Eric K. Fanaee, MD

Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Dr. Eric K. Fanaee is a board-certified anesthesiologist with subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, graduating with honors. After completing his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Chicago, he finished fellowship training in Pain Medicine at the prestigious NYU Langone Medical Center.

Dr. Fanaee is a member of many professional societies including the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Regional Anesthesiologists, and the American Academy of Pain Medicine. He has co-authored a textbook chapter for surgeons who specialize in pain management, and has directed formal educational pain medicine courses for residents, fellows, and primary care doctors. He was the co-executive medical writer for the, now mandatory, pain medicine course required of all incoming NYU residents and attending physicians.

Rising against the traditional ‘One size fits all’ paradigm, Dr. Fanaee believes in a multidisciplinary approach to pain management—incorporating medications, interventions, and physical modalities—to decrease a patient’s pain, maximize their function, and improve their overall quality of life. Dr. Fanaee wants each patient to enjoy life to the fullest and will stop at nothing to ensure that each patient achieves their goals. In addition to performing joint, spine, and soft tissue injections, Dr Fanaee also utilizes advanced techniques such as Kyphoplasty, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Ultrasound Guided nerve blocks, and Radiofrequency Neurolysis where indicated.

Dr. Fanaee takes his time to listen carefully to the needs of each individual patient, and he knows that many patients are interested in learning as much as possible about their conditions. He believes that the pain management consultation should be a place where patients can feel comfortable asking many questions and forming a therapeutic partnership with the physician.

Certified New York State Medical Marijuana Program.

Publications in Peer Review Literature:

Marcus, N. Fanaee, E. Blanck, T. Outcome Assessment, IN: Surgical Management of Pain. 2nd edition. Elsevier. Burchiel, Kim.   91-101, 2015