Pre-Conference Workshop: Advancing the Physiatrists Role in Neuromodulation Workshop

Tuesday, February 13
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Regency V

This practical workshop will introduce physiatrists to the concepts of neuromodulation including a review of neuromodulation history, mechanisms of action, technical aspects of device management, optimizing outcomes with neuromodulation technology, introducing trainees for neuromodulation concepts and adding research activities to a neuromodulation service line. This course will explore neuromodulation for acute and chronic pain, movement disorders, psychiatric indications, and emerging indications.

Learning Objectives:

Michael Saulino

Clinical Director, Intrathecal Therapy Services

Michael Saulino, MD, PhD is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury medicine and pain management. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

His areas of interest include spasticity rehabilitation, pain management, intrathecal therapy, stroke rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, and spina bifida.

Committed to medical education and training, Dr. Saulino is an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University -- Jefferson Medical College. From 2001 to 2005, he served as residency program director in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He is also an adjunct professor of occupational therapy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Temple University School of Medicine.

Dr. Saulino earned both his MD and PhD from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He completed a transitional internship at Mercy Catholic Medical Center and his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University, where he became chief resident in his final year of residency training.


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Richard Wilson

Director of Inpatient and Stroke Rehabilitation of MetroHealth Rehabilitation Unit and Associate Professor of Case Western Reserve University
MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, MetroHealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Wilson is a physiatrist, the Director of Inpatient and Stroke Rehabilitation at the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, and member of the renowned Cleveland FES Center. His research interest includes the treatment of hemiplegic shoulder pain with peripheral nerve stimulation. He has been active in the Association of Academic Physiatrists since participating in the Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program (RMSTP) and he strives to help junior physiatrists join the ranks of rehabilitation medicine researchers.


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Erik Shaw

Director Shepherd Spine and Pain Institute
Shepherd Center

A Texas native, Dr. Shaw graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in biomedical engineering and obtained his medical degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Dr. Shaw completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation and his anesthesiology fellowship in pain medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Dr. Shaw's primary focus is improving quality of life through a multidisciplinary holistic approach to the practice of medicine and the application of interventional treatment for the management of pain and related disorders, including degenerative disease of the spine, post-operative spine pain, cancer pain, arthritis, spinal cord injury and various neurological disorders. He applies several modalities, including interventional procedures, such as epidural steroid and spine and extremity injections, osteopathic manual therapy, physical therapy, biofeedback, and counseling.

Before becoming a physician, Dr. Shaw worked in Moscow and Houston as a Mission Support Scientist for the Shuttle-Mir Space Program. Dr. Shaw is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the International Spine Injection Society and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is active in research and has written and illustrated several book chapters and articles on pain management.


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Salim Hayek

Chief, Division of Pain Medicine
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Dr. Hayek is currently the chief of the Division of Pain Medicine at University Hospitals and Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Case Western Reserve University. He obtained a BSc degree in Biology with Distinction at the American University of Beirut in 1987 and MD degree in 1991. Following a residency in Anesthesiology training at University Hospitals of Cleveland, he completed a PhD in Cellular Physiology at Case Western Reserve University in 2000 and subsequently obtained fellowship training in Pain Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He remained on staff at that institution until 2006 when he became the chief of the division of Pain Medicine at University Hospitals and the program director for the Pain Medicine fellowship program. He is well published and serves on the editorial board of most pain journals. Dr. Hayek has had a number of service accomplishments at the local and national levels including being a member of the Board of Directors (currently Secretary) of the North American Neuromodulation Society for two terms (NANS).


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