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2017 Faculty

Conference Director

Eric J. Grigsby, MD, MBA

Conference Director & Founder, Napa Pain Conference

Founder, CEO of The SpectrumCare Group, Including the Napa Pain Institute, Spine and Pain Center of Kauai, N3 Laboratories, Redwood Pain Institute, Neurovations Education, Neurovations Clinical Research, and the Napa Surgery Center

Program Committee

Aaron K. Calodney, MD

Anesthesiologist & Interventional Pain Specialist, Texas Spine & Joint Hospital

Anesthesiologist & Interventional Pain Specialist, Texas Spine & Joint Hospital
President – American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)
Board of Directors – Spine Intervention Society (SIS)
Chairman of Education Committee – Spine Intervention Society (SIS)

B. Todd Sitzman, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Advanced Pain Therapy, PLCC; President, North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)

Medical Director, Advanced Pain Therapy, PLCC
President-Elect, North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)

David Provenzano, MD

President, Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care

President of Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care

Gail McGlothlen, DNP, RN

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Napa Pain Institute

Gail McGlothlen, DNP RN-BC specializes in chronic pain management and intrathecal drug delivery systems

George Chang Chien, DO

Director for the Center for Regenerative Medicine, Southern California University; Director of Pain Management, Ventura County Medical Center

Dr. Chang Chien specializes in regenerative medicine with expertise in platelet rich plasma (PRP), bone marrow aspiration for stem cells (BMAC), and adipose derived stem cells (ADSC). He is also an expert in comprehensive pain management, non-surgical orthopedics, and functional restoration.

Harold J. Cordner, MD

Founder, Florida Pain Management Associates

Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Management Physician, Florida Pain Management Associates
Second Executive Vice-President, ASIPP

Lawrence Poree, MD, PhD, MPH

Professor & Director of Neuromodulation Service, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care, University of California San Francisco

Professor & Director of Neuromodulation Service, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care,
University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
Treasurer, North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)
Board of Directors, California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (CASIPP)

Leonardo Kapural, MD, PhD

Program Committee, Faculty

Pain Physician, Carolinas Pain Institute and Center for Clinical Research; Professor of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine

Lisa J. Stearns, MD

Founder & Medical Director, Center for Pain and Supportive Care

The world’s foremost expert in interventional therapy for cancer pain.

Penney Cowan

Founder and CEO of the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)

Penney Cowan founded and is CEO of the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA), which provides peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain and their families and works to build awareness about chronic pain among professionals, decision makers, and the general public.

Samir Sheth, MD

Assistant Professor, Pain Medicine and Co-Director of Neuromodulation, UC Davis

Assistant Professor, Pain Medicine and Co-Director of Neuromodulation, UC Davis

Sten Lindahl, MD, PhD, FRCA

Chair Emeritus of the Nobel Committee in Physiology or Medicine

2009 Chair of the Nobel Assembly
2001-2002 Chair of the Nobel Committee
Member of the Nobel Assembly for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1996-2012. Vice chair, 1999-2000
Professor Emeritus, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Timothy T. Davis, MD

Program Committee, Faculty, 2017 Regen Med Pre-con Faculty

Founder & Medical Director of Orthopedic Pain Specialists

Conference Faculty

Angella Barr, MD

Faculty

Internist and Addiction Medicine Specialist, Chemical Dependency Treatment Associates (CDTA)

Avinash Ramchandani, MD, MBA

Pain Management, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician, Redwood Pain Institute

Pain Management, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician, Redwood Pain Institute

Charles De Mesa, DO, MPH

Director of Pain Medicine Fellowship, Director of Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine, Assistant Professor Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UC Davis

Director of Pain Medicine Fellowship, Director of Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine, Assistant Professor Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UC Davis

Corey W. Hunter, MD

Executive Director, Ainsworth Institute of Pain Management

Assistant Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Mount Sinai Hospital
Board of Directors, North American Neuromodulation Society

Elliot S. Krames, MD

2017 Legacy Lecture

Pioneer and one of the leading experts in the field of intraspinal analgesia

Erich Richter, MD

Faculty

Associate Director of the Epilepsy Center of Excellence (COE), and Director of Surgical Epilepsy

