Ricardo A. Cruciani, MD, PhD

Director, Clinical Studies and Translational Research
Integrative Pain and Symptom Management Program
Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, New York

Dr. Ricardo Cruciani received his medical degree as well as a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, Argentina. He completed residencies in psychiatry and neurology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, as well as residencies in neurology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Cruciani is currently vice chairman and director, Pain Division, and Director of the Institute of Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation of New York, Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City. In addition, Dr. Cruciani is clinical associate professor of neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.

His expertise in neurology, psychiatry, and pharmacology, as well as his training in basic science gives Dr. Cruciani a multidimensional perspective on treating pain. He has lectured, published numerous medical articles, co-authored book chapters and abstracts, and conducted laboratory research on pain management. Dr. Cruciani’s primary focus is in chronic pain and the development of new treatment strategies.

Last modified: June 5, 2012