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Chad Bouton, MS

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

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 years.…

Dominique Durand, PhD

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

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 in…

    Elliot S. Krames, MD

    Conference Director

    Elliot S. Krames, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist who has been practicing pain medicine solely since 1982. He is a pioneer and one of the leading experts in the field of intraspinal analgesia. He…

    Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA

    Conference Director

    Dr. Grigsby is the President and CEO of Neurovations, a Clinical Research and Consulting company specializing in pain and neurologic disease. Dr. Grigsby is Founder and Medical Director of Napa Pain Institute in Napa,…

    Jeffrey L. Ardell, PhD, FAHA

    Director, UCLA Neurocardiology Research Center of Excellence

    Dr. 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 City, Tennessee.…

    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…

    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…

      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…

      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)

      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 Medicine,…

        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…