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

  • The Abstract Portal for the 2020 NANS Annual Meeting is now open! NANS invites physicians, allied health professionals, researchers and scientific investigators of all levels to submit an abstract. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 1:00 pm (CDT).
  • Our online reporting tool to claim CME or general attendance from the 2019 NANS Annual Meeting is open. You will only be able to claim credit for sessions you registered for and attended.
  • Attendees of the 2019 Annual Meeting receive online access to view presentations. To view presentations, you will need to log in with your NANS login credentials. Please note, attendees will only be able to view presentations based on their registration.
  • 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) registration to 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 online 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
  7. Safety and Efficacy of Peripheral Electrical Stimulation to Treat Chronic Pain
  8. Multicolumn SCS for Predominant Back Pain in FBSS Patients
  9. SCS Infection Rate and Risk Factors: Results from a United States Payer Database
  10. Percutaneous PNS Provides Sustained Relief in the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain
  11. 10KHZ HF SCS Effective for Chronic Low Back Pain: A 24 Month Study

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:

NANS invites physicians, allied health professionals, researchers and scientific investigators of all levels to submit an abstract for the 2020 Annual Meeting at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV on January 23-26, 2020.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 1:00 pm (CDT).

View Abstract Submission Guidelines

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

RFS Board

Michael A. Fishman, MD MBA

Pre-Meeting Course Director
RFS Director-at-Large
Board of Directors

Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Center for Interventional Pain & Spine

Jay M. Shah, MD

RFS Director-at-Large

PM&R, Pain Medicine
CEO & Executive Medical Director
SamWell Institute of Pain Management, New Jersey

Preet Patel, MD

Legacy Co-Chair

preet patel

Chief Resident – Rutgers University – Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Kyle Fisher, MD FRCPC


Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Duke University

Tulsi Singh, MD

Vice Chair

PM&R, Pain Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Paul Su, MD

Mentorship Liaison

Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
University of California San Francisco

Ajax Yang, MD

Education Liaison

Spine & Pain Institute of New York

Vishal Varshney, MD FRCPC

Chief Technology Officer

Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
University of Calgary

Ashley Joseph, MD


University of Chicago

Kiran Patel, MD

RFS Director-at-Large
WIN Mentorship
Board of Directors

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

Steven Falowski, MD

Board of Directors


Jason Pope, MD

Board of Directors

Summit Pain Alliance

David Provenzano, MD

Board of Directors

Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care

Corey Hunter, MD

Board of Directors

Executive Director
Ainsworth Institute of Pain
Management New York, NY

Chris Welber, MBA

Executive Director


Upcoming Events

  • May 25-30, 2019

    INS 14th World Congress
    Neuromodulation: Leading a Global
    Medical Revolution
    Sydney, Australia

  • June 24-27, 2019

    18th Biennial Meeting of WSSFN
    Hilton Midtown
    New York City

  • Feb. 26-March 1, 2020

    AAPM 2020
    Innovation & Technology
    National Harbor, MD

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