Dr. Daniel Richman is an attending anesthesiologist at Hospital for Special Surgery in the Department of Anesthesiology and Division of Pain Management. Dr. Richman is also an assistant attending and clinical instructor within the Tri-Institutional Pain Management Fellowship in conjunction with New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and has been practicing at Hospital for Special Surgery since 1991.
Dr Richman specializes in orthopedic-related pain management with a specific interest in managing conditions related to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He is an expert in interventional treatments such as epidural steroid injections, diagnostic nerve blocks both under fluoroscopic and ultrasound guidance, radiofrequency denervation, sympathetic blockade and discography. Dr. Richman has extensive knowledge of managing advanced pain with implantable technology such as intrathecal pumps and spinal cord stimulators. He frequently works with both the inpatient and outpatient pain divisions within Hospital for Special Surgery as an expert in managing difficult perioperative analgesia in the chronic pain patient.
Dr. Richman’s research interests include efficacy of epidural steroid injections in professional athletes and has presented at international meetings on this topic. He is highly involved in the diagnosis and treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. He is a member of the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Association’s Clinical Committee and is actively involved in the research of innovative techniques for this condition, particularly intravenous ketamine therapy in conjunction with continuous epidural and peripheral nerve blockade. Dr. Richman is committed to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of difficult pain conditions through the use of multidisciplinary treatments.
For the past fifteen years, Dr Richman has consistently been rated in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors as an expert in pain management in the New York City Metropolitan Area.
Acupuncture, Pain Management
Subspecialty in orthopedic related chronic pain, low back pain and neuropathic pain
How to Find the Best Doctors: Castle Connolly Guide, New York Area, 5th Edition. Listed as one of the top doctors in Pain Management in New York area
"Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011
American Society of Anesthesiologists
New York State Society of Anesthesiologists
Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiologists
International Association for the Study of Pain
International Anesthesia Research Society
American Pain Society
The Hospital Graduate's Society
American Society of Anesthesiology
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As of March 27, 2015, Dr. Richman reported no financial interest relationships with healthcare industry.
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- All insurance ID cards
- Notes from physicians that are currently treating or have previously treated you for this problem
- Reports and films for all MRIs, CT scans, and X-rays taken for this problem
- A complete list of all medications you are currently taking
- The completed Pain Management Center Questionnaire