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Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MD

Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
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Vladimir N. Kramskiy, MD

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Pain Management Center
429 East 75th Street - 5th floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 646.797.8490
Fax: 646.797.8491
Pain Management Center
429 East 75th Street - 5th floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 646.797.8490
Fax: 646.797.8491

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.

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Assistant Attending Neurologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College


Specialized Centers

Special Expertise

Neuropathic Pain
Acute and Chronic Spine and Musculoskeletal Pain
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Spinal Injection Procedures
Tension and Cluster Headache
Cervicogenic Headaches
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Phantom Limb Pain
Central Post Stroke Pain
Cancer 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


American Pain Society
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
American Academy of Neurology


Russian by physician, Spanish by office staff

Insurance Information

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.


Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY


Internal Medicine - Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Englewood Medical Center, NJ


Neurology - North-Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, New Hyde Park, NY


Pain and Palliative Care - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Pain Medicine - Tri-Institutional Pain Medicine fellowship, Chief Fellow, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Hospital for Special Surgery


Board Certified in Neurology, Board Certified in Pain Medicine

State Licensure

New York

Selected Publications

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.

Selected Presentations

Faskowitz A, Kramskiy V, Pasternak G. Methadone-Induced Hypoglycemia Mouse Model. American Neurologic Association Annual Meeting. 2009.

What to do if Your Child gets Hurt

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.

Injury during Everyday Play

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:

  • Remain calm and comfort the child.
  • Limit movement of the injured body part. For example, you can rest it on a pillow.
  • Elevate an injury above the level of the heart. If it’s a wrist injury, for instance, the child can put his wrist across his body when lying down or prop it up on a few pillows.
  • Apply ice periodically over the first 48 hours. Use an ice pack for about 20 minutes three or four times a day. Do not put ice directly on the skin. Use a thin towel or cloth between the skin and the ice pack.
  • Use an over-the-counter pain medication such as children’s acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain.

Dr. Doyle says signs of a serious injury that warrant a visit to a doctor or emergency room include:

  • A sudden injury that causes severe pain.  If you suspect a fracture, obtain prompt medical attention.
  • The inability to move or put pressure on an arm or leg.
  • A limb that looks deformed compared to the other side.
  • Excessive swelling or bleeding.
  • Numbness or tingling in the fingers or toes of the injured limb.
  • Discoloration of the toes or fingers, as this could indicate a vascular injury (injury to arteries supplying blood to the extremity).
  • Pain that is still present after a couple of days, even though the child has been resting and taking over-the-counter pain medication. 

Injury while Playing a Sport

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:

  • Significant  bleeding 
  • Possible dislocation 
  • Visible  deformity 
  • Uncontrollable pain 
  • Inability to bear  weight 

Sports Injury Prevention

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.