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William Porter McRoberts, MD

William Porter McRoberts, MD
Telephone: 
(954) 229-7962
Fax: 
(954) 229-7913
Specialty/Specialties: 
Interventional Spine and Pain Medicine
Orthopedics
Pain Management
Holy Cross Medical Group: 
Yes

Office Hours
Mon-Thurs: 8:00am to 5:30pm
Fri: 8:00am to 3:30pm

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Click here to view Dr. McRoberts performing the MILD Procedure for Spinal Stenosis.
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Click here to view an animation of how Dr. McRoberts performs TotalisTM Direct Decompression as a treatment for Spinal Stenosis.

Current Leadership Positions
Medical Director of Pain Medicine, Holy Cross Hospital
President, Southeast Neuromodulation Associates, Inc.
Institutional Review Board Member and Reviewer, Holy Cross Hospital
Peripheral Nerve Field Advisory Board
Editorial Staff, Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface
Faculty, Pain Education Society

Focus Areas
Back Pain Management, Interventional Spine, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, TotalisTM Direct Decompression, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Intractable Migraine, Intractable Peripheral Neuropathy, Painful Peripheral Nerve Injury, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Post Surgical Pain, Spinal Compression Fractures, Recalcitrant Knee Pain following Knee Replacement, Facial Pain

Notable Work Experience
Faculty, Pain Education Society
Faculty, Neuromodulation Academy

Certifications
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Board of Anesthesia-Pain Medicine
Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Residency/Fellowship
Fellowship (Chief Fellow), Pain and Interventional Spine - Emory University - Atlanta, GA(2005-2006)
Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Loma Linda University - Loma Linda, CA (2001-2005) (Chief Resident 2004-2005)

Higher Education
University of Kentucky - M.D. - Lexington, KY (2001)
University of Kentucky Department of Medical Anthropology - M.A. -Lexington, KY (1997)
Centre College - B.A. - Danville, KY (1993)

Professional Associations
North American Spine Society
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
International Neuromodulation Society
North American Neuromodulation Society
American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Awards
Health Care Foundation of New Jersey Humanism in Medicine Award and Grant

Consultant Roles
Bioness, Inc.
St. Jude Neuromodulation
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation
Vertos Medical
Medtronic

Research/Publications/Presentations
Deer T. Doleys DM. McRoberts WP, Cairns KD  Spinal Cord Stimulation: Patient Selection, Psychologic Screening, Surgical Techniques and Troubleshooting. American Academy of Pain Medicine Textbook of Pain Medicine, 2011 awaiting press.

Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation Using Subcutaneous Placement of Neurostimulation Leads in the Treatment of Localized Chronic Intractable Pain of the Lumbar Area. Wolkowitz, RM, Meyer DJ, McRoberts WP, Lipov EG, Joshi J, Davis B, Cairns KD, Barolat G. Oral and Poster Presentation, International Neuromodulation Society Meeting 2010, London England.

McRoberts WP, Cairns KD, Current Surgical Options for the Treatment of Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease, IN: Kapural L (ed) Diagnosis, Management, & Treatment of Discogenic Pain, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2011 in press.

Current Treatment Options: Post Herpetic Neuralgia, Pain Pathways Magazine, March 2011,

Novel Programming Techniques in Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation PNfS for the Treatment of Chronic Knee Pain Following Knee Surgery, Poster Presentation: North American Neuromodulation Society Annual Meeting 2010

Combined Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation for the Control of Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Poster Presentation: North American Neuromodulation Society Annual Meeting 2010

Revision Techniques in Peripheral Nerve Filed Stimulation, Poster Presentation: North American Neuromodulation Society Annual Meeting 2010

Cervical Spinal Cord Stimulation For Lumbar Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: a Case Report, Poster Presentation: North American Neuromodulation Society Annual Meeting 2010

Chronic Refractory Temporomandibular Joint Pain Well Treated With Peripheral Field Nerve Stimulation, Poster Presentation: North American Neuromodulation Society Annual Meeting 2010

