North American Neuromodulation Society


NANS has several organized committees that work to accomplish the goals and mission of NANS. NANS encourages all members to become actively involved in one or more of our committees.

If you're interested in joining a committee, please e-mail the committee chair or the NANS office for more information.

Salim Hayek, MD
Parag Patil, MD PhD
Lawrence Poree, MD PhD
Peter Konrad, MD PhD
Steven Falowski, MD
Jason Pope, MD
David Provenzano, MD
Ashwini Sharan, MD, Sr. Advisor

The Scientific Program Committee works on and develops content for the Annual Meeting.
Jason Pope, Co-Chair
Steven Flalowski, MD, Co-Chair
Ashwini Sharan, MD, Honorary Chair
Ali Rezai, MD, I3

The Annual Meeting Planning Committee selects and reviews possible meeting venues and plans the logistics concerning the Annual Meeting.
Peter Konrad, MD PhD, Chair
Clement Hamani, MD
Ali Rezai, MD
Nameer Haider, MD
Bob Buchanan, MD
Joshua Rosenow, MD
Mike Kaplitt, MD
Michael Gofeld, MD
Armando Vilarreal, MD
Eugene Kaplan, MD
Daniel DiLorenzo, MD, PhD

The Emerging Technology Assessment Committee promotes research and exploration of new and emerging technologies applicable to the field of Neuromodulation.
Todd Sitzman, MD MPH, Chair
Harold Cordner, MD
David Provenzano, MD

The Bylaws Review Committee develops and reviews the society’s bylaws and governing documents.
Jason Pope, MD, Chair
David Kloth, MD Sr. Adviser
B. Todd Sitzman, MD Co- Chair
Haroon Hameed, MD AMA Representative
Jeff Arle, MD, PhD
Mehul Desai, MD
Ray d'Amours, MD
Michael Fishman, MD
Nameer Haider, MD
Maged Hamza, MD
Corey Hunter, MD
Kevin Kelly, MD
Phil Kim, MD
Peter Pahapill, MD
David Provenzano, MD
Joshua Rosenow, MD
Ben Venger, MD

The Advocacy and Policy Committee reviews and works on programs and projects related to promoting the field of Neuromodulation and ensuring appropriate patient access. The group also liaises with key stakeholders, including: industry, government institutions and other interested/related parties to advocate for Neuromodulation as a treatment modality.
Julie Pilitsis, MD PhD, Chair
Jason Pope, MD, Co-Chair
Leo Kapural, MD PhD, Co-Chair
Lawrence Poree, MD PhD
Ray d'Amours, MD
David Dickerson, MD
Salim Hayek, MD
Brian Lee, MD
Bryan Hoelzer, MD
Ramana Naidu, MD
Gail McGlothlen, RN MS CNS DNPc

The Membership Committee actively promotes and recruits members to the society.

Robert Foreman, PhD, Chair
Haroon Hameed, MD
Eugene Kaplan, MD
Ashwini Sharan, MD
Peter Konrad, MD, PhD
Lawrence Poree, MD, PhD
Tom Yearwood, MD
Leo Kapural, MD
Vinaya Puppala, MD
Sudhir Diwan, MD

The research committee provides insights into various activities and studies focusing on the uses of Neuromodulation and provides updates into emerging areas of Neuromodulation research and experimentation.
Konstantin Slavin, MD, Chair
Jason Pope, MD
Sudhir Diwan, MD
Steven Falowski, MD
David Provenzano, MD
Eric Lee, MD MA

The Education Committee reviews guidelines and makes suggestions regarding the use of Neuromodulation therapies. The committee also works on the development of various usage and practice guidelines.
Richard Rauck, MD, Chair
Alon Mogilner, MD, PhD
Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD
Todd Sitzman, MD
Eric Lee, MD MA

The Certification Committee oversees the development and implementation of educational and training programs. The committee is also working on the foundation of a practical exam that will focus on key criteria for neuromodulation practitioners.
Parag Patil, MD, PhD, Chair
Erika A. Petersen, MD FAANS, Co-Chair
Halena M. Gazelka, MD, Co-Chair
David Kloth, MD
Steven Falowski, MD
Ashwini Sharan, MD
Jason Pope, MD
Chen Wu, MD

The Website Committee develops and provides content for the society’s webpage.
Lawrence Poree, MD PhD, Chair
Ashwini Sharan, MD
Chris Welber, Executive Director
2016-2017 NANS RFS Board:
Michael Fishman, M.D., M.B.A., Co-Chair
Nick El Baridi, M.D., P.T., Co-Chair
Dipan Patel, M.D., Vice-Chair
Jay Shah, M.D., Secretary
Ajay Antony, M.D., Treasurer
Sam Grodofsky, M.D., Education Liason
Vishad Sukul, M.D., Webmaster
Eric Wise, M.D., Research Co-Coordinator
Dario Englot, M.D., Ph.D., Research Co-Coordinator

NANS-RFS Directors-at-Large / Advisory Board:
Chengyuan Wu, M.D.
Steven Falowski, M.D.
Jason Pope, M.D.
David Provenzano, M.D.

Learn about the Residents and Fellows Committee 

Here you will find resources dedicated to residents, fellows and students interested in or training in the field of neuromodulation. In addition to fellowship and job listings, we provide opportunities for education, conferences, and courses. 

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Upcoming Events

  • AAPM 33rd Annual Meeting
    Date: March 16-19, 2017
    Preconference Sessions: March 15-16, 2017
    Location: Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Orlando, FL

  • American Academy of Neurology

    Advancing Neurology. Advancing you.

    Date: April 22-28, 2017

    Location: Boston, Massachusetts



  • International Neuromodulation Society 13th World Congress

    Date: May 27, 2017 - June 1, 2017

    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland



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