Dr. Lisa R. Witkin, MD

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

Meet Dr. Lisa R. Witkin, MD

Dr. Witkin is a board-certified and fellowship-trained interventional pain physician with Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care.

She provides expert care for spine disorders, acute and chronic post-surgical pain, cancer-related pain, neuropathic pain, and chronic regional pain syndrome.

Dr. Witkin at a Glance

  • Dr. Witkin's goal is to take a multi-pronged and customized approach to care for each individual. This may include medications, physical and occupational therapy, behavioral medicine, and minimally invasive interventional therapies. More advanced interventions, such as spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal pump therapy, may also be offered.
  • She was recognized on the Super Doctors New York "Rising Stars" list (2015).

Dr. Witkin is equipped to help alleviate your pain and improve your quality of life.

Dr. Witkin is a member of 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
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc
  • Joint Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain/Neuralgia
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica/Radiculopathy/Leg Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Conditions
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Diet and Nutrition Counseling
  • Electrotherapy
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Injections/Blocks
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Nerve Testing
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiofrequency Procedures
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Ultrasound
  • Upper Cervical Specific Technique

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 Driving Directions

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

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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

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