North American Neuromodulation Society

NANS Residents and Fellows

Welcome to the NANS Residents and Fellows (RFS) Section!

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. We encourage you to become a member, get involved, and explore what NANS has to offer.

In order to stay up to date, please join our mailing list, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. Additionally, we publish a monthly newsletter.

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RFS Announcements

  • Deadline to apply for the Neuromodulation Cadaver Course for Advanced Implantable Therapies: A Hands- On Cadaver Course for Pain Fellows and Neurosurgical Residents at  the NANS 2017 Annual Meeting has now ended. 
  • For those who attended the Neuromodulation Cadaver Course for Advanced Implantable Therapies: A Hands- On Cadaver Course for Pain Fellows and Neurosurgical Residents, please complete the W-9 form, NANS Reimbursement form, and attach ALL receipts. All forms are due within 60 days of the meeting to qualify for reimbursement, any forms submitted after this date will not be reimbursed. 

Job Opportunities 

  • Multidisciplinary private pain practice (established in 1996) with a few locations in South and North Carolina is looking for a new physician who is board certified/eligible in Pain Management. Great opportunity for the right candidate. Competitive reimbursement package. Partnership track.
    Please reply with CV to Y1917 @AOL.com
  • Dr. Kenneth C.Lewis, MD  is in the process of adding a new physician partner to  interventional pain practice. Western Rockies interventional pain specialist is a full-service interventional pain practice in Western Colorado. It is located in Fruita which is on the outskirts of Grand Junction.

    Hire Date: July 2017. 
    Number of Positions available: 1
    Contact: Kclewis007@earthlink.net
    Specific requirements: fellowship training in interventional pain management.
    Website: WesternRockiesPainManagement.com
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine: Interventional Pain Management Clinic

    The University of Colorado Department of Anesthesiology is seeking applicants trained in Chronic Pain Medicine. Candidates should be Board-Certified/ Board- eligible in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and have experience in multi-disciplinary pain management including complex medication management, neuromodulation, implantable intrathecal drug delivery systems and caner pain treatment. Strong candidates will have two years of clinical experience and teaching specific to chronic pain management. In 2016, Denver ranked #1 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 2016 Best Places to Live. Located near the beautiful Rocky Mountains, the area has 300 days of sunshine a year and a wide variety of cultural and outdoor activities. Join a dynamic, growing department with opportunities to engage in clinical, educational and research excellence.

    To apply, please submit a Letter of Interest and CV here.

NANS RFS Newsletter

As a Trainee/Student member, you are eligible for valuable benefits that far exceed the token $50 annual membership fee, including:
  • Preference for funded (airfare, hotel, course fee) registration at the annual and future mid-year Hands-On Cadaver Courses, which are only available to NANS members. This unbiased course represents all device manufacturers with intimate teaching by a world-class faculty.
  • Access to the onliner version and resources of our society’s journal Neuromodulation, Technology at the Neural Interface
  • Membership in the International Neuromodulation Society by courtesy.
  • Eligibility for travel awards to attend the NANS annual meeting, held yearly in Las Vegas.
  • Mentorship from a group of highly accomplished, multidisciplinary neuromodulation thought leaders including contact information of mentors in NANS and access to a summary of landmark papers.
  • Networking & Employment opportunities to secure your future.
  • Eligibility for the Legislative Awareness, Health Policy, and Advocacy Fellowship in Washington, DC (see Announcements below).
  • Opportunities to become involved in a growing, state-of-the-art organization.
As current residents and fellows, we personally feel that membership in NANS has proved invaluable to our professional development. No other organization gives you more of the support you need to advance your career than NANS. Click here to join NANS now

Multimedia archived from the NANS Past Annual Meetings can be found here. Please log into your NANS account to view this content.

2017 NANS Top Abstracts and Award Winners

Landmark Articles in Neuromodulation
Please click here to view or download.
Last Updated: 6/27/15 A listing of lectures and videos covering pertinent topics in neuromodulation.

Videos:

Implantation of a Baclofen Pump

Implantation of Thoracic SCS

Knot Tying Videos (courtesy of Antimated Knots)

One-handed Tie

Two-handed Tie

Surgeon's Knot

NANS SCS Workshop for Fellows/Residents Video Presentations:

(Warning these links access some rather large video files, they may take a while to download)

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

The Mechanics of Programming for DBS

Programming DBS for Parkinson's Disease

Below are educational resources offered by system manufacturers directed towards patients. You may find it useful not only to direct your patients to these websites, but also to use them for your own understanding of each implantable system.

