Lawrence Poree, MD, PhD, MPH began his neuromodulation career as a basic science researcher at UC Berkeley where he investigated the analgesic properties of CNS hormones as part of his doctoral thesis. He continued his research in neuromodulation at Johns Hopkins University in the department of Biomedical Engineering where he investigated the neural pathways involved in spinal cord stimulation and the sympathetic nervous system. He decided to apply his research to medical practice and enrolled at Stanford University where he earned his medical degree and completed his residency in anesthesia while continuing to conduct research on the analgesic properties of alpha-2 agonists. He then completed an interventional pain fellowship at UCSF.
He founded and served as medical director of a private practice comprehensive pain management clinic for the next 15 years. During this time, he consulted for various neuromodulation companies in the development of novel neuromodulation devices. He returned to academia to head the neuromodulation program at the University Of California at San Francisco Pain Management Center.
For 8 years he served on the board of directors for the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) Board of Directors and he currently serves on the executive board of directors for the International Neuromodulation Society (INS).