Pain Physician, Carolinas Pain Institute and Center for Clinical Research
Leonardo Kapural, MD, PhD is a Pain Physician at the Carolinas Pain Institute and Center for Clinical Research. He is also Professor of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine. Dr. Kapural’s interests include peripheral nerve stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, discogenic low back pain and visceral abdominal pain.
Following his Fellowship in Pain Management at the Cleveland Clinic, he stayed in Cleveland Clinic’s Pain Management Department for 10 years, serving also as Director of Clinical Research and Professor of Anesthesiology at CCLMC of the Case Western University.
Dr. Kapural is an active member of number of professional organizations including the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, North American and International Neuromodulation Societies and World Institute of Pain. In addition, he is an invited speaker to many national and international meetings. He served as Director-At-Large of American Academy of Pain Medicine, and currently as Director-At-Large of both North American and International Neuromodulation Society.
Dr. Kapural’s experience is broad and encompasses teaching and clinical education, extensive research, and innovations in the area of pain treatments which brought him two Innovator Awards. His noteworthy research findings have been published in more than 100 journal articles, more than 100 abstracts, two books and 30 book chapters.
He is listed by his peers in the “Best Doctors in America”.
Previous Neurovations Presentations
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
2014 Napa Pain Conference
- Pelvic Pain: A New Interventional Algorithm for Treatment
2013 Napa Pain Conference
- High Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation
- 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.