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Daniel I. Richman, MD

Pain Management, Spine
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About Dr. Richman


Dr. Daniel Richman is an attending pain management physician at Hospital for Special Surgery in the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management. Dr. Richman is also an assistant attending and clinical instructor within the Tri-Institutional Pain Management Fellowship in conjunction with New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine and has been practicing at HSS since 1991.

Dr. Richman specializes in orthopedic-related pain management with a specific interest in managing conditions related to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He is an expert in interventional treatments such as epidural steroid injections, diagnostic nerve blocks both under fluoroscopic and ultrasound guidance, radiofrequency denervation, sympathetic blockade and discography. Dr. Richman has extensive knowledge of managing advanced pain with implantable technology such as intrathecal pumps and spinal cord stimulators. He frequently works with both the inpatient and outpatient pain divisions within HSS as an expert in managing difficult perioperative analgesia in the chronic pain patient.

Dr. Richman’s research interests include efficacy of epidural steroid injections in professional athletes and he has presented at international meetings on this topic. He is highly involved in the diagnosis and treatment of complex regional pain syndrome. He is a member of the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Association’s Clinical Committee and is actively involved in the research of innovative techniques for this condition, particularly intravenous ketamine therapy in conjunction with continuous epidural and peripheral nerve blockade. Dr. Richman is committed to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of difficult pain conditions through the use of multidisciplinary treatments.

For the past 15 years, Dr. Richman has consistently been rated in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors as an expert in pain management in the New York City Metropolitan Area.


Specialized Centers

Center for Brachial Plexus and Traumatic Nerve Injury

Special Expertise

Subspecialty in orthopedic-related chronic pain, low back pain and neuropathic pain

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


American Society of Anesthesiologists
New York State Society of Anesthesiologists
Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiologists
International Association for the Study of Pain
International Anesthesia Research Society
American Pain Society
The Hospital Graduate's Society
American Society of Anesthesiology


American Board of Anesthesiology, 1991 
American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, 1996
American Board of Pain Medicine, 1994


Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 20 Years
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2013-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2003-2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2006-2022


MD, UMDNJ - Medical School, New Jersey


Hartford Hospital, Anesthesiology, CT


Pain Management, Oxford University Pain Relief Unit & Department of Medicine, Oxford, UK
Pain Management/Regional Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell University Medical Center

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Richman

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.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Richman as of March 24, 2023.

  • Mediflix - Advisory Board
  • Neuropathix - Consultant

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.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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