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inflammatory and musculoskeletal diseases.

Pain Management Division

Don’t accept pain. Let us help.

Our philosophy is simple: Pain should be managed only as medically necessary, and in such cases conservatively and under the close monitoring of specialists with state-of-the-art knowledge. Whether your pain is persistent or acute, at HSS, with the world’s best medical team on your side, you will receive honest, expert, personalized care. Our doctors have been consistently ranked among the best in pain management in the New York metropolitan area.

If you had a heart problem, you’d see a cardiologist. If you’re in pain, you should see a specialty-trained pain management physician. Whether your pain stems from nagging back pain, an acute sports injury, a recent operation, osteoarthritis or complex regional pain syndrome, our board-certified pain management physicians are driven to understand your pain and treat it – whether it be in our Special Procedures Unit or in one of our exam rooms.

You will be evaluated and treated by a team of physicians with the interest, clinical expertise, cutting-edge training and skill to relieve your pain and restore your life. Our success is measured by your ability to get back in the game.

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Conditions & Treatments

We treat a wide variety of patients with pain problems.
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Meet the Team

Our physicians are consistently listed as top pain management specialists in the New York metro area.
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Our Approach

Our difference is in how we approach, treat, and manage pain.

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The Pain Management Division understands that pain is a factor in many of the conditions we treat and in the course of some care provided to help our patients get back to what they need and love to do. HSS pain management physicians treat a wide variety of pain conditions, including:

 
What We Treat thumbnail image
Conditions & Treatments
We treat a wide variety of patients with pain problems.

The Pain Management Division understands that pain is a factor in many of the conditions we treat and in the course of some care provided to help our patients get back to what they need and love to do. HSS pain management physicians treat a wide variety of pain conditions, including:

 

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Our team of specialty-trained chronic pain physicians use a multifaceted approach to resolving your pain, from interventional procedures to noninvasive therapies to, when necessary, pharmaceutical intervention. HSS is ranked #1 for orthopedics by U.S.News & World Report. Our physicians stand out for their expertise. Members of our pain team have been ranked in New York Magazine’s Best Pain Management Doctors by Castle Connolly since 2001.

Physicians

Seth A. Waldman, MD
Seth A. Waldman, MD
Director, Pain Management Division
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Waldman specializes in therapeutic and diagnostic spinal injections and the management of neurologic pain.

Vinnidhy H. Dave, DO
Vinnidhy H. Dave, DO
Director, Medical Pain Management
Pain Management, Internal Medicine
Dr. Dave is a pain medicine physician specializing in treating complex, chronic, neuropathic and postsurgical pain conditions.

Robert S. Griffin, MD, PhD
Robert S. Griffin, MD, PhD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Griffin specializes in treating patients with back pain, neck pain, and other chronic pain disorders using a multidisciplinary approach to treating chronic pain.

Semih Gungor, MD
Semih Gungor, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Gungor is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He uses the most recent and advanced diagnostic technologies to diagnose and treat patients successfully.

Joseph C. Hung, MD
Joseph C. Hung, MD
Pain Management, Spine, Anesthesiology
Dr. Hung is a triple-board certified physician with expertise in interventional pain management, anesthesiology, and clinical informatics.

Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MD
Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MD
Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Kramskiy specializes in minimally-invasive spine procedures and advanced interventional techniques including implantation of spinal cord stimulators, including DRG stimulators.

Christine Peterson, MD
Christine Peterson, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Dr. Peterson is the Director of Inpatient Pain Medicine Services. She is board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine.

Daniel I. Richman, MD
Daniel I. Richman, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Richman specializes in orthopedic-related pain management with a specific interest in managing conditions related to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.

Faye Rim, MD, FAAPMR
Faye Rim, MD, FAAPMR
Pain Management, Physiatry
Dr. Rim oversees the presurgical screening program where she treats patients with complex pain and controlled substance tolerance.

David Y. Wang, MD
David Y. Wang, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Wang is a board certified anesthesiologist. His areas of expertise include treating patients with back pain, postoperative pain, neuropathic pain and chronic pain.

