Rajivan Maniam, M.D.

Meet Dr. Maniam

Dr. Rajivan Maniam is one of Manhattan’s leading Regenerative Medicine and Interventional Spine and Joint specialists. He completed his Anesthesiology residency at Columbia University Medical Center and his Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is currently double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine through the American Board of Anesthesiology. Additionally, he has completed advanced certifications in regenerative medicine through the Interventional Orthopedic Foundation, as well as extensive training in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Prior to co-founding Ospina Medical, Dr. Maniam received his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Cornell University with a concentration in neurobiology and behavior. He then attended Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society for his compassionate patient care. After fellowship, Dr. Maniam worked in both the hospital setting and private practice, before joining Christiana Care as the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Pain Program. There he successfully founded and launched the first outpatient Comprehensive Pain Center within the Christiana Care Health System. During this time, he developed a novel multidisciplinary platform for treating pain that included integration with behavioral health, a chronic pain-focused rehabilitation program, and integrative therapies all focused on minimizing opioid prescribing.

Throughout his training, Dr. Maniam has had a strong interest in functional medicine and its role in treating patients with pain. Functional medicine approaches pathology through a systems-biology lens that focuses on a holistic, individualized approach to patient care. By melding functional medicine with his allopathic training, Dr. Maniam has been able to develop novel treatment plans that are both safe and effective. He has received extensive training through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), the gold standard in evidence-based functional medicine training and will soon be one of the first IFM-certified Interventional Spine and Joint physicians in Manhattan.

Nationally, Dr. Maniam continues to remain active in several organizations, including the Spine Intervention Society, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the North American Neuromodulation Society, the Interventional Orthopedic Foundation, and the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Maniam has delivered both local and national presentations on various topics within the fields of regenerative medicine and pain management and continues to be heavily involved in new clinical research trials and resident and fellow teaching.

Dr. Maniam strives to provide individualized, evidence-based treatment strategies to better serve the needs of his patients. By utilizing a combination of regenerative medicine, interventional spine and joint procedures, and functional medicine, Dr. Maniam strives to not just alleviate pain but improve his patients' overall health and function.

In his spare time, Dr. Maniam enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and spending time with his family and friends.


"Dr Maniam and his staff are excellent. Renya at the front desk is always friendly and makes me feel comfortable. There’s a real sense that they care about their patients. I’ve had numerous spinal epidural‘s and radio frequency ablations, they’ve been painless and have gotten excellent results. This is the best pain management group that I’ve been to and I’ve been to more than a few... I highly recommend Ospina!"



"Dr. Maniam is great and you took care of my knee. My knee feeks great and i can walk again. The visit was beautiful and they treat me with respect."



"5 stars in every-way. I wish I had seen Dr. Maniam from the start instead of my previous doctor. He was excellent as well as the office and staff. Dr. Maniam explained things in detail to me and was not bothered by any questions I had."



"The office was pretty and clean, front desk sweet and polite. The Dr. was friendly and knowledgeable."



"Dr. Maniam, has helped manage my back pain tremendously. I am incredibly grateful for him and his Staff. Veronica and Jacky are amazing! It’s been three years now and I’ve come such a long way! I wouldn’t choose any other doctor. Dr Maniam makes me feel comfortable and answers all my concerns."



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