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Dr. Kimberlly Sackheim, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU Langone Health
Dr. Sackheim has many medical trainee followers including Dr. Kim, the founder of BestDocz. Dr. Kim speaks very highly of Dr. Sackheim as a pain physician that he can trust with his own family members. She has perhaps, some of the most impressive awards and consistent level of excellence in ratings (by her patients). One of the many awards that she received includes Top 1% Physician Awards 2019. 
Dr. Sackheim has won numerous awards over the years. She has won Top 10 doctor - City, which is chosen by millions of patients visiting Vitals each year. She has also won Compassionate Doctor Award as 5-year Honoree, in recognition of the physicians with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This unique award is granted to only a few physicians in the United States.
At the Rusk Rehabilitation Residency Program graduation event on June 19th, 2019, she received an award for being the Teacher of The Year.
It is with great honor to have Dr. Sackheim listed as a member here on BestDocz. 
8 East 83rd st suite 1A 
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Please Click Here to learn more about Dr. Sackheim and what her patients said about her. She is one of the best-rated physicians in the United States 

Dr. David Rosenblum, MD


Clinical Assistant Professor 

Department of Anesthesiology

SUNY Downstate Medical Center 

Director of Pain Management

Maimonides Medical Center


Dr. David Rosenblum is currently the director of Pain Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center and sees outpatients at his various office locations.  He is dual board certified in Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.  He completed a fellowship in interventional pain medicine at New York University, where he also underwent three years of training in Anesthesia.  

David Rosenblum, M.D. is a leader in the fields of interventional pain medicine and regional anesthesiology.  His particular interests include regional anesthesia and ultrasound-guided nerve blocks.  He has developed numerous protocols and policies to ensure the safe proliferation of anesthesia and pain management.  He currently represents the Maimonides department of anesthesia in the development of programs for ensuring adequate pain control of obstetric, orthopedic, cancer and other patients.

Dr. Rosenblum is a founder of

Please click here to learn more about Dr. Rosenblum and his team at AABP Integrative Pain Care 




Dr. Nitin Sekhri, MD
Medical Director, Pain Management: Department of Anesthesiology

Advanced Physician Services

Westchester Medical Center 

Dr. Sekhri obtained his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He then completed his residency training in anesthesiology at Columbia and also Pain Medicine Fellowship within the same institution. Without a doubt, he is exceedingly passionate about pain medicine and medical education within pain medicine. Most importantly, he is a great physician with his friendly personality. He is extremely attentive to detail. Dr. Sekhri is a strong leader and a valued friend. He is also deeply involved as one of the leaders within the Eastern Pain Association. He cares deeply about the learning experiences of his students, residents, and fellows.

He is a kind, caring, and physician.


We are proud to have Dr. Sekhri selected as one of the best physicians-selected best doctors. 

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Dr. Naum Shaparin, MD, MBA 

Director of Pain Services at Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Immediate Past President of the Eastern Pain Association

Past Vice President  of the New York Society of Interventional Pain Physician


Dr. Shaparin is very well known to the pain medicine community as one of the most respected leading physicians in the field. As a tireless advocate for young physicians, and an inspiring leader in pain medicine, he has many young physician followers. Of note, Dr. Kim, the founder of BestDocz, is proud of identifying himself as one of Dr. Shaparin's young physician followers. Dr. Kim speaks very highly of his exceedingly superior level of mentorship and direct guidance received from Dr. Shaparin. "He is the type of physician that many young trainees hope to be in the future" - Dr. Kim, the founder of BestDocz. 


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Dr. Neel Mehta, M.D

Medical Director of Pain Medicine at the Weill-Cornell Pain Medicine Center, and New York Presbyterian Hospital

Associate Program Director of the Tri-Institutional Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship

Weill Cornell Physician Organization Operations and Planning Committee Member

Weill Cornell Medical School, Course Director in Pain Medicine


As one of the leading physicians in the field of pain management, Dr. Mehta has many followers. Among the many followers he has, the majority of them are physicians including the founder of BestDocz, Dr. Kim. We are happy to share that Dr. Mehta has been selected by his physician-colleagues as one of the “Rising Stars,” as featured in Super Doctors New York. The award is perhaps, one of the most prestigious honor rolls given only to the top New York doctors in more than 30 specialties.


Dr. Mehta is a truly inspiring leader in pain management. He is currently serving as the President-Elect of the Eastern Pain Association (EPA). The EPA, founded in 1974, has been attracting many young physicians as one of the most academically oriented organizations in pain medicine.


