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Faye Rim, MD, FAAPMR

Pain Management, Physiatry

Faye Rim, MD, FAAPMR

Dr. Faye Rim is a board certified physiatrist and pain management specialist within the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management. Dr. Rim received her medical degree from New York Medical College and completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She also completed a fellowship focused on pain medicine and palliative care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Prior to joining Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), Dr. Rim served as Chief of Pain and Palliative Medicine at Metropolitan Hospital.

Dr. Rim oversees the hospital's presurgical screening pain program, where she treats patients with complex pain and controlled substance tolerance. She also works on improving preoperative screenings to ensure optimum pain management for all orthopedic patients.

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Medical Director, Presurgical Chronic Pain Management, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery


Special Expertise

Opioid safety


American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Association of Academic Physiatrists
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine



Insurance Information

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Emblem Selectcare
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.


New York Medical College, 2002


Westchester Medical Center, 2003


Mount Sinai Medical Center, 2006


Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2007


Hospice and Palliative Medicine Subspecialty Through ABIM
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Medical Specialties

State Licensure

New York

Patient Education by Dr. Rim on HSS.edu

Selected Books/Chapters

Sonnenblick E, Frishman WH, Sica, DA. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapeutics. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, Medical Pub. Division. 2003. Rim, F. Imidazoline Receptor Agonist Drugs for the Treatment of Systemic Hypertension and Congestive Heart Failure. pp. 515-526.

Sonnenblick E, Frishman WH, Sica, DA. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapeutics. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, Medical Pub. Division. 2003. Rim, F. Innovative Drug Targets for Treating Cardiovascular Disease: Adhesion Molecules, Cytokines, Neuropeptide Y, Calcineurin, Bradykinin, Urotensin, and Heat Shock Protein. pp. 705-740.

Selected Publications

Rikabi M, MacNichol O, Rim F, Chalabi J. "Use of methylnaltrexone in opioid induced chronic constipation and rectal prolapse." AAPM 2015 ANNUAL MEETING ABSTRACTS. Pain Medicine, 16: (3) 558-622.

Siefferman J, Narcisse ZA; Mogilevsky M, Rim F. Lipoma-Associated Neuropathic Pain: A Report of Two Cases. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: April 2011; Volume 90(4): ppg a116-117.

McNamara J, Shinkazh N, Rim,F, Sunga R, Cristian A. Methadone-associated QTc Interval Prolongation at Doses Utilized for Chronic Pain: a small study. Pharmacy and Therapeutic, 2011 February; 36 (2): 78-85

Selected Presentations

Panelist: Palliative Care Throughout the Community: A Continuum. New York Law School Conference Center. November 2, 2016.

Panelist: 28th Annual International Symposium on Achieving Health Equity Through Community Partnerships. Innovations in Community Based Participatory Research. April 13, 2015.

Poster: Paraneoplastic Neurologic Syndrome vs. Delirum: a case report. Toro, R, Rim F, 2017 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care. Phoenix, AZ, February 22, 2017.

Poster: Disparities in Palliative Care among Minorities and Underserved Older Adults. Fay Rim, MD, Daniel S. Gardner, PhD, LCSW, Meredith Doherty, LCSW, Jonathan Ruiz. 2nd Annual Health Disparities Symposium, NYU Langone Medical Center, NY, NY, October 18, 2016.