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About Dr. Hunter

Corey W Hunter, MD - Executive Director of the Ainsworth Institute and it's founder

The Ainsworth Institute was founded by Dr. Corey Hunter in his vision to create the premier center for those suffering from pain. Dr. Hunter completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation the New York University Langone Medical Center and his Interventional Pain Management fellowship at the prestigious Weill Cornell Medical Center – New York Presbyterian Hospital. In a short time, Dr. Hunter has gained national recognition for his many publications and contributions to the study and treatment of pain. His steadfast dedication to furthering the field, particularly pain syndromes that are the most difficult to manage, has resulted in his appointment to advisory committees and the like.

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Specialty Conditions

back pain

Back Pain

Neck Pain

Neck Pain

pelvic pain

Pelvic Pain

CRPS, complex regional pain syndrome, RSD, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

CRPS / RSD

facial pain, headaches, atypical facial pain, trigeminal neuralgia

Headaches & Facial Pain

neuropathy, neuropathic pain, treatment

Neuropathy
Neuropathy

post surgical pain

Post-Surgical Pain

cancer pain

Cancer Pain
Cancer Pain

Dr. Hunter treats all types of chronic pain

Above is a list of certain conditions that he specializes in

Pain Management NYC, Pain Doctor New York
Corey W Hunter, MD - Executive Director of the Ainsworth Institute and it's founder

About Dr. Hunter

The Ainsworth Institute was founded by Dr. Corey Hunter in his vision to create the premier center for those suffering from pain. Dr. Hunter completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation the New York University Langone Medical Center and his Interventional Pain Management fellowship at the prestigious Weill Cornell Medical Center – New York Presbyterian Hospital. In a short time, Dr. Hunter has gained national recognition for his many publications and contributions to the study and treatment of pain. His steadfast dedication to furthering the field, particularly pain syndromes that are the most difficult to manage, has resulted in his appointment to advisory committees and the like.

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View Credentials

To make an inquiry, an appointment, sign up for a clinical trial or just to ask a question, reach out now.

Dr. Hunter is considered to be an international leader in the field of pain management and sits on the board of directors for the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) and the International Neuromodulation Society (INS). He lectures all over the world on the latest breakthroughs and has numerous publications to his credit, including a number of contributions to textbooks on treating pain and several articles published in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, Dr. Hunter sits on the Medical Advisory Board for Abbott, Nalu, PainTEQ, Mainstay and Spine BioPharma.

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Dr. Hunter is considered to be an international leader in the field of pain management and sits on the board of directors for the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) and the International Neuromodulation Society (INS). He lectures all over the world on the latest breakthroughs and has numerous publications to his credit, including a number of contributions to textbooks on treating pain and several articles published in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, Dr. Hunter sits on the Medical Advisory Board for Abbott, Nalu, PainTEQ, Mainstay and Spine BioPharma.

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Treatment Specialties

DRG Stimulation, CRPS, DRG, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, CRPS

DRG Stimulation

A minimally invasive treatment option for focal, neuropathic pain, post-surgical pain, nerve injuries, chronic pelvic pain, amputee pain and CRPS/RSD.

IV Therapy, intravenous infusion, ketamine, ketamine infusion

IV Infusion Therapy

Intravenous infusion therapy is an exciting option for treating a variety of different pain syndromes ranging from fibromyalgia, to complex regional pain syndrome.

RFA, radiofrequency ablation, RF ablation

RF Ablation (RFA)

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) uses a special type of needle to apply radio waves to a painful nerve which in turn “stuns” the nerve and relieves the pain.

CRPS, complex regional pain syndrome, RSD, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Neurostimulation

Spinal Cord Stimulation is an innovative procedure that had yields results for patients with pain in their back or limbs who have not found relief from any other treatments.

VR Therapy

Virtual Reality (VR) Therapy is the latest breakthrough in pain management – half the time of an average PT session and infinitely more fun!

superion, vertiflex, interspinous spacer, lumbar spinal stenosis

Interspinous Spacer

This minimally invasive procedure for treating lumbar spinal stenosis takes minutes to perform with very virtually no recovery time.

