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Jemiel Nejim, MD


About Dr. Nejim

Dr. Jemiel Nejim is a board certified anesthesiologist. He has specialized training in critical care medicine with an emphasis on cardiovascular disease. Dr. Nejim trained and practiced at the University of California, San Francisco before joining the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management at HSS.

Dr. Nejim's other interests include echocardiography and the use of ultrasound in acute situations. He has co-authored several pieces of research on the use of point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) in the perioperative setting.



Ultrasound guided regional anesthesia
Management of the Difficult Airway
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Transthoracic Echocardiography

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


Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Society of Critical Care Medicine
American Society of Anesthesiology


Edith and Karl Lasky Award 2007
HHMI-NIH research scholar 2006


University of California, Los Angeles


Santa Clara Valley Medical Center


University of California, San Francisco


University of California, San Francisco

State Licensure


English, Arabic, Spanish

Publications by Dr. Nejim

Selected Journal Articles

Nejim, J et al. Diagnosis of Intraabdominal Fluid Extravasation After Hip Arthroscopy With Point-of-Care Ultrasonography Can Identify Patients at an Increased Risk for Postoperative Pain. (2017.) Anesthesia & Analgesia (124)3; 791-799. 

Nejim, J and Tang, J. Intraoperative Application of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Acute Trauma Resuscitation: A Case Report. Submitted.

Nejim, J and Liu, L. Coagulation and Coagulopathy Made Easy. Current Reviews in Anesthesiology. Submitted.

Nakamura, R et. al. A cell-based method for screening RNA-protein interactions: Identification of CTE-interacting proteins. Nucleic Acids Research. 2012

Nejim, J et. al. Neutropenia Immediately After Inducing General Anesthesia. Journal of Critical Care 2010: 25 (3):e22.

Tegeder, I et al. GTP-cyclohydrolase, the rate-limiting enzyme in tetrahydrobiopterin biosynthesis, regulates pain sensitivity and persistence. Nature Medicine 2006 Nov;12(11):1269-77.

Max, MB et al. A Clinical Genetic Method to Identify Mechanisms by which Pain Causes Depression and Anxiety. Molecular Pain 2006 Apr 19;2:14.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.


Research Interests

Ultrasound use in acute situations

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. Nejim 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.