Welcome to the

Center for the Study & Treatment of Pain

Our experts determine the most effective combination of treatments so you can find relief from pain.

Experts at NYU Langone’s Center for the Study and Treatment of Pain can help you return to your regular activities that have been disrupted by acute or chronic pain. Our mission is to find the most effective combination of treatment options—from acupuncture, to cognitive behavioral techniques, to spinal injections—based on your individual history. 

We’re able to customize an ideal treatment plan for you because our expert team is comprised of physicians from a variety of specialties, such as neurology, anesthesiology, physical medicine, psychiatry, spine and neurosurgery, psychology, and rheumatology. We combine our expertise to more effectively determine an overall approach to your particular pain issue. 

We offer outpatient treatment for many different pain-related conditions, and because we’re a teaching and research institution, you also have access to the latest investigational pain medications and techniques, such as using an infusion of the analgesic ketamine to improve chronic nerve pain. 

If you are hospitalized for other conditions that may present complex pain problems, such as cancer, or are undergoing surgery, our inpatient pain-care team offers service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to safely and effectively deliver postoperative treatment and pain relief, using tools such as epidurals and patient-controlled analgesics. 

This service ensures that you experience maximum comfort to help you to recover faster with fewer complications. Research has proven that patients are able to function more efficiently and are better able to participate in recommended rehabilitation programs when their pain is controlled.

What sets our comprehensive, patient-centered care program apart is its staff. A variety of pain medicine consultants are readily available to help you manage your individual pain problems using the best and latest standards of care, such as spinal cord stimulators to block pain signals in your nerves if you have not found relief with other methods.


More About Our Center

Our Team

Our team of pain medicine specialists collaborates and works closely with you to determine the best pain management treatment plan for your individual concern.

Meet Our Doctors

Our Leadership

  • Shengping Zou, MD, PSYD
    Medical Director | Pain Management

    Dr. Zou’s expertise includes chronic neck and back pain, neuropathic pain, and cancer pain. He has lead research studies on topics such as better pain management for postsurgical pain, and the effectiveness of using spinal cord stimulators for pain relief.

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  • John J. Delfino, DMD
    Administrative Director | Pain Management, Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, Dentistry

    Dr. Delfino’s expertise ranges from headache, to chronic craniofacial pain—of the face, neck, or head—to postoperative pain, to trigger point injections. He is a fellow and member of a number of professional associations and societies, including the American Headache Society, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and the American Pain Society. He has authored or co-authored more than 24 publications and chapters in textbooks, and is the principal investigator or co-investigator on more than 17 research projects.

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Plan Your Visit

Our Locations

Center for the Study & Treatment of Pain

240 East 38th Street
14th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Center for the Study and Treatment of Pain—Perlmutter Cancer Center

160 East 34th Street
8th Floor, Suite 819
New York, NY 10016

Center for the Study and Treatment of Pain—Center for Musculoskeletal Care

333 East 38th Street
6th Floor, Suite 6-400B
New York, NY 10016

Center for the Study and Treatment of Pain—Hospital for Joint Diseases

301 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003