Dr. Elliot S. Krames MD

Founding Editor, Journal Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface

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 experts in the field of intraspinal analgesia. He is a wold leader and educator in the field of neuromodulation for pain control.

He has written extensively on implantable technologies for pain management and conducts international symposia on this topic.

Dr. Krames received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina in 1966 and graduated from medical school in 1971 from the University of Maryland. He received his Anesthesiology training at UCSF and completed a fellowship in Obstetrical Anesthesia at UCSF, graduating in 1975.

He was the Director of Obstetrical Anesthesia at Mount Zion Hospital from 1975 until 1978 and the Director of Cancer Pain Management at Mount Zion Hospital from 1978 until 1985. From 1987 to 2014, Dr. Krames 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.

Dr. Krames is:

  • Founding Editor of the journal Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface
  • Past President of the International Neuromodulation Society (INS)
  • Co-founder of the National Pain Foundation,
  • Past Board Member 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.
  • A founding member of the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)


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