Dr. Hunter performs a wide variety of treatments

Above is a list of certain treatments that he specializes in

Credentials

Board Certifications
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pain Medicine

Education & Training
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Internship: Staten Island University Hospital
Residency: New York University Langone Medical Center, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Fellowship: New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center Ctr, Pain Medicine

Hospital Privileges
Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital Downtown (Previously Beth Israel)
Mount Sinai Hospital West (Previously St. Luke’s)
Lenox Hill Hospital

My goal in building the Ainsworth Institute was to create a center of excellence where people could take their loved ones and get the same level of care I would want my father to receive. Every patient I treat, I do to honor him.

Corey W Hunter, MD

Professional Awards & Distinctions

Appointments
Assistant Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – Ichan School of Medicine | Mount Sinai Hospital
Medical Advisory Board – Abbott, Boston Scientific, Mainstay, Nalu, PainTEQ, Spine BioPharma2019 Top Doctor

Awards

  • Marquis Who’s Who in the World: 2020
  • Pain Physician of the Year (American Society of Pain & Neuroscience: 2019
  • New York Magazine’s Top Doctors: 2018 – 2020
  • American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Delegate: 2016 – Present
  • North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) Board of Directors: 2017 – Present
  • International Neuromodulation Society (INS) Board of Directors: 2017 – Present
  • American Society of Pain & Neuroscience (ASPN) Executicve Board of Directors: 2018 – 2019
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor: 2019
  • New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (NYSIPP) Secretary: 2013 – 2017
  • Editorial Board: Pain Physician; American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians: 2012 – Present
  • Editorial Board: Neuromodulation – Technology at the Neural Interface; International Neuromodulation Society: 2012 – Present

Clinical Research & Publications

Clinical Research
Completed

  1. Principle Investigator: ID NCT02343003 Nerve Ablation by Cooled Radiofrequency Compared to Corticosteroid Injection for Management of Knee Pain, Halyard Health
  2. Principle Investigator: ID NCT02504008 A Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of AXS-02 in Patients With CRPS-1 (CREATE-1), Axesome Therapeutics, Inc.
  3. Principle Investigator: ID NCT01996254 Electrical Stimulation for the Treatment of Post-Amputation Pain Using the SPRINT System, SPR Therapeutics, LLC
  4. Principle Investigator: ID NCT03372161 Corticosteroid Lumbar Epidural Analgesia for Radiculopathy (CLEAR), Semnur Pharmaceuticals

Ongoing

  1. Principle Investigator: ID NCT02412735 Safety and Efficacy Study of Rexlemestrocel-L in Subjects With Chronic Discogenic Lumbar Back Pain (MSB-DR003), Mesoblast, Ltd
  2. Principle Investigator|Study Designer: WIRB Approved Preoperative Radiofrequency Neural Ablation for the Management of Pain During Postoperative Rehabilitation after Total Knee Replacement (GRATIFY), Physician-Initiated Study through Mount Sinai
  3. Principle Investigator: ID NCT02800863 A Post-Approval Study to Evaluate Targeted SCS (DRG) Stimulation for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic, Intractable, Pain of the Lower Limbs due to CRPS types I and II (TARGET), Abbott
  4. Principle Investigator: ID NCT02924129 Safety and Efficacy Study of the Evoke™ SCS System With Feedback vs. Conventional Stimulation (EVOKE), Saluda
  5. Principle Investigator: Viable Allograft Supplemented Disc Regeneration in the Treatment of Patients with Low Back Pain with or without Intervertebral Disc Herniation – VAST Trial, Vivex
  6. Principle Investigator: Post-market Registry for Evaluation of the Superion® Spacer [Press Registry], Vertiflex
  7. Principle Investigator: ID NCT03203330 A Study to Determine the Safety and Efficacy of TG-C in Subjects With Kellgren and Lawrence Grade 2 or 3 OA of the Knee, TissueGene
  8. Principle Investigator: Benefit-02 Study, Biotronik
  9. Principle Investigator | Medical Monitor: Multicenter, Prospective Controlled, Single-Blind Trial Studying the Efficacy of DRG Stimulation on Chronic Pelvic Pain (HOPE Trial), Physician-Initiated Study – Study Designer
  10. Principle Investigator | Steering Committee: ID NCT03908476 PROLONG – Prospective, Multi-center, Open-label, Post-market Study, Abbott
  11. Principle Investigator: ID NCT03347708 Study to Evaluate the Safety and Preliminary Efficacy of IDCT, a Treatment for Symptomatic Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Degeneration, DiscGenics
  12. Principle Investigator: ID NCT03876054 REALITY – Long-Term Real-World Outcomes Study on Patients Implanted With a Neurostimulator, Abbott
  13. Principle Investigator: ID NCT03607838 SI-6603 (Condoliase) Study for Lumbar Disc Herniation (Discovery 6603 Study), SKK Rho

