Rajivan Maniam, MD
Dr. Rajivan Maniam is one of Manhattan’s leading interventional medicine and pain physicians. He completed his anesthesiology residency at Columbia University Medical Center and his interventional pain fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is currently double-board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine through the American Board of Anesthesiology. Additionally, he has completed advanced certifications in interventional medicine through the Interventional Orthopedic Foundation as well as extensive training in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine.
Dr. Maniam received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Cornell University with a concentration in Neurobiology and Behavior. He then attended Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society for his compassionate patient care.
Prior to co-founding Ospina Medical, Dr. Maniam served as the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Pain Program at Christiana Hospital, where he successfully founded and launched the first outpatient Comprehensive Pain Center within the Christiana Care Health System. During this time, he developed a novel multidisciplinary platform for treating pain that included integration with behavioral health, a chronic pain focused rehabilitation program, and integrative therapies all focused on minimizing opioid prescribing.
Throughout his training, Dr. Maniam has had a strong interest in Functional Medicine and its role in treating patients with pain. Functional medicine approaches pathology through a systems-biology lens that focuses on a holistic individualized approach to patient care. By melding functional medicine with his allopathic training, Dr. Maniam has been able to develop novel treatment plans that are both safe and effective. He has received extensive training through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), the gold standard in evidence based Functional Medicine training and will soon be one of the first IFM certified interventional pain physicians in Manhattan.
Nationally, Dr. Maniam continues to remain active in several national organizations including the Spine Intervention Society, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the North American Neuromodulation Society, the Interventional Orthopedic Foundation, and the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Maniam has delivered both local and national presentations on various topics within the field of pain management and continues to be heavily involved in new clinical research trials and resident and fellow teaching.
Dr. Maniam strives to provide individualized, evidence based, treatment strategies to better serve the needs of his patients. By utilizing a combination of interventional medicine, interventional procedures and functional medicine, Dr. Maniam strives to not just alleviate pain but improve his patients overall health and function.
In his spare time, Dr. Maniam enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and spending time with his family and friends.