Leo Kapural, MD, PhD is a pain physician at the Carolinas Pain Institute and The Center for Clinical Research. He is also a clinical adjunct faculty of anesthesiology at Wake Forest University, School of Medicine. Dr. Kapural’s interests include peripheral nerve stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, discogenic low back pain, and visceral abdominal pain. Following his fellowship in pain management at the Cleveland Clinic, he stayed in the Cleveland Clinic’s pain management department for 10 years, serving also as director of clinical research and professor of anesthesiology at the CCLMC of Case Western University. Dr. Kapural is an active member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, North American and International Neuromodulation societies, and World Institute of Pain.
In addition, he is an invited speaker to many national and international meetings. He served as director-at-large of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and is currently director-at-large of both the North American and International Neuromodulation societies. Dr. Kapural’s experience is broad and encompasses teaching and clinical education and extensive research. His innovation in the area of pain treatments brought him two Innovator Awards. His noteworthy research findings have been published in more than 130 journal articles, more than 200 abstracts, two books, and 30 book chapters. He is listed by his peers in the “Best Doctors in America” list.