Publications

  • Deer TR, Grider JS, Lamer TJ, Pope JE, et al. A Systematic Literature Review of Spine Neurostimulation Therapies for the Treatment of Pain, Pain Med. 2020 Feb 8. pii: pnz353.
  • Deer TR, Grider JS, Lamer TJ, Pope JE, et al. A Systematic Literature Review of Dorsal Root Ganglion Neurostimulation for the Treatment of Pain, Pain Medicine – Accepted/Pending Publication
  • Deer T, Esposito M, McRoberts P, Grider J, et al. A Systematic Literature Review of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Therapies for the Treatment of Pain, Pain Medicine – Accepted/Pending Publication
  • Mekhail N, Levy R, Deer T, Kapural L, et al. Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of Closed-Loop Spinal Cord Stimulation to Treat Chronic Back and Leg Pain: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Study (Evoke Study). Lancet Neurol 2020 Feb;19(2):123-134.
  • Gilmore C, Ilfeld B, Rosenow J, Li S, et al. Percutaneous 60-day Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Implant Provides Sustained Relief of Chronic Pain Following Amputation: 12-month Follow-Up of a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2020 45(1), 44-51.
  • Michael A, Hunter C. Chronic Pelvic Pain as a Form of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Practical Pain Management. 2019 19(6), 50-2.
  • Hunter C, Davis T, Loudermilk E, et al. Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment of Osteoarthritis Knee Pain: 24-Month Results. Pain Pract 2020 Mar;20(3):238-246.
  • Hunter C. Commentary on the BURST(able) Study. NeuroNews International. 2019 June
  • Gilmore C, Ilfeld B, Rosenow J, Li S, et al. Percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation for the treatment of chronic neuropathic postamputation pain: a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2019 Apr 5. doi: 10.1136/rapm-2018-100109. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Deer T, Pope J, Hunter C, et al. Safety Analysis of Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation in the Treatment of Chronic Pain. 2019 April. doi: DOI:10.1111/ner.12941 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Kirketeig T, Schultheis C, Zuidema X, Hunter, C. Burst Spinal Cord Stimulation: A Clinical Review. Pain Medicine – Pain Med 2019 Jun 1;20(Suppl 1):S31-S40.
  • Deer T, Jain S, Hunter C, Chakravarthy K. Neurostimulation for intractable chronic pain. Brain Sciences – Accepted/Pending Publication
  • Antony A, Schultheis C, Jolly S, Bates D, Hunter C. Neuromodulation of the Dorsal Root Ganglion for Chronic Post-surgical Pain. Pain – Pain Med 2019 Jun 1;20(Suppl 1):S41-S46
  • Chakravarthy K, Fishman M, Zuidema X, Hunter C, Levy R. Mechanism of Action in Burst Spinal Cord Stimulation: Review and Recent Advances. Pain – Pain Med 2019; 20(Suppl 1):–S22
  • Bates D, Schultheis C, Hanes M, et al. A Comprehensive Algorithm for Management of Neuropathic Pain. Pain – Pain Med 2019 Jun 1;20(Suppl 1):S2-S12
  • Antony A, Mazzola A, Hunter C. Neurostimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Head and Facial Pain: A Literature Review. Pain Physician 2019; 22:447-477
  • Hunter C, Sayed D, Carlson J, et al. PAP Guidelines: Systematic Literature Review and Consensus Guidelines for the Treatment of Post-Amputee Pain. In Progress
  • Suleiman Z, Hunter C. Chapter 38 Chronic Urogenital and Pelvic Pain. In Academic Pain Medicine. New York, NY: Springer. Accepted – Pending Publication
  • Hunter C, Sayed D, Yang A, Shah J, et al. DRG FOCUS II A Multicenter Study Evaluating Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Beyond 1-year Post Implant & Factors Impacting Long-term Therapy Success. In Progress
  • Hunter C, Carlson J, Yang A, et al. BURST(able) Study – A Retrospective, Multicenter Study on Burst-DR on Pain and Opioid Consumption in the Setting of Salvage Treatment or “Upgrade”. In Progress
  • Hunter C, Davis T, Depalma M. Regenerative Medicine – A Complete Guide; The Intersection of Science and Experience. New York, NY: Springer. Publication Anticipated 2020
