Medical Director, Bellevue Pain Treatment Center at Bellevue Hospital Center
Immediate-past President, New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Christopher Gharibo, MD completed medical school at Rutgers in 1992 and completed his anesthesiology residency at NYU Medical Center. He served his Pain Medicine fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and holds subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine.
Dr. Gharibo has acute pain experience with system-wide use of interventional techniques in combination with nonopioids and opioids as part of multimodal acute pain management pathways.
His areas of clinical expertise include low back and neck pain of musculoskeletal and spinal origin, cancer pain, and neuropathic pain syndromes such as painful peripheral neuropathies and reflex sympathetic dystrophy. His areas of technical expertise include nerve blocks, peripheral and spinal injection techniques for diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain syndromes including joint injections, epidural steroid injections, nerve root blocks, facet injections, facet nerve blocks, radiofrequency rhizotomy as well as drug delivery systems and spinal cord stimulators. Many of these injections can provide diagnostic answers and be tailored to provide prolonged pain relief and functional improvement when used as part of an overall pain management plan of care.
Sessions at Neurovations Events
2018 Napa Pain Conference
- Safety Considerations in Interventional Pain Management: Mechanisms of Injury
- Interventional Treatment for Low Back Pain
- Manchikanti, L., Falco, F. J., Benyamin, R. M., Gharibo, C. G., Candido, K. D., & Hirsch, J. A. (2014). Epidural steroid injections safety recommendations by the Multi-Society Pain Workgroup (MPW): more regulations without evidence or clarification. Pain Physician, 17(5), E575-E588.
- Gharibo, C., Koo, C., Chung, J., & Moroz, A. (2009). Epidural steroid injections: An update on mechanisms of injury and safety. Techniques in Regional Anesthesia & Pain Management, 13(4), 266-271.
- Gharibo, C., Laux, G., Forzani, B. R., Sellars, C., Kim, E., & Zou, S. (2014). State of the field survey: spinal cord stimulator use by academic pain medicine practices. Pain Medicine, 15(2), 188-195.
- Boswell, M. V., Manchikanti, L., Kaye, A. D., Bakshi, S., Gharibo, C. G., Gupta, S., … & Hirsch, J. A. (2015). A best-evidence systematic appraisal of the diagnostic accuracy and utility of facet (zygapophysial) joint injections in chronic spinal pain. Pain Physician, 18(4), E497-533.
- Sinofsky, A. H., Aydin, S. M., Kim, E., & Gharibo, C. G. (2014). Concordant provocation as a prognostic indicator during interlaminar lumbosacral epidural steroid injections. Pain physician, 17(3).