Professor of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine
Pain Physician, Carolinas Pain Institute and Center for Clinical Research
Leonardo Kapural, MD, PhD, is board certified in anesthesiology and in Pain Management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He completed his undergraduate studies at Boston College and received his Medical Degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. Dr. Cordner completed an internship in General Surgery and his residency in Anesthesiology at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey. He has been practicing interventional pain management at his present location since 1994.
He is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Florida Academy of Pain Medicine, Society of Pain Practice Management, International Neuromodulation Society, International Spinal Injection Society and numerous national and international pain societies. He frequently lectures and teaches physicians advanced nationally and internationally.
Sessions at Neurovations Events
2017 Napa Pain Conference
- New Waveforms of Spinal Cord Stimulation: Effectiveness of High Frequencies Other Than 10K
- Best Practices in Spinal Cord Stimulation: Clinical Evidence of SCS for Failed Back Surgery
2016 Napa Pain Conference
- Radiofrequency Denervation of the Hip: Novel Approaches & Long Term Effectiveness
2015 Napa Pain Conference
- Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Neuropathic Pain
- Potential of Closed Loop Feedback in SCS
2014 Napa Pain Conference
- Pelvic Pain: A New Interventional Algorithm for Treatment
2013 Napa Pain Conference
- High Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation
2011 Napa Pain Conference
- Physiology of Discogenic Pain
- Clinical Research in Pain Practice
2008 Napa Pain Conference
- Intradiscal Biacuplasty: A new solution for treatment of discogenic pain / SI Joint denervation for chronic sacroilitis using a novel cooled radiofrequency procedure
- Deer, T. R., Mekhail, N., Provenzano, D., Pope, J., Krames, E., Thomson, S., … & Buvanendran, A. (2014). The appropriate use of neurostimulation: avoidance and treatment of complications of neurostimulation therapies for the treatment of chronic pain. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 17(6), 571-598.
- Deer, T. R., Krames, E., Mekhail, N., Pope, J., Leong, M., Stanton‐Hicks, M., … & Foreman, R. D. (2014). The appropriate use of neurostimulation: new and evolving neurostimulation therapies and applicable treatment for chronic pain and selected disease states. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 17(6), 599-615.
- Kapural, L., Kapural, M., Bensitel, T., & Sessler, D. I. (2010). Opioid-sparing effect of intravenous outpatient ketamine infusions appears short-lived in chronic-pain patients with high opioid requirements. Pain Physician, 13(4), 389-94.
- Narouze, S., Kapural, L., Casanova, J., & Mekhail, N. (2009). Sphenopalatine ganglion radiofrequency ablation for the management of chronic cluster headache. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 49(4), 571-577.
- Narouze, S. N., & Kapural, L. (2007). Supraorbital nerve electric stimulation for the treatment of intractable chronic cluster headache: a case report. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 47(7), 1100-1102.
- Rauck, R. L., Kapural, L., Cohen, S. P., North, J. M., Gilmore, C. A., Zang, R. H., & Boggs, J. W. (2012). Peripheral nerve stimulation for the treatment of postamputation pain—a case report. Pain Practice, 12(8), 649-655.
- Deer, T. R., Grigsby, E., Weiner, R. L., Wilcosky, B., & Kramer, J. M. (2013). A prospective study of dorsal root ganglion stimulation for the relief of chronic pain. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 16(1), 67-72.