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Daniel I. Richman, MD

Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
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Daniel I. Richman, MD

Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Spine
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Hospital for Special Surgery
Pain Management Center
429 East 75th Street - 5th floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1768
Fax: 212.774.7208
Hospital for Special Surgery
Pain Management Center
429 East 75th Street - 5th floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1768
Fax: 212.774.7208

Dr. Daniel Richman is an attending anesthesiologist and 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.

Patient Stories


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


Specialized Centers

Special Expertise

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


Pain Management


Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2013-2020
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2003-2021
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2006-2021


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



Insurance Information

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Patient ratings for Dr. Richman

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 11, 2019, Dr. Richman 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.

Dr. Richman in the News


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


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

State Licensure

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.