Speakers

Learn about the speakers who will present at the NANS 2021 Virtual  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 a Clinical 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 130 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 the 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 Masonic Medical Center
Location
Chicago, IL
Session(s)

Oral Abstracts - Pain

Plenary Session 1

Clinical Trial Design

Pain - Optimizing Neuromodulation Therapies

Takashi DY Kozai, PhD -- Assistant Professor

Takashi DY Kozai, PhD Assistant Professor

Takashi Kozai, 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)

Engineering - Cellular Effects of Neurostimulation

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), NANS Scientific Program Committee, Immediate Past-President-American Academy of Pain Medicine, Neuromodulation Section Co-Editor for Pain Medicine, the journal.

Facility
Mayo Clinic
Location
Rochester, MN
Session(s)

The Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) Guidelines: Update

Amber M. Leaver, PhD -- Research Assistant Professor

Amber M. Leaver, PhD Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Leaver is a Research Assistant Professor of Radiology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Her research uses MRI to understand and improve neurostimulation technologies to treat depression and other conditions affecting brain function. Previously, she was research faculty at the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center at UCLA, and received her PhD and postdoctoral training in Neuroscience at Georgetown University. Dr. Leaver’s work is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders, and the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

Facility
Northwestern University
Location
Chicago, IL
Session(s)

Psychiatry

Kendall H. Lee MD, PhD -- Doctor

Kendall H. Lee MD, PhD Doctor

Dr. Kendall Lee is a professor of neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he has been on staff since 2006. He is the director of the Mayo Clinic Neural Engineering Laboratory and holds joint academic appointments with the Mayo Clinic Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lee is a researcher and clinical expert in the field of deep brain stimulation. His research focuses on improving surgical techniques and devices for use in DBS surgery and related neuromodulation therapies as well as identifying the mechanism of action for DBS. Dr. Lee completed his undergraduate work at the University of Colorado at Denver in 1990. He earned a master's degree at Yale in 1994, followed by both his M.D. and a Ph.D. in neuroscience in 1998, also at Yale. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Yale in 1999 and both a residency and chief residency in neurosurgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 2006.He maintains board certification in neurological surgery through the ABNS and medical licensure in Minnesota.

Facility
Mayo Clinic
Location
Rochester, MN
Session(s)

Open- vs. Closed-Loop Neurostimulation and Enabling Biomarkers

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.

Andrew F. Leuchter, MD -- Professor

Andrew F. Leuchter, MD Professor

Andrew F. Leuchter, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and Associate Director of the Semel Institute. He also is Director of the Neuromodulation Division at the Semel Institute. Dr. Leuchter is a graduate of Stanford University and the Baylor College of Medicine who joined the UCLA faculty in 1986. An expert on the treatment of mood disorders, Dr. Leuchter directs the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Clinical and Research Service. This is one of the largest academic TMS program in the country, which performs more than 6,000 treatments each year for patients with depression, pain, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, tinnitus, and other neuropsychiatric illness. He performs research to enhance TMS treatment effectiveness, as well as clinical trials to improve treatment of depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD). Dr. Leuchter’s research aims to develop novel treatment strategies and uses brain-imaging techniques, such as quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine brain function and predict which treatments are most likely to benefit individual patients. Dr. Leuchter has authored over 150 scientific articles on topics including neuromodulation for the treatment of depression, EEG biomarkers to guide treatment of neuropsychiatric illness, and theories of antidepressant action. He teaches internationally on TMS and other neuromodulation methods, and received the 2019 Outstanding Research Mentor Award from the Semel Institute.

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

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

Alice H. Li, MD -- Doctor

Alice H. Li, MD Doctor

Alice Li is an anesthesiology resident at Stanford University, where she completed her medical school training. She is interested in innovative device design for treatment-refractory chronic neuropathic pain including neurostimulation for mononeuropathy.

