Who We Are

We’re doctors, scientists and advisors – helping you regain your life.

While working in clinical research at a VA pain clinic, NeuraLace founder and CEO Shiv Shukla made a surprising discovery: patients suffering from chronic nerve pain had little hope for lasting relief or recovery. There were simply not many options that worked. Many patients relied on opioids or costly, invasive surgeries for temporary relief, while also developing drug dependencies and other adverse effects.

Seeking to find a better alternative, Shiv explored the benefits of magnetic stimulation – honing in on its sustainability and effectiveness as an alternative to addictive medications.

After years of researching, building, refining – and working with a broad cross-section of the nation’s top pain experts – Axon Therapy brings his vision of restoring hope for those impacted by chronic nerve pain one step closer to a reality.

At NeuraLace, we are committed to leading the charge in pain management and sustainable relief. We aim to do what no other pain MedTech company could – find a solution that works. Join us as we take on the US pain management market, making a lasting impression in everyday lives.


Founder and CEO

Executive Chairman

Chief Technical Officer

Jessica Nahama

VP of Marketing

Chief Commercial Officer

VP of Operations


Leonardo Kapural, MD

Matthew Schocket, MD

Dawood Sayed, MD


Tom Leonard

Sean Edwards

Shiv Shukla

Ken Hood

Francois Ferre

Caitlin Wege (Observer)

Shayne Skaff (Observer)

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First Patient Treated in Landmark U.S. Randomized Clinical Trial of NeuraLace’s Chronic Pain Treatment

Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Economic Benefit of Axon Therapy® Designed to Relieve Pain and Improve Quality of Life Compared with Conventional Medical Management. SAN DIEGO, May 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — NeuraLace Medical, Inc., a medical device company focused on improving pain relief among patients suffering from debilitating chronic nerve pain, announced today that […]

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60 San Diego startups named Cool Companies, twice as many as last year

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Sorrento Valley startup raises $3M following pitch competition win — all from local investors

Just months ago, Shiv Shukla was standing under spotlights at Qualcomm Hall, presenting his startup idea to an audience of over 500 people. That night — trembling from nerves and adrenaline — he won the biggest startup competition in San Diego.

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