Speakers

Learn about the speakers who will present at the NANS 2021 Virtual  Annual Meeting.

Dalia H. Elmofty, MD -- Associate Professor

Dalia H. Elmofty, MD Associate Professor

Dalia H Elmofty, MD, is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Chicago. She is board certified in Pain Medicine and has been practicing at the University of Chicago since 2009. She is the Associate Program Director for the Pain Fellowship. During these years, she has continued to commit her time towards the education of young physicians, residents, fellows, practitioners, being involved in many educational sessions at conferences locally, regionally, and nationally. She has authored and co-authored several textbook chapters and peer-reviewed publications.

Dario J. Englot, MD PhD -- Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery & Biomedical Engineering

Dario J. Englot, MD PhD Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery & Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Englot is assistant professor of neurological surgery, radiology, electrical engineering, and biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University. He is also surgical director of epilepsy at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Englot leads the Brain Imaging and Electrophysiology Network (BIEN) lab at Vanderbilt, which studies brain network dysfunction in epilepsy and other neurological disorders using human neuroimaging and electrophysiology techniques.

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

Neurostimulation in Epilepsy: Thinking Outside the Box

Intracranial Neuromodulation

Lee E. Fisher, PhD -- Assistant Professor

Lee E. Fisher, PhD Assistant Professor

Lee Fisher, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He completed his doctoral studies in Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in 2012. His PhD work focused on the use of multi-contact stimulating electrodes to restore standing function after spinal cord injury. Dr. Fisher’s research interests involve the development of neuroprostheses to restore sensory and motor function after neural damage or disease, as well as exploration of the role of somatosensation in maintaining balance control during standing.

Facility
University of Pittsburgh
Location
Pittsburgh PA
Session(s)

Engineering - Mechanistic Studies and Novel Indications of Spinal Cord Stimulation

Michael A. Fishman, MD MBA -- Pain Management Physician

Michael A. Fishman, MD MBA Pain Management Physician

Michael Fishman, MD is a board-certified interventional pain management physician with a comprehensive practice including neuromodulation, ablative techniques, and interventions targeting a myriad of painful conditions. Dr. Fishman is actively involved in clinical research, serving as principal investigator on a number of studies. His NANS responsibilities include serving on the Board of Directors, as Co-Director of Preconference Workshops, and on various committees. Dr. Fishman is a champion for Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) and is a co-founder of Celeri Health's Real World Outcomes platform.

Facility
Center for Interventional Pain & Spine
Location
Exton, PA
Session(s)

Placing Leads Elsewhere: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Plenary Session 1

Christopher Gilligan, MD MBA -- Chief, Division of Pain Medicine

Christopher Gilligan, MD MBA Chief, Division of Pain Medicine

10 years of interventional pain practice preceded by 1 year ACGME Pain Medicine Fellowship. Chief, Division of Pain Medicine; Vice Chair of Strategy, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine; Director, Spine CenterBrigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Johnathan H. Goree, MD -- Assistant Professor/ Director of Chronic Pain Division

Johnathan H. Goree, MD Assistant Professor/ Director of Chronic Pain Division

Dr. Johnathan Goree is the Director of the Chronic Pain Division, Chair of the Opioid Stewardship Committee, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Goree is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. He completed both his medical degree and a residency in anesthesiology at the Weill College of Medicine at Cornell University. Following his time in Manhattan, he completed a fellowship in chronic pain medicine at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2014, Dr. Goree returned home to Little Rock, Arkansas to join the faculty at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He was recently named the 2020 Arkansas Healthcare Hero Physician of the Year and has been recognized as one of the leading experts in opioid sparing, chronic pain treatment in the state of Arkansas.

Facility
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Location
Little Rock, AR
Session(s)

Outcomes and Access to Neuromodulation for Women and Underrepresented Minorities: A Call to Action

Hernán FJ González, MS -- MD/PhD Candidate

Hernán FJ González, MS MD/PhD Candidate

I am Hernan F.J. Gonzalez and am currently at Vanderbilt University as a 7th year MD/PhD candidate. My PhD research is in the department of Biomedical Engineering. My research interests lie at the intersection of neuroscience and engineering, including neuromodulation, epilepsy, network disorders of the brain, and functional neurosurgery. I received my Masters in Biomedical Engineering while conducting research in Brain Computer Interfaces at the University of Miami. My dissertation research is focused on network connectivity in epilepsy and how this knowledge can be used to improve treatment of epilepsy.

Facility
Vanderbilt University
Location
Nashville, TN
Session(s)

Oral Abstracts - Neurosurgical Neuromodulation

Wayne Goodman, MD -- Professor & Chair

Wayne Goodman, MD Professor & Chair

Wayne Goodman, MD, D.C and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chair of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, specializes in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for intractable psychiatric illnesses. He is the principal developer of the Y-BOCS, the gold standard for assessing OCD, and co-founder of the International OCD Foundation. Prior to joining Baylor, he held senior administrative positions at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NIMH and the University of Florida. He graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Electrical Engineering, received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his internship, residency, and research fellowship at Yale School of Medicine where he remained on faculty for 7 years. He is currently a Principal Investigator on grants from NIH’s BRAIN initiative including one on developing Adaptive DBS for OCD.