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

Oral Abstracts - Pain

Nicole McLaughlin, PhD -- Neuropsychologist, Assistant Professor

Nicole McLaughlin, PhD Neuropsychologist, Assistant Professor

Dr. McLaughlin received her PhD in 2006 from Suffolk University, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in 2008 at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is a neuropsychologist and Director of Psychiatric Neurosurgery at Butler Hospital in Providence, RI, and an assistant professor at Brown University. Dr. McLaughlin has been a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on multiple grants related to invasive and non-invasive treatments for OCD. She has authored or co-authored over 50 publications, many of which are related to OCD and related illnesses.

Facility
Butler Hospital
Location
Providence, RI
Session(s)

Surgical Therapies for Psychiatric Diseases

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

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

Nagy Mekhail MD, PhD ~ Carl E. Wasmuth M.D. Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology. 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)

Oral Abstracts - Pain/Spinal Cord Stimulation

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, LP An APRN with over 28 years of experience, beginning as an Emergency and Prehospital RN then furthering her career as a Family Nurse Practitioner. With experience working in Neurology, Emergency Medicine, and Orthopedic surgery she eventually found her passion in Interventional Pain Medicine. Currently practicing as a Nurse Practitioner for a large private practice in Texas where she also serves as Director of Clinical Education for Advanced Practice. She works alongside the Director of Clinical Education and Research. She has Co-authored several Abstracts which have been presented at both national and international conferences. She is Faculty for many national Advanced Practice Provider Educational programs.

Facility
PSA
Location
Lampasas, TX
Session(s)

Advanced Practice Provider

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

Taif Mukhdomi, MD -- Resident Physician

Taif Mukhdomi, MD Resident Physician

Taif Mukhdomi is the current Chief Anesthesiology Resident at Brown University. He will be pursuing a fellowship at Weill Cornell's Tri-Institutional Pain Medicine Fellowship. Taif has authored several peer-reviewed manuscripts and presented at national conferences. He currently holds trainee leadership positions within ASRA and AAPM.

Facility
Brown University
Location
Providence, RI
Session(s)

Oral Abstracts - Pain

Vivian K. Mushahwar, PhD -- Professor & Canada Research Chair in Functional Restoration

Vivian K. Mushahwar, PhD Professor & Canada Research Chair in Functional Restoration

Dr. Vivian K. Mushahwar received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree in bioengineering from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, in 1996. She received postdoctoral training at Emory University Centre for Rehabilitation Medicine, Atlanta, GA, and the University of Alberta Division of Neuroscience, Edmonton, AB, Canada. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Medicine Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, University of Alberta. She is also the Director of the highly interdisciplinary Sensory Motor Adaptive Rehabilitation Technology (SMART) Network, and the Special Advisor on Functional Electrical Stimulation Technologies at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. She serves on several advisory boards for journals as well as research and clinical entities. Her research interests include identification of spinal cord systems involved in locomotion, development of novel spinal-cord-based neuromodulation strategies for restoring function, incorporation of motor control concepts in electrical stimulation applications, and development of systems for alleviating secondary complications of immobility such as pressure injuries and deep vein thrombosis. Dr. Mushahwar is a Canada Research Chair in Functional Restoration. She was named a Killam Professor in 2019-2020, and holds the Distinguished Women in Neural Engineering Award, the Alberta Medical Association Medal of Honor, the Translational Research Award and the Global TV Woman of Vision Award.

Facility
University of Alberta
Location
Alberta, Canada
Session(s)

Plenary Session 2

Saramati Narasimhan, PhD -- Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Saramati Narasimhan, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow

I am Saramati Narasimhan and am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. I completed my MS and PhD at Vanderbilt University in the Biomedical Engineering Department with dissertation work focused on enhanced patient-specific modeling of the brain. My research interests are in the application of engineering techniques to neurosurgery and neuroscience clinical applications. My current postdoctoral research is focused on translational applications of engineering to improve treatment of patients with epilepsy.

