Speakers

Learn about the speakers who will present at the NANS 2022 Annual Meeting.

Hemant Kalia, MD MPH FIPP -- Program Director, Interventional Spine & Pain Fellowship

Hemant Kalia, MD MPH FIPP Program Director, Interventional Spine & Pain Fellowship

Dr. Kalia specializes in interventional spine and cancer pain management with special expertise in 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 additional 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 is part of the Board of Directors at ASPN (American Society of Pain & Neuroscience) and Monroe County Medical Society. He is the Fellowship director of Interventional Spine & Pain fellowship at Rochester Regional Health and is involved in teaching medical students, residents and fellows from other programs. He also is part of the faculty at national and international hands on cadaveric workshops for interventional spine and pain procedures.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. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Clinical Medical Research & Health Care Delivery open access Journal.

Facility
Rochester Regional Health System
Location
Rochester, NY
Session(s)

Intrathecal Therapy: Case-Based Learning and Hands-On Skill Training

Bryan Johnson, PA-C -- Neurosurgery PA

Bryan Johnson, PA-C Neurosurgery PA

  • Bachelor of Science Biology, University of Texas Permian Basin, Odessa, TX
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Midland, TX Board Certification
  • The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Professional Organizations
  • Texas Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Central Texas PA Society
  • NANS Member/Faculty speaker for APPsPersonal Summary
  • Chief Neurosurgery PA for Advanced Pain Care, Neurosurgery department.
  • Physician Assistant for 17 years.
  • Spent entire 17 year career in surgery with experience in Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, and Orthopedic Trauma surgery.
  • Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, he worked in pre-hospital emergency medicine as a Licensed Paramedic with 911 and as a Helicopter Paramedic.
  • Participates in Ironman distance triathlons and marathons.
  • Volunteers as a youth baseball coach.
  • UIC (Umpire in Charge) for a local youth baseball league of over 800 players in age divisions 4-14U, and a high school baseball umpire.
  • Lives in the Austin, TX area with his wife and four children.
Facility
Advanced Pain Care
Location
Round Rock, TX
Session(s)

Advanced Practice Provider Course (NPs/PAs/Nurses)

Leonardo Kapural, MD PhD -- Partner

Leonardo Kapural, MD PhD Partner

Dr. Leonardo Kapural is a Pain Physician at the Carolinas Pain Institute and Center for Clinical Research. 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 followed by 10 years of Full Professorship at the Anesthesia Department of Wake Forest School of Medicine. Dr. Kapural is an invited speaker to many national and international meetings. He served as Director-At-Large of American Academy of Pain Medicine, North American and International Neuromodulation Society. 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 200 journal articles, more than 250 abstracts, two books, and 40 book chapters. He is listed by his peers in the 'Best Doctors in America.'

Facility
Chronic Pain Research Institute, LLC
Location
Lewisville, North Carolina
Session(s)

Using Neuromodulation for the Abdomen, Pelvis and Genitourinary Systems

Narayan R. Kissoon, MD -- Assistant Professor

Narayan R. Kissoon, MD Assistant Professor

Narayan R. Kissoon, M.D. is an assistant professor with a dual appointment in Neurology and Anesthesia that is board certified in Neurology, Pain Medicine, and Headache. His clinical practice primarily involves interventional pain management, but with a focus in interventional management of craniofacial pain and neuromodulation. He has a special interest in the evaluation and management of trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (e.g. cluster headache, SUNCT syndrome, hemicrania continua). He studies the mechanisms of action and clinical outcomes in treatments for headache and chronic pain. This research includes clinical trials investigating the efficacy of medications and minimally invasive percutaneous interventions as well as the impact of pain treatments on nervous system function. Dr. Kissoon also investigates the abnormal function and structural causes of pain disorders. As part of his research, he reviews the clinical features that predict successful treatment outcomes.

Facility
Mayo Clinic
Location
Rochester, MN
Session(s)

Neuromodulation for the Treatment of Craniofacial Pain

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 the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and also a Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery at the College of Medicine, the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the current President of the Illinois Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Director-at-Large of the North American Neuromodulation Society Board of Directors, and member of Editorial Boards of many prestigious medical journals. Dr. Knezevic has extensive expertise in basic and clinical research and has published more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles, that were cited more than 3500 times; including the most recent publication in the Lancet journal with an impact factor of 70.321.Throughout his prestigious academic career, Dr. Knezevic has developed many research and educational programs for medical students, residents, fellows, and attending physicians. Dr. Knezevic manages multiple U.S. and global clinical trials (phases I-IV) for the testing of different pain medications and medical devices for the treatment of acute and chronic pain. He is also a recognized lecturer at many national and international conferences. Dr. Knezevic received multiple recognitions and excellence awards for patient care, teaching, outstanding research, and academic achievements, including the Manchikanti Excellence Award for 2021.

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)

Focused Ultrasound for Modulation of the Nervous System

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 (NACC and PACC), past NANS Scientific Program Committee, Past-President-American Academy of Pain Medicine, Neuromodulation and M.I.S. Section Co-Editor for Pain Medicine, the journal.

