroke.Dr. Mark 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 pursuing laboratory research to improve patient outcomesHe 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.Outside of work, Dr. Mahan relaxes by getting out into the wilderness with his family. He can often be found running early in the morning.

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

Certificate of Attendance: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Justin D. Mann, MD--Physician

Justin D. Mann, MDPhysician

Dr. Mann has been in private practice since 2016, employing a wide array of treatments including Neuromodulation and other interventions in the treatment of his chronic and acute pain patients. He is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, having trained at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Special areas of interest include vertebral augmentation, neuromodulation and education.

Facility
Jax Spine & Pain Centers, PA
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Session(s)

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

Kevin J. Mansfield, MD

Kevin J. Mansfield, MD

Dr. Mansfield focuses his practice on surgical strategies for restoring lost function to patients suffering from neurological dysfunction.  He received his neurosurgical residency training at the University of Louisville, with a special emphasis on stereotactic systems and their applications.  There, he was introduced to the principles of microelectrode recording and brain mapping.  He received fellowship training in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the Oregon Health Science University under Dr. Kim Burchiel, focusing on asleep, image-guided stereotactic procedures for movement disorders and epilepsy, as well as the physiology and surgical management of pain.  He is currently based in the Midwest, bringing these advanced techniques to medically under-served populations in the Ozarks.

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)

Hands-On Cadaver Course for Engineers

John Markman, MD -- Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology

John Markman, MD Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology

John Markman founded and directs the University of Rochester's Translational Pain Research Program and Neuromedicine Pain Management Center, an interdisciplinary program focused on patients with chronic pain associated with nerve injury. John is a professor of neurosurgery and neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. John's recent research concentrates on diagnostic assessment and therapies for chronic neuropathic pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, and analgesic clinical trial design. Dr. Markman's clinical research on chronic pain have recently appeared in Journal of Pain, Pain, Pain Medicine, Neurosurgery, Rheumatology, Neurology, Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, and Journal of Pain Research. John has chaired the Pain and Palliative Care Section of the American Academy of Neurology and serves as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pain and Pain Medicine. John has served as a special government employee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recently completed a term on the Analgesic Products Advisory Committee. He trained in neurology at The Massachusetts General Hospital and The Brigham and Women's Hospital. He completed a fellowship in pain medicine in the department of anesthesiology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Facility
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Location
Rochester, NY
Session(s)

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

John R. McGuire, MD -- Professor PM&R

John R. McGuire, MD Professor PM&R

John R. McGuire, MD, is a professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation and director of the Comprehensive Spasticity Management Program. He received his MD from the University of Minnesota and completed residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He also completed a post-residency fellowship in stroke rehabilitation from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His research interests include maximizing motor recovery and quantifying motor discoordination after upper motoneuron lesions. He has numerous publications and presentations related to motor control and spasticity management with intrathecal baclofen and botulinum neurotoxins. He has 25 years of clinical experience managing spasticity.

Facility
Medical College of Wisconsin
Location
Milwaukee, WI
Session(s)

Controversies in Intrathecal Therapy

Cameron McIntyre, PhD -- Tilles-Weidenthal Professor
Nagy A. Mekhail, MD PhD -- Director of Evidence Based Pain Research

Nagy A. Mekhail, MD PhD Director of Evidence Based Pain Research

Dr. Mekhail is a full professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine; he is also the Director of Evidence-Based Pain Medicine Research and Education in the Department of Pain Management. An accomplished author, Dr. Mekhail has published more than 163 original articles. In addition, he has instructed at more than 202 CME lectures and 202 lectures as a visiting professor. He has served in leadership positions of professional organizations; as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Examination Board of the World Institute of Pain, a member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Research Committee, as well as a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Pain Committee. Dr. Mekhail served as the Director and Chairman of the Department of Pain Management at Cleveland Clinic from 1997-2010.  In 2010, Dr. Mekhail was awarded the Carl E. Wasmuth M.D. Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology, and recognized by the Ohio Society of Interventional Pain Physicians as the 1st recipient of its achievement award.  He was also recognized by the West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians in 2011 and the New York and New Jersey Interventional Pain Physicians in 2016. He is also the 2019 John J. Bonica award by the ASRA board of directors. Dr. Mekhail earned several degrees at the University of Ain Shams School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt; Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with Honors, Master of Science (Anatomy) and Doctor of Philosophy. His internship in Internal Medicine, Residency in Anesthesiology, and Fellowship in Pain Management/Neuroanesthesia were completed at the Cleveland Clinic.