Facility
Baylor College of Medicine
Location
Houston, TX
Session(s)

Surgical Therapies for Psychiatric Diseases

Maged Guirguis, MD -- System Chair

Maged Guirguis, MD System Chair

Maged Guirguis, MD, serves as the System Chair 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.

Mayank Gupta, MD -- MD

Mayank Gupta, MD MD

Dr. Gupta's expertise includes over 10 years’ experience in Neuromodulation therapy for Chronic Abdominal pain, Complex Back and Neck pain with failed surgery. Dr. Gupta is President, CEO of Kansas Pain Management, Founder of Neuroscience Research Center, President of Kansas Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (KSIPP), and Adjunct Clinical Professor at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. His research center conducts multi-center, Phase I-IV Neuromodulation pain focused medical device, interventional, drug clinical trials, and Investigator Initiated studies. He is one of few physicians in the country to perform ultrasound-guided occipital nerve radiofrequency ablation for headaches and radiofrequency of splanchnic nerve for chronic abdominal pain.

Facility
Kansas Pain Management
Location
Overland Park, KS
Session(s)

Pain - Neuromodulation for Back Pain

Nameer R. Haider, MD -- Medical Director

Nameer R. Haider, MD Medical Director

Dr Nameer Haider has been practicing Interventional Pain Medicine for 20 years.He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation with subspecialty Board Certification in Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr. Haider graduated with Honors from King Edward Medical University, and completed a rotating Surgical Internship at the East Carolina University School of Medicine. He completed Residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Northshore University/Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York and served as Chief Resident at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine LIJ Campus, followed by fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at the Spinal & Skeletal Pain Institute in New York. Dr. Haider currently serves as the Chairman of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare in New York and the Fellowship Training Director for Interventional Pain Management at the Spinal & Skeletal Pain Institute. He is the past President of the New York State Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Haider founded both the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute and OMNI Ambulatory Surgery Center, with offices in New York and Washington DC. Dr Haider founded the Washington Institute of Surgical Engineering (WISE), a bioskills training laboratory in metropolitan Washington DC. Dr Haider has active surgical privileges at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC. He is the author of numerous book chapters and research articles in peer reviewed journals.

Facility
Omni Pain & Precision Medicine
Location
Utica, NY
Session(s)

Oral Abstracts - Other Top Abstracts

Clement Hamani, MD PhD -- Professor

Clement Hamani, MD PhD Professor

Dr. Clement Hamani received his medical degree from Escola Paulista de Medicina in São Paulo in and went on to receive his PhD in Neurosciences from the same institution. He did his neurosurgical training at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Hamani completed his Research and Clinical Fellowship training in Functional Neurosurgery at the Division of Neurosurgery at Toronto Western Hospital. He is Professor and Preclinical Research lead at the Harquail Centre for Neuromodulation, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He is Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto and a Scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute. His research focuses on the treatment of movement disorders, epilepsy, and psychiatric disorders.

Facility
Sunnybrook Research Institute
Location
Toronto, Canada
Session(s)

Intracranial Neuromodulation

Benjamin M. Hampstead, PhD -- Professor

Benjamin M. Hampstead, PhD Professor

Dr. Hampstead is a board-certified Clinical Neuropsychologist who earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology emphasis) from Drexel University. He is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, Staff Neuropsychologist in the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and Clinical Core Leader of the NIA funded Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Dr. Hampstead’s research focuses on non-pharmacologic approaches to maximize cognitive functioning in older adults. Specifically, he uses techniques like cognitive rehabilitation and non-invasive electrical brain stimulation to enhance learning and memory, typically within the context of a randomized controlled trial format. Dr. Hampstead integrates these techniques with functional and structural neuroimaging in order to predict treatment response, identify the neuroplastic changes following treatment, and plan/develop new interventions. Funding for this work has come from, or is currently provided by, the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Mental Health, and the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

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

Engineering - Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation and Memory

Colleen A. Hanlon, PhD -- Professor

Colleen A. Hanlon, PhD Professor

Dr. Colleen A. Hanlon is a professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, wherein she leads a new Electromagnetic Therapeutics Research Program. She has spent her career identifying neural circuit irregularities in patients with drug and alcohol use disorders, and modulating these circuits with non-invasive brain stimulation. She leads 3 NIH-supported R01 awards and is part of two NIH P50 centers interested in translating preclinical brain stimulation knowledge into a treatment that can be delivered to patients with alcohol and substance use disorders. In 2015, she was honored with the Early Career Investigator award from the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Recently she served as the senior author on the first “Consensus Paper” published by a group of over 70 scientists from over 10 countries outlining the path forward for Non-Invasive Therapeutic Development for Addiction. She loves science and being a scientist (!!) – the process and the privilege. Perhaps more than the actual data analysis and writing however, she is finds a unique joy in mentoring and nurturing the creative ideas among her students and her colleagues. She participates in the research training and education community at both a local level (serving as a mentor to over 50 medical, graduate, post-graduate, and fellowship trainees since 2005 on a national and international scale) and national level.