Jean-Phillippe Langevin, MD Assistant Professor

My expertise is in functional neurosurgery. I am currently an assistant professor at University of California, Los Angeles. I am also a neurosurgeon at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System where I work with the Parkinson's center of excellence and the Epilepsy center of excellence. I started my work involving DBS in PTSD 2008 with a preclinical study involving a rodent model of PTSD; this was presented at NANS in 2011. I am now looking forward to present the translation into a human trial which was initiated in 2014.

Facility
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Session(s)

Advanced Neuromodulation for Psychiatric Disorders

 

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.

Robert M. Levy, MD PhD -- Editor in Chief, Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural

Robert M. Levy, MD PhD Editor in Chief, Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural

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.

Facility
International Neuromodulation Society
Location
Boca Raton, FL
Session(s)

S.A.F.E.

Kip A. Ludwig, PhD -- Associate Professor

Kip A. Ludwig, PhD Associate Professor

Dr. Ludwig is the Co-Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Translational Neuroengineering (WITNe) and leads the Ludwig Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin within the WITNe structure. The primary focus of his lab is developing next-generation neuromodulation therapies that use minimally invasive strategies to hack the nervous system to treat circuit dysfunction and deliver biomolecules to target areas with unprecedented precision. Prior to Wisconsin Dr. Ludwig served as the Program Director for Neural Engineering at the National Institutes of Health. He co-led the Translational Devices Program at NINDS, led the NIH BRAIN Initiative programs to catalyze implantable academic and clinical devices to stimulate and/or record from the central nervous system, and led a trans-NIH planning team in developing the ~250 million dollar S.P.A.R.C. Program to stimulate advances in neuromodulation therapies for organ systems. Dr. Ludwig also worked in Industry as a research scientist, where his team conceived, developed and demonstrated the chronic efficacy of a next-generation neural stimulation electrode for reducing blood pressure in both pre-clinical studies and clinical trials. Through his industry work he oversaw Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP studies enabling clinical trials in Europe and the United States, as well as participated in the protocol development and execution of those trials, leading to approval for sale in twenty countries including the United States. Dr. Ludwig connects his academic research to the neuromodulation industry and clinical translation through multiple consulting and advisory roles. He serves as the Chair of the NeuroOne Scientific Advisory Board on Artificial Intelligence, is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Abbott, Battelle, Blackfynn, Cala Health and the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies, and is a co-founder of Neuronoff, Inc. Dr. Ludwig is also a paid consultant for Galvani Bioelectronics and Boston Scientific.

Facility
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location
Middleton, WI
Session(s)

Emerging Technologies and Indications: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Brian N. Lundstrom, MD PhD -- Doctor

Brian N. Lundstrom, MD PhD Doctor

Brian Lundstrom is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Biophysics in the Division of Epilepsy at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He obtained MD and PhD degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle, studying single neuron physiology and computational neuroscience. He completed neurology residency at the University of Washington and fellowship training at Mayo Clinic in EEG and Epilepsy. His clinical and research interests include invasive and non-invasive brain stimulation, the development of EEG biomarkers, and computational neuroscience applied to dysfunction of cortical excitability.

Facility
Mayo Clinic
Location
Rochester, MN
Session(s)

Neuromodulation for the Treatment of Craniofacial Pain

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. Machado is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and has Joint Appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering. He is the past Chairman for the Joint Pain Section of the CNS/AANS and Vice-President of the American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.Dr. Machado is an Associate Chief of Staff at Cleveland Clinic and leads several enterprise-level projects with the Office of the Chief of Staff, including innovations in the model of care and a new program for professional career development. Dr. 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 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. His current research is aimed at developing novel treatments to promote rehabilitation after stroke and other acquired brain injuries and is funded by the NIH BRAIN initiative.

Facility
Cleveland Clinic
Location
Cleveland, OH
Session(s)

Neuromodulation for Neurologic Recovery

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-Late-Breaking Clinical Trials

Suzanne M. Manzi, MD -- Physician Owner

Suzanne M. Manzi, MD Physician Owner

Dr. Suzanne Manzi, MD is a physician owner and is currently practicing at Performance Pain and Sports Medicine. She is also faculty at UT Houston, teaching residents, fellows, and medical students that have an interest in Pain Medicine. Named by Houstonia Magazine as a Top Doctor every year since 2016 and being voted Top 3 Pain Management Doctors in Houston in 2019 exemplifies her compassion and commitment to the field. Advancing not only herself, but teaching others best practices in the field of Pain Medicine is her passion. She currently is on the board of The Society for Women Innovators in Pain Management, organizes her monthly female physician pain group in Houston, and served as 2020 President for the Southwest Branch of the Harris County Medical Society. Networking and practice building are perks of the job that she thoroughly enjoys. Since landing back in Houston in 2012, practicing in both private practice and academics has given her a sense of community. She has also decided to expand her private practice to New Jersey, and continues to teach courses all over the country.

Facility
Performance Pain and Sports Medicine
Location
Houston, TX
Session(s)

Plenary Session IV: Optimizing Neuromodulation to Improve Patient Outcomes

Kathleen Meacham, MD PhD -- Assistant Professor

Kathleen Meacham, MD PhD Assistant Professor

Dr. Kathleen Meacham earned her BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and MD from Emory University in 2012. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis in the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine.

