North American Neuromodulation Society

Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Ashwini Sharan, MD FACS

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

Groff Foundation – MAJOR
DARPA - Major
NIH - Major

Cerebral Therapeutics

Cerebral Therapeutics - Minor
Voyager Therapeutics – Minor


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

Vice President

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


Lawrence Poree, MD, PhD


University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA USA

Consultant for Medtronic, Stimwave, Mallinkrodt, and Saluda.
Previously owned stock options in Spinal Modulation before they were acquired by St. Jude last year. Paid for these stock options by St. Jude in two installments, once last year and the final payment this year.
Serves on the California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians BOD


Salim Hayek, MD, PhD

University Hospitals, Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship support from Boston Scientific, St. Jude Medical, and Medtronic.
Grants from St. Jude Medical and Medtronic.
Advisory board position for Boston Scientific, Nuvectra, Globus, Flowonix, and Mallinckrodt.
Stock options from Neuros.

Past President

David Kloth, MD


Connecticut Pain Care
Danbury, CT

Stim Q Shareholder
Stim Wave Share Options
Waypoint Medical - Consultant- Minor ($25,000)
Stimwave/ Stim Q Consultant- Minimal (Less than $1,000)
Connecticut Pain Society, Connecticut Worker Compensation Advisory Board, MPW

Senior Advisor to the Board

Joshua Prager, MD

California Pain Medicine Centers at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA USA



Steven Falowski, MD

St. Lukes University Health System
Bethlehem, PA USA

Consulting agreements with Medtronic and St. Jude Medical
Principal investigator for St. Jude Medical.
Research agreements with Suture Concepts, Cyberonics and Saluda Medical.


Julie Huang-Lionnet, MD


Greenwich Hospital, Yale New Haven-Health
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


Leonardo Kapural, MD PhD


Director of the Chronic Pain Center at Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC


Jason Pope, MD, DABPM, FIPP


Summit Pain Alliance
Santa Rosa, CA USA

Consulting agreements with Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, Flowonix, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Mallinckrodt.
Advisory board positions with Moncor.
Royalties from Elsevier and Springer.


David Provenzano, MD


Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care
Pittsburgh, PA

Consulting agreements with Medtronic, Halyard, St. Jude, and Trevena (Minor)
ASRA Board of Directors, ASA Educational Subcommittee for Pain Medicine, INS-Education and CME Committee Co-chair and Advocacy and Society Liaison Committee Co-chair


Brian Kopell, MD


Mount Sinai Beth Israel
The Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West


Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD

consultant for Medtronic, Boston Scientific and St. Jude and receives grant support from Medtronic, Boston Scientific, St. Jude, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and NIH 1R01CA166379. She is the medical advisor for Centauri and has stock equity.

Ex-Oficio Director-at-Large

Konstantin Slavin, MD

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL USA

Consulting agreements with St. Jude Medical, Medtronic, Nevro, Inegra, Nuvectra.
Research support from Boston Scientific, ATI, Neuros, Integra, Bioness.
Publishing agreement with Karger.
Stock options with Stimwave

Ex-Oficio Director-at-Large

Parag G. Patil, MD PhD

Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery
Associate Professor, Neurology
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

NANS Foundation President

Ali Rezai, MD


Director, Neurological Institute
Associate Dean of Neuroscience
Director, Ross Center for Brain Health and Performance
Stanley D. and Joan H. Ross Chair in Neuromodulation
Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Board of Directors, Autonomic Technologies, Inc.

Editor-in-Chief, Neuromodulation

Robert Levy, MD, PhD


Robertert M. Levy, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Marcus Neuroscience Institute
Chairman, Harvey Sandler Center for Neurosurgery
 Boca Raton, FL


Consultant to Bioness, Inc., Nevro, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., Spinal Modulation, Inc, St. Jude Medical, Inc. and Vertos, Inc.
Dr. Levy has been awarded stock options from Bioness, Inc., Nevro, Inc., Spinal Modulation, Inc. and Vertos, Inc.

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.

Learn about the NANS Foundation

The mission of the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) Foundation is to support multidisciplinary collaboration among patients, clinicians, scientists, engineers, and others to advance neuromodulation through research and education.

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    Orlando, FL

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    International Neuromodulation Society
    13th World Congress
    Edinburgh, Scotland

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