Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Corey W. Hunter founded the Ainsworth Institute and its namesake is his late father, William “Bill” Ainsworth Hunter – a decorated Marine Corp Sergeant, U.S. Marshall, and Secret Service Agent. Bill had an unsuccessful battle pancreatic cancer in 2001 for which Dr. Hunter named the institute in his honor. His vision in creating the Ainsworth Institute was based on how his father’s Pain Management doctor allowed him to die with comfort and dignity. The premise was to provide every patient with the same care and respect his father received.
Dr. Hunter is a double-board certified in Pain Management and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He completed a fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City, and a residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at New York University Langone Medical Center.
Dr. Hunter maintains privileges Lenox Hill Hospital, part of the North Shore LIJ system, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Hunter teaches residents and fellows in training and lectures all over the country on the latest breakthroughs and has numerous publications to his credit, including a number of contributions to textbooks on treating pain. In addition, he is a consultant and instructor for several companies who research and develop treatments for chronic pain
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, Dr. Hunter earned his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He continued his training with an Internal Medicine Internship at Staten Island University Hospital and a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Hunter then went on to the prestigious Tri-Institute Pain Medicine Fellowship at Cornell University in New York, New York. During his fellowship training, Dr. Hunter rotated through Hospital for Special Surgery where he was responsible for treating and coordinating care on the top athletes in professional football and basketball. In addition, he spent a large portion of his training at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center learning advanced pain treatments for cancer and post-surgical pain.
Dr. Hunter is considered to be a rising star and key opinion leader in the field of pain management. In a short time, Dr. Hunter has gained national recognition for his many publications and contributions to the study and treatment of pain. His steadfast dedication to furthering the field, particularly pain syndromes that are the most difficult to manage, has resulted in his appointment as Secretary to the New York Chapter of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP).
Dr. Hunter was voted to America’s Top Doctor – Pain Management for 2 years straight, 2013 & 2014. He is recognized for his interest in dedication to research and the academic side of medicine. Dr. Hunter is an expert in microdiscectomy and spinal cord stimulation, both of which he is an instructor and teaches doctors from around the country. He has a particular interest in peripheral neuropathy, pelvic pain, CRPS, facial pain and cancer pain.
His current appointments include:
The Neuropathy Association – Pain Management Medical Advisory Council
EP Global Communications – Company Medical Director and Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board
New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians – Secretary
West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians – Planning Committee
Elliquence – Instructor
Currently, Dr. Hunter is licensed in New York, New Jersey and Florida.
Dr. Lee is a double-board certified in Pain Management and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He completed his fellowship in Interventional Pain Management and his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lee spent most of life as a high level athlete in football and basketball – and as a former athlete he overcame a number or injuries. Dr. Lee knows full well the importance helping his patients return to maximum functional capacity and getting them back to enjoying the activities they love.
In a short time, Dr. Lee has distinguished himself among his peers as one of the leaders in joint pain and regenerative medicine. Dr. Lee is at the forefront of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for soft tissue and sports-related injuries and was one of the first doctors in the region to begin using radiofrequency ablation to treat chronic knee pain. His many levels of expertise have led him to become the doctor choice for many high level athletes and Broadway performers suffering from acute and chronic pain, alike. In addition to his expertise in sports-related injuries and musculoskeletal medicine, Dr. Lee also specializes in CRPS/RSD, low back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and neck pain.
Dr. Lee completed his undergraduate degree at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. In his time there, Dr. Lee was a starting Offensive Tackle for Yale leading his team to win the 1999 Ivy League Football Championship. After graduation, he attended Boston University earning a Master’s Degree with Honors for exceptional performance.
Dr. Lee went on to earn his medical degree from Boston University. His tenure during medical school was met with equal distinction as he earned several additional honors: Dr. Louis Sullivan Health Policy Focus Scholar, Massachusetts Medical Society Scholarship Recipient, and Student National Medical Association Chapter President.
Since graduation, Dr. Lee has continued garner accolades and accomplishments. He was the recipient of the American Pain Society Scholarship Award, helped co-write the Chronic Pain Course for healthcare providers at NYU, and was a co-investigator for a pivotal research study on advanced techniques to treat myofascial pain. Dr. Lee was newly elected Director-at-Large for the New York Chapter of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, making him the youngest to ever be appointed to this position. Most recently, Dr. Lee was asked to author several chapters to a new textbook on Spinal Cord Stimulation.
Dr. Lee maintains privileges and is on faculty at New York University Langone Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital, part of the North Shore LIJ system. He is licensed in New York and New Jersey.
His current appointments and recognitions include:
New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians – Director-at-Large
America’s Top Doctor, Pain Management – 2014