Facility
Washington University in Saint Louis
Location
St. Louis, MO
Session(s)

Identifying Alternative Cells Involved in SCS Therapy

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 M Eng at Cornell in Electrical Engineering, PhD at Case Western Reserve in Biomedical Engineering at the Applied Neural Control Lab, and Post-Doc'ed at U Utah in tissue engineering. He is a Fellow of the AIMBE. 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 DBS and SCS in Clinical Practice: General Introduction and Emerging Concepts

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.

Brittney Misercola, APRN FNP-C CFRN LP -- Nurse Practitioner

Brittney Misercola, APRN FNP-C CFRN LP Nurse Practitioner

Brittney Misercola, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CFRN Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner graduating from FNU. APP Experience in Emergency Services, Neurology, orthopedics and Pain Medicine. Over the last 7 years she has been practicing in a private Interventional Pain Medicine practice in Texas where she also serves as the Director of Clinical Education for Advance Practice Providers. Beyond clinical practice she stays active participating in clinical research projects, national organizations, and serves as Faculty for many National APP Educational Programs.

Facility
PSA
Location
Lampasas, TX
Session(s)

Advanced Practice Provider Course (NPs/PAs/Nurses)

Sanjeet Narang, MD -- Instructor

Sanjeet Narang, MD Instructor

Medical School: Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Anesthesiology, 1991Residency: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Anesthesiology, 1995Rush-Presbyterian-Saint Luke's Medical Center, 1999Brigham and Women's Hospital, Anesthesiology, 2001Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Pain Management, 2002Certifications: Anesthesiology, 2003Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2012Pain Medicine, 2003Clinical Interests: anesthesiology, pain management.

Facility
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Location
Chestnut Hill, MA
Session(s)

Advances in Neuromodulation in Cancer Pain

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

Samer N. Narouze, MD PhD Chairman, 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 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 published more than 200 peer reviewed articles and book chapters.

Facility
Western Reserve Hospital
Location
Akron, OH
Session(s)

Neuromodulation for the Treatment of Craniofacial Pain

Plenary Session IV: Optimizing Neuromodulation to Improve Patient Outcomes

Abstract Session IV

Ilona Obara, PhD -- Senior Lecturer

Ilona Obara, PhD Senior Lecturer

Ilona Obara is Senior Lecturer and Director of Research in the School of Pharmacy at the Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. She received an MSc in Biology from the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (2000) and earned a PhD in Medical Sciences (with distinction) from the Institute of Pharmacology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland (2007). During her PhD training, she was awarded a START scholarship from the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) and The Konorski Award-National Neuroscience Highlight of the Year from the Polish Neuroscience Society. She then conducted post-doctoral research at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA (2007-2009), at the University College London, London, UK (2009-2012) and at the University of Leeds, Leeds, UK (2012). In 2012, she joined the faculty in the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health at the Durham University, Durham, UK (UK) as a Lecturer in Pharmacology. Prior to joining the Newcastle University in 2017, she was promoted to a Senior Lecturer. Her scientific interests involve understanding the etiology and neurobiology of the symptoms and processes of chronic pain. Her studies employ a combination of pharmacological, behavioural and immunochemical approaches in the understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neuroplasticity induced by nerve/tissue injury in chronic pain. She aims to bridge the gap between newly identified molecular mechanisms involved in pain processing and effective and safe (without side effects) strategies for the control of pain, including improvement of opioid effectiveness. Currently on-going projects focus on the understanding of the contribution of the peripheral histamine system in the regulation of neuropathic pain as well as she is interested in the development of pre-clinical models of spinal cord stimulation and chronic pain to identify novel stimulation methods for rodents that would better reproduce clinical SCS procedures.
Facility
Newcastle University
Location
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Session(s)

Spinal Cord Stimulation Mechanisms: Results from Animal Studies

Vwaire Orhurhu, MD MPH -- Interventional Pain Physician

Vwaire Orhurhu, MD MPH Interventional Pain Physician

Vwaire Orhurhu, MD, MPH, is an interventional pain physician at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Williamsport Pennsylvania. He had his medical training at Mayo Medical School and completed his residencies at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School (General Surgery Internship) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School (Anesthesiology). He subsequently completed his chronic pain fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He is very vast in the clinical research, diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic pain conditions.Dr. Orhurhu has a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University School of Public Health. His masters focused on quantitative methods (research study designs and statistical analysis). He has published over 120 peer reviewed articles as well as multiple book chapters in the field of anesthesiology and chronic pain management.Dr. Orhurhu has received numerous awards, including outstanding resident teaching award at Harvard Medical School as well as numerous “Best Oral Research Presentation” awards at prominent interventional pain meetings. Dr. Orhurhu’s research activities have been accepted into highly regarded journals such as JAMA Surgery, Anesthesia and Analgesia, Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, The Spine Journal Pain Medicine, Pain Physician, Neuromodulation and many more. He is also a reviewer for numerous Pain journals in the United States.

Facility
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Location
Williamsport, PA
Session(s)

Plenary Session I: The Next Generation