  • Hunter C, Yang A. Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation for Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Case Series and Technical Report on a Novel Lead Configuration. Neuromodulation. 2018 Aug 1. doi: 10.1111/ner.12801. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Hunter C, Sayed D, Lubenow T, Davis T, et al. DRG FOCUS A Multicenter Study Evaluating Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation and Predictors for Trial Success. 2018 Aug 7. doi: 10.1111/ner.12796. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Deer T, et al. The Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) on Best Practices for Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation. 2018 Sep 24. doi: 10.1111/ner.12845. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Deer T, et al. A Systematic Literature Review of Dorsal Root Ganglion Neurostimulation for the Treatment of Pain. Pain Physician. In Progress
  • Deer T, et al. The MIST Guidelines: The Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Consensus Group for Minimally Invasive Spine Treatment. Pain Pract. 2018 Oct 27. doi: 10.1111/papr.12744.
  • Fadadu P, Hunter C, Davis T. An Analysis of the Concentration Yields of Commercially Available Platelet Rich Plasma Platforms. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Accepted – Pending Publication
  • Baranidharan G, Hunter C, Pope J. Chapter 70: Cervical Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation. In Deer’s Treatment of Pain: An Illustrated Guide. New York, NY: Springer. Accepted – Pending Publication
  • Hunter C, Patel D. Chapter 82: Percutaneous Sacral Stimulation. In Deer’s Treatment of Pain: An Illustrated Guide. New York, NY: Springer. Accepted – Pending Publication
  • Hunter C, Patel D. Chapter 90: Ziconotide for Intrathecal Use. In Deer’s Treatment of Pain: An Illustrated Guide. New York, NY: Springer. Accepted – Pending Publication
  • Hunter C, Yang, A. Chapter 91: Scientific Basis of PRP Therapy. In Deer’s Treatment of Pain: An Illustrated Guide. New York, NY: Springer. Accepted – Pending Publication
  • Yang A, Hunter, C, McJunkin T, et al. Chapter 93: Stem Cells. In Deer’s Treatment of Pain: An Illustrated Guide. New York, NY: Springer. Accepted – Pending Publication
  • Yang A, Hunter, C, McJunkin T, et al. Chapter 95: PRP Therapies (Tendons, Joints, Spine). In Deer’s Treatment of Pain: An Illustrated Guide. New York, NY: Springer. Accepted – Pending Publication
  • Hunter C, Sayed D, Carlson J, Yang, A, Deer T. Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Treatment of Failed Neck Surgery Syndrome: Outcome of a Prospective Case Series. Neuromodulation. 2018 Jul;21(5):495-503. doi: 10.1111/ner.12769. Epub 2018 Mar 22
  • Hunter C, Stovall B, Chen G, Carlson J, Levy R. Anatomy, Pathophysiology and Interventional Therapies for Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Review. Pain Physician. 2018; 21:147-167
  • Hunter C, Yang A, Davis T. Selective Radiofrequency Ablation of the Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) as a Method for Predicting Targets for Neuromodulation in Patients With Post Amputation Pain: A Case Series. Neuromodulation Technology at the Neural Interface 2017; 20(7): 708-18.
  • Davis T, Loudermilk E, DePalma M, Hunter C et al. Twelve-month analgesia and rescue, by cooled radiofrequency ablation treatment of osteoarthritic knee pain: results from a prospective, multicenter, randomized, cross-over trial. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2019 Feb;44(4):499-506.
  • Davis T, Loudermilk E, DePalma M, Hunter C, et al. Prospective, Multi-Center, Randomized, Cross-Over Clinical Trial Comparing the Safety and Effectiveness of Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation to Corticosteroid Injection in the Management of Knee Pain from Osteoarthritis. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2018;43(1):84-91.
  • Hunter C, Davis T. Chapter 38: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). In Advanced Procedures for Pain Management. New York: Springer, 2018. 443-57. Print
