David Y. Wang, MD

David Y. Wang, MD is a board-certified anesthesiologist who has specialized in Pain Management since 1998. He received his extensive training at Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He received his MD degree from Taipei Medical College and his MPH and MS degrees from Harvard University. Dr. Wang’s areas of expertise include treating patients with back pain, post-operative pain, neuropathic pain and chronic pain. He is also certified to perform acupuncture.

Dr. Wang treats each patient individually and tailors a care plan according to their specific needs. Patients are treated with compassion and dignity; Dr. Wang listens to their concerns and looks upon them as a partner in their care. He provides patients with the most advanced procedures and treatment available and uses a multidisciplinary approach, collaborating with other specialists to achieve optimal health for the patient. If further diagnostic testing such as MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, bone scan, or EMG is needed, it will be conveniently coordinated by Dr. Wang’s office staff.


Director of Chronic Pain Education, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College


Special Expertise

Selective Interventional Pain Management
Back Pain/ Lumbar Radiculopathy Pain/Sciatica
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Spinal Injection
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection/Transforaminal ESI
Facet Injection
Non-Surgical Treatment of Spinal Pain
Ultrasound-Guided Pain Management Procedures
Radio Frequency Ablation
Cryoablation and Denervation of Neuropathic Pain
Post Operative Pain (Acute and Subacute)
Acupuncture Treatment
Chronic Intractable Pain
Musculoskeletal Pain
Multiple Joint Pain
Phantom Limb Pain
Post Herpetic Neuralgia
Spinal Cord Stimulation (selective)


"Best Intern" award, 1989
Honors and Publications of medical ethics in "Green Medicine" magazines of Taipei Medical College: "First IVF Test Tube Baby" in Taiwan, and "A Kind of Coldness" (A Case Report of An Adolescent with Uremia)


American Society of Anesthesiology
New York Society of Anesthesiology
American College of Acupuncture
Chinese American Medical Society

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, Taipei Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan
MPH, Harvard University School of Public Health
MS, Harvard University School of Public Health


New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
Boston University Medical Center
Far Eastern Memorial Hospital Center, Taipei County, Taiwan


New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (Tri-institutions Fellowship of Cornell Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Hospital for Special Surgery), Fellow in Pain Management


American Board of Anesthesiology, 1998
American Board of Pain Medicine, 2000
American Board of Anesthesiology Pain Management, 2000

State Licensure

New York

Selected Publications


For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Dr. David Wang, Anesthesiologist

Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
Pain Management Center
429 East 75th Street - 5th floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1646
Fax: 212.517.7808

Mailing Address

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

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