Ali Valimahomed, MD, FAAPMR

Dual Board Certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | ACGME Fellowship Trained in Pain Medicine

Dr. Ali Valimahomed is a pain management physician who is dual board certified in Interventional Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He completed his residency at Cornell & Columbia, after which he finished his Pain Medicine fellowship at Harvard. While in training he was honored with the esteemed “Intern of the Year” award and nominated by his peers/faculty for the prestigious position of Chief Resident.

Dr. Valimahomed’s goal is to provide targeted individualized treatment plans for his patients, with a focus on functional outcomes and quality of life. Rather than masking symptoms with medications, when possible, he strives to provide curative and minimally invasive treatment options for his patients. Dr. Valimahomed provides comprehensive care for a wide variety of painful conditions of the spine, nerves, joints, and muscles by integrating physical therapy, medications, interventional procedures, and surgery. The various treatments offered by Dr. Valimahomed include fluoroscopic-guided spine injections, ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injections, peripheral nerve blocks, regenerative medicine, neuromodulation, and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Valimahomed specializes in kyphoplasty for the treatment of spinal vertebral compression fractures. He is a nationally renowned expert in peripheral nerve stimulation for the treatment of chronic joint and nerve pain. Dr. Valimahomed’s has a passion for minimally invasive spine surgery; he performs percutaneous lumbar spinal decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis (MILD / Vertiflex / AuroraZip etc), endoscopic discectomies for disc herniations, sacroiliac joint fusion for sacroiliitis.

Treatment of cancer related pain or cancer treatment related pain is something near and dear to Dr. Valimahomed’s heart. He received specialized training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Dana Farber Cancer Center for treatment of cancer pain. He performs injections, sympathetic nerve blocks, intrathecal pain pumps, neuromodulation, and tumor ablation for treatment of cancer pain.


  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Spine Pain
  • Herniated discs
  • Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Auto accidents
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain
  • Work injuries
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Joint Pain / Arthritis
  • Peripheral nerve injury
  • Neuropathy (Nerve Pain)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Pain After Spine Surgery (“Failed Back Surgery Syndrome”)
  • Pain After Joint Replacement
  • Post-surgical Pain Syndromes
  • Cancer Pain
  • Vein Pain
  • Headache Pain

Education and Training

College Education: Siena College – Loudenville, NY – B.A.
Medical Education: Albany Medical College – M.D.
Internship: New York Medical College: Westchester Medical Center – Valhalla, New York
Residency: Columbia University Medical Center / Weill Cornell Medicine: New York Presbyterian Hospital – New York, NY
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School: Brigham and Women’s Hospital– Boston, MA

Professional Affiliations


  • World Association of Pain Medicine United
  • American Society of Pain and Neuroscience
  • North American Neuromodulation Society & International Neuromodulation Society
  • The New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • The New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Medical Association

Leadership Positions:

  • Board of Directors, World Association of Pain Medicine United (WAPMU)
  • Director, Foundation of Minimally Invasive Spine (FOMIS), World Association of Pain Medicine United (WAPMU)
  • Board of Directors, American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (ASPN)
  • Director at Large, New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (NJSIPP)

Hospital Privileges:

  • CentraState Medical Center
  • Riverview Medical Center