On the record

Dr. Georgios Matis is a senior consultant for neurosurgery. He leads the chronic pain/spasticity section of the Department of Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery at the University Hospital of Cologne. He has been trained in Greece (General University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, G. Papanikolaou General Hospital of Thessaloniki & 417 Army Equity Fund Hospital of Athens), USA (Department of Neurosurgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY), Switzerland (Department of Neuroradiology, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich) and Germany (Department of Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery, University Hospital Cologne, Cologne).
Dr. Matis is a member of two medical associations (Thessaloniki, Greece & North Rhine, Germany) and also a member of the German Neuromodulation Society (DGNM), the International Neuromodulation Society (INS), and the International Society of Pain & Neuroscience (ISPN).
He serves as a reviewer for many international journals and is an Editorial Board member for Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface (IF: 3.025), Pain Practice (IF: 3.079), and Interventional Pain Medicine and Neuromodulation. He holds the position of Editor-in-Chief of The Internet Journal of Neurosurgery. Dr. Matis has published many articles in Greek and international Pubmed-indexed journals and held many lectures as an invited speaker at numerous international congresses and webinars. At the same time, he is the Co-Chair of the Medical and Public Education and Engagement Committee of the International Neuromodulation Society and member of the Marketing Committee of the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS).
Dr. Matis is involved in many international clinical studies and has been active as an instructor for many colleagues in Germany and abroad. He is also an active member of the medical advisory board of the German CRPS Support Group and a member of several online consultation platforms. He is actively involved in social media trying to raise awareness about spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal therapies and neuromodulation.