In addition to being an excellent doctor to every single one of his patients, Dr. Mehta is also a leading physician in many areas of research including spinal cord stimulation. He has contributed as a co-author in many textbooks on cancer pain, spinal cord stimulation, and back pain. He is confident, charismatic with a great personality. He also strikes us as calm and very humble. We expect that he will continue to gain his popularity as a role model in the medical community on a regional and national level.


We are incredibly pleased to announce Dr. Mehta to be joining us on


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Dr. Peter Lascarides, DO

Interventional Pain Management Specialist
Treasurer, Executive Committee, Eastern Pain Association

Dr. Lascarides has been very well-known to the founder of BestDocz, Dr. Kim for quite a few years (since Dr. Kim was his medical student) Dr. Kim recalls Dr. Lascarides "going out of his way" to help his medical students feel important and also maximize their learning experiences by providing excellent mentorship. He had served as a chief resident at Stony Brook University where he completed his residency training. He then completed his ACGME-accredited pain management fellowship at Montefiore Hospital. He is helping his patients to live a more fulfilling life by guiding them in the right direction and encouraging lifestyle modifications.

Dr. Lascarides has such a great personality and also a warm heart. Among his colleagues, he is known as a genuinely caring physician who is giving his 100% to every single patient that he sees in his clinical setting. 


It is with great pleasure and an honor to have Dr. Lascarides as a member of BestDocz where the physician-selected best doctors meet, develop ideas and help each other grow with one long term common goal, which is to continue to provide the best care for their patients. 
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Dr. Sean Li, MD

Pain Management Specialist 

Dr. Li is immensely respected by many, including the creator of BestDocz, Dr. Kim. Dr. Li completed his residency training in Anesthesiology at University of Michigan after finishing his general surgery internship at Mayo Clinic. He then completed his Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. He is board certified in Anesthesiology and also in Pain Medicine. 


Dr. Li is also known as a leading expert in neuromodulation therapy. He believes in the power of advancements in neuromodulation therapy which will bring in “new hope and freedom to patients who have been imprisoned by their pain.” Dr. Li has an amazing personality and cares deeply about his trainees. Dr. Li is very confident and yet, he is also known to his colleagues and patients as one of the most caring and humble physicians. He has extensive backgrounds in leadership, serving as leaders in many national pain organizations. Of note, he also served as the medical director of  Premier Pain Center. 


He has superior knowledge of basic and also clinical sciences. He has many publications, authored many book chapters. Without a doubt,  he is a remarkably intelligent and resourceful physician to his colleagues who is an expert in pain medicine with a comprehensive knowledge of the mechanisms of conditions producing pain. As a leading physician in pain, he is always "interpersonally" engaged with his patients, providing excellent patient education and counseling with patients, families, and colleagues.


It is with exceptional honor to have Dr. Sean Li here on BestDocz.


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Dr. Matthew R. Kohler, MD

Hudson Medical - Director of Regenerative Medicine
Founder and President of the ChemoCare Foundation

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology - Anesthesiology

American Board of Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine



Bachelors of Science - Emory University

Medical School - University of Virginia

Residency in Anesthesiology - Columbia University Medical Center Fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine - Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Kohler understands the need for a proven yet personalized treatment plan to alleviate his patients’ suffering. He offers a wide variety of interventions, including epidural steroid injections, facet joint blocks, sacroiliac joint injections, peripheral nerve blocks, and joint injections to help bring his patients the quality of life they are accustomed to experiencing. He has extensive research involvement and keeps current on the latest medical literature and advanced procedural techniques in order to optimize each patient’s functionality and minimize suffering.


Dr. Kohler is also a Cancer Survivor. Having undergone 18 months of chemotherapy as a teenager for Lymphoma, he is able to fully appreciate the patient perspective, which allows him to empathize completely with his clients.


As a result of his commitment to patient care and the community, Dr. Kohler is the Founder and President of the ChemoCare Foundation, an organization committed to supporting children undergoing cancer treatments. Dr. Kohler grew up in a Cuban-American family in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. In his free time, he enjoys attending concerts and art galleries, traveling abroad, and maintaining an active lifestyle.


Dr. George C. Chang Chien DO

Dr. George Chang Chien specializes in musculoskeletal medicine and comprehensive pain management. He was trained in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the #1 Ranked Rehabilitation Hospital in the United States.

He completed fellowship training in comprehensive pain medicine at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Anesthesiology Institute. Dr. Chang Chien has authored over 100 manuscripts on the diagnosis and treatment of pain and musculoskeletal conditions. He has active research in regenerative medicine applications for chronic pain, medical aesthetics, and musculoskeletal medicine. 

