North American Neuromodulation Society

Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Julie Pilitsis, MD PhD


Dean of The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL

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


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


Kiran V. Patel, MD


Director of Neurosurgical Pain
Lenox Hill Hospital
New York, NY


Parag Patil, MD PhD


Associate Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Past President

Salim Hayek, MD PhD


Professor, Dept of Anesthesiology
Case Western Reserve University
Chief, Division of Pain Medicine
University Hospitals, Cleveland Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

Stockholder in Neuros Medical - value less than $5000

Ex Officio

John Markman, MD


University of Rochester
Rochester, New York

Former board member, equity holder: Flowonix; Treasurer, Neuromodulation SIG, International Association for the Study of Pain

Ex Officio

David Provenzano, MD


President at Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania


Ellen Air, MD PhD

 Ellen Air

Neurosurgeon at Henry Ford Medical Group
Detroit, MI


Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD MPH

 Alaa Abd-Elsayed

Medical Director of UW Health Pain Services
Medical Director, UW Pain Clinic and Division
Chief of Chronic Pain Management at the Department of Anesthesiology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI


Magdalena Anitescu, MD PhD


Professor of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL


Marom Bikson, PhD


Professor, Biomedical Engineering
The City College of New York of CUNY
New York, NY


Michael Hanes, MD

Chief Medical Officer of Centurion Medical Group
Jacksonville, FL


Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, MD PhD


Vice Chairman for Research and Education
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Susan Moeschler, MD


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


Ahmed Raslan, MD FAANS


Director of Epilepsy and Brain Mapping, and Director of Clinical Operations and Neuroscience
Portland, OR


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


Michael Staudt, MD MSc

Functional and Epilepsy Neurosurgeon
Assistant Professor Oakland University
Beaumont Health
Royal Oak, MI

Chief Executive Officer

Keri Kramer


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NANS Events   

  • Jan. 18-21, 2024

    NANS 2024 Annual Meeting #PatientsFirst
    Caesar's Palace
    Las Vegas, NV 

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