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Michael K. Urban, MD, PhD


Anesthesiology
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Michael K. Urban, MD, PhD

Anesthesiology
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Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1206
Fax: 212.517.4481
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1206
Fax: 212.517.4481

Dr. Michael Urban is a board-certified anesthesiologist who has specialized in cardiac anesthesia since 1988.  Prior to his anesthesia residency, he completed a PhD. in molecular biology and post-doctoral training at the Fox Chase Cancer Center with Baruch Blumberg, winner of the Nobel Prize for medical research. At Yale, Dr. Urban completed a fellowship in cardiac anesthesia, which included critical care and echocardiography.

After joining HSS in 1990, Dr. Urban soon became Director of the newly expanded Acute Pain Service. Upon expansion of postoperative services, he became Director of the PACU, a position he continues to hold. Dr. Urban also serves as Chairman of the Complex Case Panel, which reviews the preoperative medical requirements of complex patients.

Dr. Urban is a teaching professional who has written numerous publications and abstracts, and is a member of the dedicated spine team at HSS. Dr. Urban continues his interest in clinical research, with a present emphasis on postoperative outcome and the development of protocols to improve outcome.

Back in the Game Patient Stories

Appointments

Associate Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Director, Post Anesthesia Care Unit and Step Down Unit, Hospital for Special Surgery

Specialty

Languages

English

Insurance Information

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Cigna
Connecticare
EmblemHealth GHI
EmblemHealth HIP
EmblemHealth Select Care
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare Compass

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

Book an Appointment with Dr. Urban

Dr. Urban accepts the following insurance plans. Please check to see if your insurance is on this list before proceeding.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Cigna
Connecticare
EmblemHealth GHI
EmblemHealth HIP
EmblemHealth Select Care
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare Compass

Please note, if your insurance is not on this list, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of out-of-network benefits.

If you do not wish to go out-of-network, our HSS Connect service will help you find an appropriate doctor.

Please call our office at to book an appointment.

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 if payments were received during the prior year, or if the HSS physician currently receives payment. 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 21, 2015, Dr. Urban reported no financial interest 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.

Education

Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Yale University Hospital, New Haven, CT

Fellowship

Clinical Research Section, Viral Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Institute, Philadelphia, PA
NIGH Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cancer Research, Fox Chase Cancer Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Cardiac Anesthesia/Critical Care, Yale University Hospital, New Haven, CT

Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
National Board of Medical Examiners, part III

State Licensure

New York

Research Interests

Humeral mediators of physiological changes after major orthopedic and spine surgery; the fat embolism syndrome
Management of coagulopathies and blood conservation during complex spine surgery
Perioperative myocardial ischemia: incidence in high risk patients, relationship to outcome and prevention

Clinical Trials