His professional ultrasound teaching experience in musculoskeletal and interventional pain management includes Course Director at the Cleveland Clinic Pain Medicine Annual Ultrasound Course, Course Director for the Ultrasound for Regenerative Medicine for the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) workshop, Apex Biologix, Dannemiller, and the Society for Pain Practice Management  (SPPM).  


Dr. Chang Chien specializes in regenerative medicine with expertise in platelet-rich plasma (PRP), bone marrow aspiration for stem cells (BMAC), and adipose-derived stem cells (ADSC).  He is also an expert in comprehensive pain management, non-surgical orthopedics, and functional restoration. 

He is currently the Director of Pain Management at Ventura County Medical Center, Director of Center Regenerative Medicine at Southern California University, and serves alongside Sudhir Diwan MD, as the Regenerative Medicine Section Co-Editor for Pain Physician Journal. 

It is an honor to have Dr. George C. Chang Chien as a member of the physician-selected, best physician community, BestDocz. 


Dr. Scott Maddalo, MD, MS


Interventional Pain Management

Fellowship – Interventional Pain Management NYU Langone Health

Residency – Anesthesiology NYU Langone Health

Medical School – NYU School of Medicine

BA Chemistry – Connecticut College


Dr. Maddalo is an Interventional Pain Management Specialist with extensive training in a wide variety of procedures to help treat all kinds of chronic pain syndromes. He completed a Pain Medicine Fellowship at New York University where he also completed his Anesthesiology Residency. There he learned numerous interventional techniques to help treat a wide variety of pain syndromes. 


His goal is to help alleviate patients’ pain in an opioid-free fashion utilizing the latest technology and techniques such as spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, minimally invasive interventional techniques, ultrasound and fluoroscopic guided injections in addition to other interventions. 


Additionally, Dr. Maddalo has expertise in treating patients with craniofacial pain syndromes and has special training in interventions for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and other headache syndromes using intricate procedures. He also has expertise with Botox treatments to help with certain pain conditions such as muscular dystonias and migraine headaches.


In an effort to provide the most up-to-date care, he regularly attends conferences and brings back the best data-driven treatments for his patients.


Dr. Maddalo is a member of the North American Neuromodulation Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, American Academy of Pain Medicine, Eastern Pain Association (Faculty Liaison), American Society of Anesthesiology, and New York State Society of Anesthesiologists


Dr. Meera K. Kirpekar, MD 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine
NYU Langone Health 
Education and Training

Fellowship, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Pain Management, 2018

Residency, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Anesthesiology, 2017

MD from Tulane University, 2013

As a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine at NYU Langone Health, she has such a great passion and dedication to supporting the best learning experiences of the learners in pain medicine. Also, her great personality enables learners to want to learn more. 

Dr. Kirpekar is an excellent mentor, scholar, and teacher to many medical trainees interested in pain medicine. NYU pain Fellows are in great hands: they are inspired by her creative leadership, clinical practice, and passion for providing the highest quality of education and support for the current pain Fellows.

It is such an honor to have Dr. Kirpekar as a member of BestDocz, a community for physician selected best physicians where networking and exchanges of ideas will occur through various social events with like-minded individuals with a goal to simply make things better for future patients and doctors. 

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Dr. Gary Schwartz, MD 

Education and Training

Fellowship, Mt Sinai

Residency, St Vincent’s

Union College

Dr. Schwartz is a busy interventional physician and is the director of acute pain management of AABP and Maimonides Medical Center. He serves on committees of many pain societies in addition to teaching pain management to anesthesia residents .

Dr. James Tang, MD

Interventional Pain Management
Fellowship - Interventional Pain Management at NYU Langone Health
Residency - Anesthesiology at NYU Langone Health
Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine
BS, Biomedical/Medical Engineering - Case Western Reserve University

Dr. James Tang is an Interventional Pain Physician completing his Pain Medicine fellowship at NYU Langone June 2019. He had completed his Anesthesiology Residency at NYU Langone as well. Dr. Tang's background is in Biomedical Engineering, with his undergraduate focus of study in Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Tang graduated medical school and completed his Internship in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Tang has a quite impressive list of publications and has given numerous presentations at national annual conventions such as the American Society of Anesthesiology and American Academy of Pain Medicine.
Dr. Tang's specialty interests in the field of pain medicine are aligned with Craniofacial Pain &Headache and Neuromodulation. Dr. Tang believes in function and quality as the pillars to help patients live fulfilling lives. According to Dr. Tang, "by combining advancing technology and research, we are closer and closer to achieving that goal for every patient."