  • Azam N, Hunter C. Chapter 46: Technical Aspect of Regenerative Injection Therapy. In Advanced Procedures for Pain Management. New York: Springer. 2018. 563-81. Print
  • Chen G, Hunter C. Chapter 20: Spinal Cord Stimulation: Pelvic Pain. In Advanced Procedures for Pain Management. New York: Springer. 2018. 243-254. Print
  • Hunter C, Chen G. (2017). Chapter 28: Sacral Stimulation for Pelvic Pain. In Advanced Procedures for Pain Management. New York: Springer. 2018. 331-345. Print
  • Diwan S, Deer T. Section 3: Advanced Regenerative Medicine. Advanced Procedures for Pain Management. Corey Hunter. New York: Springer. 2018. Print
  • Yang A, Ramsook R, Hunter C. Retrograde Ejaculation Following Lumbopelvic Sympathetic Neurolysis – A Case Series. Interventional Pain Management Reports 2017; 1(3).
  • Yang A, Hunter C. Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation as a Salvage Treatment for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Refractory to Dorsal Column Spinal Cord Stimulation: A Case Series. Neuromodulation – Technology at the Neural Interface 2017; 20(7): 703-7.
  • Pope et al. Multi-center Retrospective Study of Neurostimulation with Exit of Therapy by Explant. Neuromodulation Technology at the Neural Interface 2017; 20(6): 519-628.
  • Deer T, Lee E, Pope J, Hunter C. (2016). Chapter 2: Burst Spinal Cord Stimulation: Introduction to a New Age in Neuromodulation. In Scientific American – Pain Management. Toronto, ON: Decker.
  • Deer T, Hunter C, Pope, J. Lee E. (2016). Chapter 5: Dorsal Root Ganglion Spinal Cord Stimulation – A Novel Target in an Exciting Time in Neuromodulation. In Scientific American – Pain Management. Toronto, ON: Decker.
  • Sayed D, Hunter C. Stimulation of the Dorsal Root Ganglion- A Breakthrough in the Treatment of Focal Neuropathic Pain ASRA News. Pittsburgh, PA; 2016 Nov.
  • Hunter C, Sayed D. Use of Ziconotide as First Line Intrathecal Therapy: Pro/Con. ASRA News. Pittsburgh, PA; 2016 Aug.
  • Hunter C. Alternative to Opioids – A Pain Doctor’s Perspective. Partnership for Drug Free Kids. 2016 May.
  • Hunter C. DRG Stimulation – The Breakthrough Treatment for CRPS has Finally Arrived in the United States. RSDSA Newsletter. 2016 Apr
  • Hunter C, Lee E. Chapter 2: Patient Selection. In Atlas of Implantable Therapies for Pain Management, Vol 2. New York: Springer. 2015. 7-10. Print
  • Hunter C, Lee E. Chapter 3: Disease Indication. In Atlas of Implantable Therapies for Pain Management, Vol 2. New York: Springer. 2015. 11-14. Print
  • Hunter C, Lee E. Chapter 4: Preoperative Evaluation for Spinal Cord Stimulation. In Atlas of Implantable Therapies for Pain Management, Vol 2. New York: Springer. 2015. 15-22. Print
  • Candido K, Staats P, Hunter C, Diwan S. Chapter 34: Celiac Plexus Block using Fluoroscopic Guidance. In Atlas of Pain Management Procedures. New York: McGraw Hill. 2015. Print
  • Hunter C, Diwan S. Chapter 36: Ganglion of Impar Block. In Atlas of Pain Management Procedures. New York: McGraw Hill. 2015. Print
  • Hunter C, Caraway D. Chapter 40: Commercially Available Reservoir Options for Intrathecal Pump Delivery. In Atlas of Pain Management Procedures. New York: McGraw Hill. 2015. Print
  • Hunter C, N. Dave’, S. Diwan, T. Deer. Neuromodulation of Pelvic Visceral Pain: Review of the Literature and Case Series of Potential Novel Targets for Treatment. Pain Practice. 2013;13(1):3-17.
  • Hunter C, Diwan S, Deer T. Chapter 17: Neuroaugmentation by Stimulation vs. Intrathecal Drug Delivery. In Intrathecal Pump Delivery for Pain and Spasticity Vol. 2. Philadelphia: Elsevier. 2012. Print
  • Hunter C, Dubois M, Zou S, et al. A New Muscle Pain Detection Device to Diagnose Muscles as a Source of Back and/or Neck Pain. Pain Medicine. 2010;11(1):35-43.
  • Bakshi A, Hunter C, Swanger S, et al. Minimally Invasive Delivery of Stem Cells for Spinal Cord Injury: Advantages of the Lumbar Puncture Technique. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2004;1(3):330-7.