A Case Report of Successful Implantation of a Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulator System in a Cachecticly Thin Man With a Comfortable IPG Pocket Despite Extreme Superficiality, Poster Presentation: North American Neuromodulation Society Annual Meeting 2010

DEPTH: A Retrospective Study Evaluating the Effects of Electrode Depth and Spacing for Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation in Patients with Back Pain. McRoberts WP, Cairns KD. Industry Supported Research, Poster Presentation: North American Neuromodulation Society Annual Meeting 2010

Peripheral Nerve and Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation for the Painful Extremity, McRoberts WP, Cairns KD, Deer T, Slavin K, Ed. Prog Neurol Surg 2011.:156-70.

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Truncal Pain, Cairns KD, McRoberts WP, Deer T, Slavin K, Ed. Prog Neurol Surg 2011.:156-70.

Placement of a Peripheral Nerve Stimulator for Successful Treatment of Intractable Tremor Following Peripheral Nerve Injury, W. Porter McRoberts MD, Anil Samson MBBS; Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Kevin Cairns, MD, MPH; South Florida Spine Clinic, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Poster Presentation North American Neuromodulation Conference 2009

Combination Thoracic Spinal Cord Stimulation and Peripheral Subcutanous Field Stimulator for Intractable Post-Thoracotomy Pain Syndrome, W. Porter McRoberts MD, Paul Wu MD, Anil Samson MBBS; Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Kevin Cairns, MD, MPH; South Florida Spine Clinic, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Poster Presentation North American Neuromodulation Conference 2009

Three Anode, Single Cathode “3A1C”: A Case Report of Three Patients With Four Lead Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation (PNfS) Systems Using Novel Programming Parameters., W. Porter McRoberts MD, Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Kevin Cairns, MD, MPH; South Florida Spine Clinic, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Poster Presentation North American Neuromodulation Conference 2009

A Retrospective Evaluation and Data Collection Study to Evaluate the Treatment of Chronic Pain Patients with Neurostimulation using a Combination of Epidural and Subcutaneous Peripheral Field Leads, Wolkowitz, RM, Meyer DJ, McRoberts WP, Lipov EG, Joshi J, Davis B, Cairns KD, Barolat G.Industry Supported, Poster Presentation North American Neuromodulation Conference 2009

Ongoing: A prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled trial of percutaneous peripheral field neuromodulation for the treatment of chronic, refractory axial low back pain in failed back surgery syndrome. Industry Supported, Poster Presentation North American Neuromodulation Conference 2009, American Academy of Pain Medicine in San Antonio on February 3rd-6th, 2010.

Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulator (PNfS) Lead Placement for the Treatment of Chronic Post-operative Flank Pain Kevin Cairns MD, MPH; Cami Dunham PA-C, South Florida Spine Clinic, Fort Lauderdale, FL; W. Porter McRoberts MD, Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL., Poster Presentation North American Neuromodulation Conference 2009

“Tenting” Technique for the Placement of Electrical Leads for Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation, Kevin D. Cairns MD, MPH; South Florida Spine Clinic, Fort Lauderdale, FL; W. Porter McRoberts MD, Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Cami Dunham PA, SFSC Fort Lauderdale, FL; Giancarlo Barolat MD, Barolat Institute, Denver, Colorado; and Timothy Deer MD, The Center for Pain Relief, Charleston, West Virginia.  Poster Presentation North American Neuromodulation Conference 2009

The Placement of Four Versus Two Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulator Leads for the Treatment of Chronic Axial Low Back Pain. Kevin Cairns, MD, MPH; South Florida Spine Clinic, Fort Lauderdale, FL  Cami Dunham PA-C South Florida Spine Clinic,  W. Porter McRoberts MD; Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Poster Presentation North American Neuromodulation Conference 2009

Placement of Cervical and Lumbar Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulator (PNfS) leads for widespread pain secondary to Scheuermann’s Syndrome. Kevin Cairns MD, MPH; Cami Dunham PA, South Florida Spine Clinic, Fort Lauderdale, FL; W. Porter McRoberts MD, Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL;  Poster Presentation North American Neuromodulation Conference 2009

McRoberts WP, Roche M. Novel approach for peripheral subcutaneous field stimulation for the treatment of severe, chronic knee joint pain after total knee arthroplasty. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface,2010, 13: 131–136. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1403.2009.00255.