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Boston Scientific
Control your Pain

Medtronic
Living with Chronic Pain

St. Jude Medical
Discovering Neurostimulation

Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Therapy

Medtronic
Living with Chronic Pain

Deep Brain Stimulation

Medtronic
Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Cyberonics
VNS Therapy for Epilepsy

Practical Courses:
We are no longer accepting applicants for the 2017 Meeting

View our Fellowship Directory to see a list of institutions, fellowship coordinators, and their contact information.

Pain management

American Society of Interventional Physicians website

Pain Management Employment Resources

View multimedia archived from the NANS Past Annual Meetings. Please log into your NANS account to view this content.

View 2017 NANS Top Abstracts and Award Winners on the e-poster website.

Neurosurgery

AANS Career Center website

CNS Jobseeker's website

*For recruiters: If you’d like to post your job listings to this website, please feel free to email the webmaster at shann@neuromodulation.org

RFS Board


Jay Shah, MD

PM&R
Chief Resident,
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine Prospective Pain Medicine Fellow, Cornell Tri-Institutional Pain Fellowship 2017-18
Co-Chair
Jmshah4@gmail.com

Andrew Lederman, MD

PM&R
Pain Medicine Fellow, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Co-Chair
Alederma@montefiore.org

Michael A. Fishman, MD, MBA

Anesthesiology
Center for Interventional Pain and Spine
Pre-Meeting Course Director
RFS Director-at-Large
MAFishman@gmail.com

Jonathan Eskenazi, MD

Neurology
Chief Resident, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, LA
Vice-Chair
jeskena@hotmail.com

Preet Patel, MD

Anesthesiology
Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Secretary
PreetPatelMD@gmail.com

Hersh Patel, MD MBA

Anesthesiology
NYU Pain Medicine
Treasurer
hersh.patel2@nyumc.org

Jesse Hochkeppel, MD

Anesthesiology
Pain Medicine Fellow - Stanford University
Education Liaison
jesse.hochkeppel@gmail.com

Prasad Shirvalkar, M.D., Ph.D.

Anesthesiology
Pain Management Fellow, University of California - San Francisco
Technology and Innovation Officer
pshirvalkar@gmail.com

David J. Kim, MD MS

Anesthesiology
Pain Medicine Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Anesthesiologist, BWH/MGH, Harvard Medical School
Research Coordinator
davidjykim@gmail.com

Dipan Patel, MD

Anesthesiology
Interventional Pain Medicine Fellow: NYU Langone Medical Center
RFS Director at Large
Dipan23@gmail.com

Sam Grodofsky, MD

Anesthesiology
Attending Pain Physician: Delaware Valley Pain and Spine
RFS Director at Large
Mentorship Program
Samuel.grodofsky@uphs.upenn.edu

Eric Wise, MD

Anesthesiology
West Penn Allegheny Health Network Pain Medicine Fellow
RFS Director at Large
ericmwise1@gmail.com

Chenguyan Wu, MD

Neurosurgery
Thomas Jefferson University
Pre-Meeting Course Director
RFS Director-at-Large"
Chengyuan.Wu@jefferson.edu

Steven Falowski, MD

Neurosurgery
St. Luke’s University Health Network
Director-at-Large Board of Directors
Steven.Falowski@sluhn.org

Jason Pope, MD

Neurosurgery
Summit Pain Alliance
Director-at-Large Board of Directors
popeje@me.com

David Provenzanoi, MD

Neurosurgery
Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care
Director-at-Large Board of Directors
Steven.Falowski@sluhn.org

Chris Welber, MBA

NANS
Executive Director
cwelber@neuromodulation.org

“As a recent grad, I have found NANS membership to have a high ROI compared to most other societies. Most of that, aside from my involvement with committees, is related to the educational components. It is obvious that NANS prioritizes and values hands-on training experiences for the next generation of neuromodulators.  Fellowship is short, but NANS has allowed me to continue learning, developing, and honing my neuromodulation skillset so that I can grow my practice and better serve my patients. NANS has been a great organization for me now in my early career, and I look forward to the future.” – Michael Fishman, MD 2015 Residents Hands-On Course Participant and member since 2015.

Upcoming Events

  • AAPM 33rd Annual Meeting
    Date: March 16-19, 2017
    Preconference Sessions: March 15-16, 2017
    Location: Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Orlando, FL
    Website: www.painmed.org/annualmeeting

  • American Academy of Neurology

    Advancing Neurology. Advancing you.

    Date: April 22-28, 2017

    Location: Boston, Massachusetts

    Website: https://www.aan.com

     

  • International Neuromodulation Society 13th World Congress

    Date: May 27, 2017 - June 1, 2017

    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

    Website: www.neuromodulation.com


     

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