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Stephanie Cheng, MD



Dr. Stephanie Cheng is an anesthesiologist focusing on regional anesthesiology for orthopedic patients. She received specialized training in regional anesthesia as a 2013-2014 Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellow at HSS. Dr. Cheng is a physician researcher within the Division of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management where she investigates opioid-sparing analgesia techniques for orthopedic patients, including acupuncture, and oversees the department's resident education program.


Special Expertise

Medical Acupuncture

Patient Stories


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


American Board of Anesthesiology


Point-of-Care Ultrasound
FATE Certification
Structural Acupuncture for Physicians


HSS Teacher of the Year, Cornell/NewYork-Presbyterian Anesthesiology Residents, 2019


New York University, School of Medicine, 2009


United Health Services, Transitional Year, 2010


Yale New Haven Hospital, 2013


Hospital for Special Surgery, 2014

State Licensure



Publications by

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles

Krishna A, Cheng S. "Use of Pecs I and II Blocks for Modified Radical Mastectomy in a patient with right heart failure." Oral Presentation and Abstract at American Society of Regional Anesthesia Conference April 2017.

Brar J, Gluck D, Cheng S, Tedore T. "Delayed presentation of pneumothorax following placement of interscalene infusion catheter." Oral Presentation and Abstract at American Society of Regional Anesthesia Conference March 2016

Haskins SC, Desai NA, Fields KG, Nejim JA, Cheng S, Coleman SH, Nawabi DH, Kelly BT. Diagnosis of Intraabdominal Fluid Extravasation After Hip Arthroscopy with Point-of-Care Ultrasonography Can Identify Patients at an Increased Risk for Postoperative Pain. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2016 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print]



 Multi-modal analgesia
Opioid-sparing analgesia

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. 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 December 22, 2020, Dr. Cheng reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.