Neel Mehta, MD

Pain Medicine/Pain Management (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Anesthesiology (Board Certified)
Office Phone: (888) 922-2257, (646) 962-7246


Dr. Neel Mehta is both board-certified in Anesthesia, and fellowship trained, board- certified in Interventional Pain Medicine.

He holds several positions including:

- Medical Director of Pain Medicine at the Weill-Cornell Pain Medicine Center, and New York Presbyterian Hospital, overseeing outpatient and inpatient services together with a large team of dedicated Pain and Regional Anesthesia Physicians.

- Co-Director, Weill Cornell Mutli-Disciplinary Spine Center

- Associate Program Director of the Tri-Institutional Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship

- Dean's Healthcare Leadership Fellow

- Quality Assurance Officer for Pain Medicine

- Weill Cornell Physician Organization Operations and Planning Committee Member

- Weill Cornell Medical School, Course Director in Pain Medicine

Dr. Mehta was recently selected by his peers as one of Super Doctors New York 'Rising Stars'-- an honor roll of the top New York doctors in more than 30 specialties who have been fully licensed for 10 years or less.  

Pain is one of the most common reasons people consult a physician, yet it is often inadequately treated. Dr. Mehta's goals are to optimize pain control, enhance functional ability as well as physical and psychological well-being, and quality of life. He focuses on, but is not limited to, musculoskeletal pain of the back, neck, and joints, neuropathic disorders, and cancer pain. His clinical interests lie in the minimally invasive procedures to treat musculoskeletal pain, including various types of injections, intrathecal pump therapy, Spinal Cord Stimulation, and the MILD© Procedure (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression) for Spinal Stenosis. He is an active participant in research regarding Spinal Cord Stimulation, and has published numerous textbook chapters on Cancer Pain, Back Pain, and Spinal Cord Stimulation.

His training includes:

Fellowship in Managing Health Care Delivery, Harvard Business School, 2014

Fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine in the Tri-Institutional Pain Medicine Fellowship at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, Hospital for Special Surgery and Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2010.

Anesthesia Residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in 2009.

Medicine Internship at Caritas Carney Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts 2006

Medical Degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, 2005.

He is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA), American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), the North American Neuromodulation Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), Eastern Pain Society, and the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA). He resides on the Executive Board of the New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the Eastern Pain Society.

He has been featured in the New York Times, Prevention Magazine, NY One, ABC, and CBS News. He has published numerous book chapters, peer-reviewed articles, and poster presentations and is a frequent invited speaker and educator at Pain conferences across the world.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]

Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]

Affinity [Access (Exchange)]

Affinity [HMO]


Emblem Select Care

Emblem/HIP [EPO, HMO, Medicaid, Medicare, POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

Fidelis Care





Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]

Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter (HMO)]


Rockefeller University - CoreSource

United Empire

UnitedHealthcare [Community Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]



2005 Tufts University School of Medicine

Residency: 2007 Hospital for Special Surgery

Residency: 2008 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Residency: 2009 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fellowship: 2010 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center


240 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

Phone: (888) 922-2257

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New York, NY 10024

Phone: (646) 962-7246

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Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College