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Philip J. Wagner, MD

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About Dr. Wagner

Dr. Philip Wagner is a practicing operating room anesthesiologist and pain management specialist. He has lectured extensively in chronic pain management, and has written several articles on this topic. His special interests and expertise include orthopedic and regional ("block") anesthesia, chronic pain management, postoperative pain control, failed back syndrome, spinal stenosis, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, pain management for the limb lengthening/reconstruction patient, and cancer pain. He is active in multiple local and national professional societies in Anesthesiology, Pain Management, and Internal Medicine.


Special Expertise

Pain management

Patient Stories


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Associate Director, Acute Pain Service of Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College


American College of Physicians
American Society of Anesthesiology
International Association for the Study of Pain
International Anesthesia Research Society
New York State Society of Anesthesiologists


Internal Medicine, 1991, Recertified, 2002
Pain Management, 2000
American Board of Anesthesiology, 1998


Medical: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, US
Residency: Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, Internal Medicine, San Diego, CA
Yale University, Anesthesiology, New Haven, CT
Fellowship: Tri-Institutional Fellowship in Pain Management, Hospital for Special Surgery/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center

State Licensure



Publications by Dr. Wagner

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.

As of May 31, 2023, Dr. Wagner reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

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.