Scientific Advisors

Douglas P. Beall MD DAAPM FIPP

Douglas P. Beall, MD, attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Following residency, he was Chief of Interventional Services at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas. He then completed a fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology at Mayo Clinic where he was trained in interventional spine techniques before returning to the US Air Force as Division Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology. Following the service in the US Air Force Dr. Beall was chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology and Fellowship Director at the University of Oklahoma prior to entering private practice as the Chief of Services.

In addition to his expertise in musculoskeletal imaging and interventional spine care, Dr. Beall is actively involved in teaching and research. He is board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology, has an added fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology, is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management and is a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice. He is currently in private practice focused on interventional pain management and orthopedic imaging.

Dr. Beall has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, authored four textbooks and 11 textbook chapters, and given more than 400 invited lectures and scientific presentations. He is currently the Chief of Radiology Services for Clinical Radiology of Oklahoma as well as the Division Head of Interventional Spine Care and Director of Pain Management Fellowship Programs at the Spine Fracture Institute and Summit Medical Center.

Neel D. Mehta MD

Dr. Mehta is the Director of the Weill Cornell Pain Medicine Center and an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He serves as a Co-Director of the Center for Comprehensive Spine Care, Medical Director of 14 South and Advisory Board Member to the Patient Experience Task Force and Integrative Medicine Center. He is a Director-at Large-of the New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and Secretary of the Eastern Pain Association.

Dr. Mehta completed his fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine in the Tri-Institutional Pain Medicine Fellowship at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Embodying Weill Cornell’s tripartite mission, Dr. Mehta delivers superior patient care, conducts groundbreaking research, and educates doctors-in-training in the field of pain medicine. His clinical area of expertise is in musculoskeletal pain of the back, neck, and joints, post-operative pain, neuropathic disorders, pelvic pain, and cancer and cancer-treatment related pain.

His work has been featured on New York 1 and ABC-7 television, and he has discussed the history of pain on National Public Radio. Dr. Mehta was an invited expert on Facebook Patient Chats for the Neuropathy Association of America, and has led courses in Spain and India training the next generation of international pain medicine physicians.

Dr. Mehta is leading efforts to help improve the patient experience for those undergoing surgery, while advancing the field of knowledge in chronic pain and spinal cord stimulation. He has authored over 30 peer-reviewed papers, chapters and abstracts.

Lawrence Poree MD PhD

Dr. Poree holds the position of Clinical Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) where he serves as the director of the Neuromodulation service. His earned a PhD from UC Berkeley where he investigated analgesic properties of endogenous compounds. He continued his studies in spinal cord stimulation and neural processing during his postdoctoral training in the department of biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins.

He continued his research of autonomic involvement in neuropathic pain at Stanford University where he earned his medical degree and completed his residency in anesthesia before completing his interventional pain fellowship at UCSF. He worked in private practice for 15 years before returning to UCSF to direct the neuromodulation program.

He currently serves on the board of directors for the North American Neuromodulation Society. He also serves on the board of directors for the International Neuromodulation Society and is a council member in the Institute of Neuromodulation. Recent research activities include his role as a principal investigator for the DRG stimulation Accurate Study and Target study. He serves as a medical monitor for the Saluda Evoke study.

W. Porter McRoberts MD FAAPMR ABPMR ABA/Pain

Dr. McRoberts created and directed the Department of Interventional Spine, Pain and Neurosurgery at Holy Cross Hospital. In addition to fellowship training at Emory University in Interventional Spine and Pain Medicine, he is double board certified in both pain medicine (ABA/ABPMR) and in physical medicine and rehabilitation (ABPMR). Post-graduate training in Medical Anthropology led Dr. McRoberts to his interest in Pain Medicine, training at the University of Kentucky, then Loma Linda University for residency.

Dr. McRoberts has authored numerous book chapters and journal articles on such topics as neuromodulation, minimally invasive spine surgery, and novel approaches and procedures for the treatment of pain. Dr. McRoberts regularly speaks and teaches nationally and internationally about ever-evolving approaches to chronic pain treatment. He is a contributing member of multiple spine and pain societies, designs research with and consults for leading pain and spine therapeutic industry leaders and has been principal investigator for multiple prospective FDA IDE trials in neuromodulation for pain, nuclear-regenerative and annular repair for degenerative disc disease, ultra-minimally invasive spine surgery, novel injection techniques, drugs and drug-delivery devices. Lastly, he provides scientific direction for and sits on advisory boards for multiple established and start-up companies in the field of pain treatment and minimally invasive pain surgery.