Lisa R. Witkin, MD

Lisa R. Witkin, MD Specialties: Pain Medicine

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Lisa R. Witkin, MD
Specialties: Pain Medicine
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156 William Street
New York, NY 10038
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    240 East 59th Street
    New York, NY 10022

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About Lisa R. Witkin, MD

Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Witkin attended Penn State University’s Schreyer Honors College, where she earned a B.S. in Engineering Science, magna cum laude, with Honors in Bioengineering. She earned her MD at Johns Hopkins University, and she then completed a general surgery internship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Following her internship, Dr. Witkin completed an Anesthesiology Residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She then completed a pain management fellowship at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Tri-Institutional Fellowship Program (Weill Cornell Medical College, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center).Committed to patient care, Dr. Witkin's clinical interests encompass a wide range of pain conditions. Some of her specialties include acute and chronic post-surgical pain, neck and spine disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, cancer-related pain, neuropathic pain, and chronic regional pain syndrome. Her treatment goal is to utilize a multi-modal approach which is customized to each patient. This approach alleviates a patient's pain and suffering in order to improve physical and mental functioning as well as overall quality of life. This may include initiating and optimizing medications, physical and occupational therapy, behavioral medicine techniques, and minimally-invasive fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided interventional therapies. More advanced interventions including spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal pump therapy may also be offered when indicated.Dr. Witkin practices evidence-based medicine and uses a multidisciplinary approach in collaboration with Neurosurgery, Neurology, Orthopedic Surgery, Psychiatry, Rehabilitative Medicine, and complimentary and alternative medical specialists. Active not only in patient care but also in research, she has numerous publications and presentations to her credit. She is also an active member of many national anesthesia and pain organizations including: American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA), New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA), American Pain Society (APS), American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS), and New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (NYSIPP).

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital


  • Acute Pain Management

  • Back Pain

  • Cancer Pain Management

  • Chronic Pain

  • Geriatric Pain

  • Interventional Pain Management

  • Minimally Invasive Procedures

  • Minimally Invasive Techniques

  • Neck Pain

  • Non-Surgical Approach to Back Pain

  • Pain Management

  • Pain Medicine

  • Pain Medicine and Pain Management

  • Pain Medicine/Pain Management

  • Pediatric Pain Management

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine