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Lawrence Poree, MD, PhD, MPH

Professor & Director of Neuromodulation Service, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care, University of California San Francisco

Medical Director, the Pain Clinic of Monterrey Bay
Treasurer, North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)
Board of Directors, California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (CASIPP)


Dr. Lawrence Poree is Clinical Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and director of Neuromodulation Service at the University of California at San Francisco. His training includes a PhD in toxicology from UC Berkeley, postdoctoral training in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins, medical school and anesthesia residency at Stanford University, and pain fellowship at UCSF. He currently serves on the board of directors for the North American Neuromodulation Society and the California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.


Recent Sessions at Neurovations Events

2016 Kaua’i Pain Conference

  • Wired vs Wireless Neuromodulation Technologies
  • Post-herniorraphy Pain and Neurostimulation

2017 Napa Pain Conference

2018 Napa Pain Conference



  • Deer T.R., Mekhail N., Provenzano D., Pope J., Krames E., Leong M., Levy R.M., Abejon D., Buchser E., Burton A., Buvanendran A., Candido K., Caraway D., Cousins M., DeJongste M., Diwan S., Eldabe S., Gatzinsky K., Foreman R.D., Hayek S., Kim P., Kinfe T., Kloth D., Kumar K., Rizvi S., Lad S.P., Liem L., Linderoth B., Mackey S., McDowell G., McRoberts P., Poree L., Prager J., Raso L., Rauck R., Russo M., Simpson B., Slavin K., Staats P., Stanton-Hicks M., Verrills P., Wellington J., Williams K., North R. The Appropriate Use of Neurostimulation of the Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nervous System for the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Ischemic Diseases: The Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee. Neuromodulation 2014; 17: 515–550.
  • Deer, T. R., Mekhail, N., Provenzano, D., Pope, J., Krames, E., Thomson, S., Raso, L., Burton, A., DeAndres, J., Buchser, E., Buvanendran, A., Liem, L., Kumar, K., Rizvi, S., Feler, C., Abejon, D., Anderson, J., Eldabe, S., Kim, P., Leong, M., Hayek, S., McDowell, G., Poree, L., Brooks, E. S., McJunkin, T., Lynch, P., Kapural, L., Foreman, R. D., Caraway, D., Alo, K., Narouze, S., Levy, R. M. and North, R. The Appropriate Use of Neurostimulation: Avoidance and Treatment of Complications of Neurostimulation Therapies for the Treatment of Chronic Pain. Neuromodulation 2014; 17: 571–598.
  • Deer, T. R., Krames, E., Mekhail, N., Pope, J., Leong, M., Stanton-Hicks, M., Golovac, S., Kapural, L., Alo, K., Anderson, J., Foreman, R. D., Caraway, D., Narouze, S., Linderoth, B., Buvanendran, A., Feler, C., Poree, L., Lynch, P., McJunkin, T., Swing, T., Staats, P., Liem, L. and Williams, K. (2014), The Appropriate Use of Neurostimulation: New and Evolving Neurostimulation Therapies and Applicable Treatment for Chronic Pain and Selected Disease States. Neuromodulation: 2014; 17: 599–615.
  • Epidural Hematomas Following Removal of Percutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial Leads: Two Case Reports; Giberson,C; Barbosa,J; Brooks, E; McGlothlen, G; Grigsby, E; Kohut, J; Wolbers, L; Poree, L.; 2013 Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine • Volume 39, Number 1, 2014
  • Poree,L; Krames,E; Pope, J; Deer, T; Levy,R; Dhillon,V; Shultz, L: Spinal Cord Stimulation as treatment for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Should be Considered Earlier than Last Resort Therapy   Neuromodulation 2012.
  • Poree, L; Wolbers,L: Spinal Targets for interventional Pain Management: in AAPM Textbook of Pain Medicine; ed: Deer, T. and Leong, M.:  2012;
  • Krames, Elliot S.;  Monis, Sayed; Poree, Lawrence; Deer, Timothy; Levy, Robert :  Using the SAFE Principles When Evaluating Electrical Stimulation Therapies For the Pain of  Failed  Back  Surgery Syndrome  Neuromodulation: 2011 July/August issue, Volume 14, Number 4 in Press
  • Henderson, Jaimie.; Levy, Robert ; Bedder, Marshall ; Staats, Peter; Slavin, Konstantin; Poree, Lawrence ; North, Richard  NANS Training Requirements for Spinal Cord Stimulation Devices: Selection, Implantation, and Follow-up.: Neuromodulation 2009 vol 12:3(p 171-174)
  • Krames, E., Poree, L.R., Deer, T., Levy, R:  Implementing the SAFE Principles for the Development of Pain Medicine Therapeutic Algorithms That Include Neuromodulation Techniques Neuromodulation 2009 vol 12:2(p 104-113)
  • Krames, E., Poree, L., Deer, T., Levy, R:  Editorial: Neuromodulation for pain management: Pain Medicine Vol. 10:1, 1-5, 2009
  • Poree, L.R., Guo, T.Z., Kingery, W.S., Maze, M.: The analgesic potency of dexmedetomidine is enhanced after nerve injury: a possible role for peripheral  alpha2-adrenoceptors.  Anesth Analg.  87(4): 941-948,  1998
  • Kingery, W.S., Guo, T.Z., Poree, L.P., Maze, L.P.:  Colchicine treatment of the sciatic nerve reduces neurogenic extravasation, but does not affect nociceptive thresholds or collateral sprouting in neuropathic or normal rats. Pain 74(1): 11-20, 1998
  • Guo, T.Z., Poree,L., Golden, W., Fujinaga,M., Maze,M.:  The antinociceptive response to nitrous oxide is medaited by supraspinal opiate and spinal 2 adrenergic recetpors in the rat.  Anesthesiology, 85(4): 846-852, 1996
  • Poree, L.R. and Schramm, L.P. Role of cervical neurons in propriospinal inhibition of thoracic dorsal horn neurons. Brain.Res. 599:302-308, 1992.
  • Poree, L.R. and Schramm, L.P. Interaction between medullary and cervical regulation of renal sympathetic activity. Brain.Res. 599:297-301, 1992.
  • Schramm, L.P., and Poree, L.R.: Medullo-spinal modulation of sympathetic output and spinal afferent input.  J. Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Supp. 2:S18-S25, 1991
  • Poree,L.P., Dickenson, A.H., and Wei, E.T.: Corticotropin‑releasing factor inhibits the response of trigeminal neurons to noxious heat.  Brain Res.  502:349-355, 1989
  • Poree,L.P., Dickenson, A.H., and Wei, E.T.: Corticotropin‑releasing factor inhibits the response of trigeminal neurons to noxious heat.  Brain Res.  502:349-355, 1989
  • Kiang, J.G., Poree, L.R., and Wei, E.T.:  Anti‑inflammatory activity of corticotropin‑releasing factor: II. Mechanisms of action.  Proc. West. Pharmacol. Soc. 30:63‑65, 1987