Pain Management Specialist | Interventional Pain Medicine1175 Montauk Hwy Suite 6 West Islip NY, 11795
Dr. Amit Sharma is a board certified physician who specializes in interventional pain management. Dr. Sharma is the Director of the Pain Program at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, and also serves as its Chairman of the Division of Pain Medicine for the Department of Anesthesiology. Recognized by his peers for his skills and commitment, Dr. Sharma has been selected by Castle Connolly as one of the Top Doctors in the US for Pain Medicine for the last several years. He was also recognized recently by New York Magazine and Newsday as a Best Doctor in his field. He has also consistently received the “Patients Choice Awards” and “Compassionate Doctor Award” for many years. He is a lifetime member of American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and a member of numerous national and international pain societies.
Dr. Sharma did his residency in anesthesiology at The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University in New York City. On completion, he was rewarded as the best resident of the year. He then obtained fellowship training in interventional pain medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He was honored with Pfizer best fellow of the year by Johns Hopkins. Dr. Sharma served as an Assistant Professor at Columbia University prior to going in private practice. Having performed over 18,000 interventional procedures over the past few years, Dr. Sharma specializes in the diagnosis and management of back and neck problems, along with neuropathic and cancer pain. He also has special interest in ischemic pain and peripheral vascular disease related issues. He has an expertise in neuromodulation (spinal cord stimulation), intrathecal drug delivery systems, minimally invasive spine procedures (Kyphoplasty, Intradiscal Electrothermy, Nucleoplasty, MILD) and radiofrequency ablative procedures.
Along with the other physicians at SpineCare Long Island, he is a strong proponent of non-operative options such as physical therapy and acupuncture. Dr. Sharma is well published in peer-reviewed journals and has authored numerous textbook chapters. He has been invited as a guest speaker at several national pain meetings. He has also done research in the field of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS or RSD). His team at Johns Hopkins was provided a financial grant to conduct the largest study on CRPS patients which was published in a renowned journal. Having served as a teaching faculty, training residents and fellow doctors, Dr. Sharma carries the passion of education with him. He believes in educating patients and spends time explaining every aspect of their treatment plan with them.
Education and Training
Columbia University Anesthesiology 2004
The Johns Hopkins University Interventional Pain Medicine 2005
Pain Medicine (Anesthesiology)
Amit Sharma's Expert Contributions
Your Spine Team
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Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Chairman, Division of Pain Management Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center 2012 - 2018
- Castle Connelly Top Doctor 2020 Castle Connelly
- Castle Connelly Top Doctor 2019 Castle Connelly
- Castle Connelly Top Doctor 2018 Castle Connelly
- Castle Connelly Top Doctor 2017 Castle Connelly
- American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Areas of researchOutcomes of Spine Surgery and Neuromodulation
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