Treatment and care with empathy

With profound empathy for patients suffering severe or prolonged pain, Dr. Rispoli typically takes care of patients with chronic or acute pain in the low back, neck, peripheral joints, pelvic region and patients with headaches – but she is highly capable of treating all types of pain.

  • Super Doctors: Southern California Rising Stars 2023

Dr. Rispoli received her undergraduate degree at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where she was co-captain for the Division-1 women’s soccer team and, for four consecutive years, was a National Athletic Honor Society member. She then earned her medical degree at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in New Jersey, and completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.


Dr. Rispoli’s interest in pain treatment led her to complete an interventional pain medicine fellowship under the Weill Cornell Tri-Institute Pain Fellowship program in New York City, doing rotations at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Rispoli specializes in advanced neuromodulation (spinal cord stimulation) techniques, pelvic pain (both male and female), ultrasound-guided interventional procedures, and regenerative medicine techniques such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cell therapy.

With a commitment to research in her field, Dr. Rispoli has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and given several lectures, poster and oral presentations at national and international venues. She is also a member of several prestigious professional organizations, including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, American Academy of Pain Medicine, and Spine Intervention Society. 

An avid soccer fanatic, Dr. Rispoli met her husband on a co-ed team in New York City. When she’s not playing soccer, she enjoys snowboarding, traveling, and spending time with her two young children.

Dr. Rispoli in the News

Authority Magazine/Medium: Becoming Pain-Free: Dr Leia Rispoli Of DISC Sports & Spine Center On How to Alleviate Chronic Pain

The Taylor Method for Pain-Free Living Podcast: Pelvic Pain Management Starts With Education

Journal of Anaesthesia Practice: Pain management specialist in Focus – Dr Leia Rispoli

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  • New York Presbyterian Hospital – Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesia


  • New York Presbyterian Hospital – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School – Preliminary Year – Department of Internal Medicine

Medical School

  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School – Doctor of Medicine


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – Cook College
  • B.S., Animal Science/Pre-veterinary Medicine and Research 


Intern of the Month – Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Dean’s Award: Ruy V. Lourenco Award – Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Executive Women of New Jersey Scholarship Recipient – Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Columbian Foundation Scholarship Recipient – Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Dean’s List Honors – Rutgers University

National Athletic Honor Society  – Rutgers University

NCAA Division 1 Rutgers Women’s Soccer  – Rutgers University

Athletic Soccer Scholarship  – Rutgers University

Big-East Academic All-Star  – Rutgers University

Co-Captain Rutgers Women’s Soccer  – Rutgers University


Pain Management

Physical Medicine and Rehab