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Uchenna O. Umeh, MD


About Dr. Umeh

Dr. Uchenna Umeh is a board certified regional anesthesiologist at HSS. She completed her residency at Westchester Medical Center and subsequently did a one-year regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Umeh's research interests lie in regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine, diversity and equity, as well as healthcare disparities. She also has a strong interest in resident and medical student education and mentorship.


Special Expertise

Regional anesthesia and acute pain management

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


American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Regional Anesthesia
New York State Society of Anesthesiologist
Medical Society of New York


American Board of Anesthesiologists


ASRA Excellence in Education Award, 2022


Medical School: New York Medical College, 2006
Internship: Montefiore Medical Center, 2007
Residency: Westchester Medical Center, 2010
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2011

State Licensure


English, Igbo, Spanish

Publications by Dr. Umeh

Selected Books/Chapters

Umeh Uchenna O, Cherenfant, Chrissy. Anesthesia for Shoulder Arthroplasty. In: Zuckerman, Joseph D, ed. Shoulder Arthroplasty: Principles and Practice. Wolters Kluwer. 2021

Umeh U. 'Orthopedic Analgesia'. In: Egol, Kenneth ed. Handbook of fractures, 6th edition. Philadelphia, USA: Wolters Kluwer 2020 p102-115

Selected Presentations

Umeh U, Diskina D, Cuff G, Yu Y, Driesman A, Youm T, Hertling A. 'Transmuscular Quadratus Lumborum Block with Pericapsular Injection does not provide benefit for Primary Hip Arthroscopy.' 47th Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine 2022 Meeting

Williams K, Cuff G, Franco L, McCartin M, Ansari S, Jain S, Phillips Leroy, Umeh U. 'Retrospective Review of Peripartum Anesthesia and Analgesia across Four Hospitals within one Major Health System" 47th Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting

Umeh UO, Roediger F, Cuff G, Romanenko Y, Vaz A, Hertling A. 'Satisfaction with Telemedicine Among Anesthesiologists During the COVID-19 Pandemic.' International Anesthesia Research Society 2022 Meeting

Umeh U, Virk M, Kwon Y, Ng J, Mendes C, Hertling A. 'Liposomal Bupivacaine in an interscalene block decreases opioid use and pain for to two weeks after total shoulder arthroplasty'. American Society of Regional Anesthesiology, 2021


Dr. Umeh's research interests lie in regional anesthesia and acute pain management with a strong interest in diversity, equity and health disparities in anesthesia and pain management. She currently leads an NIH-funded Cohort Study looking at the influence of social determinants of health on the development of Post Mastectomy Pain Syndrome (PMPS) in women with breast cancer undergoing mastectomy surgery.

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 April 25, 2022, Dr. Umeh reported no relationships with the 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.