Christopher G. Gharibo

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Christopher G. Gharibo, M.D.

Associate Professor; Dir Chronic Pain Management HJD
Departments of Anesthesiology (Anesthesiology) and Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery)
NYU Anesthesia Associates

Clinical Addresses

CENTER OF MUSCULOSKELETAL CARE
333 E. 38TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10016
Hours: Mon. 9 - 4; Tue. 9 - 4; Wed. 9 - 4; Thu. 9 - 4; Fri. 9 - 4
Handicap Access: yes
Phone: 646-501-7246

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Medical Specialties

Anesthesiology, Pain Management

Medical Expertise

Post-Operative Pain, Sciatica, Pain Management, Interventional Diagnostic Testing, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Post-Herpetic Neuralgia, Back Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Spinal and Peripheral Nerve Blocks, Neck and Arm Pain, Lower Back Pain

Clinical Responsibilities

Christopher Gharibo, MD is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology 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. He obtained his M.D. 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 acute and perioperative pain management. His areas of technical expertise include nerve blocks, spinal injection techniques for diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain syndromes including epidural steroid injections, facet injections, selective root blocks, radiofrequency rhizotomy, and discography as well as implantable drug delivery systems and spinal cord stimulators.

Insurance

AFFINITY, AFFINITY EXCHANGE- ESSENTIAL, CIGNA EPO/POS, Cigna PPO, ELDERPLAN, HEALTHPLUS FAM HLTH (AMERIGROUP), HEALTHREPUBLIC, Medicare, NY MEDICAID, OSCAR, OXFORD EXCHANGE, TOUCHSTONE MEDICARE, Tricare, UHC COMMUNITY & STATE PLAN, UNITED EXCHANGE- COMPASS, WELLCARE CHLD HLTH, WELLCARE FAM HLTH, WELLCARE MEDICAID, WELLCARE MEDICARE

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Board Certification

1997 — Ab Anesthesiology - Anesthesiology
2009 — Ab Anesthesiology (Pain Medicine)

Education

1992 — UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Medical Education
1992-1993 — Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/ UMDNJ (Internal Medicine), Internship
1993-1996 — NYU Medical Center (Anesthesiology), Residency Training
1996-1997 — Thomas Jefferson Univ Hospital (Pain Management), Clinical Fellowships

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Mitigating the Impact of Acute and Chronic Post-thoracotomy Pain
Doan, Lisa V; Augustus, Jermaine; Androphy, Rachel; Schechter, Douglas; Gharibo, Christopher
2014 Aug;28(4):1060-1068, Journal of cardiothoracic & vascular anesthesia
— id: 1153632, year: 2014, vol: 28, page: 1060, stat: Journal Article,

Evaluation of the Performance Improvement CME Paradigm for Pain Management in the Long-Term Care Setting
Fine, Perry G; Bradshaw, David H; Cohen, Mitchell J; Connor, Stephen R; Donaldson, Gary; Gharibo, Christopher; Gidal, Barry E; Muir, James Cameron; Tselentis, Helen N
2014 Jan;:519-524, Pain medicine
— id: 812072, year: 2014, vol: , page: 519, stat: Journal Article,

State of the field survey: spinal cord stimulator use by academic pain medicine practices
Gharibo, Christopher; Laux, Gary; Forzani, Brian R; Sellars, Christopher; Kim, Eric; Zou, Shengping
2014 Feb;15(2):188-195, Pain medicine
— id: 810862, year: 2014, vol: 15, page: 188, stat: Journal Article,

Randomized trial of epidural injections for spinal stenosis published in the new England journal of medicine: further confusion without clarification
Manchikanti, Laxmaiah; Candido, Kenneth D; Kaye, Alan D; Boswell, Mark V; Benyamin, Ramsin M; Falco, Frank J E; Gharibo, Christopher G; Hirsch, Joshua A
2014 Jul-Aug;17(4):E475-E487, Pain physician
— id: 1076042, year: 2014, vol: 17, page: E475, stat: Journal Article,

Epidural steroid warning controversy still dogging FDA
Manchikanti, Laxmaiah; Candido, Kenneth D; Singh, Vijay; Gharibo, Christopher G; Boswell, Mark V; Benyamin, Ramsin M; Falco, Frank J E; Grider, Jay S; Diwan, Sudhir; Hirsch, Joshua A
2014 Jul-Aug;17(4):E451-E474, Pain physician
— id: 1076032, year: 2014, vol: 17, page: E451, stat: Journal Article,

Concordant provocation as a prognostic indicator during interlaminar lumbosacral epidural steroid injections
Sinofsky, Alexander H; Aydin, Steve M; Kim, Eric; Gharibo, Christopher G
2014 May-Jun;17(3):247-253, Pain physician
— id: 1005112, year: 2014, vol: 17, page: 247, stat: Journal Article,

