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.

Ricardo Vallejo, MD, Chair
David Provenzano, MD, Advisor
Julie Pilitsis, MD, Advisor

The Scientific Program Committee works on and develops content for the Annual Meeting.
Jason Pope, MD DABPM FIPP, Co-Chair
Steven Falowski, MD, Co-Chair
Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, MD PhD, Abstract Co-Chair
Stephanie G. Vanterpool, MD MBA, Abstract Co-Chair

The Annual Meeting Planning Committee selects and reviews possible meeting venues and plans the logistics concerning the Annual Meeting.
Oquendo Course Chairs
Michael A. Fishman, MD MBA; Michael Hanes, MD; Bryan C. Hoelzer, MD
Certificate of Attendance: ANN
Michael A. Fishman, MD MBA; Michael Hanes, MD; Bryan C. Hoelzer, MD
Certificate of Attendance: PNS
Michael A. Fishman, MD MBA; Einar Ottestad, MD
Hands-On Cadaver Course for Engineers
Al Mashal, PhD
Hands-On Cadaver Course for Neurosurgery Residents and Fellows
Jonathan Riley, MD; Shannon Clark, MD
Hands-On Cadaver Course for Pain Fellows
Michael A. Fishman, MD MBA; Michael Hanes, MD; Bryan C. Hoelzer, MD
Neurology Neuromodulation Workshop
Scott J. Pello, MD; Christopher T. Skidmore, MD
Advanced Practice Providers Course
Kimberly M. Bryant, MSN RN APN-BC; Lauren Cimino, APN-CNP; Teresita Devera, MSN CRNP ANP-BC; Christy A. Gomez, APN; Roy Hwang, MD
Continuum of Care
Marom Bikson, PhD; Brian H. Kopell, MD
Building a Neuromodulation Practice
Mehul J. Desai, MD MPH; Alon Y. Mogilner, MD PhD; Joshua Rosenow, MD
Simplifying IT Therapy
Michael F. Saulino, MD PhD; Erik Shaw, DO
Leadership Course
Julie G. Pilitsis, MD PhD
Spinal Cord Stimulation: A Critical Scientific Appraisal
Richard B. North, MD; John Markman, MD

The Annual Meeting Planning Committee selects and reviews possible meeting venues and plans the logistics concerning the Annual Meeting.
Peter Konrad, MD PhD, Chair
Jim Cavuoto

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
David Provenzano, MD

The Bylaws Review Committee develops and reviews the society’s bylaws and governing documents.
David Kloth, MD, Chair/Sr. Advisor
David Provenzano, MD, Co-Chair
Jason Pope, MD, Co-Chair
Todd Sitzman, MD MPH, NANS President
Nameer Haider, MD, RUC Advisor/AMA Delegate
Haroon Hameed, MD, AMA Liaison/Alt. AMA Delegate
Demean Freas, MD, RUC Rep
Kevin Kelly, MD, RUC/Legislative Fellowship
Joshua Rosenow, MD, AANS RUC
Jason Eldridge, MD, Alt. RUC Rep
Peter Pahapill, MD, Leadership
Ankur Dave, MD, Leadership/Newsletter
Joshua Prager, MD MS, PR Outreach
Timothy Davis, MD, PR
Corey Hunter, MD FIPP, CPT Committee/PR
Dawood Sayed, MD, CPT Committee
Mehul Desai, MD MPH, Legislative Fellow/PR
Michael Leong, MD, Legislative Fellowship
Vincent Galan, MD MBA, Education Fellowship
Bryan Hoelzer, MD, Advocacy Fellowship
Maged Hamza, MD
Ray d'Amours, MD
Ben Venger, MD
Michael Fishman, MD MBA
Rany T. Abdallah, MD PhD MBA
Pankaj Mehta, MD
David Lee, MD
Hemant Kalia, MD MPH
Marc Yelle, MD PhD
Sameer Sheth, MD PhD
Eellan Sivanesan, MD
Michael Hanes, MD
Michael Esposito, MD
Paul Rudolf, Consultant

