The International Neuromodulation Society Board of Directors
Dr. Timothy Deer was born and raised in the small town of Chesapeake West Virginia, USA. Since the 1990s, in his medical practice and academic endeavors he has originated many ideas that have been incorporated in the mainstream of present day theory and practice of Interventional Pain Management.
Dr. Simon Thomson is a consultant in Pain Medicine and Neuromodulation at Basildon and Thurrock University NHS Trust since October 1992. He works in a private capacity at Nuffield Health Brentwood, The Chelmsford and Spire Hartswood. He holds an interest in multidisciplinary pain management, pain and neuromodulation, education, and clinical research. Since 2012 he is fulltime in pain medicine and neuromodulation.
In September 2009 he was elected as president of the International Neuromodulation Society and re-elected to serve a second term until June 2015. He was elected onto council of the British Pain Society and served from 2005 to 2008. He became a fellow of interventional pain practice (FIPP) in 2002. He founded the Neuromodulation Society of UK and Ireland (NSUKI) in 2000.
He led the INS team and executive board to create the INS Education and Public awareness strategy and to establish the INS as a flagship for all matters pertaining to neuromodulation. Under his Presidency INS membership, chapter formations and INS congress attendees more than doubled. He has established INS global regional meetings between biennial congress years.
He has developed and commissioned the UK neuromodulation registry project.
Key scientific contributions have been through the PROCESS and EPOS studies. Both his current research interests are of high quality randomised clinical trials of spinal cord stimulation for chronic refractory angina pectoris (RASCAL), prospective observational studies of outcomes after spinal cord stimulation (SCS), investigational studies of the effects on quantitative sensory testing in patients with neuropathic pain treated with SCS, the effect of frequency on SCS outcomes and the identification of SCS biomarkers.
He was specialist adviser to ScHARR (University of Sheffield) on a Health Technology Assessment concerning SCS in refractory neuropathic and ischaemic pain (2007 to 2008) and contributed to the NICE technology appraisal (TA159) in that capacity.
He was the first in the UK to publish long-term outcomes of SCS in a large personal series of patients with neuropathic and ischaemic pain syndromes and has contributed chapters to textbooks on pain management and neurostimulation for pain. He serves on editorial board of Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface.
He is involved in specialist training for pain management generally and SCS and IT drug delivery training specifically.
He is an advocate of pain management and neuromodulation specifically and addresses public audiences and writes articles for scientific community and popular newspapers
When not working he enjoys his family and likes to ski, play tennis both real and lawn, cycle, cook and entertain. He is husband to Liz and father to Ben, Jonny and Beth.
Dr Marc Russo was born in Sydney, Australia and commenced medical studies at Sydney University graduating in 1989. He undertook training in anaesthesia, intensive care and pain medicine with postgraduate qualifications as a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine.
Treasurer Fabián César Piedimonte, MD
Dr. Fabián César Piedimonte was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and graduated from Medical School at 23 years old at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in 1988, with an average score of 9 points over 10, obtaining the distinction of “Diploma of Honor”. In 1986, by competition, he obtained the Research Fellowship for the Young Investigator granted by the University of Buenos Aires and the CONICET through which he managed to characterize by immunohistochemistry the serotonergic neurons in the human brainstem and raise their relationship to the endogenous pain control. From that same year, still coursing his studies in medicine, he became involved with functional neurosurgery and neuromodulation, positioning himself as an assistant to Prof. Dr. Jorge Schvarcz and actively participating in deep brain stimulation procedures for pain and spasticity as well as in neurotransplantation protocols for Parkinson disease. In 1994, he completed his neurosurgery residency at the “Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martín” from the University of Buenos Aires subsequently performing as Chief Resident and Resident Instructor at the Neurological Institute “Raúl Carrea” (FLENI). In 1996 he attended a Fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery and Stereotaxy directed by Prof. Dr. Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira at the “Hospital de Clínicas”, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Brazil. He courses the University Career in the Official Chair of Neurosurgery at the Teaching Hospital “José de San Martín” getting the title of University Neurosurgeon with a final score of 10 points in 1998. In 1999, he was accepted as a member of the Argentine College of Neurosurgeons. He is a Founding Member of the Argentinean Association of Neurosurgery Residents in which he serves as President during the period 1996/1998.
