Dr. Joseph Shams

Joseph Shams, MD

Location Address:
505 East 116th Street, 4th Fl Ste 400, New York, NY 10029
New Patients: (646) 452-8068
Current Patients: (646) 362-3178
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Fax: (646) 362-6179
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00AM – 4:30PM

Knee Pain Specialist in Harlem, NY

Joseph Shams, MD, is a board-certified interventional radiologist and knee pain specialist at American Knee Pain Centers in Harlem, NY. Dr. Shams earned his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center and completed his residency training in diagnostic radiology at Beth Israel Medical Center. He also completed his fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Shams was featured on the Castle Connolly Top Doctors List for five consecutive years. He also served as Director of Advanced Vascular Care in Manhattan for four years and as Section Chief and Fellowship Director at Mt. Sinai-Beth Israel Medical Center’s Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Dr. Shams is in charge of the medical staff at our affiliated Harlem knee pain center. He proudly works with patients who are suffering from knee pain due to osteoarthritis. From your first visit, Dr. Shams will ensure you get the care you deserve and answer any questions you may have along the way. Dr. Shams performs genicular artery embolization (GAE), a minimally invasive procedure that effectively reduces osteoarthritis knee pain and swelling. Request an appointment with Dr. Shams to get knee pain relief without surgery.

Board Certifications
  • Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology
  • Interventional Radiology & Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology
  • Vascular & Interventional Radiology, American Board of Radiology
Education & Training

Yale University School of Medicine


Beth Israel Medical Center

Medical Degree

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Society of Interventional Radiology

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Dr. Shams’ Specialties & Expertise

For years, Dr. Shams has been a leading knee pain specialist in the Harlem, NY community. Board-certified in interventional radiology with experience in treating osteoarthritis of the knee, Dr. Shams offers a unique blend of expertise and personalized care. He has helped countless patients improve their range of motion and find lasting pain relief from knee osteoarthritis.

Affiliated Knee Pain Centers

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Harlem, NY
505 East 116th Street Suite 400
Harlem, NY 10029
(646) 452-8068
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Awards & Publications

  • Top Doctors New York Metro Area (digital guide): 2021, 2022
  • New York Magazine: Top Doctors: 2021
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor
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