Development of Federally Mandated Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) for Transmucosal Immediate-Release Fentanyl Products
Pergolizzi, Joseph V; Gharibo, Christopher G; Gudin, Jeffrey A; Nalamachu, Srinivas R
2013 Apr;13(4):259-263, Pain practice
— id: 334322, year: 2013, vol: 13, page: 259, stat: Journal Article,

Discordant provocation during transforaminal lumbosacral epidural steroid injections resulted in greater pain reduction than concordant provocation
Kim, E; Gharibo, C
2012 February 2012;13(2):292-292, Pain medicine
— id: 178259, year: 2012, vol: 13, page: 292, stat: Journal Article,

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) guidelines for responsible opioid prescribing in chronic non-cancer pain: Part 2--guidance
Manchikanti, Laxmaiah; Abdi, Salahadin; Atluri, Sairam; Balog, Carl C; Benyamin, Ramsin M; Boswell, Mark V; Brown, Keith R; Bruel, Brian M; Bryce, David A; Burks, Patricia A; Burton, Allen W; Calodney, Aaron K; Caraway, David L; Cash, Kimberly A; Christo, Paul J; Damron, Kim S; Datta, Sukdeb; Deer, Timothy R; Diwan, Sudhir; Eriator, Ike; Falco, Frank J E; Fellows, Bert; Geffert, Stephanie; Gharibo, Christopher G; Glaser, Scott E; Grider, Jay S; Hameed, Haroon; Hameed, Mariam; Hansen, Hans; Harned, Michael E; Hayek, Salim M; Helm, Standiford 2nd; Hirsch, Joshua A; Janata, Jeffrey W; Kaye, Alan D; Kaye, Adam M; Kloth, David S; Koyyalagunta, Dhanalakshmi; Lee, Marion; Malla, Yogesh; Manchikanti, Kavita N; McManus, Carla D; Pampati, Vidyasagar; Parr, Allan T; Pasupuleti, Ramarao; Patel, Vikram B; Sehgal, Nalini; Silverman, Sanford M; Singh, Vijay; Smith, Howard S; Snook, Lee T; Solanki, Daneshvari R; Tracy, Deborah H; Vallejo, Ricardo; Wargo, Bradley W
2012 Jul;15(3 Suppl):S67-116, Pain physician
— id: 395802, year: 2012, vol: 15, page: S67, stat: Journal Article,

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) guidelines for responsible opioid prescribing in chronic non-cancer pain: Part I--evidence assessment
Manchikanti, Laxmaiah; Abdi, Salahadin; Atluri, Sairam; Balog, Carl C; Benyamin, Ramsin M; Boswell, Mark V; Brown, Keith R; Bruel, Brian M; Bryce, David A; Burks, Patricia A; Burton, Allen W; Calodney, Aaron K; Caraway, David L; Cash, Kimberly A; Christo, Paul J; Damron, Kim S; Datta, Sukdeb; Deer, Timothy R; Diwan, Sudhir; Eriator, Ike; Falco, Frank J E; Fellows, Bert; Geffert, Stephanie; Gharibo, Christopher G; Glaser, Scott E; Grider, Jay S; Hameed, Haroon; Hameed, Mariam; Hansen, Hans; Harned, Michael E; Hayek, Salim M; Helm, Standiford 2nd; Hirsch, Joshua A; Janata, Jeffrey W; Kaye, Alan D; Kaye, Adam M; Kloth, David S; Koyyalagunta, Dhanalakshmi; Lee, Marion; Malla, Yogesh; Manchikanti, Kavita N; McManus, Carla D; Pampati, Vidyasagar; Parr, Allan T; Pasupuleti, Ramarao; Patel, Vikram B; Sehgal, Nalini; Silverman, Sanford M; Singh, Vijay; Smith, Howard S; Snook, Lee T; Solanki, Daneshvari R; Tracy, Deborah H; Vallejo, Ricardo; Wargo, Bradley W
2012 Jul;15(3 Suppl):S1-65, Pain physician
— id: 395812, year: 2012, vol: 15, page: S1, stat: Journal Article,

Dynamic risk factors in the misuse of opioid analgesics
Pergolizzi, Joseph V Jr; Gharibo, Christopher; Passik, Steven; Labhsetwar, Sumedha; Taylor, Robert Jr; Pergolizzi, Jason S; Muller-Schwefe, Gerhard
2012 Jun;72(6):443-451, Journal of psychosomatic research
— id: 812052, year: 2012, vol: 72, page: 443, stat: Journal Article,

A Randomized, Double-Blind Comparison Shows the Addition of Oxygenated Glycerol Triesters to Topical Mentholated Cream for the Treatment of Acute Musculoskeletal Pain Demonstrates Incremental Benefit Over Time
Taylor, Robert Jr; Gan, Tong J; Raffa, Robert B; Gharibo, Chris; Pappagallo, Marco; Sinclair, Nicholas R; Fleischer, Charles; Tabor, Aaron
2012 Nov;12(8):610-619, Pain practice
— id: 185612, year: 2012, vol: 12, page: 610, stat: Journal Article,

