Richard S. King, MD

Dr. Richard King was born and grew up in New Zealand, where he attended Otago and Victoria Universities as an undergraduate. He graduated from the University of Dundee Medical School in Scotland and trained in anesthesia in Southern Africa, where he received his board certification. Dr. King came to the United States in 1985, and after completing a fellowship in regional anesthesia at Hospital for Special Surgery, joined the Attending Staff.

Dr. King’s main interests include regional anesthesia for orthopaedic surgery, the treatment of acute postoperative pain, and the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting.

Dr. King has chaired the departmental Quality Assurance and Educational Committees and retains a special interest in the training of residents and fellows in regional anesthesia.


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


Special Expertise

Post-operative Pain Management
Regional Anesthesia for Ambulatory Surgery

Insurances Accepted

Affinity Access
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
Emblem Selectcare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

If your particular insurance plan is not listed, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage.


MD, Dundee University Medical School, Dundee, UK

Dr. Richard King, Anesthesiologist

Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1206
Fax: 212.517.4481

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