North American Neuromodulation Society

NANS Residents and Fellows

Welcome to the NANS Residents and Fellows (RFS) Section!

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. We encourage you to become a member, get involved, and explore what NANS has to offer.

In order to stay up to date, please join our mailing list, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. Additionally, we publish a monthly newsletter.

RFS Announcements

  • Save the date for the 22nd NANS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, January 17-20, 2019. Register today!
  • To access the 2018 NANS Pre-Conference course content please log into My Account, and click the Handouts tab. Please remember you must be a current NANS member and you must have registered for one of the 2018 Pre-Conference courses to view this content.
  • To access any of the NANS Past Meeting content you must be a NANS Member. To view this content please log into My Account and click on the Past Meetings tab. If you are not a member and are interested in obtaining this educational content please become a NANS Member today. Residents and Fellows have a discounted membership rate of $50.


NANS RFS Newsletter

As a Trainee/Student member, you are eligible for valuable benefits that far exceed the token $50 annual membership fee, including:
  • Preference for funded (airfare, hotel, course fee) registration at the annual and future mid-year Hands-On Cadaver Courses, which are only available to NANS members. This unbiased course represents all device manufacturers with intimate teaching by a world-class faculty.
  • Access to the onliner version and resources of our society’s journal Neuromodulation, Technology at the Neural Interface
  • Membership in the International Neuromodulation Society by courtesy.
  • Eligibility for travel awards to attend the NANS annual meeting, held yearly in Las Vegas.
  • Mentorship from a group of highly accomplished, multidisciplinary neuromodulation thought leaders including contact information of mentors in NANS and access to a summary of landmark papers.
  • Networking & Employment opportunities to secure your future.
  • Eligibility for the Legislative Awareness, Health Policy, and Advocacy Fellowship in Washington, DC (see Announcements below).
  • Opportunities to become involved in a growing, state-of-the-art organization.
As current residents and fellows, we personally feel that membership in NANS has proved invaluable to our professional development. No other organization gives you more of the support you need to advance your career than NANS. Click here to join NANS now


Multimedia archived from the NANS Past Annual Meetings can be found here. Please log into your NANS account to view this content.

Clinical Case Series

Please see below for eight clinical cases that have been created for the NANS Clinical Case Discussion Series. Although there may be some case by case variation by topic, each case follows a standardized format that is meant to highlight core educational concepts within neuromodulation that are relevant to Fellows and Residents in training. These cases were created by RFS board members as well as those Fellows participating in the Mentorship program. Each case was carefully reviewed and created in conjunction with a NANS faculty mentor.

  1. FBSS Case
  2. DRG for PHN
  3. Neuropathic Pain Case
  4. Occipital Neuralgia Case
  5. Arulkumar Explant Case
  6. Anticoagulation in SCS
  7. Chronic Pelvic Pain
  8. IDDS for Cancer Pain

Visual Abstract Series

Click the links below to view our visual abstract series. Our visual abstracts, released each month through our Twitter account, summarize new key articles published within the neuromodulation space.

  1. SCS Intervention Decreased or Stabilized Opioid Usage at 1-Year Post-Implant
  2. SCS Frequency Study
  3. IDDS vs. CMM for Refractory Cancer Pain
  4. Efficacy of Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis
  5. A Multicenter Study Evaluating DRG Stimulation and Predictors for Trial Success
  6. The Cost Effectiveness of SCS in the Treatment of FBSS

2017 NANS Top Abstracts and Award Winners

Landmark Articles in Neuromodulation
Please click here to view or download.
Last Updated: 6/27/15 A listing of lectures and videos covering pertinent topics in neuromodulation.


Implantation of a Baclofen Pump

Implantation of Thoracic SCS

Knot Tying Videos (courtesy of Antimated Knots)

One-handed Tie

Two-handed Tie

Surgeon's Knot

NANS SCS Workshop for Fellows/Residents Video Presentations:

(Warning these links access some rather large video files, they may take a while to download)

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

The Mechanics of Programming for DBS

Programming DBS for Parkinson's Disease

Below are educational resources offered by system manufacturers directed towards patients. You may find it useful not only to direct your patients to these websites, but also to use them for your own understanding of each implantable system.

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Boston Scientific
Control your Pain

Living with Chronic Pain

St. Jude Medical
Discovering Neurostimulation

Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Therapy

Living with Chronic Pain

Deep Brain Stimulation

Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

VNS Therapy for Epilepsy

meetings & Practical Courses:

Registration for the 2019 NANS Annual Meeting is now open. The 2019 meeting offers opportunities for networking with colleagues, hearing state-of-the-art lectures, and discovering the newest and up-in-coming advances in devices in our exhibit hall.

The Annual Meeting offers excellent educational opportunities, including two afternoon breakout sessions specifically designed for residents and fellows. The "First Year Out" and "Pain Practice: The State of the Art" sessions will take place Friday, January 18, 2019. Additional details and the rest of the Annual Meeting program are located on the NANS Annual Meeting web page. Please note, we do offer resident/fellow registration rates.

Fellowship Directory

View our Fellowship Directory to see a list of institutions, fellowship coordinators, and their contact information.

Job Postings

Download the most recent job postings.

Pain management

American Society of Interventional Physicians website

Pain Management Employment Resources


AANS Career Center website

CNS Jobseeker's website

*For recruiters: If you’d like to post your job listings to this website, please feel free to email the webmaster at

RFS Board

Jay Shah, MD

RFS Director-at-Large
Education and Social Media

PM&R, Pain Medicine
Pain Medicine Fellow
Weill Cornell Tri-Institutional Pain Fellowship

Sameer Jain, MD


Neurology, Pain Medicine
Pain Medicine Fellow
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Michael A. Fishman, MD, MBA

RFS Director-at-Large
Pre-Meeting Course Director

Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Center for Interventional Pain and Spine

Preet Patel, MD

Vice Chair

Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Ammar Mahmoud, MD

Mentorship Liaison

Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Chief Pain Medicine Fellow
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Joshua Garza, MD

Education Liaison

Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Pain Medicine Fellow
University of Arizona, Department of Anesthesiology

Mansoor M. Aman, MD

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Pain Medicine Fellow
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Tulsi Singh, MD


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Jesse Hochkeppel, MD

RFS Director-at-Large
Mentorship Program

Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Danbury Orthopedics

Dipan Patel, MD

RFS Director-at-Large
Job Fair

Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Garden State Pain Control, New Jersey

Sam Grodofsky, MD

RFS Director-at-Large
Mentorship Program

Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Owner and Medical Director
Philadelphia Smart Pain and Wellness

Eric Wise, MD

RFS Director-at-Large
Job Fair

Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Northeast Pain Management

Kiran Patel, MD

RFS Director-at-Large
WIN Mentorship

Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Spine & Pain Institute of New York
Director of Neurosurgical Pain at Lenox Hospital

Steven Falowski, MD

Board of Directors

St. Luke’s University Health Network

Jason Pope, MD

Board of Directors

Chief Medical Officer
Evolve Restorative Center

David Provenzano, MD

Board of Directors

Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care

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