Episode 39: Increasing Diversity and Outreach in Neuromodulation

Nov 11, 2019, 00:00 AM by ASRA

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Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta), Eric Schwenk (@ESchwenkMD), and Sandy Christiansen (@DrSandyC) discuss the need for expanding the diversity of physicians who provide neuromodulation for pain control and how more diversity in chronic pain physicians serves as a mechanism for expanding this therapeutic option to underserved populations. This effort is lead by the newly formed Diversity and Outreach Committee (@DOC-NANS) of the North American Neuromodulation Society (@NANS-ION). Recorded 11/11/2019.

- Johnathan Goree (@DrJGoree)


  1. Chan A, McGovern R, Brown L, et al. Disparities in access to deep brain stimulation surgery for parkinson disease: interaction between African American race and medicaid use. JAMA Neurology. 2014;71(3), 291-299. https://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamaneurol.2013.5798
  2. Goyal M, Kuppermann N, Cleary S, Teach S, Chamberlain J. Racial disparities in pain management of children with appendicitis in emergency departments. JAMA Pediatrics. 2015;169(11), 996-1002. https://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.1915


Thanks to The Preps from Philadelphia, PA for the music: “Hindsight" and “Left Behind". The band features Steve Breslin on vocals/guitars, Bryan Schwenk on guitars/vocals, Jeff Frederick on bass, and Eric Schwenk on drums.

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