David A. Zylberger, M.D.

Pain Medicine
David Zylberger
Dr. David Zylberger has devoted his career to treating patients with acute and chronic spinal pain, neuropathic pain and cancer pain. He came to Weill Cornell Medical College as a Pain Medicine Physician in 2001 from New York University, where he had a successful pain practice since 1997. Prior to 1997, Dr. Zylberger was director of a multidisciplinary pain center at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital in Salem, New Hampshire and a member of New England Neurological Associates in Massachusetts.

Dr. Zylberger is a very conscientious physician who is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art medical treatment and compassionate patient care. He specializes in the evaluation and management of complex spine-related pain stemming from disorders such as spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and failed back surgeries. He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of neuropathic pain disorders including complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and lectures nationally on this topic. He is involved in several research protocols and has developed lines of research involving transdermal drug delivery systems, implantable drug delivery systems, investigational drugs, and efficacy and safety trials of new classes of pain medications in patients with chronic severe pain. He has several publications on phantom limb pain and epidural steroid injections.

Dr. Zylberger completed his anesthesia residency training at Stony Brook University Medical Center in 1995 and went on to complete a fellowship in pain medicine at Westchester County Medical Center in 1996. He received his Medical Degree from New York Medical College in 1991.

His clinical expertise includes back pain, cancer pain management, chronic pain, lumbar herniated discs, cervical herniated discs, spinal injections, nerve blocks, epidural and facet injections, neuropathic pain, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), sympathetic nerve blocks, pain medicine, pain management, radiofrequency, spinal cord stimulator implants, and spinal opiate catheter implants.


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]