Prof. Vitaly Napadow

Dr. Vitaly Napadow is a Professor at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, where he is also the Director of the Center for Integrative Pain Neuroimaging (CiPNI). He has pioneered the application of non-invasive neuroimaging techniques to understand the brain circuitry underlying chronic pain. Dr. Napadow has applied human functional and structural neuroimaging to localize and suggest somatosensory, cognitive, and affective mechanisms by which different brain circuitries modulate pain perception. Dr. Napadow also studies how non-pharmacological therapies, from acupuncture and transcutaneous neuromodulation to cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness meditation training, ameliorate these states. Dr. Napadow has more than 200 publications in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals, is past-President of the Society for Acupuncture Research, board member of the US Association for the Study of Pain, and serves on numerous conference programs, journal, and NIH review panels.

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