Gregory Scherrer, PharmD, PhD

Faculty, Plenary Speaker

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine, of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Stanford University School of Medicine

Hilary Cromwell, RN, BSN

2017 IDD Pre-Conference Faculty

Manager, Napa Surgery Center

Howard Pitluk, MD, MPH, FACS

Faculty

Vice President for Medical Affairs; Chief Medical Officer, Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG)

Jason L. Dragoo, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Director of the Stanford Tissue Regeneration Laboratory

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center

Julie Burch, MEd

Faculty

Leads the Yoga+ division at Center for Pain and Supportive Care

Kim Bellows, PA-C

2017 IDD Pre-Conference Faculty

Pain Management Physician Assistant, Napa Pain Institute

Kimberlee Bayless, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Anesthesia Department, George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Nurse Practitioner in the Anesthesia Department at George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Kimberly Schwartz, MSN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Napa Pain Institute

Since 2013, Kimberly has been a valuable member of the Napa Pain Institute, providing comprehensive management and diagnosis of acute and chronic pain patients.

Linda Watkins, PhD

Faculty, Plenary Speaker

Professor, Department of Psychology, and Director, Interdepartmental Neuroscience PhD Program, University of Colorado

Line Jacques, MD, MSc., FRCS(C)

Chief of Peripheral Nerve & Pan Surgery, Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Neurological Surgery, UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery

Dr. Jacques is chief of peripheral nerve and pain surgery at UCSF. She also has extensive expertise in the treatment of chronic refractory peripheral neuropathic pain, including the use of spinal cord stimulation in patients with failed back surgery syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome, and peripheral vascular disease; occipital nerve stimulation for the treatment of migraines; and implantable drug delivery systems for the treatment of nociceptive pain and movement disorders.

Mark Schumacher, MD, PhD

Professor and Chief, Division of Pain Medicine, UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care

Professor and Chief, Division of Pain Medicine, UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care

Matt Murphy, PhD

2017 Regen Med Pre-Conference Faculty

Regenerative Medicine Scientist and Engineer

Michael Amster, MD

Faculty

Founder & Director, Wellness for DoctorsRx
Interventional pain specialist at the NorthBay Center for Pain Management

Michael J. DePalma, MD

Faculty

President & Medical Director of Virginia iSpine Physicians

Michael Saulino, MD, PhD

Clinical Director, Intrathecal Therapy Services, MossRehab

Clinical Director, Intrathecal Therapy Services, MossRehab

Mirian Paik, PharmD

2017 IDD Pre-Conference Faculty

Pharmacist specializing in interventional pain management

Nandan Lad, MD, PhD

Faculty

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Duke University Medical Center

Peter S. Staats, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer, National Spine and Pain Centers

Chief Medical Officer of the largest pain practice in the US: National Spine and Pain Centers; Past President of: the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS), the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), the NJ Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (NJSIPP), and the Southern Pain Societies.

Ramana Naidu, MD

2017 IDD Pre-Conference Faculty

Director of Acute Pain Services and Chair of the UCSF Pain Committee

Richard Rosenthal, MD

2017 Regen Med Pre-Conference Faculty

Founder, President, and Medical Director of Nexus Pain Specialists

Sigurd H. Berven, MD

Faculty

Professor in Residence , UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery

Steve M. Aydin, DO

2017 Regen Med Pre-Conference Faculty

Clinical Assistant Professor at Hofstra –Northwell Health School of Medicine, and Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Chief of Interventional Pain Management at Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC

Susan Verba, MFA

Faculty

Director of the University of California, Davis Center for Design in the Public Interest (DiPi) and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Design

Tim Furnish, MD

Faculty

Pain Management Specialist, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, UC San Diego Health

Warren M. Zapol, MD

Lindahl Lecture, Plenary Speaker

Director, Anesthesia Center for Critical Care Research and emeritus Anesthetist-in-Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital; Reginald Jenney Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Zachary McCormick, MD

Faculty

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSF
Double-board certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Pain Medicine