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

Oral Abstracts - Neurosurgical Neuromodulation

Charles A. Odonkor, MD -- Assistant Professor

Charles A. Odonkor, MD Assistant Professor

Charles A. Odonkor, MD, is an assistant professor of interventional pain medicine, orthopaedics and rehabilitation at Yale University School of Medicine and the Yale New Haven Hospital.He completed medical school at Yale, PM&R residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, research fellowship at Stanford, and interventional and chronic pain medicine at Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Odonkor serves on many national committees, including serving as member of the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) Research Division and the SIS Membership Committee, as well as the North American Neuromodulation Society, Diversity and Outreach Committee.At Yale, he is involved in diversity and outreach efforts, medical student and resident education. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed medical journal articles, received research awards and grants from the North American Neuromodulation Society, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Association of Academic Physiatrists, and Interventional Orthopaedic Society. He has given over 30 lectures at national and international conferences.Dr. Odonkor’s research focuses on clinical outcomes of minimally invasive techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of spine and joint pain, using mobile applications and wearable technology to monitor physical activity and performance in chronic pain and mobility-limiting musculoskeletal disorders. He is also interested in regenerative medicine, health disparities and neuromodulation research.

Facility
Yale University School of Medicine
Location
New Haven, CT
Session(s)

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

Alexandra Ossowski, MA -- Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Neuropsychology

Alexandra Ossowski, MA Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Neuropsychology

Alexandra Ossowski is a doctoral candidate in clinical neuropsychology in the Department of Psychology at Georgia State University. Her research interests include the use of TMS for remediation of language/reading impairments, the neural basis of the relationship between rapid automatized naming and reading impairments, and the effects of neuromodulation on component reading skills. Her clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation for patients with acquired neurological illnesses and injuries.

Facility
Georgia State University
Location
Atlanta, GA
Session(s)

Oral Abstracts - Other Top Abstracts

Beth Parente, PA-C -- Physician Assistant

Beth Parente, PA-C Physician Assistant

Beth is a Physician Assistant at Duke Health. She has worked with Dr. Nandan Lad to create a patient-focused, research-based neurosurgery practice since Dr. Lad joined Duke in 2011.Beth is often the first person patients meet during their initial consultation and their main point of contact for post-surgery needs. She manages preoperative and postoperative visits and assists Dr. Lad as needed during surgical procedures. She enjoys working directly with patients to support a smooth surgical journey and ensure the best possible outcomes. Beth also collaborates on research to understand and improve treatment approaches. She holds a Master of Health Sciences from the Duke University Physician Assistant Program and a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience from Smith College. She has been affiliated with Duke since 2005.

Facility
Duke University Center
Location
Durham, NC
Session(s)

Advanced Practice Provider

Kiran V. Patel, MD -- Interventional Pain Medicine

Kiran V. Patel, MD Interventional Pain Medicine

Dr. Patel practices Interventional Pain Medicine at the Spine & Pain Institute of New York and is the Director of Neurosurgical Pain at Lenox Hill Hospital, located in New York City. Dr. Patel is also the Pain Medicine Fellowship Director at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell and supervises the Anesthesia residents Pain Medicine rotations. 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.

Facility
Spine & Pain Institute of New York
Location
New York, NY
Session(s)

