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Douglas S. Wetmore, MD

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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


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


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


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


Medical: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2011
Internship: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2011-2012
Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, 2012-2015
Fellowship: Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 2015-2016

State Licensure



Publications by Dr. Wetmore

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Books/Chapters

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.


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. Wetmore 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.