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Kanupriya Kumar, MD


About Dr. Kumar

Dr. Kanupriya Kumar is a board certified anesthesiologist at Hospital for Special Surgery. Previously, she organized and was director of the regional anesthesia program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She completed her residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a regional anesthesia fellowship at HSS. Dr. Kumar has taught ultrasound-guided nerve blocks to residents, fellows, and other board certified anesthesiologists at local and national meetings. She streamlined the regional anesthesia workflow at Johns Hopkins, creating efficiencies to decrease patient waiting time and discomfort.

Currently, Dr. Kumar is site director at the HSS Ambulatory Surgery Center. She also actively contributes to the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management’s Clinical Research Division, investigating multimodal analgesia techniques for orthopedic patients.



General anesthesia, Regional anesthesia

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


Anesthesiology, 2009


Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 2004


Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, 2005


Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2008


Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY 2009

State Licensure



Publications by Dr. Kumar

Patient Education

Blog Posts

Selected Journal Articles

Kumar K, Gulotta LV, Dines JS, Allen AA, Cheng J, Fields KG, YaDeau JT, Wu CL. (2017.) Unused Opioid Pills After Outpatient Shoulder Surgeries Given Current Perioperative Prescribing Habits. The American Journal of Sports Medicine (45)3; 636-641.

Kumar K, Kirksey MA, Duong S, Wu CL. (2017.) A Review of Opioid-Sparing Modalities in Perioperative Pain Management: Methods to Decrease Opioid Use Postoperatively. Anesthesia & Analgesia (125)5; 1749-1760.

Gupta A, Kumar K, Roberts MM, Sanders AE, Jones MT, Levine DS, O’Malley MJ, Drakos MC, Elliott AJ, Deland JT, Ellis SJ. (2017.) Pain Management After Outpatient Foot and Ankle Surgery. Foot & Ankle International; 1071100717738495.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.


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 November 13, 2019, Dr. Kumar 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.