McRoberts, W. Porter, Sears, Robert.  Meditations on the Iconography of the Stethescope, Semiotics Yearbook 1998, Spinks, CW and Deely, J, Eds. 1999:Peter Lang Publishers Inc.

Nelson, K., Baranowska-Kortylewicz, J., van Nagell, J.R., Gallion, H.H., Donaldson, E.S. &  Kenady, D.E., McRoberts, W. P. & Pavlik, E.J.  Intermolecular Engagement of Estrogen Receptors Indicated by the Formation of a High Molecular Weight Complex During Activation.  Biochemistry 28: 9741-9749, 1989.

Presentations
1) Understanding Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression and Laminotomy, First Coast Service Options/CMS, June 2011.
2) St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Moderator Foundations in Neuromodulation Pain Education Society June 2011
3) Options for treating chronic pain resulting from post-knee replacement and failed back surgery syndrome, Pain Education  Society/WVSIPP Meeting, Huntington Beach CA June 2011
4) Opioid Toxicity in the Acute Inpatient Setting: Grand Rounds Holy Cross Hospital,  May 2011.
5) St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Moderator/Speaker Foundations in Neuromodulation Cleveland Clinic Pain Meeting March 2011
6) Opioid Toxicity in the Acute Inpatient Setting: Grand Rounds Holy Cross Hospital,  December 2010.
7) Peripheral Field Neuromodulation Advisory Board, Las Vegas Dec, 2010
8) Neuromodulation Physician Leadership Roundtable, Scottsdale AZ November, 2010
9) Vertos Medical, Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression Training (MILD) April 24-25, 2010
10) St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Faculty and Course Moderator– April 17, 2010, Feb. 19-20, 2010
11) St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Speaker/Moderator Foundations in Neuromodulation Cleveland Clinic Meeting 2010 March 6th, 2010
12) St. Jude Medical NMD Product Training, Faculty and Course Moderator– January 22-24, 2010
13) Percutaneous Thoracic and Lumbar Facet Fusion Training, September, 2009
14) Overview of Spinal Cord Stimulation: Florida Association of Physician Assistants, July 23, 2009
15) Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation Round Table, Moderator March 13, 2009
16) Minimally Invasive Tru-Fuse Facet Fusion Training, August 2008
17) Advances In Non-Surgical Low Back Pain Management, Dinner with the Doctor, October 2008
18) Theory and Technique: Implantable Pain Therapies Workshop:  Medtronic, Oct. 8 &9, 2005.
19) Frontiers of Neuromodulation Workshop: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Oct. 22nd & 23rd, 2005.
20) Pain syndromes in Adults with Spina Bifida and Menigomyelocele: a retrospective clinical review and case series. June 2005.
21) The Physical Examination of the Painful Knee-February 2005
22) The Physical Examination of the Lumbar Spine for the Primary Care Physician: When to Refer. February 2005
23) A Critical Review of the Evidence for Hyperbaric Oxygenation-January 2005
24) American Pain Society Meeting-May 2004
24) American Pain Society/ Canadian Pain Society Meeting 2004-2005
25) Kinesiology, Injury and Rehabilitation of the Dancing Lower Extremity-April, 2004
26) The Kinesiology of Normal Gait-Feb, 2004
27) Cryotherapy:  The Therapeutic and Physiologic Effects of Cold-October, 2003
28) The Etiology and Management of Anterior Knee Pain in the Young Adult-June, 2003
29) The Hip- Pathophysiology and Management of Hip Disorders-January, 2003
30) Rehabilitation and the Neurologic and Systemic Manifestations of Cancer-December, 2002

Websites
www.HolyCrossOrthopedics.com
www.HolyCrossNeuroandSpine.com

Location

5601 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 209
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

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