Kathy Aligene MD | Manhattan Pain and Sports Associates

Kathy Aligene MD


  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • American Medical Association
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine


  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital- New York, NY
  • St. George’s University School of Medicine- Grenada, West Indies
  • University of Rochester- Rochester, NY


  • Aligene K, Lener MS, Spinner D, Khelemsky Y. Facial Pain. In Sackheim, Kimberly. Pain Management and Palliative Care: A Comprehensive Guide. Springer-Verlag New York. 2015. p. 113-123.
  • Aligene K., Lin E., Spinner D. Elbow Chapter. In Spinner D and Kirschner (Eds) Ultrasound Guided Musculoskeletal Injections. 2014.


  • Conway J, Aligene K, Aris-Williams S, and Patel S. “Humanism in Medicine Pilot Initiative.” New Jersey Dept of Health Senior Services and Arnold P. Gold Foundation- Trenton, NJ. 12/2005.


  • Lin E., Aligene K. Pharmacology of Balance and Dizziness. NeuroRehabilitation, 32(3):529-542, 03/2013.
  • Aligene K, Lin E. Vestibular and Balance Treatment of the Concussed Athlete. NeuroRehabilitation 32(3):543-553, 03/2013.
  • Lin E, Aligene K. Strengthening Exercises and Running Performance. Rehab in Review, 2011 (Vol 19, No 11).
  • Conway J, Aligene K, Aris-Williams S and Patel S. “Humanism in Medicine: A Case Study in Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities.” The Society of Research Administrators International, 11/2006.
  • Aligene K, Powers J and Segal B. “The Effects of TH1 Cytokine Manipulation on the Central Nervous System: Inflammation and Demyelination in an Animal Model of Multiple Sclerosis.” Rochester McNair Journal, 2002.


  • Leung E., Aligene K., Fine J., and Ambrose A. “Functional Outcomes in two adult patients with Post-Infectious Demyelinating Brainstem Encephalitis.” Association of Academic Physiatrists, Nashville, TN. 02/2014.
  • Baksh, W.S, Aligene K., Danesh H. “High Volume Blood Patch in Treating Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension with Associated Cranial VI Nerve Palsy in an Athletic Runner.” Pain Physician Journal, 06/2013.
  • Paul G., Terranova L., Aligene K., Fine J. “Neurological Complications of Intrathecal Methotrexate.”
    American Academy Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation- Washington, DC, 11/2013.
  • Aligene K, Rim F and Rim A. “A Case Report of Idiopathic Spinal Cord Herniation with Conservative Management.“ Association of Academic Physiatrists, Las Vegas, Nevada. 03/2012.
  • Lin E, Aligene K and Leung J. “A Rare Presentation of Axillary Neuropathy.”
    Association of Academic Physiatrists, Phoenix, Arizona; 04/2011.
  • Lin E, Parikh S, Aligene K and Shetreat-Klein A. “An Unusual Presentation of Femur Fracture in SCI.”
    Association of Academic Physiatrists, Phoenix, Arizona. 04/2011.
  • Appasamy M, Aligene K and Shatzer M. “A Case of Delayed Presentation of Hereditary Neuropathy with Liability to Pressure Palsies (HNPP) with Focus on Rehabilitation Aspects.“ Association of Academic Physiatrists, Bonita Springs, Florida. 04/2010.
  • Carlson T, Aligene K, Powers J and Segal B. “Chemokine Expression in Spinal Cords during EAE is altered by IFNγ Deficiency.” The Fifth Upstate New York Immunology Conference, Rochester, NY. 11/2002.
  • Aligene K, Williams L, and Segal B. “Analysis of a Protective Anti-glioma Immune Response: Immunohistochemical Characteristics and the Role of NK cells.” Undergraduate Program in Biology & Medicine Poster Symposium, Rochester, NY- October 2002 and National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Salt Lake City, UT. 03/2003.
  • Williams L, Aligene K and Segal B. “The Role of NK cells and Chemokine in a Murine Model of Anti-glioma Immunity.” James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, 7th Annual Scientific Symposium, Rochester, NY. 10/2002.

Manhattan Pain and Sports Associates focuses solely on the prevention, diagnosis, best in class treatment and rehabilitation of painful disorders: from back pain to knee pain. Comprehensive assessments by our doctors are an essential component of our pain management & sports medicine practice. We are committed to providing personalized solutions for pain to greatly improve your quality of life. We understand that each patient has a unique problem and therefore customize each and every pain management program.

Manhattan Pain and Sports Associates
51 East 25th St, 4th Fl, Ste B
New York, NY 10010
(212) 651-9976

The information on this site is to be used for informational purposes only and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for a pain doctors advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is important to consult a best in class pain management doctor in NYC regarding ANY symptoms or signs of knee, hip, back pain including lower or upper back pain as it may be a sign of a serious illness or condition. A thorough examination should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and pain management treatment plan. Be sure to call our top pain specialist in NYC to schedule a consultation.