Elliot S. Krames, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist who has been practicing pain medicine solely since 1982. He is a pioneer and one of the leading thought leaders in the field of pain and neuromodulation. He has written extensively on implantable technologies for pain management and has conducted national and international symposia related to this topic. Dr. Krames, from 1987 to 2014, was the Medical Director of Pacific Pain Treatment Centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, an organization of pain clinics dedicated to interdisciplinary pain medicine and is now retired from clinical medicine. He is co-founder of the National Pain Foundation, a founding member of the North American Neuromodulation Society and has participated on the boards of the North American Neuromodulation Society, the International Neuromodulation Society, the World Institute of Pain, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and the American Board of Pain Medicine. Among his awards and honors, he received the President’s Award for Outstanding Service from the North American Neuromodulation Society in 2003 and Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011; the International Neuromodulation Society’s Giant of Neuromodulation Award in 2013, and the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s President’s Award for Promoting the Science of Pain Medicine in 2014. Dr. Krames has published more than 180 research papers, serves on several editorial boards, and co-edited a number of books, including Operative Neuromodulation: Volume 1: Functional Neuroprosthetic Surgery in 2007 with Professor Damianos Sakas and Brian Simpson, MA, MD, FRCS, and Neuromodulation, Volumes 1 - 2 in 2009 with professors P. Hunter Peckham and Ali Rezai. 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 has devoted the remainder of his career to advance the basic science of neuromodulation. He is founder and co-chair of the annual meeting, NEUROMODULATION THE SCIENCE. He is retired from the practice of medicine since 2014.
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