Christopher G. Gharibo, MD, is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, & Pain Medicine and Orthopedics at NYU School of Medicine and serves as the Medical Director of Pain Medicine within the Department of Anesthesiology at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases, in New York City, New York. Dr Gharibo obtained his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School in 1992 and completed his anesthesiology residency at NYU Medical Center. He served his Pain Medicine fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and holds subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine. 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. He holds particular pharmacological and clinical experience in pharmacological perioperative and chronic pain management. 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), drug delivery systems, and spinal cord stimulators. Many of these injections can provide diagnostic answers and can be tailored to provide prolonged pain relief and functional improvement when used as part of an overall pain management plan of care.