David Rosenblum, MD

Director of Pain Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center

Dr. Rosenblum is the Director of Pain Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center.  Dr. Rosenblum specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex pain problems.  He is a graduate of the Sackler School of Medicine, atTel Aviv University,Israel.  After obtaining his medical degree, he went on to do an internal medicine internship at Columbia’s St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospitals in New York City.  He then spent three years training in Anesthesiology at NYU.  Having taken a great interest in regional anesthesia and ultrasound-guided nerve blocks, Dr. Rosenblum decided to continue his post-residency education by spending an additional year as an Interventional Pain Medicine fellow at NYU.

Dr. Rosenblum has participated in the development of inpatient protocols regarding epidural, nerve block, opioid and PCA (patient controlled analgesia) use, multicenter trials and the restructuring of the residency’s pain curriculum.

Patients who suffer from chronic pain are usually dealing with multiple medical and social issues, they often need a physician who can recognize the complexity of the problem and offer a multi-disciplinary approach.  Dr. Rosenblum realizes that each patient is different, and treatment plans often need to be customized to account for the wide variety of pathologies, and coexisting morbidities.

Dr. Rosenblum has lectured at NYU andMaimonidesMedicalCentersabout current issues in pain medicine, and ultrasound guided regional anesthesia. He has presented his work at both the ASRA and ASA national (Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology) meetings.

Dr. Rosenblum is nationally recognized for his educational activities.  He developed multiple programs that not only help Anesthesiologists and Pain Medicine doctors pass their Board Certification Examinations, but has also put out instructional websites on some of the cutting edge procedures that he performs on a weekly basis.

Having grown up inBrooklyn, Dr. Rosenblum is familiar with many of the cultural issues that his patient’s deal with on a regular basis.

There are often many different mechanisms responsible for exacerbating a patient’s pain complaint.  One factor is internal and external stress.  Many patients will often report that their pain is increased during periods of anxiety and depression.  These factors must be dealt with in order for the patient to get the maximum benefit out of his or her pain treatment.  Dr. Rosenblum is sensitive to these issues and works with each patient to achieve a meaningful result.

Conditions Commonly Treated

  • Back pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Facet pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome/Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Cancer Pain
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Type I and II (RSD and Causalgia)
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Pain from Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Hip and Leg pain
  • Myofascial Pain

Education and Training

7/2006-6/2007             Interventional Pain Management Fellowship      New York University Medical Center

7/2003-6/2006             Anesthesiology Residency         New York University Medical Center

7/2002-6/2003             Internal Medicine Internship           Columbia University at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital

8/1998-5/2002             TelAviv University         Sackler School of Medicine, Israel

8/1994-5/1998             Binghamton University  B.S. Biology, Cum Laude


Dr. Rosenblum has lived in Spain and Israel, and speaks Spanish and Hebrew fluently.



D. Rosenblum, M. Feldman.  “Transverse Abdominalis Plane Block for Chronic Abdominal Pain.”  Case series and Poster for ASRA 2010 meeting

D. Rosenblum, S. Zou.  “Spread of CRPS status post Effective Treatment with a Spinal Cord Stimulator.” ASRA Fall 2006 poster presentation

D. Rosenblum, S. Zou, J. Mura. “Anesthetic Management of a Parturient with Muscular Dystrophy, Restrictive Lung Disease, and a prior Harrington Rod insertion for Scoliosis, presenting with shortness of breath and a difficult airway on physical exam.” ASA 2006 poster


Lectures and Presentations

2006                            Percutaneous Nucleoplasty (Department of Pain Management) New York University Medical Center, NY

2006                            Treatment of Postoperative CNS Impairment (Department of Anesthesiology) New York University

2005                            Emergency Management of a Bleeding Jehovah’s Witness with a suspected history of Malignant Hyperthermia (Department of Anesthesiology) New York University Medical Center, NY

2005                            Airway Workshop (ETHER- Medical Student Anesthesia Club)  New York University, NY

2005                            Management of a Knotted Epidural Catheter (Department of Anesthesiology) New York University

2005                            Anesthesiology as a Career Choice (Fourth year medical students) Sackler School of Medicine, New York

2004                            Pseudocholinesterase Deficiency (Department of Anesthesiology) New York University Medical Center

2003                            Periodic Paralysis (Department of Internal Medicine)  Columbia University at Roosevelt Hospital, NY

1997                            Heme Oxygenase Research Presentation (Department of Pharmacology) New York Medical College, NY



To make an appointment with  Dr. Rosenblum, please call 718-998-2071

Dr. Rosenblum’s website


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