Vinay Puttanniah, MD

Director of Regional Anesthesia
Vinay Puttanniah, MD

I am a board-certified anesthesiologist with additional expertise and training in pain medicine. As a member of both the Anesthesiology Service and the Pain Service in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, my clinical work involves delivering anesthesia as well as treating postoperative pain. I also treat cancer pain using medications, nerve blocks, intrathecal drug delivery systems, radiofrequency techniques, and neurolytic blocks. I regularly supervise and teach clinical fellows.

Clinical Expertise

Management of Cancer Pain and Acute Postoperative Pain; General and Regional Anesthesia; Interventional Pain Procedures

Languages Spoken

MD, Stony Brook University School of Medicine


St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center


Tri-Institutional Pain Fellowship: (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/ Weill Cornell Medical Center/Hospital for Special Surgery)

Board Certifications

Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine