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Session Spotlights


Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA and Elliot Krames, MD

Dr. Krames is a pioneer in pain and neuroscience, and one of the leading experts in the field of intraspinal analgesia. He is a world-recognized leader and educator in the field of neuromodulation for pain control. He has written extensively on implantable technologies for pain management and has conducted national and international symposia related to this topic.

Dr. Krames was the founding editor of Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, the journal of the International Neuromodulation Society, serving as Editor-in-Chief from 1998 until September 2009, when he became Emeritus Editor-in-Chief. Dr. Krames served as INS President from 2006 to 2009, as Immediate Past President from 2009 to 2011, and since 2011 has been Emeritus Director-at-Large.


Dr. Grigsby is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Neurovations, a Clinical Research and Consulting company specializing in pain and neurologic disease.  Dr. Grigsby is also the Founder and Medical Director of Napa Pain Institute in Napa, California, the regions premier Pain Management practice. He continues active participation in Clinical Research as a board certified Pain Physician, and is among the world’s clinical leaders in the field of neuromodulation.

A graduate of Brown University with an undergraduate degree in Biology and Economics, he then completed medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed residency training in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  Dr. Grigsby also received his Masters in Business Administration in Health Sector Management from Duke University.  Additionally he serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the Alfred E. Mann Foundation in Los Angeles, California.