Seth A. Waldman, MD
Seth A. Waldman, MD
Director, Pain Management Division
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Waldman specializes in therapeutic and diagnostic spinal injections and the management of neurologic pain.
Vinnidhy H. Dave, DO
Vinnidhy H. Dave, DO
Director, Medical Pain Management
Pain Management, Internal Medicine
Dr. Dave is a pain medicine physician specializing in treating complex, chronic, neuropathic and postsurgical pain conditions.
Robert S. Griffin, MD, PhD
Robert S. Griffin, MD, PhD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Griffin specializes in treating patients with back pain, neck pain, and other chronic pain disorders using a multidisciplinary approach to treating chronic pain.
Semih Gungor, MD
Semih Gungor, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Gungor is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He uses the most recent and advanced diagnostic technologies to diagnose and treat patients successfully.
Joseph C. Hung, MD
Joseph C. Hung, MD
Pain Management, Spine, Anesthesiology
Dr. Hung is a triple-board certified physician with expertise in interventional pain management, anesthesiology, and clinical informatics.
Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MD
Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MD
Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Kramskiy specializes in minimally-invasive spine procedures and advanced interventional techniques including implantation of spinal cord stimulators, including DRG stimulators.
Christine Peterson, MD
Christine Peterson, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Dr. Peterson is the Director of Inpatient Pain Medicine Services. She is board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine.
Daniel I. Richman, MD
Daniel I. Richman, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Richman specializes in orthopedic-related pain management with a specific interest in managing conditions related to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.
Faye Rim, MD, FAAPMR
Faye Rim, MD, FAAPMR
Pain Management, Physiatry
Dr. Rim oversees the presurgical screening program where she treats patients with complex pain and controlled substance tolerance.
David Y. Wang, MD
David Y. Wang, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Wang is a board certified anesthesiologist. His areas of expertise include treating patients with back pain, postoperative pain, neuropathic pain and chronic pain.
Meet the Team thumbnail image
Meet the Team
Our physicians are consistently listed as top pain management specialists in the New York metro area.

Our team of specialty-trained chronic pain physicians use a multifaceted approach to resolving your pain, from interventional procedures to noninvasive therapies to, when necessary, pharmaceutical intervention. HSS is ranked #1 for orthopedics by U.S.News & World Report. Our physicians stand out for their expertise. Members of our pain team have been ranked in New York Magazine’s Best Pain Management Doctors by Castle Connolly since 2001.

Physicians

Seth A. Waldman, MD
Seth A. Waldman, MD
Director, Pain Management Division
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Waldman specializes in therapeutic and diagnostic spinal injections and the management of neurologic pain.

Vinnidhy H. Dave, DO
Vinnidhy H. Dave, DO
Director, Medical Pain Management
Pain Management, Internal Medicine
Dr. Dave is a pain medicine physician specializing in treating complex, chronic, neuropathic and postsurgical pain conditions.

Robert S. Griffin, MD, PhD
Robert S. Griffin, MD, PhD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Griffin specializes in treating patients with back pain, neck pain, and other chronic pain disorders using a multidisciplinary approach to treating chronic pain.

Semih Gungor, MD
Semih Gungor, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Gungor is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He uses the most recent and advanced diagnostic technologies to diagnose and treat patients successfully.

Joseph C. Hung, MD
Joseph C. Hung, MD
Pain Management, Spine, Anesthesiology
Dr. Hung is a triple-board certified physician with expertise in interventional pain management, anesthesiology, and clinical informatics.

Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MD
Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MD
Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Kramskiy specializes in minimally-invasive spine procedures and advanced interventional techniques including implantation of spinal cord stimulators, including DRG stimulators.

Christine Peterson, MD
Christine Peterson, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Dr. Peterson is the Director of Inpatient Pain Medicine Services. She is board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine.

Daniel I. Richman, MD
Daniel I. Richman, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Richman specializes in orthopedic-related pain management with a specific interest in managing conditions related to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.

