Amit Sharma, MD
Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Dr. Amit Sharma is a board certified physician who specializes in interventional pain management. Dr. Sharma is the Director of the Pain Program at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, and also serves as its Chairman of the Division of Pain Medicine for the Department of Anesthesiology.
Recognized by his peers and patients for his skill and commitment, Dr. Sharma was recently selected by Castle Connolly as one of the Top Doctors in the US for Pain Medicine, for the second consecutive year, and was recognized by New York Magazine as a Best Doctor in his field. He has also consistently received the “Patients Choice Awards” and “Compassionate Doctor Award” over the last few years. He is a lifetime member of American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and a member of numerous national and international pain societies.
Dr. Sharma obtained his medical education at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, considered the Harvard of Asian Subcontinent. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University in New York City. He then obtained fellowship training in interventional pain medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Sharma was an Assistant Professor at Columbia University prior to going in private practice.
Having performed over 10,000 interventional procedures over the past few years, Dr. Sharma specializes in the management of back and neck problems, and neuropathic and cancer pain. He also has special interest in ischemic pain and peripheral vascular disease related issues. He has an expertise in neuromodulation (spinal cord stimulation), intrathecal drug delivery systems, minimally invasive spine procedures (Kyphoplasty, Intradiscal Electrothermy, Nucleoplasty, MILD) and radiofrequency ablative procedures. Along with the other physicians at Long Island Neurosurgical and Pain Specialists, he is a strong proponent of non-operative interventions such as physical therapy and acupuncture.
Dr. Sharma is well published in peer-reviewed journals and has authored numerous textbook chapters. He has been invited as a guest speaker at several national pain meetings. He has also done research in the field of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS or RSD). His team at Johns Hopkins was provided a financial grant to conduct the largest study on CRPS patients which was published in a renowned journal. Having served as a teaching faculty, training residents and fellow doctors, Dr. Sharma carries the passion of education with him. He believes in educating patients and spends time explaining every aspect of their treatment plan with them.