Dr. Patel is board certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology. She completed her Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship and Anesthesiology residency at the prestigious Columbia University Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Patel specializes in the treatment of back and neck pain caused by arthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and pain following spine surgery. She also has expertise in treating neuropathic pain, cancer related pain; and, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) related pain, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), atypical facial pain, pelvic pain, headache and peripheral neuralgia’s. Dr. Patel offers a variety of treatment options to help eliminate pain intractable to previous therapy, including epidurals, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation and the latest minimally invasive spine procedures. To expand the breadth of treatment options offered to her patients, Dr. Patel completed training in medical acupuncture at Harvard Medical School and Brigham Women’s Hospital. She is certified by the State Medical board of New York to practice Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Patel’s practice philosophy is to blend medical innovation, evidence based medicine and compassion to meet each patient’s individual needs and goals. She strives to improve functionality and allow patients to resume an active lifestyle. Dr. Patel believes that the treatment of pain is not only a physical issue but an emotional one as well. She offers patients the personal time and care that is needed to thoroughly evaluate their pain and provide them with the most appropriate treatment. As a result of her commitment to patient care, Dr. Patel was the recipient of the Education in Anesthesiology-Health Volunteers Overseas Traveling Fellowship for 2009-2010. This is a grant to teach Anesthesia and Pain Medicine in the developing world. In addition to this, Dr. Patel has also been involved in patient advocacy through medical broadcasting and participating in documentaries in Africa and India. Dr. Patel has earned the title of Super Doctors, New York Rising Star in 2014, 2015 and 2016 in her field by the New York Times Magazine. She has been invited to speak at various conferences across the country including the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) of which she is also a faculty member. Dr. Patel is proud to serve as Director of Neurosurgical Pain in Lenox Hill and as Clinical Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. In her free time, Dr. Patel is an avid runner and exercise enthusiast. She also speaks Hindi and Gujarati.