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David Spinner

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Rehabilitation Medicine
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Education

  • 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

Biography

    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

Publications

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

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr.Spinner is not currently required to report Industry relationships.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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Faculty Practice Associates Floor 6th floor, Box 1240
5 East 98th Street
New York, NY 10029

Rehabilitation Medicine Associates

5 East 98th Street
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