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Douglas S. Wetmore, MD


About Dr. Wetmore

Dr. Douglas S. Wetmore is a board certified anesthesiologist at Hospital for Special Surgery, specializing in regional anesthesiology and anesthesiology for orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wetmore completed his residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai followed by a fellowship in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery. Upon completion of his training, Dr. Wetmore worked as an Assistant Professor and Attending Anesthesiologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai before returning to HSS in 2017.

In addition to regional anesthesiology, Dr. Wetmore's academic interests include high fidelity medical simulation, perioperative point of care ultrasound (POCUS), and medical education.


Special Expertise

Ultrasound guided regional anesthesia
Anesthesia for spine surgery
Point of care ultrasound (cardiac, lung, abdominal)

Patient Stories


American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Regional Anesthesia
New York State Society of Anesthesiologists


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Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery


MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2011


Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2011-2012


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, 2012-2015


Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 2015-2016


American Board of Anesthesiology


Attending Anesthesiologists' Award for Clinical Excellence, Hospital for Special Surgery 2015-2016
Outstanding Resident Educator in Anesthesiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 2014-2015

State Licensure




Selected Books by Dr. Wetmore

Osborn I, Wetmore D. Asleep-Awake-Asleep Technique for Craniotomy. In: Rosenblatt WH, Popescu WM (eds.), Master Techniques in Upper and Lower Airway Management, Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015.

Selected Publications

Wetmore D, Goldberg A, Gandhi N, Spivack J, McCormick P, DeMaria S Jr. An embedded checklist in the Anesthesia Information Management System improves pre-anaesthetic induction setup: a randomised controlled trial in a simulation setting. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25:739-746.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.


Industry Relationships

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. 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 November 14, 2019, Dr. Wetmore reported no 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.