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A. Bolu Ajiboye, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Case School of Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

Bio Dr. A. Bolu Ajiboye's research interest is in the development and control of brain-computer-interface (BCI) technologies for restoring function to individuals who have experienced severely debilitating injuries to the nervous system, such as…

    Adriana Galvan, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine

    Bio Adriana Galvan, PhD, studies the brain regions involved in movement planning and execution known as the basal ganglia. These structures are deeply affected in movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Galvan studies…

      Andre Machado, MD, PhD

      Chairman of the Neurological Institute and the Charles and Christine Carroll Family Endowed Chair in Functional Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic

      Dr. Andre Machado performs deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for patients with Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia and obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as surgical procedures for patients with trigeminal neuralgia, intractable pain syndromes and spasticity.…

        Andrei Sdrulla, MD, PhD

        Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, OHSU School of Medicine

        Dr. Andrei Sdrulla specializes in the treatment of patients with complex, persistent pain in the spine, cancer pain, neuropathic pain (e.g. complexregional pain syndrome), shingles pain (post herpetic neuralgia) and post-surgical pain. He has…

          Bengt Linderoth, MD, PhD

          Emeritus Professor Functional Neurosurgery Karolinska Instituted; Adj. prof., Dept Physiology Oklahoma University, USA

          Bio Bengt Linderoth, MD, PhD´s recent and on-going research projects can be regarded as “translational research” and relate mostly to physiological mechanisms of spinal cord stimulation for neurogenic pain and ischemic syndromes e.g. intractable angina…

            Chad Bouton, MS

            Vice President, Advanced Engineering & Technology at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

            Bio Prior to joining the Northewell Health, Mr. Bouton was a research leader at Battelle, the world’s largest nonprofit research and development (R&D) organization, and was involved in medical device R&D programs for 18…

            Changfeng Tai, PhD

            Associate Professor of Urology and Pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh

            Changfeng Tai received his Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from the Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, in 1992. After his postdoctoral training in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh,…

              Christopher Bettinger, PhD

              Associate Professor of Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

              Bio Prof. Christopher Bettinger is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Prof. Bettinger received an S.B. in Chemical Engineering in 2003, an M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering…

                Christopher J. Czura, PhD

                Vice President, Scientific Affairs, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

                Executive Editor, Molecular Medicine, Boas Marks Pavilion Bio Christopher J. Czura, PhD, is vice president of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, executive publisher of the Feinstein Institute Press’ international, peer-reviewed journals Molecular Medicine andBioelectronic Medicine,…

                  Corey Smith, PhD

                  Associate Professor, Neurosciences, Case Western Reserve University

                  Research Interests Regulation of the sympatho-adrenal stress response. Varied sympathetic activity is translated into differential hormonal profiles under the sympatho-adrenal stress response. Our lab studies multiple components of this vital physiological response system. We…

                    Dominique Durand, PhD

                    Editor in chief, Journal of Neural Engineering; EL Lindseth Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Director, Neural Engineering Center, Case Western Reserve University

                    Bio Dr. Druand received an engineering degree from Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Electronique, Hydrolique, Informatique et Automatique de Toulouse, France in 1973. In 1974, he received a M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Reserve University…

                      Edy Soffer, MD

                      Director of the GI Motility Program, Keck School of Medicine of USC

                      Edy E. Soffer, MD is Director of the GI Motility program at the Division of Gastroenterology, Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Soffer's primary areas of research interest involve innovative treatments for gastroesophageal…

                        Elliot S. Krames, MD

                        Conference Director

                        Founding editor of Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, journal of the International Neuromodulation Society (INS), serving as Editor-in-Chief from 1998 - 2009 INS President 2006 - 2009 Author of: Operative Neuromodulation: Volume 1:…

                        Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA

                        Conference Director

                        Founder, CEO of The SpectrumCare Group Chief Medical Officer of the Alfred E. Mann Foundation Medical Director of the Napa Pain Institute, Spine and Pain Center of Kauai, N3 Laboratories, Redwood Pain Institute, Neurovations…

                        Esther Krook-Magnuson, PhD

                        McKnight Land-Grant Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota

                        Dr. Krook-Magnuson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Neuroscience.  During her postdoctoral research in the lab of Ivan Soltesz, Dr. Krook-Magnuson helped develop and successfully implemented on-demand…

