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Craig L. Shalmi, MD


Primary Specialties: Anesthesiology, Pain Management

Dr. Shalmi joined New York Spine & Pain Physicians in 2013 when it merged with New York Pain Consultants. It was in 1999 that Dr. Shalmi co-founded New York Pain Consultants with Dr. Luis Fandos.

In 1989, Dr. Shalmi completed his internship in surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and went on to Harvard University School of Medicine to complete his residency in anesthesia and critical care.

He became interested in pain management during his residency which became his focus during the latter portion of his training. Dr. Shalmi remained at Harvard for fellowship training in Pain Management which he completed in 1997.

Dr. Shalmi is board certified in Anesthesia and Pain Management. He has lectured on and is published in numerous pain management publications and is a member of various professional organizations.

Dr. Shalmi is an expert in all pain management techniques and has been caring for and healing his patients for over 25 years. He believes that the best plan of care is customized to meet each individual patient’s needs.

He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and graduated with distinction for research in Oncology. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Union College and he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in his senior year.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Shalmi is married and has two children. In his free time, he enjoys recreation time with his family.

What Patients Are Saying

“Our family *loves* Dr. Shalmi for pain management! He is an incredible listener and artfully walks through possible treatment plans. The office team is efficient and overly pleasant. I’d try and schedule appointments earlier in the day if you’re coming from eastern Long Island and visiting the Babylon office (Traffic is notably faster first thing in the morning on 27). My favorite thing about this practice? They have an on-site surgical suite that’s run with precision clockwork. A 9:15 epidural had the family in the car at 10:10. (And that’s only because I had to use the powder room, and ask a medication question upon my return.) This office is on point with technology. Reminders arrive via email if requested. (I imagine their online portal is stellar but I’ve yet to check it out.)” Thanks Dr. Shalmi! - Irene

“Dr Shalmi is a caring compassionate professional who has helped me very much with my spine pain.” - Joan

Affiliations Westchester
  • Co-founder, New York Pain Consultants
  • Past Chairman, Division of Pain Management at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
  • Board Certification
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Management
  • Fellowship
  • Beth Israel- Deaconess Medical Center United States Boston, MA 1997
  • Internship
  • St. Elizabeth Medical Center- Tufts University School of Medicine United States Brighton, MA 1990
  • Medical School
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine United States Bronx, NY 1989
  • Residency
  • Beth Israel- Deaconess Medical Center United States Boston, MA 1996
  • Undergraduate
  • Union College United States Schenectady, NY 1985


Learn more about patient ratings
  • 10/09/2020
    Rating: 5

    Very professional, caring and takes the time to listen.

  • 10/07/2020
    Rating: 5

    Dr Shalmi and his staff are a pleasure to work with . Dr Shalmi expertise in the field is incredible , takes his time in going over every option , explains the procedures and does not pressure you into making an unsound it rash decision

  • 10/07/2020
    Rating: 3.5

    Dr was very thorough in examination

  • 10/06/2020
    Rating: 5

    Doctor attentive ,bright and very, helpful