North American Neuromodulation Society

Board of Directors

Executive Committee


B. Todd Sitzman, MD, MPH

Advanced Pain Therapy
Hattiesburg, MS

Board of Directors- Minimal
American Academy of Pain Medicine Foundation- Minimal
Member of Editorial Board- Minimal


Peter Konrad, MD, PhD


Professor of Neurosurgery and Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN USA

Grants from Medtronic and NIH.
Consulting for Medtronic
Grants from Medtronic, NIH and USARMY
Fiduciary Position – Neurotargeting LLC


Salim Hayek, MD, PhD


University Hospitals, Cleveland
Cleveland, OH


Steven Falowski, MD

Argires Marotti, Neurosurgical Associates of Lancaster
Lancaster, PA

Consultant for Abbott, Medtronic, Nevro, Saluda and Vertiflex.
Research support for Abbott, Medtronic and Saluda.
Investment in SPR Therapeutics and Spine Thera

Past President

Ashwini Sharan, MD FACS

Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology
Program Director
Director of Functional and Epilepsy Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Ownership: Cerebral Therapeutics, Neurotargeting, Mudjala and Tigerlaps
Equity: Neurotargeting, Mudjala and Tigerlabs
Grants: Groff Foundation – Major; DARPA - Major; NIH - Major
Equity: Neurotargeting, Mudjala and Tigerlabs
Fellowship Support: Medtronic - Minor; Abbott - Minor
Consulting: Neurspera - Minor 


Senior Advisor to the Board 

David Kloth, MD

Connecticut Pain Care
Danbury, CT

Stock in Stimwave Consultant for Stimwave Educational support from Stimwave


Michael Fishman, MD MBA


Interventional Pain Specialist
Center for Interventional Pain and Spine
Exton, PA USA

Honoraria/Expenses: Abbott, Biotronik, Medtronic
Consulting/Advisory Board: Abbott, Biotronik, Cornerloc, Medtronic, Nevro, Thermaquil
Funded Research (Institution): Abbott, Biotronik, Medtronic, Nuvectra, Stimgenics
Ownership/Equity Position: Celéri Health, Thermaquil


Corey Hunter, MD FIPP


Executive Director
Ainsworth Institute of Pain Management
New York, NY

Advisory Board for Vertiflex.
Consultant for Abbott, Nevro, Flowonix, Nuvectra, Vertiflex and Speaker's Bureau for Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
Research for Abbott, Vertiflex, Halyard, Saluda, SPR, Neuros, Axesome and Mesoblast


Leonardo Kapural, MD PhD


Professor of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine
Carolina's Pain Institute
Winston-Salem, NC

Investment: electroCore
Scientific Advisory Board: Nevro, Abbott, Halyard, Biotronik
Consulting: Nalu, Gimer Medical, Best Doctors,
Research Grants: SPR Therapeutics, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Nevro, Neuros, Saluda,
Halyard, Axome Therapeutics, Stimwave,
Abbott Board : Director-At-Large: NANS and INS


Kiran V. Patel, MD


Director of Neurosurgical Pain
Spine & Pain Institute of New York
New York, NY


Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD


Albany Medical Center
Chair Dept of Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics Professor of Neurosurgery
Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics (DNET)

Grant support from Medtronic, Boston Scientific, St. Jude and Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Stock holder in Centauri and Karuna Labs


David Provenzano, MD


Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care
Pittsburgh, PA

Consultant for Medtronic, Nevro, Abbott, Halyard and Boston Scientific.
Research support for Medtronic and Abbott.


Ricardo Vallejo, MD PhD


Director of Research
Millennium Pain Center
Bloomington, IL

Scientific Research: Stimgenics LLC, Lumbrera LLC
Speaker’s Bureau: Avanos, Medtronic
Stock Holder: Stimgenics LLC, CEO and Founder
Product Royalties: N/A
Employed By: Millenium Pain Center LLC, Stimgenics LLC, Bloomington, IL

NANS Foundation President

Ali Rezai, MD


Director, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute
Associate Dean, John D. Rockefeller IV tenured professor in neuroscience at WVU School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV
Neurotechnology Innovations Translator (NIT) and Autonomic Technologies, Inc. (ATI)

NANS – INS Liaison

Lawrence Poree, MD PhD


UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Stock options in Nalu Inc.
Research contract with UCSF with Abbott
Consultant for Medtronic, Saluda, Stimwave and Gimer

Executive Director

Chris Welber, MBA

*NANS designates conflicts of interest under the following categories: Minimal includes amounts between $0-$2500; Minor: $2500-$25,000 and Major consists of amounts greater than $25,000.

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