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.

Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, MD PhD, Co-Chair
Nader Pouratian, MD, Co-Chair

The Scientific Program Committee works on and develops content for the Annual Meeting.
Brian H. Kopell, MD, Co-Chair
Joshua P. Prager, MD MS, Co-Chair
Magdalena Anitescu, 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.
Pre-Meeting Workshop Co-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
Ahmed Raslan, MD; Ashwin Viswanathan, 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 Provider Course: A to Z in Neuromodulation
Lauren Cimino, APN-CNP; Teresita Devera, MSN CRNP ANP-BC; Christy A. Gomez, APN
Engineering Principles of SCS and DBS for Clinicians
Marom Bikson, PhD; Scott F. Lempka, PhD
Spinal Cord Stimulation Programming: Basics, Science, Coding
Steven M. Falowski, MD
Controversies in Intrathecal Therapy
Aaron K. Calodney, MD; Michael F. Saulino, MD PhD; Erik Shaw, DO
Professional Development Workshop
Julie G. Pilitsis, MD PhD
Introduction to Intraoperative Neuromonitoring for SCS
Steven M. Falowski, 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 - Sr. Advisor
David Provenzano, MD - Co-Chair
Joshua M. Rosenow, MD FACS - AANS RUC, Co-Chair
Jason E. Pope, MD
Nameer Haider, MD - RUC Advisor, AMA Delegate
B Todd Sitzman, MD MPH - NANS Past President
Peter Konrad, MD PhD - NANS President
Damean Freas, MD - RUC Representative/Delegate
Peter Pahapill, MD - RUC Alternate
Dawood Sayed, MD - CPT Committee
Corey Hunter, MD - CPT Committee, PR Campaign
Mehul Desai, MD - Legislative Fellowship, Newsletter Message, PR CA
Michael Leong, MD - Legislative Fellowship
Haroon Hameed, MD - AMA Liaison, Alt. AMA Delegate
Vincent Galan, MBA MD - Fellowship Education/Coverage Workgroup
Pankaj Mehta, MD - Coverage Workgroup
Benjamin H. Venger, MD - Grass Roots Efforts (locally)
Bryan Hoelzer, MD - Fellowship Advocacy
Kevin Kelly, MD - RUC, Legislative Fellowship
Ankur Dave - Newsletter, Leadership
Michael Fishman, MD
Timothy Davis, MD - PR CA
Ray Damours - RUC Alternate
Joshua P. Prager, MD MS - CA PR Outreach
Maged Hamza, MD
Jason Eldridge - RUC Alternate/Backup
David Lee, MD - BCBS Item 1.19/Coverage Workgroup
Hemant Kalia, MD MPH - BCBS Item 1.19/Coverage Workgroup
Rany T. Abdallah, MBA MD PHD
Marc Yelle, MD PHD
Sameer Sheth, MD PHD - Coverage Workgroup
Eellan Sivanesan, MD - Coverage Workgroup
Michael Hanes, MD
Michael F. Esposito, MD - Coverage Workgroup
Philip S. Kim, MD
Iden Cowan, MD
Adam Young, MD
Daniel Dilorenzo, MBA MD PHD
Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO MPH - Coverage Workgroup
Tolga Suvar, MD
Nestor Tomycz, MD
Richard Vaglienti, MBA 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.
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
2020 Officers
Rosa M. Navarro, MD - Past Chair
Magdalena Anitescu, MD PhD - Chair
Kiran Patel, MD - Chair-Elect
Jessica Jameson, MD - Secretary
Stephanie Vanterpool, MD MBA - Treasurer
Julie Pilitsis, MD PhD - NANS Liaison
Gianna Casini, MD - Member-at-Large
Mallory Hacker, PhD - Member-at-Large
Lisa Ramirez-Kroopf, MD - Member-at-Large
Alison Weisheipl, 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
2021 NANS RFS Officers:
Preet Patel, MD - Legacy Co-Chair
Neal Shah, MD - Co-Chair
Ankur A. Patel, DO - Vice Chair
Wenyu Pan, MD - Secretary
Samantha Erosa, MD - Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Casey Butler, MD - Mentorship Liaison
Edward Podgorski, MD - Education Liaison
Jay Karri, MD MPH - Research Liaison
Amir Ahmadian, DO - Chief Technology Officer
NANS RFS Directors-at-Large / Advisory Board:
Michael A. Fishman, MD MBA - Pre-Meeting Course Director; Director-at-Large; Board of Directors
Jay M. Shah, MD - Director-at-Large
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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NANS Events  

  • JUNE 25-26, 2021

    NANS-NIC Joint Meeting

  • JULY 15-17, 2021

    NANS Mid-Year Meeting
    Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort
    Orlando, FL

  • Sept. 16-17, 2021

    NANS Cadaver Course
    Oquendo Center
    Las Vegas, NV

  • Jan. 13-16, 2022

    NANS 25th Annual Meeting
    Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort
    Orlando, FL

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