James has been an active member of the neurodiagnostics community for more than twenty-two years. Throughout his career, he has been fortunate to gain significant knowledge and experience in clinical electroencephalography (EEG), clinical evoked potentials (EP) and intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM). His primary training is in IONM and he is passionate about advancing the field through sharing his knowledge and skills with others. He has been working as a neurodiagnostics educator for over 20 years and has significant experience training IONM technologists and coaching them through their board examinations.
While James is experienced in all facets of IONM, his interest lies in IONM related to procedures performed in the interventional radiology suite, cortical mapping and motor cranial nerve monitoring. The questions the currently keep him up at night include understanding the physics and neurophysiology of anodal stimulation of the pyramidal neurons and developing a more complete understanding of the impact of various anesthetics on the motor and sensory pathways.
James has served on many boards within the neurodiagnostics community and is currently a board member for the Southern Chapter of ASET (SSET). In the past he has served as a board member for ASNM, editor of ASNM’s publication “The Monitor”, chair of ASNM’s Applied Philanthropy Committee, and a member of ASNM’s Online Education Committee. Additionally, he is an internationally known presenter in the field of IONM.
In addition to his passion for education, James believes that it is extremely important to volunteer both in and out of the field of neurodiagnostics. He has traveled to Ghana, Barbados, and Malawi to volunteer as a neuromonitorist and educator. He is especially proud of the two nurses, Joshua and Clement, that he mentored in Ghana to function independently as CNIM credentialed neuromonitorists for the Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS) in Accra, Ghana.
Currently, James serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Advanced Monitoring Services in Northwest Arkansas. His past roles include the VP of Neuromonitoring Services for Comprehensive Neuro Monitoirng, co-owner of LHI Online, & Clinical Product Designer and Regional Director at Biotronic NeuroNetwork. When he is not working, James enjoys traveling with his lovely wife Lisa, gardening, reading and running.