Richard S. King, MD

Dr. Richard King was born and grew up in New Zealand, where he attended Otago and Victoria Universities as an undergraduate. He graduated from the University of Dundee Medical School in Scotland and trained in anesthesia in Southern Africa, where he received his board certification. Dr. King came to the United States in 1985, and after completing a fellowship in regional anesthesia at Hospital for Special Surgery, joined the Attending Staff.

Dr. Kings main interests include regional anesthesia for orthopaedic surgery, the treatment of acute postoperative pain, and the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting.

Dr. King has chaired the departmental Quality Assurance and Educational Committees and retains a special interest in the training of residents and fellows in regional anesthesia.


Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College



Regional Anesthesia

Special Expertise

Post-operative Pain Management
Regional Anesthesia for Ambulatory Surgery


MD, Dundee University Medical School, Dundee, UK

Selected Publications

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Dr. Richard King, Anesthesiologist

Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1206
Fax: 212.517.4481