It is with great pleasure and honor to have Dr. Tang invited as a member of BestDocz.


Dr. Amitabh Gulati, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology 
Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Program Director, Tri-Institutional Pain Medicine Fellowship

Dr. Amitabh Gulati is an excellent teacher in pain medicine. As the program director of the world-renowned Cornell Pain Medicine Fellowship, he cares deeply about the experiences and education of our future pain practitioners. He frequently gives lectures, both nationally and internationally, and organizes many workshops in the field of ultrasound therapeutics and guidance,  interventional procedures in the management of cancer pain and neuromodulation techniques. He does extensive research in the field of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound for the treatment of neuropathic pain and coordinates the study of interventional pain treatment paradigms for cancer pain medicine. As a high-profile, engaging national leader, he is currently serving as a board member in multiple pain organizations and is the President of the World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasound (WAPMU) and a founding member and examiner for the CIPS (Certificate of Interventional Pain Sonography).

It is with true honor to have Dr. Tang invited as a member of BestDocz.


Dr. Jason Siefferman, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine
NYU Langone Health
Medical Director, Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Program Director
Interventional Pain Management VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
Dr. Siefferman is an excellent physician, strong leader, and a valued friend. He offers a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment for anyone experiencing pain. He has numerous articles and book chapters, published in topics surrounding many conditions that he treats including neck pain, back pain, migraine, and many other areas in the field of pain medicine. Dr. Siefferman is also a great mentor, dedicated teacher, known as “the diagnostician” among medical trainees. Dr. Siefferman practices medicine with the key theme of providing the patient-centered approach, which he believes is an essential entity a doctor must have to help improve the quality of care.

The leadership team of BestDocz would like to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Siefferman for accepting our invitation to join us as a member.



Dr. Anh L. Ngo, MD, MBA

Anh L. Ngo, MD MBA, is a board-certified anesthesiologist and a Harvard trained interventional pain medicine physician at Pain Specialty Group in Newington, New Hampshire. Dr. Ngo takes a multidisciplinary approach to pain management, offering the most effective and innovative treatments available, from interventional procedures to holistic approaches, to help his patients find relief from their pain for a better quality of life.
Dr. Ngo completed his undergraduate degree from the School of Biological Sciences, Doctorate of Medicine from the School of Medicine, and Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Technology Management from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Ngo completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles and worked in private practice for a decade prior to pursuing an academic career as faculty at Harvard Medical School. He completed his fellowship training in Interventional Pain Medicine at Harvard University.
Dedicated to his profession. Dr. Ngo served as a faculty at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine and then Harvard Medical School and is currently a member of the Committee on Admissions at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ngo is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Academy of Pain Medicine, North American Neuromodulation Society, International Neuromodulation Society, American Society of Ketamine Physicians and the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience. He is trained to perform numerous specialized and advanced-pain management procedures, including spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal pump therapy, kyphoplasty, radiofrequency ablation of tumors in the vertebral spine, and minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD) procedure. Dr. Ngo performed the first-ever MILD procedure in New Hampshire Seacoast. Dr. Ngo is published nationally and internationally in academic journals and medical textbooks as well as has lectured at many professional societies and meetings, including the American Academy of Rheumatology, American Telehealth Association, and the American Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses.
Throughout his training and career, Dr. Ngo has given much of his time back to the communities he serves and has started many nonprofit organizations, including The Orange County Swim for Kids, The Vietnamese Community Camp for Kids, and UCI CampMed.

Dr. AJ Rastogi, MD 

Education and Training

Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania.

Residency, University of Pennsylvania.

University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Dr. Rastogi is the Medical Director and Co-Founder of North American Spine & Pain Consultants. He received his medical education at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. He completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania.
He highly enjoys the art and the science of practicing pain management. He considered the field a perfect fit for him early in his medical career, as it embodies the essence of being a doctor – taking away pain. He understands the importance of multi-modal therapy in treating all aspects of pain: physical and emotional.
His current focus is on advancing the state of interventional spine by investigating innovative new treatment options. Dr. Rastogi has been involved in multiple studies evaluating various cutting edge minimally invasive spinal procedures. He also completed research at The University of Virginia on the analgesic effects of anticonvulsants. He has written many chapters concerning interventional spine procedures for professional textbooks.
Dr. Rastogi is currently the national fellowship course director for multiple companies involved in developing emerging spine technology. He has trained over 400 physicians from both the US and internationally on a variety of interventional techniques.
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