Neel D. Mehta, M.D., is the Director of the Weill Cornell Pain Management Center and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He also serves as a Co-Director of the Center for Comprehensive Spine Care, Medical Director of 14 South Amenities Unit, and Advisory Board Member to the Patient Experience Task Force and Integrative Medicine Center. He is a Director-at Large-of the New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and President-Elect of the Eastern Pain Association.
Dr. Mehta completed his fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine in the Tri-Institutional Pain Medicine Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Embodying Weill Cornell’s tripartite mission, Dr. Mehta delivers superior patient care, conducts groundbreaking research, and educates doctors-in-training in the field of pain medicine. His clinical area of expertise is in musculoskeletal pain of the back, neck, and joints, post-operative pain, neuropathic disorders, pelvic pain, and cancer and cancer-treatment related pain.
His work has been featured on New York 1 and ABC-7 television, and he has discussed the history of pain on National Public Radio. Dr. Mehta was an invited expert on Facebook Patient Chats for the Neuropathy Association of America, and has led courses in Barcelona, Spain and Mumbai, India training the next generation of international pain medicine physicians.
Dr. Mehta is leading efforts to help improve the patient experience for those undergoing surgery, while advancing the field of knowledge in chronic pain and spinal cord stimulation. He has authored over 30 peer-reviewed papers, chapters and abstracts.