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 is a very friendly doctor. He took the time to listen to my concerns and questions first, which made me feel very comfortable and trust in his care. I was suffering with lower back pain for couple of years he took the examination and check thoroughly. After treatment I feel so much better! I highly recommend Dr. Maniam to anyone seeking a pain management specialist."



"I am not one to usually write a review but considering that Dr. Maniam was able to help with my chronic wrist pain that I had for almost a year I felt the need to let people know what a great doctor he is. I had tried to see a doctor previously but it did not help at all. When I saw Dr. Maniam he took the time to listen to what was wrong and made all the correct suggestions. I am so happy to say that I no longer feel any pain and am so grateful to him for all his help. If you have any type of chronic pain I would suggest going to see this wonderful doctor!"



"You will not be disappointed. From the time you walk in the front desk is amazing. The medical staff is the best. And Doctor Kohler and Doctor Maniam are amazing."



"I would like to say I have been to many medical places during the past 3 years For my lower spine problems, From the moment you walk into the door front desk to nurse to Dr I would like to say thank you personally, because they show you from day one the care and concern for their patients. Not once have I gone through run around as I have with all other places. DR. Kohler took his time explaining what was going on with my spine as I asked questions he answered , he basically showed me he was concerned that’s when I knew I was in the right place. Thank you to Reyna,Jackie,Dr.Kohler,Dr.Maniam for all."



"Amazing all around!! Dr. Maniam is a skilled, patient and knowledgeable one. Could not recommend more. Don't look anywhere else!!"



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