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David Cassagnol

Interventional Pain Physician

David Cassagnol is a double board certified physician in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. He earned his medical degree at Weill Cornell Medical College and completed a residency in anesthesiology at Columbia University – New York Presbyterian Hospital. He then sub-specialized in Interventional Pain Medicine at the University of Chicago where he trained extensively in advanced minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Cassagnol’s management of chronic pain includes a multidisciplinary approach with the most up-to-date interventional techniques, regenerative modalities and integrative medicine such as acupuncture and physical therapy. His previous career as an airline pilot honed both his precision skills and his attention to safety. Focused on new treatments which naturally heal tissues and restore function, Dr. Cass obtained additional training in regenerative medicine. This has allowed him to offer his patients highly effective treatment options with broadened skills that go beyond the typical standards of care.

Dr. Cass grew up in Haiti but has spent the greater part of his adult life in NYC. He enjoys cooking, exercising, traveling and is an avid aviation enthusiast.

Q&A with Dr. Cassagnol

What made you want to become a doctor?
I’ve wanted to become a physician since I was a small child. As I grew up, I also developed a passion for aviation, so I decided to become an airline pilot. A few years into my aviation career, I felt that I still needed to fulfill my dream of becoming a physician, so I decided to pursue medicine.
What do you wish you could tell every patient (and they would actually do) and why?
Develop and be consistent with a home exercise program because physical therapy tends to be a modality that is effective for most pain pathologies.
What is the most important factor in a doctor-patient relationship and why?
Trust. Coming up with an individualized effective plan through shared decision-making that involves both doctor and patient requires mutual trust.
David Cassagnol



Medical School – Weill Cornell Medical College
Residency – New York-Presbyterian Hospital–Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship – University of Chicago


English, French, Haitian Creole

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