Dr. Wahezi earned his medical degree from the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Buffalo and completed his Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Montefiore Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. He then completed an Interventional Spine fellowship at Spine Technology and Rehabilitation under the mentorship of Joseph D. Fortin. Following his training he completed a Pain Medicine Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center, where he cultivated the clinical and academic development of the Pain Program.
Dr. Wahezi currently serves as Associate Professor of PMR and Anesthesiology at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City where he serves as the Program Director of the ACGME accredited Pain Fellowship. He has created a fellowship with an interventional focus and multidisciplinary foundation. His mission is to create an academic environment which fosters the growth of Pain Medicine by education and investigation/development of new devices and techniques.
Dr. Wahezi is a long-standing member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), New York Pain Society (NYPS), Association of Academic Physiatrists, New York Pain Society (NYPS), and Eastern Pain Association. He is a nominated AAPMR delegate representative for the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Expert Panel on Pain Management, nominated representative on ASIPP’s expert lumbar stenosis panel and the Board of Directors for the NYPS. He is a graduate of the Academy of Academic Physiatrists’ (AAP) Program for Academic Leadership (PAL), nominated Board of Director member for the Academy of Pain Program Directors (APPD), Reviewer and Editor for the Pain Physician Journal, co-director of for American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) membership council. He is also a nominated member of the Promotions Committee at Montefiore/Einstein. In addition, he is a nominated Super Doctor, as identified by the New York Times Magazine.
Dr. Wahezi has authored more than fifty publications in peer reviewed pain journals, book chapters, abstracts, and posters. He has presented several lectures at national meetings, and has given more than 150 academic lectures in Pain Management. He is actively involved in basic science and clinical studies in Pain management. His basic science interests include the physiology of neuropathic and orthopedic pain. His clinical research interests include innovative percutaneous pain treatments.