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James D. Beckman, MD

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Dr. James D. Beckman is a board certified anesthesiologist, practicing since 1997. Dr. Beckman teaches clinical regional anesthesia, including brachial plexus block techniques; physiology and complications; spinals; epidurals; combined spinal-epidural anesthesia; and peripheral nerve blocks for analgesia. Dr. Beckman is a member of the Department's dedicated Spine Team and an expert in management of the difficult airway.


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


New York State Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Medical Association


American Board of Anesthesiology - 1997
The National Board of Medical Examiners - 1992


MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
Chief Resident, New York Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center


Regional Anesthesia, Hospital for Special Surgery

State Licensure



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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of May 11, 2024, Dr. Beckman reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.