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Faculty Profile

Karina Gritsenko, M.D.

Dr. Karina Gritsenko

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Assistant Professor, The Arthur S. Abramson Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Professional Interests


Dr. Karina Gritsenko completed an Anesthesiology Residency and Interventional Pain Medicine training at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, Hospital of Special Surgery, and Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Dr. Gritsenko was a national ASIPP Legislative Awareness, Healthy Policy, and Advocacy Fellow, where she worked in Congress on pain medicine affairs following her pain medicine fellowship year. Internationally, she has explored different approaches to healthcare at Oxford University, England; Valladolid, Spain; and as part of a World Health Organization (WHO) partnership in Russia.

Clinical Activity

Dr. Gritsenko strongly believes in treating her patients like she would want her family treated. She is an interventional pain physician with an outpatient chronic pain practice and also as anesthesiologist with an interest in regional anesthesia techniques and the acute pain service. She is particularly passionate about the development of systems of care, cancer pain, acute pain, chronic pain, neuropathic pain, sympathetic mediated pain, spinal cord stimulation, spinal pain, compassion, substance abuse, and professionalism. She is board certified in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and hospice and palliative care medicine.

Teaching Activity

Dr. Gritsenko is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Family & Social Medicine, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Educational Director for the acute pain, regional anesthesiology, and chronic pain settings for resident, fellow, and medical student education; and Co-Associate Director of the Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship. She has a passion for teaching and spends a significant portion of her clinical time training residents and fellows.

Regionally and nationally, Dr. Gritsenko speaks and teaches at meetings and is involved in the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (NYSIPP), American Society of Anesthesiologists (AMA), Post-graduate Assembly of Anesthesia (PGA), and various other academic organizations.


Dr. Gritsenko has authored multiple textbooks and articles on topics related to chronic pain topics, regional anesthesiology, and acute pain medicine.


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