From 1985 to date, he has continuously served as a lecturer at the School of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires. In 1989, he obtained by competition the position of Teaching Assistant as Head of Practical Assignments, Department of Anatomy, 1st in order of merit. In 1992, he finished the Career of Teachers Education and Training being appointed Staff Professor. In 1993, he was appointed Assistant Professor of the Psychophysiology Chair at Salvador University, Argentina. In 2000 he was appointed Director of the Annual Course of Microsurgical Neuroanatomy intended for Neurosurgeons in training at Neurosciences Laboratory, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires. He has been active as a Lecturer, Coordinator and Director in several educational activities for graduate and postgraduate levels and has also chaired meetings in national and international conferences related to his specialty. He was recently appointed President of the Local Arrangements Committee (LAC) for the 15h World Congress on Pain, which will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in October 2014. Also, besides being a Founder and President of the Argentinean Society of Neuromodulation (SANE) - Argentinean Chapter of the International Neuromodulation Society - (INS), he serves as Vice president (President Elect) of the Latin American Federation of Associations for the Study of Pain (FEDELAT), Past President of the Latin American Society of Functional Neurosurgery and Stereotaxy (SLANFE), Past President of the Argentinean Association for the Study of Pain (AAED) - Argentinean Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain - (IASP), and Past President of the Chapter of Functional Neurosurgery of the Latin American Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (FLANC). He serves on the Board of Directors of the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (WSSFN), Membership and Chapters Committee of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), and as Secretary General of the Inter-American Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SICCMI) - institution in which he also served as Founding Partner in 2007 -, and as titular member of several scientific societies.
He is author of numerous works, having won 10 national and international awards including highlights as “Stimulus to the Future” (1988), “Dr. Julio Aranovich” (1995), “Dr. Raúl Carrea” (1996 and 1998), “Dr. Manuel Balado” (1996), “Dr. Julio Ghersi” (1998) and “American Society of Regional Anesthesia” (1997), among others. He has attended numerous training courses abroad, highlighting among the most recent ones the Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP) granted by the World Institute of Pain (WIP) in 2008, in Budapest, Hungary. He served as Staff Neurosurgeon at the Neurological Institute “Raúl Carrea” (FLENI) until 2003 and as Neurosurgeon Physician of the “Movement Disorders and Parkinson Program” at the “Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martín", University of Buenos Aires, until 2007. At present, he acts as Chairman of the Neurosurgery Department at the “Hospital Interzonal de Agudos Evita de Lanús”, and President of CENIT Foundation for Research in Neurosciences. He also complements his activities with an intense academic work as Founder and Director of the Biannual Course of Functional Neurosurgery and Stereotaxy correspondent to the Functional Neurosurgery and Stereotaxy Chapter of the Argentinean Association of Neurosurgery (AANC), Director of the Course of Specialists of the Province of Buenos Aires, Founder and Director of the Course for Physicians on Improvement in the Treatment of Pain (e-learning) of the Argentinean Association for the Study of Pain (AAED), and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Functional Neurosurgery, Stereotaxy, Radiosurgery and Pain, named “NeuroTarget”, scientific publication Level 1 (Superior Level of Excellence according to the LATINDEX Catalogue) and official organ of scientific diffusion of the Argentinean Society of Neuromodulation (SANE), the Argentinean Association for the Study of Pain (AAED), and the Latin American Society of Functional Neurosurgery and Stereotaxy (SLANFE). He has been recognized by his peers with the “Francisco Velasco Campos Award” in 2009 in Porto de Galinhas, Brazil, and with the Honorary Presidency of the ABCUR Meeting, which he founded in 2002, last year in Montevideo, Uruguay, for his career and support of functional neurosurgery and neuromodulation in Latin America. Dr. Fabián César Piedimonte also performs activity in the government as Coordinator of the Program of Neuromodulation in the Province of Buenos Aires and is involved in the development of Functional Neurosurgery and Stereotaxy in various Latin American Countries, supporting professionals involved in this area, and encouraging the beginning of this field with professionals of Countries such as Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Paraguay and Panama, among others.
