Cora Dong, M.D.

Interventional Pain Management

Dr. Cora Dong is a board certified anesthesiologist with specialization in pain medicine. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor in Arts in Neuroscience, she then received her medical diploma from the Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts. She completed a transitional year internship at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu and subsequently completed a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. During her last year of residency, she served as chief resident. She then stayed at USC to complete a fellowship year in pain medicine.

Dr. Dong utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to the management of chronic pain. Her goals are to improve quality of life and increase function in patients with chronic pain through pharmacology, injections, interventional procedures, physical therapy rehabilitation, and psychosocial support.

Her areas of expertise include:
back and neck pain
arthritis and joint pain
neuropathic pain
complex regional pain syndrome (a.k.a reflex sympathetic dystrophy)
headache
facial pain
post-mastectomy pain
phantom limb pain
pelvic pain
chronic visceral and abdominal pain
cancer pain

She also participates in the acute pain team at Maimonides Medical Center and helps patients who have post-surgical pain. She has an interest in resident education. She has presented posters at the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting, New York State Society of Anesthesiologists Post Graduate Assembly, and at the Western Anesthesia Regional Conference.

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