Dr. Michel Prud'homme

 Dr. Michel Prudhomme, President  

 Dr. Michel Prudhomme is a neurosurgeon at the Hopital de l’Enfant Jesus in Quebec. He received his PhD and M.D from the Universite de Montreal in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Chairman of Research in Neurosurgery and Chairman of the Division of Functional Neurosurgery at the Hopital de l’Enfant Jesus. He is an assistant professor, Department of Surgery at Laval University. He is the Secretary-Treasurer for the Association of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgeons of Canada. He has a long list of publications in peer reviewed journals to his credit. Dr. Prudhomme has presented at many national and international conferences. His main interests are in functional neurosurgery and rehabilitation including pain, movement disorders and walking 

  Dr. Krishna Kumar

Dr. Kris Kumar, Founding President (2006-2009)

Dr. Kris Kumar is a clinical professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine. He graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Medical College in India in 1958 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (Neurosurgery) in 1961. Dr. Kumar has presented and published over 110 papers in national as well as international conferences and peer-reviewed journals.  He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Giant in Neuromodulation (inaugural) award in 2011, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and an Honorary Life Membership from the Canadian Medical Association. Dr. Kumar is the founding president of the Canadian Neuromodulation Society. Read more...  


  Dr. Ivar Mendez

Dr. Ivar Mendez, Past President (2009-2012)

Dr. Ivar Mendez is Professor in the Division of Neurosurgery at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center in Halifax. He is also Director of the Neural Transplantation Laboratory at Dalhousie University. Dr. Mendez received his M.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 1986, and his Ph.D. in 1993. Dr. Mendez has received the Royal College Medal Award for Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for his outstanding contribution to research in neurosurgery. Dr. Mendez is the Chairman of the Brain Repair Centre, the largest neuroscience research initiative in Atlantic Canada. 

  A. Parent

Dr. Andy Parent, Vice-President 



  Dr. Magdy Hassouna

Dr. Magdy Hassouna, Secretary

Dr. Magdy Hassouna is a professor of Urology in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He received his medical degree in 1977 from the University of Alexandria, with a PhD in Surgery from McGill University in 1985. Dr. Hassouna has been granted several honours and awards including the Lapides Award for Best Research in Neuro-urology (2000) and the Best Basic Research Award from the Canadian Urological Association (1996).He holds grants from the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, CIHR for clinical and basic researche on bladder function and dysfunction.  He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals relating specifically to the use of neuromodulation in the treatment of urological disorders. Read more...

  Dr. Ian Beauprie

Dr. Ian Beauprie, Treasurer

Dr Ian Beauprie, is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Dalhousie University. He graduated from Medicine at the University of Toronto in 1987. He completed both family medicine and anesthesia residencies, which were followed by a pain fellowship at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. Dr Beauprie is an active staff anesthesiologist at Capital District Health Authority in Halifax, doing chronic pain and anesthesia, as well as an Associate Professor of Anesthesia cross appointed to Neurosurgery at Dalhousie University.

  Dr William N. McDonald

Dr. William McDonald, Member-at-large

Dr. William McDonald obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from University of British Columbia and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada) in both Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine. He practices Pain Management at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver. He is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology, UBC. His main practice interest is in interventional therapy for pain conditions.

  Louise Malysh

Louise Malysh, RN, MSN, Member-at-large 

Louise graduated from the Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing, in Halifax, obtained her BSN (honours) and MSN from the University of British Columbia. She provides, and manages, the care of patients in the Neuromodulation Program at Providence Health Care. Her background includes Emergency, HIV/AIDS, Nursing Research, Education and Administration. She was the recipient of the CRNBC Award of Excellence in Nursing Practice. Louise has been involved in the CNS from the beginning, and prior to the formation of Society, established a Canadian nurse\coordinator neuromodulation network.


Dr. Chris Honey, Member-at-large



Donna Gramigma, RN, BSN, CPN(c), Administrative Coordinator

Donna is the Clinical Nurse Educator for VIHA Surgical Ambulatory Clinics and the Regional Pain Program.  She assists with the development and provision of patient and staff education, helps to develop policies and procedures and safe practice guidelines, and assists with the development and maintenance of the Pain Program web site. Donna graduated from nursing school in 1978, and received her BS in Nursing in 1988.  She has worked and taught in diverse perioperative settings since 1979, including Maine, PEI, Bermuda, and BC.  Donna has been a certified laser nurse since 1990, and has maintained CNA certification in Perioperative Nursing since 2004.  She is a past-President of the British Columbia Operating Room Nurses Group (now PRNABC), and is a member of the Canadian Pain Society and the Canadian Neuromodulation Society.  She is the Acute Care Nursing representative on the UVIC Health & Wellness Advisory Committee. 


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