Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD

Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD

Pain Medicine and Management Physician at Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care

Meet Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD

Dr. Shakil Ahmed is board-certified in Anesthesia and is fellowship trained and board-certified in Interventional Pain Medicine. He has extensive experience in treating a range of pain issues, including cancer pain, neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, chronic spinal pain, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and musculoskeletal pain of the back and neck.

Dr. Ahmed specializes in minimally invasive procedures to treat musculoskeletal pain, including injections,radiofrequency ablation, implantation of intrathecal pumps and implantation of spinal cord stimulators. He is an active participant in clinical research regarding spinal cord stimulation, and has published textbook chapters on cancer pain and journal articles on regional blocks.

Dr. Ahmed earned his medical degree from Khyber Medical College, University of Peshawar. He had his surgical training in England and was awarded the Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK. He completed his Anesthesia residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and completed his fellowship in the Quad-Institutional Pain Medicine Fellowship Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He works closely with referring providers and colleagues in neurology, neurosurgery and rehabilitation medicine to provide patients with individualized treatment plans using evidence-based medicine. Dr. Ahmed’s goals are to optimize pain control, enhance function, and improve quality of life.

Dr. Shakil Ahmed is a pain management physician with Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care.

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New York, NY

How Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD Can Help You


  • Pain Medicine and Management Physician
  • Anesthesiologist

Years in Practice

  • 15 Years


  • M.B.B.S., Khyber Medical College, Pakistan
  • F.R.C.S., Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glagow, UK


  • Acute Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine Conditions
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spinal Disorders
  • Whiplash
  • Work Injuries


  • Discography
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Injections / Blocks
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Intrathecal Pain Pump Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Radiofrequency Procedures
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Spinal Cord Stimuation

Accolades for Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology - Weill Cornell, New York, NY
  • Medical Director, Tri-Institutional Pain Fellowship Program

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Medicine
  • New York State Society of Anesthesiologists
  • International Association for the Study of Pain

Board Certifications

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


  • Best Pain Fellow Teacher Award
  • Best Teacher Award - Anesthesiology Residency

Office Information for Dr. Shakil Ahmed, MD

240 East 59th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022
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Primary Location:

240 East 59th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022


Monday: 8:00 - 6:00
Tuesday: 8:00 - 6:00
Wednesday: 8:00 - 6:00
Thursday: 8:00 - 6:00
Friday: 8:00 - 6:00

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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Emblem Health
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Health Care
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Profile last updated: November 10, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.