North American Neuromodulation Society

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

President

B. Todd Sitzman, MD, MPH

Advanced Pain Therapy
Hattiesburg, MS
toddsitzman@msn.com

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

President-Elect

Peter Konrad, MD, PhD

 

Professor of Neurosurgery and Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN USA
peter.konrad@vanderbilt.edu

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

Treasurer

Salim Hayek, MD, PhD

 

University Hospitals, Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
salim.hayek@uhhospitals.org

Secretary

Steven Falowski, MD

Argires Marotti, Neurosurgical Associates of Lancaster
Lancaster, PA
sfalowski@gmail.com

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

Past President

Ashwini Sharan, MD FACS

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

ashwini.sharan@jefferson.edu

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 

CNS

Senior Advisor to the Board 

David Kloth, MD

Connecticut Pain Care
Danbury, CT
dkmd@ctpaincare.com

Stock in Stimwave Consultant for Stimwave Educational support from Stimwave

Director-at-Large

Michael Fishman, MD MBA

 

Interventional Pain Specialist
Center for Interventional Pain and Spine
Exton, PA USA
mafishman@gmail.com

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

Director-at-Large

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
INS

Director-at-Large

Leonardo Kapural, MD PhD

 

Professor of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine
Carolina's Pain Institute
Winston-Salem, NC
LKapural@ccrpain.com

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

Director-at-Large

Kiran V. Patel, MD

 patel

Director of Neurosurgical Pain
Spine & Pain Institute of New York
New York, NY
kiranpatelmd@yahoo.com

Director-at-Large

Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD

 

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

PilitsJ@amc.edu

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

Director-at-Large

David Provenzano, MD

 provenzano

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

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

Director-at-Large

Ricardo Vallejo, MD PhD

 

Director of Research
Millennium Pain Center
Bloomington, IL
Rvallejo@millenniumpaincenter.com

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
ali.rezai@osumc.edu
Neurotechnology Innovations Translator (NIT) and Autonomic Technologies, Inc. (ATI)

NANS – INS Liaison

Lawrence Poree, MD PhD

 

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

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

Executive Director

Chris Welber, MBA

 

cwelber@neuromodulation.org

*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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