Philip J. Wagner, MD

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.


Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Director, Acute Pain Service of 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

Insurances Accepted

Affinity Access
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
Emblem Selectcare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

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MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, US


Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, Internal Medicine, San Diego, CA

Yale University, Anesthesiology, New Haven, CT


Tri-Institutional Fellowship in Pain Management, Hospital for Special Surgery/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center


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

State Licensure

New York

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Dr. Philip Wagner, Anesthesiologist

Contact Information

Office Locations

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

Tel: 212.774.2383
Fax: 212.774.7808

Mailing Address

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

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