Karan Johar, M.D., F.A.A.P.M.R. is a dual board certified physician by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as, in Pain Medicine (American Board of Anesthesiology) with advanced expertise and fellowship training in interventional pain medicine.
Dr. Johar’s pain medicine subspecialty training extends his physiatric skill-set to offer a multidisciplinary approach to complex pain management and restoration of function. This includes treatment of cancer, neurological and musculoskeletal pain using medications, nerve blocks, intrathecal drug delivery systems, spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency techniques, and neurolytic blocks.
He has regularly supervised and taught clinical resident physicians and medical students, and is cognizant of developments on the forefront for future treatment protocols in both pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He has a research interest in neuromodulation in the management of complex pain and optimization in quality of life.
Dr. Johar has held several leadership positions with local and national organizations and helped in projects including: rehabilitation hospital bed capacity expansion, improved resource allocation within AAPMR, risk reduction and maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations on hospital safety and leadership committees, development of comprehensive pain center for a critical access hospital system serving a population of 250,000+.
Although his primary interest remains with clinical medicine and medical education, he also holds an interest for increasing healthcare access to patients, organizational management in the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and being involved in scientific innovation of medical devices and interactive rehabilitation software.
Currently he sees patients at Lenox Hill Hospital, by appointment at 993 Park Avenue, or 30 Central Park South at Fifth Avenue and affiliated surgery centers in Manhattan.