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Joseph C. Hung, MD

Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
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About Dr. Hung


Dr. Joseph Hung is a triple-board certified specialist with expertise in interventional pain management and clinical informatics. His clinical practice is focused on the evaluation and non-operative management of musculoskeletal, sports injury, and spine-related painful conditions.

Dr. Hung trained at Johns Hopkins and Harvard Medical School - Massachusetts General Hospital. While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Hung was distinguished as Chief Resident for demonstrating consistent excellence in clinical skills, teamwork, and leadership.

In addition to being a skilled clinician, Dr. Hung has degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and in Biomedical Informatics from the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine. Before attending medical school, he worked as an Information Technology professional in various positions at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, UBS Investment Bank, and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.

As both a healthcare provider and computer engineer, Dr. Hung believes in using the most up-to-date technologies and medical evidence for patient care. He has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and abstracts while also lecturing at national pain management conferences. In addition to his current position at the Hospital for Special Surgery, he is an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. His academic interests include designing and optimizing clinical information systems.

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Specialized Centers

HSS Spine Center with Stamford Health

Special Expertise

Musculoskeletal disorders
Spine - Degenerative disc disease and disc herniation
Spine - Lumbar and cervical radiculopathy
Spine - Facet arthropathy
Joint disease
Tendon and ligament pathology
Myofascial pain
Complex regional pain syndrome
Neuropathic pain


Spine - Epidural steroid injections
Spine - Facet injections and diagnostic blockade
Spine - Radiofrequency ablation
Joint and bursa injections
Tendon and ligament injections
Muscle and trigger point injections
Sympathetic blockade for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Percutaneous spinal cord stimulator placement

Patient Stories

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


Board Certified - Anesthesiology
Board Certified - Pain Medicine
Board Certified - Clinical Informatics


Hospital Commanders Coin for Demonstrated Excellence – U.S. Army, Tripler Army Medical Center, 2017
Teacher and Attending of the Year ‐ Weill Cornell Pain Medicine Fellowship, 2015
Teacher and Attending of the Year ‐ Weill Cornell Pain Medicine Fellowship, 2014
American Pain Society Fundamentals of Pain Medicine Scholarship, 2011
Second Place Poster in Healthcare Delivery and Management ‐ Johns Hopkins Annual Research Day, 2010
Chief Resident ‐ Johns Hopkins Hospital, Anesthesiology and Critical Care, 2010
United States Delegate – China Synergy Program for Outstanding Youth, 2004
B.S. Engineering, Magna Cum Laude – University of Pennsylvania, 2002
Golden Key International Honor Society, 2001
Eta Kappa Nu Honors Society for Computer and Electrical Engineers, 2001
University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association Scholarship, 1998


Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 2007


Internal Medicine, Main Line Health - Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA, 2008


Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2011


Pain Medicine, Harvard Medical School - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2012

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Hung

Patient Education

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Books/Chapters

Gulati A, Hung JC. Cancer Pain. In: Pain Medicine: A Comprehensive Board Review for Primary and Maintenance of Certification. Huntoon MA, ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Pak D, Hung JC. Visceral Pain. In: Pain Medicine: An Essential Review. Urman R et al, eds. New York: Springer Publishing, 2016.

Pak D, Hung JC. Post‐Herpetic Neuralgia. In: Pain Medicine: An Essential Review. Urman R et al, eds. New York: Springer Publishing, 2016.

Margulis I, Clement K, Hung JC. Post‐Mastectomy Pain. In: Pain Medicine: An Essential Review. Urman R et al, eds. New York: Springer Publishing, 2016.

Margulis I, Hung JC. Compression Fracture Pain. In: Pain Medicine: An Essential Review. Urman R et al, eds. New York: Springer Publishing, 2016.

Lerman I, Hung JC, Souzdalnitski D, Vroomen B, Kamdar M. Fluoroscopic Guided Celiac Plexus Blockade. In: Multimodal Imaging Guidance in Interventional Pain Management.Narouze S, ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Lerman I, Hung JC, Souzdalnitski D. Ultrasound‐Guided Caudal, Lumbar, and Epidural Injection. In: Ultrasound‐Guided Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 2nd Edition. Bigeleisen PE et al, eds. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health, 2015.

Hung JC, Tsang JG, Wingate J, Kubin M, Latif U, Heitmiller E. Pain Management. In: The Manual of Moderate and Deep Sedation in Clinical Practice. Kaye A et al, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Hung JC, Hanna M. Comfortably Numb: Peripheral Nerve Catheters. In: Anesthesia Unplugged, 2nd Edition. Gallagher C, ed. Columbus: McGraw‐Hill Publishers, 2012.

Selected Presentations

Cancer Pain Management – Changing Paradigms. American Academy of Pain Medicine 32nd Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA 2016

Pain Management for Thoracic Surgery. Thoracic Surgery – Disease Management Conference,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 2015

Principles of Acute Pain Management after Spine Surgery. Neurosurgery Spine Series, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 2014

Principles of Acute Pain Management. Pain Medicine Rounds, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 2013

Perioperative Pain Management. Surgical Oncology Conference, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 2013

Celiac Plexus Blockade. Pain Medicine Rounds, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 2012


Research Interests

Clinical Information Systems
Health Information Technology
Healthcare Data Analytics

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 April 10, 2023, Dr. Hung reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

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