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.
Leo Kapural, MD PhD, Co-Chair
Lawrence Poree, MD PhD, Co-Chair
Salim Hayek, MD PhD

The Membership Committee actively promotes and recruits members to the society.
Todd Sitzman, MD MPH, Chair
Marc Huntoon, MD
David Kloth, MD
Jacqueline Weisbein, DO - Past Chair
Rosa M. Navarro, MD - Chair
Magdalena Anistescu, MD - Chair-Elect
Kiran Patel, MD - Secretary
Jessica Jameson, MD - Treasurer
Julie Pilitsis, MD PhD - NANS Liaison
Lisa Ramirez-Kroopf, MD - Member-at-Large
Stephanie Vanterpool, MD - Member-at-Large
Gianna Casini, MD - Member-at-Large
Michael Hanes, MD
Linda Wolbers, MD
Heather Basara, MD
Rosa M. Navarro, MD
Erika Petersen, MD PhD
Kap Holloway, MD
Jacqueline Weisbein, MD
Sam Grodofsky, MD
Ahmed Raslan, MD, Chair
Rany T. Abdallah, MD PhD MBA, Vice-Chair
Mark N. Malinowski, DO, Treasurer
Alaa A. Abd-Elsayed, MD MPH, Secretary
Adam R. Burkey, MD
Adam Carinci, MD
Gassan Chaiban, MD
Sudhir A. Diwan, MD
Steven M. Falowski, MD
Michael A. Fishman, MD MBA
Maged Guirguis, MD
Bryan C. Hoelzer, MD
Tim J. Lamer, MD
Eric Lee, MA MD
Tariq Malik, MD
Pankaj Mehta, MD
Susan M. Moeschler, MD
Charles N. Munyon, MD
Jason E. Pope, MD DABPM FIPP
Jeffrey S. Raskin, MD
Dawood Sayed, MD
Eellan Sivanesan, MD
Konstantin V. Slavin, MD
Reda Tolba, MD
Eric Wise, MD

The mission of the North American Neuromodulation Society’s Education Committee is to promote and maintain the highest levels of care for the therapeutic modalities we use to help people afflicted from a variety of neurological conditions. We create and support learning opportunities for neuromodulators, through written, virtual, and practical teaching sessions that improve awareness of recommended standards in safety and efficacy. Through continual efforts by esteemed faculty and the top practitioners in our field from around the world, we review and expand upon the knowledge base for the field. Promoting innovation through clinical research and technological advancement helps to ensure improvement of treatment for the future.
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.
David Kloth, MD, Chair
Erika Petersen, MD FAAN, Co-Chair
Marcus Bendel, MD
Vishad Sukul, MD
Corey Hunter, MD

The Website Committee develops and provides content for the society’s webpage.
Salim Hayek, MD PhD, Chair
Todd Sitzman, MD MPH
Chris Welber, MBA, Staff
2018-2019 NANS RFS Board:
Jay M. Shah, MD, Chair
Sameer Jain, MD, Co-Chair
Preet Patel, MD, Vice-Chair
Tulsi Singh, MD, Secretary
Ammar Mahmoud, MD, Mentorship Liaison
Joshua Garza, MD, Education Liaison

NANS-RFS Directors-at-Large / Advisory Board:
Steven Falowski, MD
Michael A. Fishman, MD MBA
Sam Grodofsky, MD
Jesse Hochkeppel, MD
Dipan Patel, MD
Kiran Patel, MD
Jason Pope, MD
David Provenzano, MD
Eric Wise, MD
Lawrence Poree, MD MPH PhD, Chair
Stephanie G. Vanterpool, MD MBA FASA
Jonathan Goree, MD
Kenneth Ike, MD

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

  • May 25-30, 2019

    INS 14th World Congress
    Neuromodulation: Leading a Global
    Medical Revolution
    Sydney, Australia

  • June 24-27, 2019

    18th Biennial Meeting of WSSFN
    Hilton Midtown
    New York City

  • Feb. 26-March 1, 2020

    AAPM 2020
    Innovation & Technology
    National Harbor, MD

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