Kenneth B. Chapman, M.D.
Dr. Chapman is a board certified physician in Pain Management and Anesthesiology. He completed his Interventional Pain Management Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and his Anesthesiology residency at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, New York.
Dr. Chapman has privileges at Staten Island University Hospital as well as at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is currently the director of pain management at Staten Island University Hospital, part of the North Shore LIJ system, where he leads a team of seven pain physicians. Dr. Chapman teaches residents and fellows the field of pain management and is actively involved in lecturing both nationally and internationally. Dr. Chapman frequently serves as a pain management board examiner for certification on the Fellowship of Interventional Pain Practice Pain Boards. He has won numerous peer validated awards including “America’s Best Anesthesiologists” and “Most Compassionate Doctors.” At the Cleveland Clinic Dr. Chapman won the “Ethlene R. Smith’s Most Outstanding Fellow” award. He was voted a delegate of the NYS Interventional Pain Society and is the interventional pain management representative on the advisory board to the NYS Worker's Compensation Board where he is writing the current worker’s compensation guidelines. Dr. Chapman is also the president of the NYS Pain Management PAC.
Dr. Chapman volunteers two days a month at clinics for uninsured or underinsured patients on Staten Island at both the Medical Arts Pavilion clinic at Staten Island Hospital North and the Community Health Center on Port Richmond Avenue. As a native Staten Islander he gets great satisfaction in helping in the care of the underserved communities of Staten Island.
When treating pain patients, he works in close collaboration with referring physicians including neurologists, internists, and surgeons in an effort to avoid or potentially delay surgery, as well as to facilitate in making an unavoidable surgery more precise. Dr. Chapman is recognized for his expertise in minimally invasive treatment modalities for spinal stenosis and herniated discs. His practice was involved in the pivotal study on the MILD (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression) procedure as well as at the forefront of pain management treatments such as endoscopic discectomy for painful herniated discs and endoscopic radiofrequency ablation for patients that have failed conventional radiofrequency. He is considered a thought leader in spinal cord stimulation and an expert in stimulation for the treatment of pelvic pain. Dr. Chapman also treats painful peripheral neuropathies such as occipital neuralgia, painful lateral femoral cutaneous neuralgia (meralgia paresthetica), facial neuralgias, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) and other intractable pain syndromes.