Pain - Neuromodulation Waveforms

Pain - Spinal Cord Stimulation Programming

Erika A. Petersen, MD -- Professor

Erika A. Petersen, MD Professor

Dr. Erika Petersen, MD, FAANS, FACSDepartment of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Arkansas for Medical SciencesDr. Erika A. Petersen directs the Section of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery at UAMS Medical Center. She is a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at UAMS. Dr. Petersen is a board certified neurosurgeon whose clinical practice focuses on neuromodulation, treating movement disorders, spasticity, and chronic pain through surgical procedures and stereotactic radiosurgery. Dr. Petersen's research interests focus on using high-resolution imaging to understand the functional interaction of centers within the brain and on developing new devices, indications, and methods for treating chronic pain using neuromodulation. Her collaborations with colleagues in neuroradiology, neurology, pain, and psychiatry are aimed toward identifying new applications for the use of deep brain stimulation and neuromodulation for pain. Dr. Petersen completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University and received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She trained in neurosurgery at the University of Texas Southwestern with a fellowship in deep brain stimulation at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. Dr. Petersen has served on the Joint Section on Pain of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the CNS Scientific Programming Committee and sits on the Executive Board of the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience. She serves as associate editor of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery for Operative Neurosurgery, and is on the editorial board of Neuromodulation. Dr. Petersen lectures frequently at national and international meetings on deep brain stimulation, emerging applications of neuromodulation, and chronic pain management. She has authored numerous articles and book chapters in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, neurmodulation, and neuroscience.

Facility
UAMS
Location
Little Rock, AR
Session(s)

Plenary Session 1

Noah S. Philip, MD -- Associate Professof of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Noah S. Philip, MD Associate Professof of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Noah S. Philip MD received his BSc from McGill University and his MD from Albany Medical College where he graduated AOA and with a Distinction in the Study of Biomedical Ethics. He completed his psychiatry residency training at Brown University, followed by T32 and Neuromodulation Fellowships at Brown.Dr. Philip is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is the founding Director of Psychiatric Neuromodulation at the Providence VA Medical Center, and is Lead for Affective & Cognitive Research at the VA RR&D Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology.Dr. Philip’s laboratory uses new and emerging technologies to understand and treat serious psychiatric disorders, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, major depression, and suicidality. Methods used integrate transcranial magnetic and electrical stimulation, focused ultrasound, psychotherapy, virtual reality, machine leaning and neuroimaging. Dr. Philip's research has been featured in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, and the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative (tDCS+Virtual Reality for PTSD).Dr. Philip has received numerous awards and recognition, from the American Psychiatric Association, Society for Biological Psychiatry, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and others. He has been funded through independent grants from the VA (Rehabilitation, Clinical Science, and Health Services Research & Development), NIMH, NIDA, Department of Defense, and through industry and small-business collaborations. He is active in several national organizations, including the Society of Biological Psychiatry and American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and is the current President (2020-2021) of the Psychiatric Research Society.Dr. Philip plays a significant training and mentoring role at Brown, where he co-directs the NIMH R25 psychiatry resident research training program, and regularly serves as a mentor through national organizations such as the Career Development Institute for Psychiatry. He is committed to action on improving diversity and inclusion.

Facility
Providence VA Medical Center; Brown University
Location
Providence, RI
Session(s)

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

Julie G. Pilitsis, MD PhD -- Chair and Professor

Julie G. Pilitsis, MD PhD Chair and Professor

Julie G. Pilitsis MD, PhD is a Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neuroscience at Albany Medical College and Chair for the Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics. She completed her neurosurgery residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. During that time, she also obtained a PhD in neurophysiology and became active in both basic science and translational research. She went on to complete a fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. To date, she has served as Chair of the Joint Section on Pain of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) as well as AANS/CNS Chair of Joint Section for Women in Neurosurgery. She is currently an Executive Council Member of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and on the NANS Board of Directors. With the support of the NANS Board of Directors, she began the NANS Women in Neuromodulation Section where she was the first chair and currently serves as senior advisor. Dr. Pilitsis maintains an NIH sponsored research program focused on device optimization for neuromodulation and has published over 145 journal articles, 4 books, and numerous chapters. She serves as section editor of functional neurosurgery in Operative Neurosurgery, is on the editorial board of Neuromodulation and Journal of Neurosurgery, is on the FDA review panel for neurological devices and sits on multiple NIH study sections.

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

Oral Abstracts - Basic Science

Plenary Session 2


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