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Houman Danesh

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Anesthesiology
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Rehabilitation Medicine
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Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Pain Management

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Focus

Education

  • MD, Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    Long Island College Hospital

  • Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Fellowship, Pain Management
    Mount Sinai Hospital

Biography

    Houman Danesh, MD, is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychobiology, and Georgetown University, where he obtained a Master’s degree in Physiology and Biophysics. He completed his medical School training at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.

    Following a medical internship at Long Island College Hospital, Dr. Danesh completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mount Sinai and additionally completed his Fellowship in Pain Medicine at Mount Sinai.

    Dr. Danesh is also certified in Medical Acupuncture. He has given grand rounds on the benefits of yoga for low back pain and is also actively involved in research of yoga, acupuncture, and pain management.

    Dr. Danesh has a particular interest in combining the benefits of interventional pain management (including transforaminal epidural injections, facet blocks, spinal cord stimulator trials, kyphoplasty, and ablations) with acupuncture, guasha, yoga, cupping, and physical therapy. He has spearheaded the creation of the Division of Integrative Pain Management that he is directing within the Mount Sinai FPA Pain Management practice.

    Dr. Danesh’s background and his approach to pain management provide an individualized integrative approach to helping patients in pain.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr.Danesh is not currently required to report Industry relationships.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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