Dr. Lisa R. Witkin, MD

Dr. Lisa R. Witkin, MD

Interventional Pain Physician at Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care

Meet Dr. Lisa R. Witkin, MD

Dr. Lisa R. Witkin is a double-board certified physician, in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, who specializes in Interventional Pain Management. She is the Site Director of Pain Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital and currently sees patients at both the Pain Medicine Division's Downtown Office as well as the Weill Greenberg Center Eastside Office. Dr. Witkin is also the Site Director at Weill Cornell for the Tri-Institutional Pain Medicine Fellowship.

In 2015, Dr. Witkin was selected by her peers as one of Super Doctors New York 'Rising Stars' — an honor roll of the top New York doctors in more than 30 specialties who have been fully licensed for 10 years or less.

Dr. Witkin practices evidence-based medicine and uses a multidisciplinary approach in collaboration with Neurosurgery, Neurology, Orthopedic Surgery, Psychiatry, Rehabilitative Medicine, and complimentary and alternative medical specialists. Active not only in patient care but also in research, she has numerous publications and presentations to her credit.

Dr. Lisa R. Witkin is an anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician with Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care.

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How Dr. Lisa R. Witkin, MD Can Help You


  • Interventional Pain Physician
  • Anesthesiologist


  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 2004
  • M.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2008


  • Acute Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy / Leg Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Conditions


  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Diet And Nutritional Counseling
  • Electrotherapy
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Facet Rhizotomy Injections
  • Injections / Blocks
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Medial Branch Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Testing
  • Non-Surgical Treatment and Diagnosis
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medications
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiofrequency Procedures
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Ultrasound
  • Upper Cervical Specific Techniques

Accolades for Dr. Lisa R. Witkin, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Site Director of Pain Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital
  • Certificate, IHI Change Conference, 2016
  • WCMC Healthcare Leadership Fellow, 2015-2016
  • Leadership Cert., Harvard School Public Health, 2015
  • Mentored Clinical Research Training Program, 2014-2015

Professional Affiliations

  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • New York State Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  • New York Society Of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • North American Neuromodulation Society
  • American Pain Society

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Board Certified in Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology


  • New York-Presbyterian Teacher of Year, 2014-2015
  • Super Doctors New York Rising Stars list, 2015
  • Fundamentals of Pain Management Scholarship

Office Information for Dr. Lisa R. Witkin, MD

1305 York Avenue
10th Floor
New York, NY 10021
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Primary Location:

1305 York Avenue
10th Floor
New York, NY 10021


Monday: 8:30- 5:00
Tuesday: 8:30 - 5:00
Wednesday: 8:30 - 5:00
Thursday: 8:30 - 5:00
Friday: 8:30 - 5:00

Visit the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care Website

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna (PPO, Medicare, HMO)
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell (POS)
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield (PPO, HMO, EPO)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
  • Other insurances accepted – call for full list

Additional Locations

156 William Street
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038
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Profile last updated: July 8, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.