message from the director

Pain is an unpleasant and sometimes debilitating physical and emotional experience that, at one time or another, affects everyone. While most of us experience pain in association with an acute injury or medical problem, an unfortunate few go on to develop pain as a chronic condition. A chronic affliction, pain can be very complex and its treatment is often equally complicated leading some to speak of the "battle" against pain.

Those of us who staff the Pain Medicine Center strive to win this battle against pain. We are a group of highly trained, energetic and motivated professionals with the expertise to treat even the most difficult pain problem. Along with consultants from the many departments at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, one of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world, we employ the latest techniques and technology to fight pain.

We invite you to carefully explore our website. We are confident that you will not find a more qualified and committed group anywhere.


Michael Weinberger, MD


Columbia University Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology