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David Spinner

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Rehabilitation Medicine
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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Pain Management

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


  • DO, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    Maimonides Medical Center

  • Residency, Rehabilitation Medicine
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Fellowship, Pain Management
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Harvard Medical School


    Dr. David A. Spinner is a Board Certified Physician. He joined Mount Sinai following the completion of an Interventional Pain Fellowship at Harvard University’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Harvard Spine Center.

    Dr. Spinner is originally from New York City, a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science. He went on to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and then completed medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Maimonides Medical Center and his residency here at the Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.

    Dr. Spinner is one of the first physicians in the country to become certified in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasonography and lectures nationally on musculoskeletal interventions. He was the lead editor for the first textbook on the topic, Atlas of Ultrasound Guided Musculoskeletal Injections. He also has numerous publications in various textbooks and journals. 

    Currently, Dr. Spinner serves as an assistant professor in the Rehabilitation Medicine department.  Having been trained in both Rehabilitation Medicine and an Anesthesia Pain Fellowship, he provides a unique perspective to treating both acute and chronic pain. He works by designing a treatment program that best fits your specific needs.


    Dr. Spinner's interventional spinal care includes but is not limited to: Kyphoplasty, Epidural Injections, Facet Joint Injections,  Facet Cyst Aspirations, Radiofrequency Ablation, Neuromodulation (Spinal Cord Stimulation), Intrathecal Pumps (Cancer pain and Spasticity), Sympathetic Blocks, and Discography.


    Dr. Spinner’s musculoskeletal care includes but is not limited to: Diagnostic Ultrasound and Guided Injections, Sports Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Testing (EMG/NCS), Spasticity management, Platelet Rich Plasma, Tenotomy and Regenerative Interventions, Pregnancy related pain

    Dr. Spinner also has special interest in interventional headache management including but not limited to: Botulinum Toxin Injections, Facial Nerve Blocks, Third Occipital Nerve Blocks, Cervical Radiofrequency Ablation, Cervical Epidural Injections


Spinner D, Kirschner JS. Accuracy of ultrasound-guided superficial trigeminal nerve blocks using methylene blue in cadavers. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.) 2012 Nov; 13(11).

Sahler CS, Spinner DA, Kirschner JS. Ultrasound-guided first metatarsophalangeal joint injections: description of an in-plane, gel standoff technique in a cadaveric study. Foot & ankle specialist 2013 Aug; 6(4).

Sherwinter DA, Ghaznavi AM, Spinner D, Savel RH, Macura JM, Adler H. Continuous infusion of intraperitoneal bupivacaine after laparoscopic surgery: a randomized controlled trial. Obesity surgery 2008 Dec; 18(12).

Industry Relationships

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Dr. Spinner did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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Rehabilitation Medicine Associates

5 East 98th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212-241-6321
Fax: 212-369-6389
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Office Hours:
  • Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Insurance Plans
  • BCBS Child Health Plus
  • BCBS Direct POS
  • BCBS Health New York
  • BCBS Indemnity
  • BCBS MediBlue HMO
  • BCBS MediBlue PPO
  • Empire BCBS Pathway X - Enhanced
  • Libra Services, Inc.
  • No Fault
  • Oxford (Medicare)
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • PHCS
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • Workers' Compensation

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309 West 23rd Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

Tel: 212-256-7040
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Office Hours:
  • Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 12:00pm - 5:00pm