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Chief Medical Officer, National Spine and Pain Centers
Past President, North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)
Past President, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)
Past President, NJ Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (NJSIPP)

Peter S. Staats, MD, MBA  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 10 years. He has trained fellows and residents from around the world in the areas of pain management and neuromodulation and is past President of the North American Neuromodulation Society, the American Society of Interventional Pain physicians, the NJ society of interventional pain physicians, and the southern pain societies.

He is currently chair of the board of examination of the World Institute of Pain, chief medical officer of National Spine and Pain Centers, the largest pain practice in the US.

Dr. Staats has written or co-authored 10 books and over 300 articles book chapters and abstracts on the science and clinical practice of interventional pain medicine.

Sessions at Neurovations Events


2019 Napa Pain Conference

2019 Business Essentials for 21st Century Providers

  • Fine-tuning Clinical Compensation Structures: How Financial Incentives Influence Non-financial Decisions

2018 Neuromodulation: the Science

2017 Napa Pain Conference

  • New Waveforms of Spinal Cord Stimulation: The Science of Burst Stimulation
  • Improving Safety for Neuromodulation & Intrathecal Therapy: The Neuromodulation Appropriateness Committee and Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference Recommendations

2016 Napa Pain Conference

  • Intrathecal Therapy as an Alternative to Opiates

2015 Napa Pain Conference

  • State of Interventional Pain


  • 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)
  • America’s Top Doctors by U.S. News and World Report
  • New Jersey’s Top Doctors from New Jersey Monthly

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