When treating pain patients, Dr. Chapman works in close collaboration with referring physicians including neurologists, internists, and surgeons in an effort to avoid or potentially delay surgery, as well as to facilitate in making an unavoidable surgery more precise.
Dr. Chapman, the Director of the Spine & Pain Institute of New York is a board certified physician in Pain Management and Anesthesiology. He completed his Anesthesiology residency at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. Interventional Pain Management Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and Dr. Chapman has privileges at Staten Island University Hospital in addition to NYU Langone Medical Center. He is the current director of pain management at Staten Island University Hospital which is connected to the North Shore LIJ system, where he leads a team of seven pain physicians. Dr. Chapman teaches residents and fellows the field of pain management and is actively involved in lecturing nationally and internationally. Dr. Chapman frequently serves as a pain management board examiner for certification on the Fellowship of Interventional Pain Practice Pain Boards. He has won numerous peer validated awards including “America’s Best Anesthesiologists” and “Most Compassionate Doctors.” While in the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Chapman won the “Ethlene R. Smith’s Most Outstanding Fellow” award. He was voted to be a NYS Interventional Pain Society delegate and also serves as an interventional pain management representative on the advisory board to the NYS Worker’s Compensation Board, where he is writing the current worker’s compensation guidelines. Dr. Chapman is also the president of the NYS Pain Management PAC. Dr. Chapman volunteers two days a month on Staten Island at the Medical Arts Pavilion clinic in Staten Island Hospital North and the Community Health Center on Port Richmond Avenue at clinics for uninsured or underinsured patients. As a native Staten Islander he gets great satisfaction from helping in the care of its underserved communities. When treating patients with pain, he works in close collaboration with referring physicians including neurologists, internists, and surgeons in an effort to potentially delay or avoid surgery, whilst also facilitating in making an unavoidable surgery more precise. Dr. Chapman is recognized for his expertise in minimally invasive treatment modalities for spinal stenosis and herniated discs. His practice was involved in the pivotal study on the MILD (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression) procedure and is also at the forefront of pain management treatments such as endoscopic discectomy for painful herniated discs and endoscopic radiofrequency ablation for patients that have failed conventional radiofrequency. Dr. Chapman is considered a thought leader in spinal cord stimulation and an expert in stimulation (SCS) for the treatment of pelvic pain. Dr. Chapman also treats painful peripheral neuropathies including occipital neuralgia, painful lateral femoral cutaneous neuralgia (meralgia paresthetica), facial neuralgias, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) and other intractable pain syndromes. Dr. Chapman is a sports enthusiast, closely following the NFL and NBA. He also speaks Chinese (Mandarin).