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

  • To access the 2017 NANS Pre-Conference Course content please log into My Account, and click the Handouts button. Please remember you must be a current NANS member and you must have registered for one of the 2017 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.
  • 2018 NANS Annual Meeting Travel Fellowship Award

    Come meet future scientific and clinical collaborators at the North American Neuromodulation Society Annual Meeting, the largest neuromodulation conference in the world, January 11-14, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. The 2018 NANS Annual Meeting has been structured to maximize opportunities to present scientific work interactively and to engage with colleagues in engineering, neuroscience, and neurology. 

    To further encourage participation by scientists, neurologists, and nurse practitioners/advanced practice providers NANS is sponsoring 15 competitive travel awards of $1,000 to the meeting. There are 5 awards available for scientists, 5 for neurologists, and 5 for nurse practitioners/ advanced practice providers.

    Applicants must be currently in training, or within 10 years of completion and a current member of NANS. Please submit 500 words or less on your background, what you feel you bring to NANS, and why this award would be of benefit to you to Ava Kellogg at akellogg@neuromodulation.org. Abstract submission is not mandatory for consideration, but is strongly recommended. Deadline for submission is July 31, 2017.

  • Kumar Award

    The North American Neuromodulation Society established the Kumar New Investigator Award to encourage scientific work in neuromodulation. The award is given to honor the legacy of Dr. Krishna Kumar and is accompanied by a $5,000 grant, generously funded by Medtronic, Inc. In 2017, the award was presented to Scott F. Lempka, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Michigan. Dr. Lempka submitted a manuscript entitled, “Computational Analysis of Kilohertz Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain Management”, and presented his research during the 2017 NANS Annual Meeting. To qualify for the 2018 Kumar Award, the investigator must have completed training in neuromodulation within the last ten years. This criterion allows the award to be given to individuals who trained in another area, and only later became excited about clinical and/or basic research in neuromodulation. Nomination for the award includes submission of a research manuscript  that is no more than 4,000 words or a publication in neuromodulation, current curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation should be written by the immediate supervisor of the nominee. The North American Neuromodulation Society is strongly encouraging new investigators who meet the criteria outlined for the Kumar Award to submit their nomination materials by September 5, 2017. All submissions and questions can be directed to Lily Talan at (ltalan@neuromodulation.org). 

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.

If you registered for one of the following 2017 NANS Pre-Conference Courses, you are able to access presentations by logging into My Account and clicking the Handouts tab. This content is only available to those who registered for one of the 2017 NANS Pre-Conference Courses.
Certificate of Attendance Advanced Implantable Therapies Workshop (CME)
Hands-On Cadaver Course for Engineers (Non-CME)
Neurology Neuromodulation Workshop (Non-CME)
Neuromodulation Cadaver Course for Advanced Implantable Therapies: A Hands-On Cadaver Course for Residents and Fellows (Non-CME)

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.

Videos:

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

Medtronic
Living with Chronic Pain

St. Jude Medical
Discovering Neurostimulation

Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Therapy

Medtronic
Living with Chronic Pain

Deep Brain Stimulation

Medtronic
Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Cyberonics
VNS Therapy for Epilepsy

Practical Courses:
We are no longer accepting applicants for the 2017 Meeting

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

Pain management

American Society of Interventional Physicians website

Pain Management Employment Resources

View multimedia archived from the NANS Past Annual Meetings. Please log into your NANS account to view this content.

View 2017 NANS Top Abstracts and Award Winners on the e-poster website.

Neurosurgery

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 shann@neuromodulation.org

RFS Board


Jay Shah, MD

PM&R
Chief Resident,
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine Prospective Pain Medicine Fellow, Cornell Tri-Institutional Pain Fellowship 2017-18
Co-Chair
Jmshah4@gmail.com

Andrew Lederman, MD

PM&R
Pain Medicine Fellow, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Co-Chair
Alederma@montefiore.org

Michael A. Fishman, MD, MBA

Anesthesiology
Center for Interventional Pain and Spine
Pre-Meeting Course Director
RFS Director-at-Large
MAFishman@gmail.com

Jonathan Eskenazi, MD

Neurology
Chief Resident, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, LA
Vice-Chair
jeskena@hotmail.com

Preet Patel, MD

Anesthesiology
Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Secretary
PreetPatelMD@gmail.com

Hersh Patel, MD MBA

Anesthesiology
NYU Pain Medicine
Treasurer
hersh.patel2@nyumc.org

Jesse Hochkeppel, MD

Anesthesiology
Pain Medicine Fellow - Stanford University
Education Liaison
jesse.hochkeppel@gmail.com

Prasad Shirvalkar, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurology
Pain Management Fellow, University of California - San Francisco
Technology and Innovation Officer
pshirvalkar@gmail.com

David J. Kim, MD MS

Anesthesiology
Pain Medicine Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Anesthesiologist, BWH/MGH, Harvard Medical School
Research Coordinator
davidjykim@gmail.com

Dipan Patel, MD

Anesthesiology
Interventional Pain Medicine Fellow: NYU Langone Medical Center
RFS Director at Large
Dipan23@gmail.com

Sam Grodofsky, MD

Anesthesiology
Attending Pain Physician: Delaware Valley Pain and Spine
RFS Director at Large
Mentorship Program
Samuel.grodofsky@uphs.upenn.edu

Eric Wise, MD

Anesthesiology
West Penn Allegheny Health Network Pain Medicine Fellow
RFS Director at Large
ericmwise1@gmail.com

Chenguyan Wu, MD

Neurosurgery
Thomas Jefferson University
Pre-Meeting Course Director
RFS Director-at-Large"
Chengyuan.Wu@jefferson.edu

Steven Falowski, MD

Neurosurgery
St. Luke’s University Health Network
Director-at-Large Board of Directors
Steven.Falowski@sluhn.org

Jason Pope, MD

Anesthesiology
Summit Pain Alliance
Director-at-Large Board of Directors
popeje@me.com

David Provenzano, MD

Anesthesiology
Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care
Director-at-Large Board of Directors
davidprovenzano@hotmail.com

Chris Welber, MBA

NANS
Executive Director
cwelber@neuromodulation.org

“As a recent grad, I have found NANS membership to have a high ROI compared to most other societies. Most of that, aside from my involvement with committees, is related to the educational components. It is obvious that NANS prioritizes and values hands-on training experiences for the next generation of neuromodulators.  Fellowship is short, but NANS has allowed me to continue learning, developing, and honing my neuromodulation skillset so that I can grow my practice and better serve my patients. NANS has been a great organization for me now in my early career, and I look forward to the future.” – Michael Fishman, MD 2015 Residents Hands-On Course Participant and member since 2015.

Upcoming Events

  • May 15–19, 2017

    AAPA 2017
    American Academy of Physician Assistants
    Las Vegas, NV
    www.aapaconference.org

  • May 27- June 1, 2017

    International Neuromodulation Society
    13th World Congress
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    www.neuromodulation.com

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