Dr. David Spinner is an Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine (Mount Sinai) and the Director of Pain Management for the Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance (Mount Sinai); he is also the Department’s Site Director for all Downtown and Brooklyn. Dr. Spinner is the Director of Public Relations at the World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography and a Board Examiner of Certified Interventional Pain Sonologists.
He is originally from New York City and a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science. He went on to attend Emory University. While at Emory, he completed research in the prestigious applied physiology laboratory researching interactions between the musculoskeletal system, spinal cord and central pattern generation. Dr. Spinner went on to attend medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed his internship at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and his residency at the Icahn School of Medicine. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Spinner went on to complete an Interventional Pain Fellowship at Harvard University’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Harvard Spine Center, winner of the pain medicine fellowship excellence award in 2015 by The American Academy of Pain Medicine.
Dr. Spinner is one of the first physicians in the country to become certified in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasonography and lectures nationally on musculoskeletal interventions. He was the lead editor for the first textbook on the topic, Atlas of Ultrasound Guided Musculoskeletal Injections. He also has numerous publications in various textbooks and journals.
Having been trained in a Rehabilitation Medicine Program, an Anesthesia Pain Fellowship and at the Harvard Spine Center, he performs a wide variety musculoskeletal pathologies with a focus on advanced spine interventions, minimally invasive spine surgery and ultrasound guided interventions. He has a unique approach to treating both acute and chronic pain.