Editor-in-Chief, Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD
Dr. Levy is Director, Marcus Neuroscience Institute in Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
Executive Director & Managing Editor Tia Sofatzis
Tia Sofatzis graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, with a B.A. in American and English Literature. Tia has been the Managing Editor of Neuromodulation since its inception in 1998, and has worked in her role with the INS since 2001. She is perpetually inspired by the people who are working wonders in this field.
Public Education & Website Manager Nancy Garcia
Nancy Garcia received an honors bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a master’s in journalism from the University of Michigan, where she studied print and broadcast journalism. She joined the INS in 2011 as the public education and website project manager.
With a background in carrying out lab projects as well as science writing, she enjoys the international nature of research collaborations. Having served on an educational policy committee in high school, and received college credit for conducting patient education, then starting a professional association as a member of the news media, and finds the INS position merges many of those interests.
Editorial Assistant Mary Bockman Price
Mary Bockman Price graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor of science degree in business management, and a master of arts degree in counseling psychology from Argosy University. Mary has served as the Editorial Assistant of Neuromodulation since 2009. Mary currently resides in Huntsville, Alabama. She greatly enjoys working for the Society and the journal during this time of growth.
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Dr. Juan Carlos Andreani
WORKS OF RESEARCH PUBLISHED
Surgically Brain Damaged Pig as a model to investigate FES’s applications on spasticity of cerebral and related diseases. Proceedings of the 10th Conference of the International Federation of Electrical Stimulation (IFESS) Montreal-Canada, July 4-8th 2005. pp 156-8.
New void system for intrathecal pump infusion functioning. “In vitro” test. Revista Argentina De Bioingeniería, Vol 13 N1 Jun 2007; pp 17-21.
New animal model to mimic spastic cerebral palsy: the brain damaged pig preparation. Neuromodulation, vol XI N 3, pp 196-201
Lateral cord stimulation decreases spastic electromyographic spreading. Responses in a brain- damaged pig preparation. Neuromodulation, vol XI N 3, pp 202 – 207. The basic idea of this work of research is protected for the “National Direction of scientific author´s rights”. Buenos Aires, Argentina N 82298, date October 11th, 1995.
Dr. Richard Sullivan is a Pain Medicine Specialist and Specialist Anaesthetist at Precision Brain, Spine and Pain Centre in Melbourne, Australia.
Mike JL DeJongste works at the University Hospital of Groningen, the Netherlands, where he obtained his medical degree in 1976. As a cardiologist, he served as Head of the Coronary Care Unit (CCU), Head of the Pacemaker Department, as a consultant for both peripheral clinics and chest surgeons, and as acting Chief-of-Staff. To date, he serves as Head of the Outpatient Clinic. Dr. DeJongste is also a fellow of European Society of Cardiology and member of the editorial board of Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. He has served on the INS Executive Board as both secretary and treasurer. His cardiology interests relate to his former experiences. Being involved in the pacemaker department he wrote articles on clinical experiences with artificial cardiac pacemakers and as head of the CCU he investigated new strategies for interventions in patients suffering from myocardial ischemia. A Heart Foundation grant in 1991 has enabled him to link his former experiences with a new challenge: neuromodulation for angina. He embedded the investigation of neurostimulation in a broader scope of studies on brain-heart interactions, coordinated by a local and international working group on neurocardiology. The latter is meant for basic neurocardiological research. Dr. DeJongste published many articles in the field of neurocardiology and is leading expert in neurostimulation for angina. His 1994 PhD thesis was entitled: " Neurostimulation as an Adjuvant Therapy for Patients with Intractable Angina." In addition to serving as thesis advisor for seven other PhD candidates (three regarding neuromodulation), he has served on dissertation panels beyond the Netherlands.
Dr. Tiago Freitas was born in Bom Jesus-Goiás, a central state in Brazil and graduated from Medical School at 22 years old with honnors at the Federal University of Goiás in 2000. He completed his residency training in neurosurgery at the “Hospital de Base do Distrito Federal” in Brasília in 2005, being a certified neurosurgeon by the Brasilian College of Neurosurgeons since then. Even in residency he started his interest in functional neurosurgery doing research in awake craniotomy, pain treatment and neuromodulation. He completed his subspecialty training in functional neurosurgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA and at the “Hospital de Clínicas” School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Brazil in 2006.