Facility
Cleveland Clinic
Location
Cleveland, OH
Session(s)

Matching Pain and Pathology with Device and Technique

Dan Merrill, PhD -- Principal and Founder

Dan Merrill, PhD Principal and Founder

Dr. Dan Merrill has 25 years of industrial experience in addition to 15 years of university training within the field of neurotechnology. He earned his BS and MEng at Cornell in electrical engineering, PhD at Case Western Reserve in biomedical engineering at the Applied Neural Control Lab, and held a postdoctoral position at University of Utah in tissue engineering. His interests include the mechanisms of charge injection at the electrode/tissue interface and how this informs safe and effective stimulation. For fun he has been an EMT for 30 years and is a former firefighter.

Facility
Dan Merrill Consulting
Location
Salt Lake City, UT
Session(s)

Engineering Principles of Spinal Cord Stimulation and Deep Brain Stimulation for Clinicians

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

Robert Milner, PhD Associate Vice Provost for Professional Development

Robert J. Milner, PhD, 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)

Professional Development Workshop

Svjetlana Miocinovic, MD PhD -- Assistant Professor

Svjetlana Miocinovic, MD PhD Assistant Professor

Svjetlana Miocinovic is a board-certified neurologist specializing in Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, tremor and other movement disorders. She graduated from medical school in 2009 at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) where she also obtained a PhD in biomedical engineering. She completed neurology residency and clinical movement disorders fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, Texas). Her post-doctoral training and clinical research fellowship was at the University of California San Francisco Movement Disorder and Neuromodulation Center. She was awarded American Brain Foundation and Dystonia Medical Research Foundation grants to study electrophysiology of movement disorders and effects of deep brain stimulation (DBS) on the basal ganglia and cortical circuitry. In 2016, she moved to Emory to become an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology, Movement Disorders Section. She received NIH K23 grant to study targeted activation of neural pathways during DBS in Parkinson’s disease. The research focus is on electrophysiology of human motor circuits, and development of new device-based therapies. Her clinical focus is on delivering expert patient care and using DBS to treat movement disorders.

Samer N. Narouze, MD PhD -- Chairman, Clinical Professor

Samer N. Narouze, MD PhD Chairman, Clinical Professor

Dr. Narouze is currently the chairman of the Center for Pain Medicine at Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He is a professor of Surgery at NOMED, clinical professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at OUCOM, and a clinical professor of Neurological Surgery at OSU. He is considered an expert consultant in Headaches and Pain Medicine and has served as an editor and medical reviewer in several Headache and Pain Medicine journals. He received his PhD in cervicogenic headaches from Maastricht University, the Netherlands in 2012. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology in 2000 and his Pain Medicine Fellowship in 2001 at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Narouze is board certified in pain medicine, neurology headache medicine, interventional pain management, as well as anesthesiology. He founded the American Interventional Headache Society (AIHS) in 2015 and he is the president-elect for American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) and serves in many committees for the American Academy of Pain Medicine and other national and international headache and pain organizations. He frequently speaks and serves as a visiting professor both nationally and internationally. He authored the first and only book on interventional headache management, “Interventional Management of Headache and Face Pain: Nerve Blocks and Beyond” in 2014. His Atlas on ultrasound-guided procedures in interventional pain management was awarded “best seller” Anesthesiology/Neurology book by Springer in 2012.  He published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Facility
Western Reserve Hospital
Location
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Session(s)

Advancing Pain Management Science and Education: ASRA Special Session

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 7 years and is currently the Department Chair.  Her focus is on interventaionl pain management with a very busy spinal cord stimulator practice.

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 MD and PhD (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).

Facility
NYU Langone Medical Center
Location
New York, NY
Session(s)

Introduction to Intraoperative Neuromonitoring for Spinal Cord Stimulation

Joseph S. Neimat, MD MS -- Professor and Chairman of Neurological Surgery

Joseph S. Neimat, MD MS Professor and Chairman of Neurological Surgery

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 in 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 surgeries. In 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)

Professional Development Workshop