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Kanupriya Kumar, MD

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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

Selected Journal Articles


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 19, 2023, Dr. Kumar reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.