He started his practice as a staff member in “Hospital de Base” in Brasilia and as coordinator of functional neurosurgery department in Brasilia University and the Brasilia Institute of Pain (“INDOR”).
Clinical interests of Dr. Freitas include all applications of surgical neuromodulation, including treatment of pain, movement disorders, and psychiatric diseases. He is particularly interested in treatment of back pain, peripheral nerve stimulation, facial pain, Parkinson`s disease and psychiatric diseases
Since 2007 he has been active as a lecturer, coordinator and director in several educational activities for graduate and postgraduate levels and has also an active colaborator and speaker in national and international conferences related to his specialty. He is also an active author of works in pain, movement disorders and neuromodulation as well as a writer of book chapters related to the field. He has adressed numerous training courses abroad, highlighting the Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP) granted by the World Institute of Pain (WIP) in 2012, in London, England and the course about Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, by Harvard Medical School.
His scientific production can be seen in: http://lattes.cnpq.br/4534713495917332
Michel Prudhomme MD, PhD, is a neurosurgeon at CHU de Québec, Hôpital Enfant-Jésus and an adjoint professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the Université Laval.
Dr. Michel Prudhomme is neurosurgeon at the Centre Hospitalier Affilié Universitaire in Quebec City and Associate Professor in the department of surgery at Laval University. He is co-chairman for the research in neurosurgery and co-chairman of the division of functional neurosurgery. He is member of the program committee and admission committee in neurosurgery at Laval University. He is since 2011 the secretary/treasurer of the Canadian Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, division of the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation, and president-elect of the Canadian Neuromodulation Society. Dr. Prudhomme received his Certificate of Specialization in Neurosurgery of Province of Quebec (CSPQ) in 2002 and Fellow of Royal College of Surgeon of Canada (FRCSC) in 2011. He received his Ph.D. in neurological sciences and M.D. in 1996 from the University of Montreal and a master degree (MSc.) in neurological sciences in 1989.
Prof. Guoming Luan is the Vice-President of Beijing Sanbo Brain Hospital of the Capital Medical University, established in Beijing in 2004. He achieved the Medical Degree in 1982 and studied under the guidance of Zhongcheng Wang, considered to be the founder of modern neurosurgery in China, at the Capital University of Medical Science, Beijing culminating in a PH.D in 1989. He gained professional research experience for two years in the University of California, Los Angeles, USA (UCLA). Afterward he devotes himself to clinical and research work about Functional Neurosurgery and focuses on the therapy of Epilepsy. In 2002, he created a technique, which is to use bipolar electrocoagulation to burn superficial cortex when treating refractory epilepsy. The latter was approved by the President of International Functional Neurosurgery later that year. This unique technique has now been adopted worldwide.
Prof. Philippe Rigoard is senior surgeon and coordinator of the Spine & Neuromodulation Unit within the Neurosurgical Department at the Poitiers University Hospital in France. He is also an Honorary Consultant in the pain clinic of Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust hospital in London, UK; an Anatomy Conference reader at the Human Morphology Institute, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Poitiers; a researcher at Inserm CIC (Clinical Investigation Center) 802; and the research program director of the N3Lab (Neuromodulation & Neural Networks Lab) in Poitiers. He has expended a lot of effort to rebuild the INS French chapter (Société Française de NeuroModulation, SFNM), which is now represented again in the global community.
Jan Vesper, MD, PhD
Dr. Gianni Colini Baldeschi was born in Rome in 1954 He lives and works in Rome. He received is degree in medicine and surgery at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1979 and completed his residency in anesthesiology, intensive care and pain medicine in the same university. Dr Colini Baldeschi is a “Fellow of International Pain Practice” according to the World Institute of Pain.
Dr. Takamitsu Yamamoto was born in 1951. He is professor of Applied System Neuroscience and Neurological Surgery at Nihon University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. He has over 30 years experience in deep brain stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, and motor cortex stimulation. He is the member who first reported MCS for post-stroke pain and DBS for vegetative state patients (with Prof. Takashi Tsubokawa and Yoichi Katayama). He is also interested in the intra-operative neurophysiology, and the cortico-spinal motor evoked potential (D-wave) is his favorite one.
