David Y. Wang, MD is a board-certified anesthesiologist who has specialized in Pain Management since 1998. He received his extensive training at Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He received his MD degree from Taipei Medical College and his MPH and MS degrees from Harvard University. Dr. Wang’s areas of expertise include treating patients with back pain, post-operative pain, neuropathic pain and chronic pain. He is also certified to perform acupuncture.
Dr. Wang treats each patient individually and tailors a care plan according to their specific needs. Patients are treated with compassion and dignity; Dr. Wang listens to their concerns and looks upon them as a partner in their care. He provides patients with the most advanced procedures and treatment available and uses a multidisciplinary approach, collaborating with other specialists to achieve optimal health for the patient. If further diagnostic testing such as MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, bone scan, or EMG is needed, it will be conveniently coordinated by Dr. Wang’s office staff.
Director of Chronic Pain Education, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Regional Anesthesia, Pain Management
Selective Interventional Pain Management
Back Pain/ Lumbar Radiculopathy Pain/Sciatica
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Spinal Injection
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection/Transforaminal ESI
Non-Surgical Treatment of Spinal Pain
Ultrasound-Guided Pain Management Procedures
Radio Frequency Ablation
Cryoablation and Denervation of Neuropathic Pain
Post Operative Pain (Acute and Subacute)
Chronic Intractable Pain
Multiple Joint Pain
Phantom Limb Pain
Post Herpetic Neuralgia
Spinal Cord Stimulation (selective)
"Best Intern" award, 1989
Honors and Publications of medical ethics in "Green Medicine" magazines of Taipei Medical College: "First IVF Test Tube Baby" in Taiwan, and "A Kind of Coldness" (A Case Report of An Adolescent with Uremia)
American Society of Anesthesiology
New York Society of Anesthesiology
American College of Acupuncture
Chinese American Medical Society
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As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies if payments were received during the prior year, or if the HSS physician currently receives payment. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.
As of May 21, 2015, Dr. Wang reported no financial interest relationships with healthcare industry.
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MD, Taipei Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan
MPH, Harvard University School of Public Health
MS, Harvard University School of Public Health
New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
Boston University Medical Center
Far Eastern Memorial Hospital Center, Taipei County, Taiwan
New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (Tri-institutions Fellowship of Cornell Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Hospital for Special Surgery), Fellow in Pain Management
American Board of Anesthesiology, 1998
American Board of Pain Medicine, 2000
American Board of Anesthesiology Pain Management, 2000
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Please bring the following documents with you to your first appointment:
- 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
Monday: 7:45am - 3:45pm
Tuesday: 7:4am - 3:45pm
Wednesday: 7:45am - 3:45pm
Thursday: 7:45am - 5:00pm
Friday: 7:45am - 3:45pm
Dr. Wang participates with the following insurance plans:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
- HIP Health Plans of New York
- United Healthcare
Please contact our office if you have questions regarding your specific insurance coverage.