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Dr. Hunter

Pain Management, Pain doctor new york, Pain Doctor NYC, Pain Doctor Manhattan, Chronic Pain, Injections
Corey W Hunter, MD - Executive Director of the Ainsworth Institute and it's founder

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

About Dr. Corey 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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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 a rising star and key opinion leader in the field of pain management. He lectures all over the country 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, he is a consultant and instructor for several companies who research and develop treatments for chronic pain including St Jude Medical.

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Treatment Specialties

DRG Stimulation

If you suffer from chronic, intractable lower limb pain caused by CRPS, give yourself the best chance at relief with DRG Stimulation.

Infusions, Ketamine

Intravenous 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.

Treatments

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet rich plasma, has been used for almost 20 years to treat all kinds of soft tissue injuries and joint pain with impressive results.

Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)

SCS 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.

Superion, Vertiflex, MILD Procedure, Vertos, Spinal Stenosis, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, LSS, Treatment For Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Vertiflex Superion® Implant

This remarkable procedure for treating spinal stenosis takes minutes to perform with very little recovery time.

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!

Credentials

Education & Training

Education: MD from Drexel University College of Medicine
Internship: Staten Island University Hospital
Residency: New York University Langone Medical Center
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Fellowship: New York Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical Center
Pain Medicine

Board Certified

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pain Management

Hospital Privileges

Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai Downtown (Previously Beth Israel)
Mount Sinai West – 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 have wanted my father to receive. Every patient I treat, I do to honor him.”

~Corey W Hunter, MD

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

Awards & Distinctions

America’s Top Doctor: 2013 – 2015

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP): Committee for Regenerative Medicine

Castle Connolly Top Doctor: 2019

New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (NYSIPP): Secretary

Editorial Board: Pain Physician; American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Editorial Board: Neuromodulation – Technology at the Neural Interface; International Neuromodulation Society

2019 Top Doc

Publications

  • 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, Yang, A, Patterson D, 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 2019
  • 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. Accepted – Pending Publication
  • Deer T, et al. Systematic Literature Review of Neurostimulation Therapies for Pain. Pain Physician. In Progress
  • Deer T, et al. The MIST Guidelines: The Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Consensus Group For Minimally Invasive Spine Treatment. Pain Physician. Accepted – Pending Publication
  • Fadadu P, Hunter C, Davis T. An Analysis of the Concentration Yields of Commercially Available Platelet Rich Plasma Platforms. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. In Progress
  • 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. 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: Spinger, 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.