Dr. Vladimir Kramskiy is board certified in neurology and pain medicine. As Director of the Ambulatory Recuperative Pain Medicine Program, he uses a comprehensive approach to treat acute and chronic spine and musculoskeletal pain, neuropathic pain, headaches and complex regional pain syndromes. His clinical goal is to restore optimal physical function by developing an individualized treatment plan for his patients.
Dr. Kramskiy specializes in minimally invasive fluoroscopically guided diagnostic and therapeutic procedures of the spine, such as epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections and discography, as well as advanced interventional methods such as radiofrequency neuroablation, implanted intrathecal drug delivery systems and spinal cord stimulators. He is also skilled in botox injections for migraine pain. Dr. Kramskiy is also trained in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation, a novel treatment aimed at improving symptoms of chronic regional pain syndrome.
After earning his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Kramskiy completed a neurology residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and a Pain and Palliative Care fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He then continued his training through the Tri-Institutional Pain Medicine fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Hospital for Special Surgery, where he served as a chief fellow.
Assistant Attending Neurologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Acute and Chronic Spine and Musculoskeletal Pain
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Spinal Injection Procedures
Tension and Cluster Headache
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Phantom Limb Pain
Central Post Stroke Pain
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Spinal Injections
Advanced Interventional Neurolysis and Radiofrequency Neuroablation
Diagnostic Discography and Minimally Invasive Intradiscal Techniques
Implantation of Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems
Implantation of Spinal Cord Stimulators
Botox Injections for the Treatment of Migraine
Russian by physician, Spanish by office staff
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As of April 23, 2015, Dr. Kramskiy reported no financial interest relationships with healthcare industry.
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Board Certified in Neurology, Board Certified in Pain Medicine
Andrew J. Faskowitz, Vladimir N. Kramskiy, Gavril W. Pasternak; Methadone-Induced Hypoglycemia; Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, May 2013, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 537-542
Patel N, Kramskiy V, Camins M. Large Intradiploic Epidermoid Tumor of the Skull: Case Report and Review of Literature. AJNS. 2006;25(1):92-104.
Kramskiy V. Case Report: HSV Infection in a Patient with GBM Analyzed by Polymerase Chain Reaction. North Shore-Long Island Jewish Academic Research Competition. 2007.
Kramskiy V. Ectopic Intratympanic Carotid Artery as a Cause of Unilateral Pulsatile Tinnitus: Case Report and Review of Literature. North Shore-Long Island Jewish Academic Research Competition. 2006.
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Faskowitz A, Kramskiy V, Pasternak G. Methadone-Induced Hypoglycemia Mouse Model. American Neurologic Association Annual Meeting. 2009.
Healthy, active children love to run, jump and play, and of course, exercise promotes good health. Injuries do happen, though, no matter how hard parents try to protect their youngsters.
While everyday bumps, bruises and scrapes are common, sometimes an accident such as a fall causes something more serious. An injury to a child’s upper limb (shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, hand) or lower limb (hip, knee, lower leg, ankle, foot), is fairly common.
Dr. Shevaun Doyle, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at the Lerner Children’s Pavilion at HSS, offers the following tips if a youngster gets hurt:
Dr. Doyle says signs of a serious injury that warrant a visit to a doctor or emergency room include:
Each year more than 3.5 million children ages 14 and under are treated for sports related injuries, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The increasing popularity of team sports at a young age may be contributing to an increase in injuries, says Dr. David Scher, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at the Lerner Children’s Pavilion at HSS.
He says it’s important for sports injuries to be promptly evaluated and treated. A severe injury may not only end a young athlete’s career, but can cause ongoing pain and disability. Minor injuries should also be assessed so they can be managed quickly and do not progress to more severe injuries.
He says it’s important for parents to bring an injured athlete to the emergency room if any of the following symptoms are present:
To prevent injury, Dr. Scher says young athletes should stop playing a sport if they experience excessive fatigue, pain, swelling, or have a recurring injury. Since young people tend to get caught up in the excitement of their sport, parents and coaches should pull the player out of the game is they notice he or she is lagging or showing signs of possible injury.
Dr. Scher adds that adequate conditioning, sports-specific training, proper warm-up and stretching, a nutritious diet, sufficient hydration while playing, adequate rest and an educated coaching staff can help keep kids safe on the field.
Pediatric orthopedic surgeons at Hospital for Special Surgery specialize in treating children with muscle, bone and joint injuries. The HSS Pediatric Fracture and Injury Hotline (1-877-HSS-1KID or 1-877-477-1543) is available 24 hours a day. A pediatric orthopedic surgeon and other staff members are available to provide care in the event a child or teen has a serious injury.