HSS Main Campus - 75th Street

429 E 75th St, New York, NY 10021, USA


(212) 774-2944(212) 774-2944

Dr. Robert Griffin, MD

Pain Management Specialist

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, GWH-Cigna, Oxford

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Voro score

91% recommended

40 out of 44 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Recommendations

1 neighbors

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.8(43)

Approach

Dr. Robert Griffin specializes in treating patients with back pain, neck pain, and other chronic pain disorders. As the Director of the Ambulatory Pain Medicine Program at Hospital for Special Surgery, he believes in a strong multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain problems. He designs a personalized treatment plan for each of his patients that may incorporate diagnostic testing, minimally invasive interventional approaches, and rehabilitative strategies in an effort to ameliorate patient suffering and optimize functional performance. Dr. Griffin earned his MD and PhD from Harvard Medical School. He received the prestigious Medical Scientist Training Program award from the National Institutes of Health and Harvard Medical School. He conducted his doctoral research at Harvard on the genetic mechanisms of pain sensitization. Dr. Griffin has published the results of his research on pain in leading scientific and biomedical journals, including Nature Medicine, Cell, the Journal of Neuroscience, and Brain. Dr. Griffin completed his postgraduate medical training at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, including an internship in internal medicine, residency in anesthesiology, and fellowship in pain medicine. He was recognized as a Research Resident Scholar by the Foundation for Anesthesia Research and received the Partners in Excellence Award for his excellent care of patients.

Biography

Educations

Harvard University, MD

Certifications

Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine

Trainings

Massachusetts General Hospital (fellowship)
Massachusetts General Hospital (residency)

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (44)
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Quick. Could have been in-n-out in 60 seconds. No reason to think that was too little time, but prefer a little more chat and assurance.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Griffin is a brilliant doctor. We are three sisters in my family and we all go to him. He is charming and adorable. I would recommend him to anyone who need pain management.
Marsha S.Nov 15
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Griffin, as usual, is the ultimate professional. It's always a pleasure to see him. He always alleviates my pain.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent in every way, as usual.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?I felt very uncomfortable.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Griffin is always the ultimate professional.
Marsha S.Apr 23
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Griffin is the ultimate professional. He is highly skilled and has a pleasant bed side manner. He is kind and caring, and yet he uses words sparingly and gets down to work. I feel immediate relief after seeing him. I feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor.
Denise G.Feb 11
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I could get an appointment for the next day. As a pain managent doctor I think that is critical. He listened and spent alot if time with me answering my questions. He will be following up through all the courses of actions which I liked as I am tired of having to speak several offices and nurses at other places. The office nurses and staff help you with your bags and go out if their way to have you walk as little as possible - they know you are in pain and they are efficient and kind. I highly reccomend.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The office is great and definitely a well oiled machine. I was seen within 15 mins of arrival which included me filling out some additional paperwork. Dr. Griffin is really nice and spent about 15 minutes with me doing a thorough exam and asking questions to really understand what I'm experiencing. The entire staff are the same way, very polite, helpful and thorough in their follow-up
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Doctor is knowlegeable, polite, personable, with exellent bedside manners, helpful in addresssing details of diagnosis and recommendations. All staff members in the office are very fast and efficient. Great experience!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Came in - went straight to business, but not in a cold way. Knew what he was talking about, was consultative, and was upfront and friendly. He even followed up. Highly recommend!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Griffin makes sure he gives you all the time you need to feel comfortable before leaving his office. When he does a procedure, he likewise, extends himself making sure you understand everything you need to know before and during the procedure. In addition, his office staff is superb. Dr. Griffin's office manager is extremely accommodating making sure that appointments made are to your convenience. I highly recommend Dr. Griffin.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional and thorough. Always well prepared. Answers all questions and researches potential new resolutions, technologies and treatments. Incredibly intellectual.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Griffin has treated many times for lower back pain. I have never been to physician who is more competent or more understanding. He has helped me many times overcoming the pain that I have. I feel blessed knowing him as a physician.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Over the last two months I have had four visits with Dr. Griffin including an initial office visit and three procedures. I found him to be exceptionally competent and professional. I liked his approach and explanation of my diagnosis....my options....and what to expect if the procedure was a success or not. He is attentive and listens to what you have to say. Throughout my procedure he explained what he was doing and what I might feel as a result. Dr. Griffin is kind and caring. He has a calmness about him that keeps you relaxed when you need to be. His staff and the staff at HSS are truly wonderful. I can't thank them enough for making my experience a positive one. I highly recommend him!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very intelligent and great guy. Really takes the time to understand your problems and diagnose properly. Most doctors are quick to go through very costly tests. Dr. Griffin does what is best for your specific situation. Better than 99% of the doctors I've been to.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent knowledge of trigger points. Received immediate pain relief.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?The doctor was good but the receptionist and PA was very unprofessional.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?This was the quickest appointment ever! I was seen within minutes. Amazing! I will recommend Dr. Griffin to anyone who is pain.
Carlos V.Nov 25
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Bedside manner: Excellent
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Rie O.Jan 29
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Bedside manner: Excellent
Keshav L.Jan 15
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Bedside manner: Excellent
Keshav L.Aug 24
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Bedside manner: Excellent
Keshav L.Jul 16
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Bedside manner: Excellent
AnonymousMay 31
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Keshav L.May 16
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Rie O.Sep 21
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
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Jason G.Mar 16
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Bedside manner: Excellent
Amy W.Feb 18
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
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Bedside manner: Excellent
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory
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