Meet Dr. Canty

Dr. Tim Canty, M.D.
Executive Director, Pain Medicine

Dr. Canty specializes in treating patients with back pain, neck pain and other severe pain disorders. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiologists in the area of Pain Management.

Dr. Canty uses the most advanced techniques available to relieve spinal pain such as that caused by fractures, arthritis, degenerative discs, and spinal stenosis. He also treats patients with severe chronic pain due to nerve damage, traumatic injuries, and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). His practice reflects his strong expertise in the treatment of resistant pain where previous therapies have been unsuccessful. His recent efforts have focused on developing the optimal application of the exciting new field of regenerative medicine and stem cell treatments.

He completed his Interventional Pain Management fellowship training at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to that, he completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Canty was an instructor in Anesthesiology. He was also an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was recently honored with the Inaugural 2009 Citizenship Award for his contributions to the hospital. In 2016, he co-founded the Manhattan Pain Medicine Fellowship program where he serves as Co-Director of the one-year training program for doctors learning his advanced pain treatment methods.

Dr. Canty is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, The American Medical Association and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (top 5% of medical school class). He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. Internationally, he is a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice and member of the World Institute of Pain Society. In New York, he was elected to the New York Medical Society’s Committee for Workers Compensation and No Fault guidelines as well as the Committee for Young Physicians. He also serves as an expert consultant on emerging technologies in pain management for the GLG consulting group and has authored several journal articles and book chapters focusing on the best practice for alleviating pain, performing regional block anesthesia, and spinal cord stimulation.

In addition to his work within the United States, Dr. Canty has been a part of many medical relief missions to Venezuela, El Salvador, and Mexico with groups such as Rotaplast International, performing surgical treatments on indigent children.

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