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 medical 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
Selective Interventional Pain Management
Back Pain/ Lumbar Radiculopathy Pain/Sciatica
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Spinal Injection
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection/Transforaminal ESI
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)
Chronic Intractable Pain
Multiple Joint Pain
Phantom Limb Pain
Post Herpetic Neuralgia
Spinal Cord Stimulation (selective)
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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 May 21, 2015, Dr. Wang reported no financial interest relationships with healthcare industry.
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American Board of Anesthesiology, 1998
American Board of Pain Medicine, 2000
American Board of Anesthesiology Pain Management, 2000
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Healthy, active children love to run, jump and play, and of course, exercise promotes good health. Injuries do happen, though, no matter how hard parents try to protect their youngsters.
While everyday bumps, bruises and scrapes are common, sometimes an accident such as a fall causes something more serious. An injury to a child’s upper limb (shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, hand) or lower limb (hip, knee, lower leg, ankle, foot), is fairly common.
Dr. Shevaun Doyle, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at the Lerner Children’s Pavilion at HSS, offers the following tips if a youngster gets hurt:
Dr. Doyle says signs of a serious injury that warrant a visit to a doctor or emergency room include:
Each year more than 3.5 million children ages 14 and under are treated for sports related injuries, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The increasing popularity of team sports at a young age may be contributing to an increase in injuries, says Dr. David Scher, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at the Lerner Children’s Pavilion at HSS.
He says it’s important for sports injuries to be promptly evaluated and treated. A severe injury may not only end a young athlete’s career, but can cause ongoing pain and disability. Minor injuries should also be assessed so they can be managed quickly and do not progress to more severe injuries.
He says it’s important for parents to bring an injured athlete to the emergency room if any of the following symptoms are present:
To prevent injury, Dr. Scher says young athletes should stop playing a sport if they experience excessive fatigue, pain, swelling, or have a recurring injury. Since young people tend to get caught up in the excitement of their sport, parents and coaches should pull the player out of the game is they notice he or she is lagging or showing signs of possible injury.
Dr. Scher adds that adequate conditioning, sports-specific training, proper warm-up and stretching, a nutritious diet, sufficient hydration while playing, adequate rest and an educated coaching staff can help keep kids safe on the field.
Pediatric orthopedic surgeons at Hospital for Special Surgery specialize in treating children with muscle, bone and joint injuries. The HSS Pediatric Fracture and Injury Hotline (1-877-HSS-1KID or 1-877-477-1543) is available 24 hours a day. A pediatric orthopedic surgeon and other staff members are available to provide care in the event a child or teen has a serious injury.