Since 1981, when Harvey Finkelstein graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel he has been practicing medicine. After receiving his M.D. degree Dr. Finkelstein then went on to complete a five year residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital and University Hospital in Stony Brook. During this time he was able to finish two fellowships; one in pain management and the other in pediatric and cardiac anesthesia.
Dr. Finkelstein then became an attending physician in the Pain Management Center at University Hospital. After leaving University Hospital Dr. Finkelstein worked in several other hospitals as well as in private practice situations throughout Long Island, Dr. Finkelstein established a private practice clinic in pain management in the year 2000. The clinic is known as the Pain Care Medicine clinic of Long Island, PLLC, located in Plainview.
Harvey Finkelstein received the prestigious designation as a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice in 2009. This is a distinction awarded by the World Institute of Pain after taking an intense and rigorous exam which is divided into three main sections. The candidate must pass an oral exam, a written exam and a practical test in front of two examiners which determine the candidate’s expertise, knowledge and ability to perform four nerve blocks on cadavers. The following year Dr. Finkelstein was appointed to be part of the team of examiners at the 2010 FIPP exam given by WIP, a great honor, which took place in Budapest, Hungary.