Vinay Puttanniah, MD

About Me

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: English
  • Education: MD, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Residencies: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowships: Tri-Institutional Pain Fellowship: (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/ Weill Cornell Medical Center/Hospital for Special Surgery)
  • Board Certifications: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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