Rafael Carbunaru, PhD

Manager, Research & Development, Boston Scientific

Rafael Carbunaru leads Research & Development for Boston Scientific Neuromodulation. He is focused on developing a portfolio of neuromodulation products and technologies that transform patient’s lives, understanding the science of neuromodulation, and creating a culture of meaningful innovation and high performance. His team has developed breakthrough products in spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of chronic pain, deep brain stimulation for movement disorders, and advanced micro stimulation technologies. Previously, Rafael was the Research & Development Director for Emerging Indications. He led the development of micro stimulation and MRI compatible technologies and led clinical trials in migraine and overactive bladder, among others. Rafael holds a PhD and MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He also has an Electronics Engineering degree from Universidad Simon Bolivar. Rafael currently holds over 60 U.S. and International Patents.

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