Dr. Kaare Meier's professional activities are summarized at the following links:
Dr. Ashwini Sharan is a professor in the departments of neurosurgery and neurology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He has been in practice for 15 years and his practice focuses on surgery for epilepsy, neuromoduatory surgery, and spinal neurosurgery.
At Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Sharan provides unique expertise in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. His expertise also includes intrathecal pump implantation for spasticity, spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain disorders, and vagal nerve stimulation for epilepsy. In addition, he leads the surgical epilepsy program at Thomas Jefferson University, where approximately 100 patients per year are treated with surgery and a majority are cured.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Sharan is a true academician. He has been awarded the William H. Sweet Young Investigator Award, the William Buchhiet Teacher of the Year Award, was named by Philadelphia Magazine as a Rising Star at age 40, and was named one of America’s Top Doctors. He has completed fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in functional neurosurgery with Ali Rezai and fellowship in spinal neurosurgery with Ed Benzel.
Dr. Sharan is a leading researcher in advance functional imaging of the brain for patients with epilepsy. In addition to these responsibilities, he is currently the program director of the Jefferson Neurosurgery residency. He is president for the North American Neuromodulation Society and serves on the board of directors for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He has authored more than 100 publications and given countless invited talks. Dr. Sharan has been a faculty member for several review courses throughout the United States and internationally.
Dr. Sharan is actively involved in innovation in the field of neuromodulation. He holds multiple patents in neurostimulation and neurosurgery. He was part of the founding team member in Intelect Medical and Endius. He is currently part of the active founding members for Cerebral Therapeutics and Mudjala. He holds board positions in Tiger Labs and Neurotarget.
Prof. Wojciech Maksymowicz, MD, PhD was born on the 24th of May 1955 in Włocławek, Poland.
In 1980 he graduated from the Medical University of Warsaw, where he also received his doctorate in the same year and later a post-doctoral degree in 1994. During his 12 years of work in Neurosurgery Clinic at the Medical University of Warsaw he received his 1st and 2nd degree specialization in the range of neurosurgery and neurotraumatology in 1983 and in 1987.
At that time he performed the first implantations of the epidural spinal cord stimulations in Poland in cooperation with Restorative Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
He expanded his neurosurgery knowledge during a five-year European Neurosurgery Course organized by European Association of Neurosurgical Societies. He completed the course in 1992 in Jerusalem.
In 1990 he worked scientifically in the Clinic of Neurosurgery Wessex Neurological Center of the University in Southampton. Over the period 1997-1999 he was the Minister of Health and Social Welfare of the Polish Republic, leading the implementation of the huge healthcare reform.
After that he became the head of Neurosurgery Department in the Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior in Warsaw. On a proposal from the Scientific Council of Military Medical Institute in 2006, he received the professor’s degree.
Since 2007 he has been the Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, at the same time being the head of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery Clinic and Laboratory of Research on Stem Cells at this university.
He is the author of over 120 publications and scientific reports and also the member of Scientific Council to the Health Minister of Poland.
Professor of Neurosurgery and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Athens, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece (2000 –). Graduate of Ionnidios School of Piraeus (1972) and Medical School, University of Athens (1978). Certificate of Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates USA (1979). Military service in the Greek Navy (1979 -1981).
Dr. Antonio Pajuelo. Head of the Pain Unit at the University Hospital Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, Spain. Professor of the Faculty of Medicine of Seville (subjects: Fundamentals of Anesthesiology, and Pain in medical practice). Director of the Master of Pain Management at the University of Sevilla (5th Edition). In his unit are treated annually over 2,500 new patients in medical consultation and implanted annually over 100 stimulators (SCS, peripheral and dorsal root ganglion) and more than 75 intrathecal infusion pumps.
Prof.Gül Köknel Talu,MD, FIPP
Leonardo Kapural, MD, PhD
Leonardo Kapural, M.D., Ph.D. is a Pain Physician at the Carolinas Pain Institute and Center for Clinical Research. He is also Professor of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine. Dr. Kapural’s interests include peripheral nerve stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, discogenic low back pain and visceral abdominal pain.