Facility
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Location
Winston Salem, SC
Session(s)

Beyond Depression: Use of TMS for the Treatment of Pain, Tinnitus, and Other Neuropsychiatric Illnesses

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.

Facility
Ainsworth Institute of Pain Management
Location
New York, NY
Session(s)

Placing Leads Elsewhere: 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 is the founder and president of The Society for Women Innovators in Pain Management. She is the founder and owner of Axis Spine Center in Coeur d'Alene, ID.

Facility
Axis Spine Center
Location
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Session(s)

Pain - Optimizing Neuromodulation Therapies

Pain - Opioids and Neuromodulation

Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD -- Associate Professor

Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD Associate Professor

Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD is a fellowship trained Movement Disorders specialist with 15 years of practice experience in an academic setting. She is the Medical Director of Movement Disorders Neuromodulation & Brain Circuit Therapeutics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is the Chair of the Functional Neurosurgical Working Group of the Parkinson Study Group, and the Co-Investigator for a national quality improvement registry for Deep Brain Stimulation in patients with Parkinson's disease.

Facility
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Location
New York, NY
Session(s)

Research in Neuromodulation: Trials and Tribulations

Engineering - Big Data in Neuromodulation

Matt D. Johnson, Phd -- Associate Professor

Matt D. Johnson, Phd Associate Professor

Matthew D. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He received his S.B. in engineering sciences from Harvard University, and M.S. and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Michigan. He also completed an NIH NRSA post-doctoral fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in the field of deep brain stimulation (DBS). His expertise is in the field of neural engineering with specific research interests in DBS therapies. His research group studies how the brain responds and adapts to DBS therapies from a combination of computational and experimental perspectives. His group also works to develop and translate new devices and algorithms to more precisely and efficiently treat disorders of the nervous system. He currently teaches courses in the areas of signal processing, physiological control systems, and neuromodulation at the University of Minnesota.

Facility
University of Minnesota
Location
Minneapolis, MN
Session(s)

Oral Abstracts - Engineering

Jack W. Judy, PhD -- Director

Jack W. Judy, PhD Director

Dr. Jack Judy is the Director of the Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technology (NIMET) and is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida. The mission of NIMET is to bridge engineering, scientific, and medical communities by revealing, enabling, focusing, and coordinating related research and educational activities. NIMET also provides world-class centralized research facilities, technical support, and equipment for the design, fabrication, and characterization of innovative micro/nanotechnologies, as well as a dedicated hands-on instructional laboratory for training students in the use of micro/nanoscale fabrication tools and techniques. Dr. Judy’s research involves the development of novel micro-electro-mechanical systems, such as microscale and nanoscale sensors, actuators, and systems, and their use in impactful engineering, scientific, biological, and medical, applications. A particular focus is in the field of neural-interface technology and systems, with applications in bi-directional prosthetic control, movement disorders, the autonomic nervous system, and pain. Previously, Dr. Judy was a Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he created and managed the Reliable Neural-Interface Technology Program (RE-NET) to address the fundamental, and yet at the time largely overlooked, critical reliability problem of chronic neural-recording interfaces. Dr. Judy served at DARPA while on leave from his faculty position at the time in the Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Departments at UCLA, where he also served as Director of their NeuroEngineering Training Program, Nanoelectronics Research Facility, and Instructional Microfabrication Laboratory.

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

Oral Abstracts - Engineering

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 Clinical Faculty, 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 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, 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 160 journal articles, more than 200 abstracts, two books, and 40 book chapters. He is listed by his peers in the 'Best Doctors in America.'

Facility
Carolinas Pain Institute
Location
Winston Salem, NC
Session(s)

The Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) Guidelines: Update

Plenary Session 1

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. Dr. Katz recently served as lead author on the emerging guidelines for conducting clinical trials on spinal cord stimulation for pain, sponsored by IMMPACT, INS, and ION.

Facility
WCG Analgesic Solutions
Location
Wellesley, MA
Session(s)

Research in Neuromodulation: Trials and Tribulations

David T. Kent, MD -- Assistant Professor

David T. Kent, MD Assistant Professor

David T. Kent, MD, is dual board-certified in Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine. He obtained his MD from Columbia University, followed by otolaryngology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in Sleep Medicine and Surgery at the University of Southern California. He joined the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology as the Director of Sleep Surgery in 2016.

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

Plenary Session 3

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)

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