North American Neuromodulation Society

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

President

Peter Konrad, MD PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery and Bioengineering
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
peter.konrad@vumc.org

Fiduciary Position – Neurotargeting LLC

President-Elect

Salim Hayek, MD PhD

 

Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine
University Hospitals, Cleveland Medical Center
Cleveland, OH
salim.hayek@uhhospitals.org

Stockholder in Neuros Medical
Consultant for Biotronik

Treasurer

Julie Pilitsis, MD PhD

 

Professor of Neurosurgery & of Neuroscience
Chair for the Dept of Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics (DNET)
Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY
pilitsj@amc.edu

Grant support from Abbott, Nevro, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, NIH and FDA
Stockholder in Aim Medical Robotics and Karuna Labs

Secretary

David Provenzano, MD

President
Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care
Sewickley, PA
davidprovenzano@hotmail.com

Consultant for Avanos, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Nevro and Esteve
Research support for Avanos, Medtronic, Nevro, Abbott and Stimgenics

Past President

B. Todd sitzman, MD MPH

Medical Director
Advanced Pain Therapy, PLLC
Hattiesburg, MS
toddsitzman@msn.com

Senior Advisor to the Board 

ASHWINI SHARAN, MD FACS

Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology
Program Director
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
ashwini.sharan@jefferson.edu

Founder of Cerebral Therapeutics and Mudjala/Defuse
Shareholder in Tigerlabs and Neurotargeting
Consultant for Cerebral Therapeutics, Neurspera and Bluerock
Grant support from DARPA, NIH and Groff Foundation
Fellowship support from Medtronic and Abbott

Director-at-Large

Michael Fishman, MD MBA

 

Interventional Pain Management Physician
Center for Interventional Pain and Spine
Exton, PA
mafishman@gmail.com

Co-founder of and equity in Celéri Health
Stockholder in Thermaquil
Globus Medical employee (spouse)
Funded research for  Abbott, Biotronik, Cornerloc, Medtronic, Stimgenics and Thermaquil
Consultant for Abbott, Braeburn, Biotronik, Cornerloc, Medtronic, and Nevro
Registry for Vertiflex

Director-at-Large

Bryan Hoelzer, MD

 

Pain Management Physician
Southwest Spine and Pain Center
Provo, UT

Consultant for Nevro and Medtronic

Director-at-Large

Corey Hunter, MD FIPP

 

Executive Director
Ainsworth Institute of Pain Management
New York, NY

Shareholder in Axonics, PainTEQ, Spine BioPharma, Nalu and Mainstay Medical
Consultant for Saluda, Flowonix and Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Funded research for Abbott, Vertiflex and Saluda

Director-at-Large

susan moeschler, MD

 

Consultant for the Dept of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Director-at-Large

Kiran V. Patel, MD

 

Director of Neurosurgical Pain
Lenox Hill Hospital
New York, NY

kiranpatelmd@yahoo.com

Director-at-Large

Ricardo Vallejo, MD PhD

 

Director of Research
Millennium Pain Center
Bloomington, IL
rvallejo@treatingpain.com

Consultant for Medtronic, Lumbrera LLC, SGX Medical
Speaker for Halyard and Medtronic

Director-at-Large

stephanie vanterpool, MD MBA

 

Director of Comprehensive Pain Services
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Knoxville, TN

Consultant for Boston Scientific, Nevro, and Pfizer
Funded research for Nevro

ION President

Richard North, MD

 

Professor of Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (ret.)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Royalties from Nuvectra and Abbott
Consultant for Nuvectra and Stimwave
Stockholder in Stimwave (spouse)

NANS – INS Liaison

Lawrence Poree, MD MPH PhD

 

Director of Neuromodulation
UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
lawrence.poree@ucsf.edu

Stock options in Nalu
Funded research for Abbott, Nalu and Saluda

Executive Director

Chris Welber, MBA

 

cwelber@neuromodulation.org

 

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The Institute of Neuromodulation (ION) shall promote research and innovation to advance the field of Neuromodulation to improve health and quality of life for patients.

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