Following his Fellowship in Pain Management at the Cleveland Clinic, he stayed in Cleveland Clinic’s Pain Management Department for 10 years, serving also as Director of Clinical Research and Professor of Anesthesiology at CCLMC of the Case Western University.
Dr. Kapural is an active member of number of professional organizations including the American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, North American and International Neuromodulation Societies. In addition, he is an invited speaker to many national and international meetings. He served as Director-At-Large of American Academy of Pain Medicine, and currently as Director-At-Large of International Neuromodulation Society.
Dr. Kapural’s experience is broad and encompasses teaching and clinical education, extensive research, and innovations in the area of pain treatments which brought him two Innovator Awards. His noteworthy research findings have been published in more than 100 journal articles, more than 100 abstracts, two books and 20 book chapters. He is listed by his peers in the “Best Doctors in America”.
Ali Rezai, MD
Dr. Rezai earned his medical degree with honors from the University of Southern California and underwent neurosurgical training at New York University. He completed his subspecialty training in functional neurosurgery at the University of Toronto and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He then joined the neurosurgical faculty at New York University Medical Center, becoming the director of the Center for Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery until January 2000, when he joined the faculty at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Rezai was the director of the Center for Neurological Restoration, as well as the Jane and Lee Seidman Chair in Functional Neurosurgery at the Cleveland Clinic until August 2009, when he joined the faculty at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He is currently Associate Dean of Neuroscience and the Director of the Neurological Institute at OSU.
Elliot S. Krames, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist who has been practicing pain medicine solely since 1987. He is a pioneer and one of the leading experts in the field of intraspinal analgesia. He is a worldwide-recognized leader and educator in the field of neuromodulation for pain control. He has written extensively on implantable technologies for pain management and has conducted national and international symposia related to this topic.
Dr. Krames, from 1987 to 2014, was the Medical Director of Pacific Pain Treatment Centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, an organization of pain clinics dedicated to interdisciplinary pain medicine. He is co-founder of the National Pain Foundation, a founding member of the North American Neuromodulation Society and has participated on the boards of the North American Neuromodulation Society, the International Neuromodulation Society, the World Institute of Pain, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and the American Board of Pain Medicine. He serves as scientific advisor and is on the speaker's bureaus of several major medical corporations. Among the more than 25 meetings he has chaired, Dr. Krames was the Chairman of the Worldwide Pain Conference of the International and North American Neuromodulation Societies the World Institute of Pain and the World Society of Pain Clinicians, held July 15 - 21, 2000 in San Francisco, California; Co-chairman of the 6th World Congress of the International Neuromodulation Society, June 25 - 28, 2003, Madrid, Spain; and Chairman of the 7th and 8th INS World Congresses in 2007 in Acapulco, Mexico and 2009 in Seoul, Korea, respectively; as well as co-chair of the inaugural meeting on Electrical Stimulation Of The Nervous System: Mechanisms of Action, held March 28 – 31, 2014 in Orlando Florida.
Among his awards and honors, he received the President’s Award for Outstanding Service from the North American Neuromodulation Society in 2003 and Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011; the International Neuromodulation Society’s Giant of Neuromodulation Award in 2013, and the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s President’s Award for Promoting the Science of Pain Medicine in 2014.
Dr. Krames has published more than 100 research papers, serves on several editorial boards, and co-edited a number of books, including Operative Neuromodulation: Volume 1: Functional Neuroprosthetic Surgery in 2007 with Professor Damianos Sakas and Brian Simpson, MA, MD, FRCS, and Neuromodulation, Volumes 1 - 2 in 2009 with professors P. Hunter Peckham and Ali Rezai.
Dr. Krames was the founding editor of Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, the journal of the International Neuromodulation Society, serving as Editor-in-Chief from 1998 until September 2009, when he became Emeritus Editor-in-Chief. Dr. Krames served as INS President from 2006 to 2009, as Immediate Past President from 2009 to 2011, and since 2011 has been Emeritus Director-at-Large.
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