Dr. Rashid was born and raised in Westchester County, New York. Prior to medical school, he worked in psychiatric care for over five years at the prestigious New York-Presbyterian Westchester behavioral health center in White Plains, an academic affiliate of Weill Cornell Medicine. There, he was part of an interdisciplinary team dedicated to the mental healing of complex, refractory psychiatric illnesses. Many of these patients also had superimposed untreated chronic pain syndromes which is what inspired Dr. Rashid to specialize in pain management.
Dr. Rashid attended New York Medical College and went on to train in Anesthesiology at NYU Langone Medical Center. He stayed on as faculty as an instructor of anesthesiology, became board-certified, and did further research on holistic approaches to pain management. He presented a collaborative scientific exhibit discussing meditation as a tool for chronic pain management at the annual American Society of Anesthesiologist meeting.
Dr. Rashid went on to complete an interventional pain management fellowship at the Mount Sinai Hospital with an emphasis on a multi-modal approach in treating acute and chronic pain. There he trained with experts at the renowned Mount Sinai Center for Headache and Facial pain, which is what Dr. Rashid currently focuses on. Dr. Rashid is a part of Greenwich Hospital – Yale New Haven Health’s center for pain management.
Dr. Rashid uses the full spectrum of pain management to create a tailored, patient-centered treatment plan for everyone, incorporating minimally invasive procedures, medications, rehabilitation, and advocating for complementary therapies such as yoga, acupuncture, and medical Marijuana. He offers several exciting, cutting-edge therapies such as neuromodulation, regenerative medicine, and infusion therapies.
Dr. Rashid’s goal is to offer compassionate, personalized, and effective treatments to restore function and enhance his patients’ quality of life.