Faye Rim, MD, FAAPMR
Faye Rim, MD, FAAPMR
Pain Management, Physiatry
Dr. Rim oversees the presurgical screening program where she treats patients with complex pain and controlled substance tolerance.

David Y. Wang, MD
David Y. Wang, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Wang is a board certified anesthesiologist. His areas of expertise include treating patients with back pain, postoperative pain, neuropathic pain and chronic pain.

Seth A. Waldman, MD
Seth A. Waldman, MD
Director, Pain Management Division
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Waldman specializes in therapeutic and diagnostic spinal injections and the management of neurologic pain.
Vinnidhy H. Dave, DO
Vinnidhy H. Dave, DO
Director, Medical Pain Management
Pain Management, Internal Medicine
Dr. Dave is a pain medicine physician specializing in treating complex, chronic, neuropathic and postsurgical pain conditions.
Robert S. Griffin, MD, PhD
Robert S. Griffin, MD, PhD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Griffin specializes in treating patients with back pain, neck pain, and other chronic pain disorders using a multidisciplinary approach to treating chronic pain.
Semih Gungor, MD
Semih Gungor, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Gungor is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He uses the most recent and advanced diagnostic technologies to diagnose and treat patients successfully.
Joseph C. Hung, MD
Joseph C. Hung, MD
Pain Management, Spine, Anesthesiology
Dr. Hung is a triple-board certified physician with expertise in interventional pain management, anesthesiology, and clinical informatics.
Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MD
Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MD
Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Kramskiy specializes in minimally-invasive spine procedures and advanced interventional techniques including implantation of spinal cord stimulators, including DRG stimulators.
Christine Peterson, MD
Christine Peterson, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Dr. Peterson is the Director of Inpatient Pain Medicine Services. She is board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine.
Daniel I. Richman, MD
Daniel I. Richman, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Richman specializes in orthopedic-related pain management with a specific interest in managing conditions related to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.
Faye Rim, MD, FAAPMR
Faye Rim, MD, FAAPMR
Pain Management, Physiatry
Dr. Rim oversees the presurgical screening program where she treats patients with complex pain and controlled substance tolerance.
David Y. Wang, MD
David Y. Wang, MD
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
Dr. Wang is a board certified anesthesiologist. His areas of expertise include treating patients with back pain, postoperative pain, neuropathic pain and chronic pain.

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Our Pain Management team is dedicated to understanding and treating your chronic pain using a series of treatment options ranging from minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to more advanced interventional methods, and rehabilitative strategies to optimize your mobility.

  • Radiofrequency ablations
  • Sacroiliac joint blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Spinal nerve root/dorsal root ganglion blocks - cervical, thoracic and lumbar
  • Sympathetic ganglion and nerve blocks
  • Botox injections for migraine headaches
  • Acupuncture
 
Our Approach thumbnail image
Our Approach
Our difference is in how we approach, treat, and manage pain.

Our Pain Management team is dedicated to understanding and treating your chronic pain using a series of treatment options ranging from minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to more advanced interventional methods, and rehabilitative strategies to optimize your mobility.

  • Radiofrequency ablations
  • Sacroiliac joint blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Spinal nerve root/dorsal root ganglion blocks - cervical, thoracic and lumbar
  • Sympathetic ganglion and nerve blocks
  • Botox injections for migraine headaches
  • Acupuncture
 
Our comprehensive treatment plans set us apart.

Our team of pain management specialists have all focused their knowledge and medical expertise on relieving pain in outpatient and inpatient settings. Your individualized treatment plan will be personally managed by your physician and may incorporate several types of pain relief techniques to help you heal during rehabilitation.

Our team of physicians are experts in the prescription and management of prescription pain medications, including narcotics. When pain management through use of controlled substances is clinically indicated, practitioners at HSS seek to prescribe the lowest doses, for the shortest duration possible. HSS takes great efforts to minimize the use of controlled substances and avert drug dependence, and we expect our patients to work with us toward that goal. Read the HSS Opioid Prescription Policy for more information.

Contact our physician offices to start treating your pain today.

Our patients trust us to get them back in the game – pain free.