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Semih Gungor, MD

Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine

About Dr. Gungor


Dr. Semih Gungor is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has specialized in pain management since 2001 and served as Faculty and Director of the Bellevue Pain Clinic at New York University Hospital prior to practicing at Hospital for Special Surgery. He believes that each patient’s condition is unique and requires comprehensive assessment with the highest quality of pain-focused medical care.

Dr. Gungor uses the most recent and advanced diagnostic technologies coupled with individualized medical, physiatric, psychological and interventional therapies to diagnose and treat patients successfully. By providing timely, efficient and thorough care, Dr. Gungor's goal is to alleviate pain, increase quality of life and achieve the most optimal level of functionality for all patients.


Specialized Centers

HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine
Rehabilitation National Network

Special Expertise

Chronic Intractable Pain Problems
Non-Surgical Treatment of Spine-related Pain Problems
Back Pain
Neck Pain
Cervicogenic Headaches
Muscle Pain
Joint Pain
Neuropathic Pain
Extremity Pain
RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) or CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome)
Phantom Limb Pain
Post Stroke Pain
Cancer Pain
Regional Anesthesia and its applications to Chronic Pain Management


Interventional Techniques for Diagnosis and Treatment of Spine-related Pain Syndromes
Epidural Injections
Advanced Interventional Techniques such as Neurolytic and Radiofrequency Neuroablation
Minimally Invasive Intradiscal Techniques for the Treatment of Low Back Pain
Implantable Drug Delivery Systems
Spinal Cord Stimulators and other Neuromodulation Techniques

Patient Stories

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Please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out of network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.



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


American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA)
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)
International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS)
International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)
American Pain Society (APS)
New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA)


American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Anesthesiology, Subspecialty Board Certification in Pain Medicine


Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2016-2022
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2015-2020
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2018-2022


MD, Hacettepe University, Faculty of  Medicine, Turkey, 1990


Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 1997


Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 2000


Quad-Institutional  Pain Medicine Fellowship Program, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 2001

State Licensure


English, Turkish, Spanish

For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Gungor

Blog Posts

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.


Research Interests

Evidence-based Medicine for Pain Management
Development of Novel Analgesics and New Modalities to Treat Intractable Chronic Pain
Regional Anesthesia and its Applications to Chronic Pain Management

Clinical Trials

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.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Gungor as of December 05, 2019.

  • Turkish Journal of Clinics and Laboratory - Editorial Board Member
  • Journal of Anesthesiology and Reanimation Specialists Society - Editorial Board Member

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.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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