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Yury Khelemsky, MD Email Yury Khelemsky

Pain Management
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    • Positions
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine
    • Specialty
    • Pain Management
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • Mount Sinai Queens
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Phone
    • Faculty Practice Associates 212-241-6372

Dr. Khelemsky is the Program Director of The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Pain Medicine Fellowship and serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is also the Chair of the Pain Medicine Committee of the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists. His clinical practice focuses on the interventional treatment of headache, neck pain, and low back pain. 

Dr. Khelemsky was named as a Metro and Regional Top Doctor in Pain Medicine in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 by Castle Connolly.

Dr. Khelemsky has also been named by New York SuperDoctors (New York Times Magazine) as one of the top doctors in New York for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. The number of doctors receiving this honor is limited to approximately 5% of the region's active physicians.

He is the recipient of the 2020 Cullman Family Award for Excellence in Physician Communication - ranking in the top 1% nationally.

His recently published book, Academic Pain Medicine, is the standard text for Mount Sinai's ACGME Accredited Pain Fellowship Program. 

He has been cited in the Washington Post, AARP Magazine, Healthline, SELF, Reuters and numerous other publications. 

Keywords:  interventional headache medicine, neck pain, herniated disc, sciatica, back pain, ultrasound, radiofrequency

Call 212-241-6372 for appointment. 

Clinical Focus

  • Back Pain
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Epidural Injection
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disk
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Pressure Headache
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Nerve blocks
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain
  • Pain Reduction Exercise
  • Pain Rehabilitation
  • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
  • Post-Laminectomy Pain Syndrome
  • Pulsed Radiofrequency Ablation Procedures For Control Of Pain
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Ablation Procedures For Control Of Pain
  • Rehabilitation Management
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles
  • Spinal And Epidural Anesthesia
  • Spinal Corticosteroid Injection
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sports Medicine
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)

Research Topics

Anesthesia, Headache, Pain, Rehabilitation, Spine


MD, Jefferson Medical College

Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery

Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Fellowship, Weill Cornell Medical Center/NY Presby Hosp

Internship, St. Luke's Roosevelt Medical Center

MD, Jefferson Medical College

Residency, The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Internship, Internal Medicine
St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital

Residency, Clinical Anesthesiology
Mount Sinai Hospital

Fellowship, Pain Management
New York Presbyterian Hosp-Cornell