About - Eric K. Fanaee, MD: Board Certified in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology West Islip, Smithtown & Bethpage, NY

About the Practice

Dr. Eric K. Fanaee is a board-certified anesthesiologist with subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, graduating with honors. After completing his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Chicago, he finished fellowship training in Pain Medicine at the prestigious NYU Langone Medical Center.

Rising against the traditional ‘One size fits all’ paradigm, Dr. Fanaee believes in a multidisciplinary approach to pain management—incorporating medications, interventions, and physical modalities—to decrease a patient’s pain, maximize their function, and improve their overall quality of life.

Dr. Fanaee takes his time to listen carefully to the needs of each individual patient, and he knows that many patients are interested in learning as much as possible about their conditions. He believes that the pain management consultation should be a place where patients can feel comfortable asking many questions and forming a therapeutic partnership with the physician.

Dr. Fanaee wants each patient to enjoy life to the fullest and will stop at nothing to ensure that each patient achieves their goals. In addition to performing joint, spine, and soft tissue injections, Dr Fanaee also utilizes advanced techniques such as Kyphoplasty, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Ultrasound Guided nerve blocks, and Radiofrequency Neurolysis where indicated.

Dr. Fanaee is a member of many professional societies including the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Regional Anesthesiologists, and the American Academy of Pain Medicine.
He has co-authored a textbook chapter for surgeons who specialize in pain management, and has directed formal educational pain medicine courses for residents, fellows, and primary care doctors. He was the co-executive medical writer for the, now mandatory, pain medicine course required of all incoming NYU residents and attending physicians.

Certified New York State Medical Marijuana Program.

Dr. Eric Fanaee, MD has three locations in West Islip, Smithtown and Bethpage New York.



Publications in Peer Review Literature:
Marcus, N. Fanaee, E. Blanck, T. Outcome Assessment, IN: Surgical Management of Pain. 2ndedition. Elsevier. Burchiel, Kim. 91-101, 2015



Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Board-certified anesthesiologist with subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine

Lifetime member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)

Certified New York State Medical Marijuana Program.


Words from our patients

  • Google

    "Dr Fanaee is caring and actually listens when I describe my symptoms. He is the best, highly recommend him!"

    Laura L.
  • Google

    "Dr. Fanaee is the most caring physician and really cares, he did change the quality of my life even if it was for a few months. I wish all Drs were like him."

    Mary R.
  • Google

    "Dr. Fanaee cares about his patients. NYC quality doctor here on Long Island. Truly one of the most compassionate doctors I have ever met."

    Tracy A.
  • Google

    "I have been a patient of Dr fanaee for over three years he is a kind and patient Dr who always listens to his patients I have recommended him to family and friends."

    Erik R.
  • Healthgrades

    "I have had nothing but excellent experiences with Dr. Fanaee. I will always be indebted to him for that alone. I recommend Dr. Fanaee in the strongest possible way."

    Michael W.
  • Healthgrades

    "My experience with Dr. Fanaee is always extremely positive. He is so genuine and authentic."

    Matthew G.
  • Healthgrades

    "Always have a positive experience. I like that he listens to his patients and offers options for treatment."

    Shannon L.