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Midtown, New York, NY

Pain Management Physician

About Dr. Johar

“The memory of my grandmother’s surgery has guided me as a physician. It has always been important to me to give the utmost in patient care.  My experiences as a family member and doctor have strengthened my resolve to serve my community and to become someone who heals people.  I got to know my patients best not while I was inserting lines, tubes, or catheters, but when I talked to them and their families.  I realized that they found relief, if only for a few moments, knowing that we cared for them.  I strove to become a physician who provides patients with peace of mind and improves their quality of life.  If I can  alleviate my patients’ pain and suffering and set them on the path to recovery, I will have fulfilled my duty as a pain medicine doctor.  I hope to achieve these larger goals and also to perhaps one day help a young child’s loving grandmother, as someone did for me.”

Karan Johar, M.D. is one of the nation’s top pain management and rehabilitation physicians and is currently serving as the Medical Director for NYC Pain Specialists. He holds a faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Medicine, is the Chief Pain Consultant for a New England CAH (Critical Access Hospital), and has a shared appointment at Lenox Hill Hospital in the departments of Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Johar is a dual boarded physician certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as, subspecialized in Pain Medicine (American Board of Anesthesiology) with advanced expertise in spine care and fellowship training in interventional pain medicine.

As a member of both the Rehabilitation Medicine and the Pain Service, his clinical work specializes in restoring function awhile a wide array of pain.

His pain medicine subspecialty training extends his physiatric skill-set to offer a multidisciplinary approach to complex pain management. This includes treatment of cancer, neurological and musculoskeletal pain using medications, nerve blocks, intrathecal drug delivery systems, spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency techniques, and neurolytic blocks.

He has regularly supervised and taught clinical resident physicians and medical students, and is cognizant of developments on the forefront for future treatment protocols in both pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He has a research interest in neuromodulation in the management of complex pain and optimization in the quality of life.

Dr. Johar has held several leadership positions with local and national organizations and helped in projects including: rehabilitation hospital bed capacity expansion, improved resource allocation within AAPMR, risk reduction and maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations on hospital safety and leadership committees.

Although his primary interest remains with clinical medicine and medical education, he also holds an interest for increasing healthcare access to patients, organizational management in the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and being involved in scientific innovation of medical devices and interactive rehabilitation software.

Currently he sees patients at Lenox Hill Hospital, by appointment at 30 Central Park South located at Fifth Avenue, and affiliated surgery centers in Manhattan.

 

Board Certifications:

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Pain Medicine  (American Board of Anesthesiology)

 

Academic Appointment:  

Assistant Professor

Hofstra University – North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

 

Hospital Affiliations:

Lenox Hill Hospital
100 East 77th Street
New York, NY 10065

 

Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
210 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10021

 

Education:

Fellowship:   Medical College of Wisconsin – Pain Medicine

Residency:  Washington University in St. Louis / Barnes-Jewish Hospital – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Internship:  Stony Brook University – General Surgery

Medical School:  Ross University School of Medicine, MD

Undergraduate:  State University of New York at Binghamton, BS in Financial Economics

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Karan Johar, MD - New York City Pain Specialists

“The memory of my grandmother’s surgery has guided me as a physician. It has always been important to me to give the utmost in patient care.  My experiences as a family member and doctor have strengthened my resolve to serve my community and to become someone who heals people.  I got to know my patients best not while I was inserting lines, tubes, or catheters, but when I talked to them and their families.  I realized that they found relief, if only for a few moments, knowing that we cared for them.  I strove to become a physician who provides patients with peace of mind and improves their quality of life.  If I can  alleviate my patients’ pain and suffering and set them on the path to recovery, I will have fulfilled my duty as a pain medicine doctor.  I hope to achieve these larger goals and also to perhaps one day help a young child’s loving grandmother, as someone did for me.”

Karan Johar, M.D. is one of the nation’s top pain management and rehabilitation physicians and is currently serving as the Medical Director for NYC Pain Specialists. He holds a faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Medicine, is the Chief Pain Consultant for a New England CAH (Critical Access Hospital), and has a shared appointment at Lenox Hill Hospital in the departments of Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Johar is a dual boarded physician certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as, subspecialized in Pain Medicine (American Board of Anesthesiology) with advanced expertise in spine care and fellowship training in interventional pain medicine.

As a member of both the Rehabilitation Medicine and the Pain Service, his clinical work specializes in restoring function awhile a wide array of pain.

His pain medicine subspecialty training extends his physiatric skill-set to offer a multidisciplinary approach to complex pain management. This includes treatment of cancer, neurological and musculoskeletal pain using medications, nerve blocks, intrathecal drug delivery systems, spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency techniques, and neurolytic blocks.

