About Us

Dr. Annemarie Gallagher, M.D.

Dr. Gallagher was born and raised in New York City and became interested in pain management as a result of her experience as a first responder on 9/11. Seeing firefighters and police officers being wheeled into the trauma unit at St. Vincent’s Hospital, she knew that pain would linger long after their wounds healed. Dr. Gallagher is committed to treating pain following sports injuries or accidents, or resulting from disease, surgery, aging, and congenital conditions using a variety of treatments, including spine and joint injections. After thorough examination and testing, several options may be used individually or together with the goal of decreasing and potentially eliminating pain.

Dr. Gallagher has trained at some of the top medical institutions in the country. She is a contributing author to several books that are classics in the treatment of pain. Most recently she published a chapter that is included in Peripheral Nerve Entrapments: Clinical Diagnosis and Management.
In her spare time, Dr. Gallagher is an avid runner and enjoys traveling and photography.

Epione was the Greek goddess of soothing pain. Here at Epion Institute, we will try to soothe your pain and help you get back to your life. We care about your recovery.

Dr. Gallagher’s Licensure:

  • Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners
  • New York State Office of the Professions


  • Columbia University, BA
  • Stony Brook University School of Medicine, MD
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center Internship in Internal Medicine
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital, University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, Residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Chief Resident
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Tri-Institute Pain Medicine Fellowship, Department of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Board Certifications:

  • Board certified in Pain Medicine by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  • Falcon Award for Patient Care, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia
  • Physician of the Year Award, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia
  • Fellow of the Year Award, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell

Dr. Gallagher is fluent in Spanish.

Conditions We Treat

At Epion Institute for Spine and Joint Pain, we treat various pain conditions including:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • Joint pain, including shoulder pain, hip pain, and knee pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Pain from shingles
  • Pain from sports-related injuries
  • Arthritis pain
  • Pain as a result of motor vehicle accidents
  • Phantom limb pain


In order to best treat your pain, we may recommend procedures including: 

  • Epidural injections
  • Joint injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulation

 Frequently Asked Questions


Co-payment and deductible are due at the time of service. Epion Institute accepts debit cards and all major credit cards.


If you are unable to keep your appointment, you are required to cancel 24 hours in advance. If you fail to keep an office appointment without prior notification, you will be charged a fee of $100. If you fail to keep a procedure appointment, you will be charged a fee of $300.


  • Valid driver’s license or Passport
  • Insurance card
  • X-rays and/or MRIs for the condition you would like treated
  • List of your current medications
  • Name, address, and phone number of your pharmacy

Contact Us

Please contact us so that we can help you have a brighter tomorrow.