Join CEO and Founder of Neurovations Dr. Eric Grigsby and Co-founder and Director of Research at Millennium Pain Center, Dr. Ricardo Vallejo for a deep dive into how a hypothesis can change the way we think about SCS therapies and optimizing outcomes. Dr. Vallejo will unpack the questions necessary to get to a truer understanding of the effects of SCS.
Dr. Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Neurovations. For over three decades, Dr. Grigsby has focused his clinical career on academia and private practice. Today, in addition to busy practices, surgery centers, education divisions and labs, Dr. Grigsby guides research and innovation at Neurovations.
Dr Grigsby has been seminally involved in the majority of the interventional devices and therapies used in the field of pain management. He guides start-ups and industry-leading companies through the innovation, discovery and clinical research process which includes access to sites for clinical investigation in pain and neurologic disease.
The Neurovations Education division holds world-class programs and ACCME accredited conferences in Pain and Neuroscience. Additionally, Neurovations Education helps companies and clinicians develop and learn surgical therapies. Dr. Grigsby’s non-profit foundation, HealthRoots, is committed to community health and innovation for underserved patients and communities.
Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, Dr. Grigsby is a graduate of Brown University with an undergraduate degree in Biology and Economics. He completed medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency training in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He received his Master’s in Business Administration in Health Sector Management from Duke University.
Dr. Ricardo Vallejo is the Director of Research at Millennium Pain Center. He is deeply committed to discovering new methods and treatments for chronic pain. Dr. Vallejo holds multiple appointments in the editorial boards of international peer review journals such as Clinical Journal of Pain, Pain Physicians, Journal of Opioid Management and Revista Mexicana de Anestesiologia.
Dr. Vallejo is the current Associate Editor of the journal Pain Practice, where he established the section Images in Pain Practice in 2007. He is also member of the examination board for the World Institute of Pain. Dr. Vallejo has published extensively in national and international peer review journals and serves as speaker in meetings around the world. He is adjunct professor at the Illinois State University. Research interests of Dr. Vallejo include management of chronic pain status, such as sympathetically maintained pain: failed back surgery, and discogenic low back pain. His research efforts are aimed at understanding the immune mechanisms underlying neuropathic pain conditions and the effects of electrical stimulation on the central and peripheral immune response.
Dr. Vallejo received his medical degree in Colombia and then pursued his PhD in Immunology at the Complutense University in Madrid Spain. During his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Miami he became Chief Residence of the program and served as resident representative for the Florida Society of Anesthesiology and The American Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Vallejo then pursued his fellowship in Pain Medicine at Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was awarded the Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology of Anesthesiology in 2001 and further board certification in Pain Medicine in 2002. After graduation, Dr. Vallejo joined Millennium Pain Center in Bloomington, Illinois.