He has regularly supervised and taught clinical resident physicians and medical students, and is cognizant of developments on the forefront for future treatment protocols in both pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He has a research interest in neuromodulation in the management of complex pain and optimization in the quality of life.

Dr. Johar has held several leadership positions with local and national organizations and helped in projects including: rehabilitation hospital bed capacity expansion, improved resource allocation within AAPMR, risk reduction and maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations on hospital safety and leadership committees.

Although his primary interest remains with clinical medicine and medical education, he also holds an interest for increasing healthcare access to patients, organizational management in the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and being involved in scientific innovation of medical devices and interactive rehabilitation software.

Currently he sees patients at Lenox Hill Hospital, by appointment at 30 Central Park South located at Fifth Avenue, and affiliated surgery centers in Manhattan.

 

Board Certifications:

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Pain Medicine  (American Board of Anesthesiology)

 

Academic Appointment:  

Assistant Professor

Hofstra University – North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

 

Hospital Affiliations:

Lenox Hill Hospital
100 East 77th Street
New York, NY 10065

 

Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
210 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10021

 

Education:

Fellowship:   Medical College of Wisconsin – Pain Medicine

Residency:  Washington University in St. Louis / Barnes-Jewish Hospital – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Internship:  Stony Brook University – General Surgery

Medical School:  Ross University School of Medicine, MD

Undergraduate:  State University of New York at Binghamton, BS in Financial Economics


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International Patients

Patients coming from out-of-town should expect to stay in the New York City area for about two to five days.  Throughout  the course of your stay, our team of private duty nurses check on the progress of your healing and response to treatments.  Dr. Johar frequently visits you at your room with his nurses to check on your healing and progress.
We invite you to stay at the Plaza Hotel and other with whom we have partnered with to bring you and your family excellence in service and special rates. Please contact our office manager at 212-371-8460 or e-mail team@nycpainspecialists.com for additional information.
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Sports Medicine

Athletes often get injured playing sports, and many athletes come into our clinic seeking treatment for their pain. If you are an athlete experiencing pain from a sports-related injury, book an appointment with us today!

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House Calls

Physicians at New York City Pain Specialists understand that sometimes our patients need immediate, effective, compassionate and private care in their residence or place of work.

New York City Pain Specialists is pleased to offer a premium service for Manhattan residents.  Functioning as a fee for service , NYC Pain Specialists will now offer House Calls to discerning patients who value high quality medical doctor care in their home or office.

Please note:

When the doctor makes a House Call it is a premium fee-for-service option with payment due at time of scheduling, however, we will be happy to provide a bill for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Please contact New York City Pain Specialists general information number at 212.371.8460 if you have specific questions.

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Insurance

We offer full out of network insurance benefits. You will enjoy the luxury and benefit of academic medicine in a top rated concierge environment without the hassle of long hospital waiting room times and paperwork. Most policies reimburse patients for most of the cost of surgery. Our surgical coordinator will help you with a quote. We accept assignment on most major PPO, Indemnity, and Major Medical plans, however YOUR insurance company ultimately makes decisions on coverage for medically necessary services recommended and/or received. We offer financing through Advance Care Card. Our patient coordinator will be happy to explain our financing plans and help you apply. In most cases,we can have an answer from the financing company by the time you complete your consultation with the doctor. Please e-mail [email protected] or call 516.584.7100, Option 2 for additional information.

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  • Kristina  Terlizzi
    Kristina Terlizzi
    Academic & Research Coordinator
  • Roy  Berenholtz, MD
    Roy Berenholtz, MD
    Anesthesiology Director, Greenwich Village Pain Institute & Surgery Pavilion
  • Nnamdi  Orakpo, MD, PhD
    Nnamdi Orakpo, MD, PhD
    Pain Medicine Fellow, Physician Scientist – Lenox Hill Pain Innovation and Research Center
  • Eyas  Hasan
    Eyas Hasan
    Science Advisory & Public Health Officer
  • Amrit  Gill, MD
    Amrit Gill, MD
    Junior Investigator and Medical Writing
  • Julia  Melnyk, RN
    Julia Melnyk, RN
    Director of Nursing
  • Katherine  Lorenzo, MA
    Katherine Lorenzo, MA
    Medical Assistant – Clinical
  • Anna  Kochetkova
    Anna Kochetkova
    Electrodiagnostic “EMG/NCS” Technician
  • Pavan  Bahl
    Pavan Bahl
    Director, Public Relations and Business Development
  • Antonio  Paz, MD
    Antonio Paz, MD
    Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Internal Medicine, Pain Medicine Fellow
Testimonials

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  • Yelp

    If you're looking for a great doctor that truly cares about his patients Dr. Johar is your best pain doc!!!!

    Annie G.
  • Yelp

    I highly recommend Dr. Johar. He is dedicated and knowledgeable in the field of pain management.

    Re K.