Division of Pain Medicine | NYU Langone Health

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Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care & Pain Medicine Divisions Division of Pain Medicine

Division of Pain Medicine

Faculty in the Division of Pain Medicine, a part of NYU Langone Health’s Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine, offer comprehensive training programs to the next generation of pain medicine specialists and pursue innovative research in acute and chronic pain. Under the leadership of Christopher G. Gharibo, MD, education and scientific investigation are the foundation for our outstanding patient care.

Our Role in Education

Our division offers a two-week pain medicine elective to medical students that addresses both acute and chronic pain. Our faculty also train residents and pain medicine fellows at the Center for the Study and Treatment of Pain.

Our Role in Research

Our researchers are investigating the pathophysiology of acute and chronic pain as part of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine’s research program. Some of the many topics our division faculty have published on include minimally invasive treatment of cervical and lumbar spinal stenosis, preoperative opioid use and hospital length of stay and readmission rates, cortical regulation of pain, and acute to chronic pain progression.

Our Role in Patient Care

Our division’s pain medicine specialists provide comprehensive evaluations of patients with acute or chronic pain to determine the best course of treatment. We offer nonpharmacological, pharmacological, interventional, and alternative approaches to care in a supportive environment.

Our goal is to return patients to an optimal level of functioning, while keeping them informed about the conditions causing their pain and available treatments. Clinical services are offered at the Center for the Study and Treatment of Pain.

Contact Us

For more information about our division, please contact Dr. Gharibo, division director, at christopher.gharibo@nyulangone.org.