NYSIPP’s mission is physician, patient, government and payer education and
advocacy that supports delivery of effective, safe and appropriate practice of
interventional pain medicine by NY State physicians to improve the function
and quality of life of their patients.

The New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (NYSIPP) was formed in 2010 and has developed into a premier pain society for pain physicians practicing in NY state that aims to educate the public, physicians, allied health practitioners and New York state’s government and health insurance officials about accessible, effective and safe multimodal pain medicine specialty care that aims to improve the physical and psychosocial function of the patients that we serve.

NYSIPP is a state chapter of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP). However, just like our parent organization, we are not just about interventions. Through it’s educational and political activities, NYSIPP advocates to enable patients ready access to pain medicine practices to allow NY state citizens the care that they need. Through our local and NY state-level educational, legislative, carrier advisory activities, peer-reviewed publications and with the help of our colleagues in NJ and surrounding states, we make your voice heard where it needs to be heard.




Executive Director
Sudhir Diwan, MD


Brian Durkin, MD


President – Elect
Kenneth Chapman, MD


Immediate Past President & Treasurer
Edward Rubin, MD



Past President
Christopher Gharibo, MD


Karina Gritsenko, MD


Political Action Committee Members

Kenneth Chapman, MD
Sudhir Diwan, MD
Christopher Gharibo, MD
Edward Rubin, MD
Bob Tiso, MD


Michelle Byers

Directors at Large

Yury Khelemsky, MD
Jeffrey Ngeow, MD
Neel Mehta, MD
Gerald Degregoris, MD
Luis Fandos, MD
Aruna Julie Sahoo, MD
Karan Johar, MD
Fahad Khan, MD
Leon Reyfman, MD
Anne Marie Stillwell, MD
Kristopher Padjen, MD
Patrick Annello, MD

Council of Residents / Fellows

Jay Shah, MD – Pain Fellow at Weill Cornell
Richard Zhu, MD – Pain Fellow at Weill Cornell
Jamal Khan, MD – PM&R Resident at Stony Brook University
Katherine Bridenenback, MD – Anesthesia Resident at Mt. Fiore Medical Center
Ajax Yang, MD – PM&R Resident at Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Anokhi Mehta, MD –  Anesthesiology Resident at Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Hersh Patel, MD –  Pain Fellow at NYU Pain Fellowship Program
Alopi Patel, MD –  Resident at Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Dustin Liebling, MD – Anesthesiology Resident at Monte Fiore Medical Center

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