Joshua Prager, MD

Joshua Philip Prager, MD, MS graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He received training in internal medicine at UCLA. Dr. Prager completed his training in anesthesiology and pain medicine at Harvard Medical School affiliated hospitals and Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Prager has authored numerous scientific publications and book chapters in pain management, especially on complex regional pain syndrome, intrathecal pumps, and spinal cord stimulators. He was the first person to perform a spinal cord stimulator trial in People's Republic of China.

Dr. Prager is the current director of California Pain Medicine Center and Center for Rehabilitation of Pain Syndromes at UCLA where he specializes in pain medicine. He is also the current president of the North American Neuromodulation Society. Dr. Prager is also the Editor of the CSA Pain and End-of-Life CME Program.

Dr. Prager was a founding member of NANS in 1994. He has served on the Board of Directors for more than a decade and has been on the Executive Committee for more than eight years having served two terms each as Secretary, Vice President, President-Elect and President. As President, the Society moved into solid solvency. NANS had its most successful Scientific Meeting in 2006 in Las Vegas with 650 attendees. Membership in NANS doubled during his Presidency. Dr. Prager forged a coalition of four physician organizations whose members perform neuromodulation. The Neuromodulation Therapy Access Coalition (NTAC) has the active participation and support of all major neuromodulation manufacturers to assure patient access to the modalities.


  • Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Stanford University
  • Residency: Harvard University
  • Fellowship: Harvard University


Internal Medicine, Anesthesia, Pain Medicine


Pain Medicine


Morphine Pumps, Neuromodulation


  • California Pain Medicine Center and Center for Rehabilitation of Pain Syndromes at UCLA
  • North American Neuromodulation Society
  • CSA Pain and End-of-Life CME Program



  • Prager JP (2002). "Neuraxial Medication Delivery: The Development and Maturity of a Concept for Treating Chronic Pain of Spinal Origin". Spine 27 (22): 2593-2605. PMID 12435999.
  • Oakley JC, Prager JP (2002). "Spinal cord stimulation: mechanisms of action". Spine 27 (22): 2574-83. PMID 12435996.

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