Shakil Ahmed, MB

Shakil Ahmed, MB

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
60 y/o

Accepting new patients

Shakil Ahmed, MB is a pain medicine specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Khyber Medical College in 1981 and specializes in pain medicine.Read his story

Cornell Pain Medicine Center

1305 York Ave Fl 10

New York, NY 10021
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst

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Top Care Areas


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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Shakil Ahmed's bio

This content was provided by Shakil Ahmed "Dr. Shakil Ahmed is the Medical Director of the Division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology, and Director of the Tri-Institutional Pain Fellowship Program. He joined the Anesthesiology Dept of New York Weill Cornell Center in 2002 after graduating from the anesthesia residency program at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Prior to achieving Board Certification in Anesthesiology from the American Board of Anesthesiology, he completed his surgical training in the UK, where he was awarded the Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. He developed a particular interest in the management of complex pain during his neurosurgical training at the Liverpool Pain Center. Dr. Ahmed works actively with the Jay Monahan Center to develop pain treatment strategies for gastrointestinal malignancies including pancreatic cancer, stomach and colorectal cancer. He has a special interest in developing a comprehensive cancer pain program in collaboration with his oncology colleagues. He has co-authored several publications, including book chapters on cancer pain and regional anesthesia techniques. In addition to cancer pain, Dr. Ahmed has clinical expertise in chronic back pain, acute pain, neuropathic pain, post-herpetic neuralgia, phantom limb pain, pelvic pain, headaches, post-laminectomy pain syndrome, and chronic pain from degenerative joint diseases. He is expert at performing diagnostic and therapeutic spinal injections, discography, percutaneous discectomy, vertebroplasty, cryotherapy, implantation of spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pumps, and pulsed and thermal radiofrequency neurolysis. Dr. Ahmed specializes in the management of cancer pain, as well as chronic and acute non-cancer pain. Dr. Ahmed believes in providing comprehensive care for his patients. Integral to his practice is the pursuit of cutting edge pain techniques including spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency neurolysis, intrathecal pain therapies, percutaneous disc decompression, and non-invasive laser therapy. Dr. Ahmed is actively involved in medical research and is the principal investigator in research collaboration for the advancement of state-of-the-art pain technologies. He has co-authored several publications on cancer pain and regional anesthesia techniques and is actively involved in the fellowship training program, resident training, grand rounds and case conferences. He has been invited by The American-Austrian Foundation as a visiting professor, to teach pain medicine to physicians from eastern European countries. Dr. Ahmed has performed charity work as a medical officer for the International Rescue Committee for Afghan refugees displaced by the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. Dr. Ahmed began his medical career as a surgeon before specializing in Anesthesiology. He joined the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College as a Pain Medicine physician in the Anesthesiology Department in 2002. He began his New York Presbyterian Hospital training as a burn fellow. He then went on to complete his residency in anesthesiology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University in 2001, finishing his Pain Medicine Fellowship at the Weill Cornell campus in 2002. Dr. Ahmed received his MBBS from Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan in 1981. He completed his surgical training in the UK, where he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Shakil Ahmed "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "


  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Khyber Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Shakil Ahmed has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Shakil Ahmed's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Shakil Ahmed to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Shakil Ahmed's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in New York
A very gentle man with empathy for his patients. Typically on time, Friendly staff members.
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in Hartsdale, NY
I've known Dr. Ahmed for more than 3 years. He has the best bedside manner. He cares about your pain and he always asks me if I need anything at the end of my appt. I've worked with him to try to reduce my neck pain and I never want to give up until there's a way to reduce my pain levels and...more
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in CT
The best word to describe Dr. AHMED is: KIND. But that’s only where it starts. He’s also knowledgeable, experienced and a consummate professional. He never acts as though he’s rushing; he takes whatever time is necessary to provide whatever care is required — and he is always respectful. I...more
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in Kerhonkson, NY
A very kind gentle knowledgeable physician. Takes the time necessary for the patient I recommend him without any reservations whatsoever. And I am a retired physician.
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in New York, NY
An incredible doctor, kind, educated, experienced with enormous patience. Dr. Ahmed's entire staff are wonderful. If not for Dr. Ahmad I would not be able to walk, workout and enjoy a healthy pain- free existence. NY Presbyterian is the best hospital in the North East.
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