                        Gengqing Song, MD, PhD

                        Gastroenterology Fellow, Cleveland Clinic

                        2nd Year Gastroenterology Fellow

                        J. Douglas Bremner, MD

                        Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology and Director of the Emory Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (ECNRU), Emory University School of Medicine

                        Director of Mental Health Research, Atlanta VA Medical Center Bio Dr. Douglas Bremner is on the faculty of the Neuroscience Graduate Program in the Division of Biological and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University. In 2000-2006…

                          Jeff Kramer, PhD

                          Founder, Volta Research

                          Bio Dr. Kramer received his PhD in Molecular and Integrative Physiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Chapmaign. He has been conducting both basic and clinical neuroscience research for more than 20 years. Having taken…

                            Jeffrey L. Ardell, PhD, FAHA

                            Director, UCLA Neurocardiology Research Center of Excellence

                            Bio Dr. Jeffrey Ardell is the Director of the UCLA Neurocardiology Center for Excellence. Previously, he was Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Vice Chair for Research at the Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson…

                            Jennifer Sweet, MD

                            Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, CWRU School of Medicine

                            Jennifer Sweet, MD, is a neurosurgeon in the Division of Functional & Stereotactic Neurosurgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland. She is also Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Case Western Reserve…

                            Jiande Chen, PhD

                            Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, Director, Clinical Gastrointestinal Motility Lab, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

                            Dr. Jiande D. Chen is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds a joint appointment in biomedical engineering. Considered the “father of electrogastrography,” Dr. Chen has conducted…

                            Kerry Bradley

                            Sr. Director of Research, Nevro

                            Bio Kerry Bradley, trained as an Electrical Engineer, has worked in an R&D, Clinical, and Research capacity in implantable electrical stimulation for 27 years.  Working for St Jude Medical in the 1990s, he developed…

                              Kevin L. Kilgore, PhD

                              Associate Director of Technology, Cleveland FES Center

                              Bio Dr. Kevin Kilgore's primary research interest is in the application of functional electrical stimulation (FES) to provide disabled individuals with increased independence and improved quality of life. In particular, I have focused my work…

                                Kristl Vonck, MD, PhD

                                Professor of Neurology and Laboratory for Clinical and Experimental Neurophysiology, Ghent University

                                Kristl Vonck is Professor in Neurology at Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium. Her medical training was carried out at Ghent University and her PhD thesis was entitled ‘Neurostimulation for refractory epilepsy, clinical efficacy and…

                                  Lee Fisher, PhD

                                  Assistant Professor, Rehab Neural Engineering Labs, University of Pittsburgh

                                  Lee Fisher, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He completed his doctoral studies in Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. His PhD work focused on the…

                                    Magdy M. Hassouna, MSc, PhD, MB BCh, ChB, FRCSC

                                    Professor of Surgery (Urology), University of Toronto

                                    Bio After obtaining his Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Dr. Hassouna continues to pursue research in the clinical and basic fronts. Dr. Hassouna's main interest is the field of neuro-urology with special emphasis…

                                      Marian Kollarik, MD, PhD

                                      Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

                                      Research in the Marian Kollarik Lab focuses on specific phenotype of visceral sensory nerves, termed nociceptive, that detect stimuli associated with impeding or actual tissue damage. Nociceptors trigger defensive reflexes and/or sensations of discomfort…

                                        Meaghan C. Creed, PhD

                                        Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

                                        Bio Dr. Megan Creed obtained her HBSc ad PhD at the University of Toronto.  During her graduate work with Dr. José Nobrega, she studied deep brain stimulation (DBS) applied to the basal ganglia in models…

                                          Niloy Bhadra, MD, PhD

                                          Assistant Professor Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

                                          Bio Dr. Niloy Bhadra's ongoing research is investigating high-frequency waveforms for inducing a rapid yet fully reversible peripheral motor nerve block, which will have clinical applications in the control of spasticity and other movement…

                                            Olujimi A. Ajijola MD, PhD

                                            Director, Clinical Autonomic Neuroscience Programs, UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center

                                            Assistant Professor of Medicine Dept. of Cardiology, Dept. of Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology Bio Dr. Olujimi Ajijola is an interventional cardiac electrophysiologist, and autonomic neuroscientist focused on understanding how neuromodulation may be aimed at repairing…

