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 Expert  727659

Expert in Pain Medicine; Muscle Pain, Back Pain/Sciatica, Outcome Assessment, RSD (CRPS), Shoulder, Neck Pain

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New York (NY)
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Expert is a pioneering author, consultant and researcher who has established national pain medicine models for over two decades. He has developed a proven diagnostic approach that can find the cause of pain, leading to successful treatment.

He is a member of five professional societies and has presented over 100 lectures about diagnosing and treating pain to audiences throughout the world.

Expert, a past president of The American Academy of Pain Medicine, has been voted as one of New York City's Best Doctors for more than ten consecutive years by Castle Connolly.

After two years as a staff physician at the Headache Unit at Montefiore Hospital, Expert in 1977 co-founded and directed the first pain center in NYC at Montefiore Hospital. He went on to establish and direct pain centers at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC from 1983-98 and The Princess Margaret Hospital in Windsor, UK from 1997-2001. Expert joined the staff of a Pain Management center at a U.S. university in 2002 and was made Director of Muscle Pain Research in the Department of Anesthesiology in 2007.




back pain




cervical whiplash


chronic pain


chronic pain management


complex regional pain syndrome




lower back pain


neck pain


pain management


pain medication


reflex sympathetic dystrophy




musculoskeletal disease

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1967   M.D.   Pain Medicine   State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse  
1962   B.S.     Queens College, Flushing, NY  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to





Attending Physician


2005 to




Department of Anesthesiology


Director, Division of Muscle Pain Research


1999 to




Anesthesiology and Psychiatry


Clinical Associate Professor


1997 to 2000


Princess Margaret Hospital



Consultant, Pain Medicine


1983 to 1998


Lenox Hill Hospital


Medicine and Psychiatry


Chief, Pain Service


1974 to 1983


Montefiore Hospital



Assistant Attending Anesthesiology/Psychiatry


Anesthesiology: 1977-1983; Psychiatry: 1974-1982.

1970 to 1983


Albert Einstein College of Medicine





Assistant Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry (1970-1971); Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry (1971-1974); Clinical Instructor in Social Medicine (1977-1981); Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (1977-1983).

Career Accomplishments:

American Academy of Pain Medicine; American Pain Society; American Board of Pain Medicine; International Association for the Study of Pain; Eastern Pain Association; American Medical Association; Royal Society of Medicine; American Psychosomatic Society (former); Biofeedback Society of America (former).


California Medical License (1967); New York License (1968); American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1974); American Board of Pain Medicine (1993); UK Medical License (1997).

Professional Appointments

AAPM Co-Chair, Committee on External Affairs (2007-present); AAPM representative to JCAHCO/AMA/AHRQ taskforce to establish performance measures for clinical assessment and treatment of low back pain, arthritis, and cancer pain (2001-present); Scientific Advisory Committee, American Medical Accrediting Program (1998-2000); AHCPR Reviewer for Acute Low Back Pain Guidelines (1994).


Gillette Scholarship (1965); Merck Manual Award (1966); Who's Who in American Education (7th Edition); Who's Who in America (58th Edition); Who's Who in the East (23rd Edition); Castle Connolly Top Doctors in Pain Management in NY Metro Area (1998-2007); New York Magazine Top Doctors in Pain Medicine (1998-2002, 2005, 2010).

Medical/Professional Internships

Rotating Intern, Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco, CA (1967-1968); Resident in Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College, Bronx State Hospital, Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, NY (1968-1969); Resident in Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Lincoln Hospital, Jacobi Hospital, Bronx, NY (1969-1970); Chief Resident in Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY (1970-1971).

Publications and Patents Summary

He has published 11 articles in peer-reviewed journals, authored two books and four book chapters, and numerous other articles for print media. He also has two patents: a technique to evaluate and treat muscle pain utilizing an electrical stimulation device and a portable electrical stimulation device to diagnose muscle pain.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - New York State Journal of Medicine  
 - Pain Medicine  
 - Cancer Investigations  
 - Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation  
 - International Journal of the Addictions  

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