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Michael Singleton, MD


About Dr. Singleton

Dr. Michael Singleton is an anesthesiologist within the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management. Dr. Singleton completed medical school at Indiana University and residency at University of Utah prior to undertaking specialized training as a Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine (RA&APM) fellow at HSS in 2018. As a fellow, he received the HSS Anesthesiology Attendings' Clinical Excellence Award. After fellowship, he began his career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he helped develop protocols for management of buprenorphine and an educational curriculum for Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS).

Dr. Singleton has a strong interest in different applications of ultrasound in the practice of anesthesiology. Along with several other members of the group, he helps teach new ultrasound techniques at national conferences through the American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA). Other areas of interest include regional anesthesia and pain management, resident and fellow education, and the economics of healthcare.


Special Expertise

Point-of-Care Ultrasound
Regional Anesthesia

Patient Stories


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


American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)


American Board of Anesthesiology, 2018


Hospital for Special Surgery Anesthesiology Attendings' Clinical Excellence Award-2018
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Voelker I. Striepe Teacher of the Year Award-2019


Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2013
Internship: St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia, MI, 2014
Residency: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2017
Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 2018

State Licensure



Publications by Dr. Singleton

Professional Education

Selected Journal Articles

Brian Allen, Raj Gupta, Michael Singleton, Hesham Elsharkawy. Are we studying the same block or not? A video is worth a thousand words. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2019 April;44(4):535-536. PMID: 30787045.

Michael Singleton, Jo Hannafin, Gregory Liguori, Ellen Soffin. The Role of Peripheral Nerve Catheters in Buprenorphine/Naloxone Management in Elective Orthopedic Surgery: A Case Report. HSS Journal 2019 February;15(1):93-95. PMID: 30863239 PMCID: PMC6384208.

Pfeifer John D, Singleton Michael N, Gregory Martin H, Lambert Dennis L, Kymes Steven M. Development of a decision-analytic model for the application of STR-based provenance testing of transrectal prostate biopsy specimens. Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 2012 September;15(6) PMID: 22999136.

Singleton Michael, Liu Jaibin. Minimizing Opioid Exposure After Total Knee Arthroplasty Using Peripheral Nerve Blocks in a Patient with a History of Alcohol Use Disorder. Grand Rounds from HSS: Management of Complex Cases 2018 June;7(2):3-4

Selected Presentations

Western Anesthesia Resident's Conference. UCSF; San Francisco, California. 2016 Apr 30; Serum Bupivacaine Concentration After Periarticular Injection With a Mixture of Liposomal Bupivacaine and Bupivacaine HCl During Total Knee Arthroplasty.

Departmental Grand Rounds. University of Utah Department of Anesthesiology; Salt Lake City, Utah. 2017 May 3; New Techniques in Regional Anesthesia.

Departmental Grand Rounds. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; New York, New York. 2017 Oct 17; Opioids and Cancer.

Departmental Grand Rounds. Hospital for Special Surgery Department of Anesthesiology; New York, New York. 2018 Jun 14; POCUS: FATE and Beyond.


Research Interests

Point-of-care ultrasound
New applications in regional anesthesia
Enhanced recovery after surgery
Preoperative optimization and evaluation
Economics of healthcare
New applications in patient outreach using technology

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 January 14, 2020, Dr. Singleton 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.