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Faye Rim, MD, FAAPMR

Pain Management, Physiatry
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About Dr. Rim

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 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.


Special Expertise

Opioid safety


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Medical Director, Presurgical Chronic Pain Management, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Attending Physician in Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Attending Physiatrist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College


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


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


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

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Rim

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles

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 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 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.


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of May 11, 2024, Dr. Rim reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.