View map

Dr. Vadim Kushnerik, MD

Anesthesiologist, Pain Management Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Kushnerik provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services with state of the art equipment and technology. We use the latest techniques and management protocols with over fifteen years of experience as leader in the specialty of pain medicine. “Pain Relief Is Our Goal” At our center we are dedicated to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of pain. Finding the cause and effectively treating your pain is our primary goal. Our physicians will work with you and your primary care doctor to diagnose and correct your pain problem or design a treatment plan to decrease your pain and increase your level of function. Dr. Vadim Kushnerik is a Pain Management Specialist, treating patients in New York City and the surrounding communities. He graduated from Stony Brook Medical School. He completed internship in Internal Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He completed residency in Anesthesiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center. He completed fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center and at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center. In the office you will find spoken English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese. Dr. Kushnerik treats patients for a variety of pain related conditions including, migraine, pain medicine injection, back pain, arthritis and joint pain, and much more.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Pain Management Specialist
  • Anesthesiologist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Stony Brook, Doctor of Medicine
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center, Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, Residency in Anesthesiology
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Internship in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • The Neuropathy Association

Awards and publications

  • V. Kushnerik, G. Altman, P. Gozenput. “Pharmacology of steroids used during epidural steroid injections.” Techniques in Regional Anesthesia & Pain Management, 2009. Volume 13, Issue 4, October 2009.
  • S. Zhovtis, V. Kushnerik, A. Klapper, R. Valdes, G. Del Priore. “Spinal Cord Stimulator for the Treatment of Refractory Pelvic Pain, Bladder Pain, Low Back Pain, Legs Pain, Bladder Incontinence and Vulvodynia in a Woman with Spina Bifida Occulta.” In press.
  • A. Nair, A. Klapper, V. Kushnerik, I. Margulis, G. Del Priore. “Spinal Cord Stimulator for the Treatment of a Woman with Vulvovaginal Burning and Deep Pelvic Pain.” Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2008 Feb; 111 (2):545-7.

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
See you again
Scheduling hero

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1740244771

Office locations

WallStreetPainRelief Dr. Kushnerik Pain Management

124 East 40th Street, Suite 402 (Corner of Lex and 40th)

New York, NY 10016

WallStreetPainRelief Dr. Kushnerik Pain Management

80 Broad Street, Suite 1401

New York, NY 10004

WallStreetPainRelief Dr. Kushnerik Pain Management

369 Lexington Ave, 16 Floor

New York, NY 10016

Patient reviews
All reviews have been submitted by patients after seeing the provider. For more information, check out our Patient Knowledge Base.
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I was able to get an appointment with Dr. Kushnerik same day for the time I needed. I have chronic neck pain for 6+ years and got a complete evaluation and injections, walking out almost pain free. I was also ableto get an MRI authorized right away and referred me to physical therapy and acupuncture in the same office. Thank you!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He is very thorough however the wait time is ridiculous. Even if you made your appointment weeks in advance they constantly allow those in for prescriptions who just called ahead Very poor set up.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Kushnerik is a true professional! His knowledge, skill and manner with patients is exemplary! Other co-professionionals and office staff members were courteuos, efficiient and patient-focused!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Finally someone listened to me and took my pain seriously!
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very gentle and comprehensive approach to chronic pain. I've been seeing Dr kushnerick since 2011 and he has helped me overcome chronic pain by a means that is healthy and effective.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr Kushnerik is a wonderful physician. He goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable. He is a true professional. I have been seeing him for awhile and am always well taken care of. I would recommend him to anyone without any hesitation.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The staff was very helpful in setting up the appointment. Doctor was very thorough in his diagnosis and explaining options. Would definitely recommend to anybody having chronic back/neck issues. Only downside was I had to wait 30-40 minutes to be seen, but definitely worth the wait.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was very knowledgeable about what could be causing my pain. The wait was excruciatingly long, but everyone else in the waiting room said he was worth it, and they were right.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr Kushnerik is very attentive and knowledgeable, his staff of physical therapist's are all amazing, helpful and very kind full of great advice and options for different ways to deal with an assortment of aliments.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Far too many patients scheduling all wrong.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The wait in the office was way too long . He must be fantastic for so many people to be willing to wait. The office appeared to be clean, staff friendly. It's just so busy there
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Pain
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He's the most understanding doctor that truly care for his patients. I've been through a lot of pain from being an athlete and have gotten many opinions from other pm doctors, and he's by far the best one!
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Highly recc tough doctor,Does whats best for clients,great staff family feeling when treating.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
he was very caring, informative and willing to help
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I am very satisfied with the doctor and his stuff. However, I had to have an argument that I had filled forms online and do no have to fill them again.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Tania, the receptionist had a horrible disposition. She told me that there was an hour wait. When I complained, Tania asked if I have never waited in a doctor's office. Tania makes Dr. Kushnerik look unprofessional. It was over 2 hours past my appointment time.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Kushnerik is more than an excellent Pain Management Specialist. He is a professional who is caring, attentive, informative & will never make you feel rushed when meeting with him. He is determined to take the journey to total wellness withyou. He is a specialist who makes time to see as many patients as possible. Despite the overload, his staff (specifically Tanya, Office Manager & Yesenia, Clinical Assistant) are well-qualified, very friendly, courteous, professional & top-rate. They share the spirit of caring exemplified by Dr. Kushnerik. Highly recommended.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
dr. kushneric is fantastic and is highly gentle with his approach to pain. he is soo good that his patient load is massive, which is one reason that his ability to see patients leads to a long office wait, but it is well worth the visit.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Excellent doctor, super smart, and rational in his approach toward treatment, meaning he did not try to push unnecessary tests or procedures.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I had seen this doctor a while ago regarding some pains. He had sent me to get an MRI and after evaluation suggested surgery. I would have preferred a doctor who would have presented all possible options before suggesting surgery.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
positive - listened and advised with true interest
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The advice that Dr. Kushnerik gave was fine. I found it a little off putting that he did not make eye contact until he examined me and was instead asking me a series of questions while looking only at his computer screen.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Once I was seen, Dr. Kushnerik was great. Very helpful and friendly. However, I did have to wait over an hour, and the receptionist told me that wait time was common.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was very understanding and kind
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very concerned, skilled and peofession Dr. The wait time is not a reflection of him. He's in high demand. That's usually what happens when you're a great Dr.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very knowledgeable. I felt as if he had known me for years. Very clear on methods of treatment for my specific ailment. Hope to be pain-free soon.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
show all reviews
ZocdocFind a Pain Management SpecialistDr. Vadim Kushnerik, MD