Ricardo Cruciani, MD, PhD

Dr. Ricardo Cruciani is Vice-Chairman and Chief of the Pain Division, Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, and Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Anesthesiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Cruciani attended the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and received his MD degree and a PhD in Pharmacology in a combined program with the National Institutes of Health. He is a Neurologist with an active practice in pain medicine, a researcher who has published more than 100 articles and chapters, and an educator who is involved in all of the Department's training programs. His research interest includes neuropathic pain and opioid pharmacology. Dr. Cruciani also directs the Institute for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation of New York which offers a unique therapy--transcranial direct current stimulation--to those with chronic pain.

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