                                              Paul Boon, MD, PhD, FEAN

                                              Professor and Chairman Department of Neurology & Division of Head, Movement and Senses, Ghent University Hospital

                                              Bio At UZ Gent, Professor Boon runs a large sleep disorders and epilepsy clinic and the recently established Centre for Neurophysiological Monitoring (CNM), a 16-bed intensive monitoring unit for sleep and epilepsy performing 3500…

                                                Peter S. Staats, MD, MBA

                                                Chief Medical Officer, National Spine and Pain Centers

                                                Dr. Peter Staats is an American physician, educator, author, inventor and clinical researcher, specializing in interventional pain medicine. He was the founder of the Division of Pain Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1994 and served as its director for…

                                                Prasad Shirvalkar, MD, PhD

                                                Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology and Neurology, UCSF

                                                Bio Prasad Shirvalkar, MD, PhD has been engaged in Neuroscience research since 2002, completing a PhD in Neurophysiology studying hippocampal mechanisms of memory formation and retrieval. Early in his career, he helped to develop…

                                                  Ricardo Vallejo, MD, PhD

                                                  Co-Founder & Director of Research, Millennium Pain Center

                                                  Dr. Ricardo Vallejo is the Director of Research at Millennium Pain Center. He is deeply committed to discovering new methods and treatments for chronic pain. Dr. Vallejo holds multiple appointments in the editorial boards…

                                                    Robert E. Gross, MD, PhD

                                                    MBNA/Bowman Professor of Neurosurgery at Emory University, and co-founder and Director of the Emory Neuromodulation and Technology Innovation Center (ENTICe)

                                                    Bio Robert E. Gross, MD, PhD is the MBNA/Bowman Professor of Neurosurgery at Emory University, with appointments in Neurology, Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Gross completed his neurosurgical residency at Albert Einstein College of…

                                                      Robrecht Raedt, PhD

                                                      Assistant Research Professor, Ghent University

                                                      Prof. Dr. Robrecht Raedt works as Associate Research Professor at the Laboratory for Clinical and Experimental Neurophysiology, Neurobiology and Neuropsychology of Ghent University (Belgium) focusing on modulation of epileptic brain networks using neurostimulation and…

                                                        Sean Nagel, MD

                                                        Staff Physician, Neurological Surgery, Center for Neurological Restoration, Cleveland Clinic

                                                        Assistant Professor, Department of of Neurological Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University Dr. Sean Nagel focuses on the neurosurgical management of movement disorders, pain, cranial vault reconstruction, spasticity and…

                                                          Seth Hays, PhD

                                                          Eugene McDermott Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of Texas at Dallas

                                                          Bio Dr. Seth Hays' research is focused on developing closed-loop vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy to improve recovery of motor function after stroke, traumatic brain injury, peripheral nerve injury, and spinal cord injury, and…

                                                            Stavros Zanos, MD, PhD

                                                            Assistant Professor, Translational Neurophysiology Lab, Center for Bioelectronic Medicine, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

                                                            Dr. Zanos obtained his MD diploma from Aristotle University, in Thessaloniki, Greece. He served as a general medical practitioner and a military physician, before training in internal medicine at the Papageorgiou General Hospital, in…

                                                              Stuart Cogan, ScD

                                                              Professor of Bioengineering, Neural Interfaces Laboratory, University of Texas at Dallas

                                                              Bio Professor Stuart Cogan worked at EIC Laboratories prior to joining the faculty at The University of Texas at Dallas. At EIC, he was responsible for developing and managing a research and development program…

                                                              Teresa Spix, PhD

                                                              Grad student, Gittis Lab, CMU

                                                              Teresa Spix, PhD is a fourth year graduate student in the Gittis Lab at Carnegie Mellon University.  Her work explores the functional implications of stimulation on different cell types within the basal ganglia in…

                                                                Tina Vrabec, PhD

                                                                Assistant Research Professor, Case Western Reserve University

                                                                Research Interests Dr. Vrabec's research involves direct current block of the peripheral nerve. There are many clinical issues that can benefit from electrical nerve block. New electrode technology was developed to provide direct current…

                                                                  Yun Guan, MD, PhD

                                                                  Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

                                                                  Dr. Yun Guan is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His multidisciplinary research focuses on mechanisms of chronic pain and developing better strategies…