Chronic pain syndromes
Gharibo, Christopher G; Kahn, M. Fahad
Medical aspects of disability : a handbook for the rehabilitation professional New York : Springer, c2011,
— id: 5785, year: 2011, vol: , page: ?, stat: Chapter,

Interlaminar versus transforaminal epidural steroids for the treatment of subacute lumbar radicular pain: a randomized, blinded, prospective outcome study
Gharibo, Christopher G; Varlotta, Gerald P; Rhame, Ellen E; Liu, En-Chia James; Bendo, John A; Perloff, Michael D
2011 Nov;14(6):499-511, Pain physician
— id: 141704, year: 2011, vol: 14, page: 499, stat: Journal Article,

Interlaminar versus transforaminal epidural steroids for the treatment of lumbar radicular pain: A randomized, blinded, prospective outcome study
Perloff M.; Varlotta G.; Gharibo C.
2011 ;12(4 SUPPL 1):P65-P65, Journal of pain
— id: 131849, year: 2011, vol: 12, page: P65, stat: Journal Article,

A randomized, double-blind comparison of the addition of oxygenated glycerol triesters to topical mentholated cream for the treatment of acute musculoskeletal pain
Taylor, R; Gan, T J; Raffa, R B; Gharibo, C; Pappagallo, M; Sinclair, N R; Fleischer, C; Tabor, A
2011 November 2011;5:509-510, European Journal of Pain Supplements
— id: 178261, year: 2011, vol: 5, page: 509, stat: Journal Article,

Preliminary observations of a novel topical oil with analgesic properties for treatment of acute and chronic pain syndromes
Taylor, R; Pergolizzi, J V; Pappagallo, M; Gharibo, C; Raffa, R
2011 November 2011;5:510-510, European Journal of Pain Supplements
— id: 178260, year: 2011, vol: 5, page: 510, stat: Journal Article,

The role of radiofrequency ablation for sacroiliac joint pain: a meta-analysis
Aydin, Steve M; Gharibo, Christopher G; Mehnert, Michael; Stitik, Todd P
2010 Sep;2(9):842-851, PM&R
— id: 812032, year: 2010, vol: 2, page: 842, stat: Journal Article,

Oral prednisone response as an indicator for pain reduction with epidural injection in the treatment of lumbosacra radiculopathy
Chung J.; Gharibo C.
2010 ;11(2):287-287, Pain medicine
— id: 111399, year: 2010, vol: 11, page: 287, stat: Journal Article,

Rapid acting analgesics
DeNatale C.E.; Rosenberg A.; Gharibo C.
2010 ;14(2):65-74, Techniques in regional anesthesia & pain management
— id: 110161, year: 2010, vol: 14, page: 65, stat: Journal Article,

Abuse deterrent opioids
Khan M.F.; Gharibo C.
2010 ;14(2):99-103, Techniques in regional anesthesia & pain management
— id: 110160, year: 2010, vol: 14, page: 99, stat: Journal Article,

Preliminary observations of a novel topical oil with analgesic properties for treatment of acute and chronic pain syndromes
Pergolizzi, Joseph V; Pappagallo, Marco; Raffa, Robert B; Gharibo, Chris; Phillips, Reed B; Desjonqueres, Stephane; Tabor, Aaron
2010 May-Jun;10(3):201-213, Pain practice
— id: 133769, year: 2010, vol: 10, page: 201, stat: Journal Article,

The role of urine drug testing for patients on opioid therapy
Pergolizzi, Joseph; Pappagallo, Macro; Stauffer, Joseph; Gharibo, Christopher; Fortner, Neil; De Jesus, Mathew N; Brennan, Michael J; Richmond, Charlotte; Hussey, Desmond
2010 Nov-Dec;10(6):497-507, Pain practice
— id: 812022, year: 2010, vol: 10, page: 497, stat: Journal Article,

Epidural steroid injections: An update on mechanisms of injury and safety
Gharibo C.; Koo C.; Chung J.; Moroz A.
2009 ;13(4):266-271, Techniques in regional anesthesia & pain management
— id: 106364, year: 2009, vol: 13, page: 266, stat: Journal Article,

Successful treatment of refractory pudendal neuralgia with pulsed radiofrequency
Rhame, Ellen E; Levey, Kenneth A; Gharibo, Christopher G
2009 May-Jun;12(3):633-638, Pain physician
— id: 99217, year: 2009, vol: 12, page: 633, stat: Journal Article,

Challenges to setting spinal cord stimulator parameters during intraoperative testing: factors affecting coverage o