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

  • Applications are open for the Neuromodulation for Advanced Implantable Therapies: A Hands-On Cadaver Course for Neurosurgery Residents and Pain Fellows, during the 2018 NANS Annual Meeting, January 11-12, 2018. Application Deadline: September 1, 2017
  • 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.
  • Kumar Award

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.


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

Practical Courses:

Currently accepting applications for the 2018 course. Find details and course applications here:

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

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.


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

Chief Resident,
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine Prospective Pain Medicine Fellow, Cornell Tri-Institutional Pain Fellowship 2017-18

Andrew Lederman, MD

Pain Medicine Fellow, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Michael A. Fishman, MD, MBA

Center for Interventional Pain and Spine
Pre-Meeting Course Director
RFS Director-at-Large

Jonathan Eskenazi, MD

Chief Resident, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, LA

Preet Patel, MD

Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Hersh Patel, MD MBA

NYU Pain Medicine

Jesse Hochkeppel, MD

Pain Medicine Fellow - Stanford University
Education Liaison

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

Pain Management Fellow, University of California - San Francisco
Technology and Innovation Officer

David J. Kim, MD MS

Pain Medicine Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Anesthesiologist, BWH/MGH, Harvard Medical School
Research Coordinator

Dipan Patel, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine Fellow: NYU Langone Medical Center
RFS Director at Large

Sam Grodofsky, MD

Attending Pain Physician: Delaware Valley Pain and Spine
RFS Director at Large
Mentorship Program

Eric Wise, MD

West Penn Allegheny Health Network Pain Medicine Fellow
RFS Director at Large

Chenguyan Wu, MD

Thomas Jefferson University
Pre-Meeting Course Director
RFS Director-at-Large"

Steven Falowski, MD

St. Luke’s University Health Network
Director-at-Large Board of Directors

Jason Pope, MD

Summit Pain Alliance
Director-at-Large Board of Directors

David Provenzano, MD

Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care
Director-at-Large Board of Directors

Chris Welber, MBA

Executive Director


Submit your application by September 1, 2017 for the Neuromodulation for Advanced Implantable Therapies: A Hands-On Cadaver Course for Neurosurgery and Pain Fellows. 

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