Leonardo Kapural, M.D., Ph.D. is a Clinical Director, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center Chronic Pain Center, Carolinas Pain Institute and Center for Clinical Research. He is also Professor of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest University, School of Medicine. Dr. Kapural's interests include discogenic low back pain, visceral abdominal pain, and spinal cord/peripheral nerve stimulation.
Dr. Kapural earned a medical degree and a doctorate of philosophy at the University of Zagreb, School of Medicine in the Republic of Croatia. He completed Research Fellowships at McGill University and University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT. Dr. Kapural completed residency at the Cleveland Clinic's Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care in Cleveland, OH and Fellowship in Pain Management at the Cleveland Clinic. He stayed at Cleveland Clinic's Pain Management Department for 10 years in extremely busy practice serving also as Director of Clinical Research and Professor of Anesthesiology at CCLMC of the Case Western University.
Dr. Kapural is an active member of number of professional organizations including the American Academy of Pain Medicine, International Association for the Study of Pain, International Spine Intervention Society, American Neuromodulation Society and World Institute of Pain. In addition, he is an invited speaker to many national and international meetings.
Dr. Kapural's experience is broad and encompasses teaching and clinical education, extensive research, and innovations in the area of pain treatments which brought him two Innovator Awards. His noteworthy research findings have been published in more than 70 journal articles, more than 70 abstracts, and 20 book chapters. He is listed by his peers in the "Best Doctors in America".