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Uchenna O. Umeh, MD

  • Specialty: Anesthesiology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-5072
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Positions
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Anesthesiology - Anesthesiology, 2011
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Anesthesiology, 2011
  • Residency, Westchester County Medical Center, Anesthesiology, 2009
  • MD from New York Medical College, 2006

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  • Aetna
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Locations and Appointments

NYU Anesthesia Associates

560 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Research Summary

My research interest lies primarily in regional anesthesia and opioid-sparing pain management techniques. I am the principal investigator of two IRB-approved studies, the first of which compares liposomal bupivacaine (Exparel®) plus bupivacaine 0.5% versus bupivacaine 0.5% in patients undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty. The second study compares quadratus lumborum block plus periarticular injection versus periarticular injection in patients undergoing primary hip arthroscopy surgery. Both of these studies are aimed at discovering novel ways to minimize opioid use in patients undergoing painful orthopedic procedures.

In this era of the opioid epidemic, I believe the anesthesiologist can serve as a gatekeeper to prevent future opioid dependence by utilizing multimodal analgesia and optimizing the pain management regimen in the perioperative period.

Academic Contact

Academic office

301 East 17th Street

Sub Cellar Two, Room 222

New York, NY 10003

Phone

212-598-6085

  • LIPOSOMAL BUPIVACAINE PLUS BUPIVACAINE VERSUS BUPIVACAINE HCL FOR INTERSCALENE BRACHIAL PLEXUS BLOCK IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING TOTAL SHOULDER ARTHROPLASTY

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View All Research Studies (1)

  • Orthopedic analgesia

    Umeh, U

    Handbook of fractures. Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer, [2020]. 6th ed.. p.102-115. (4274252)

  • Marks, R; Umeh, U

    Acute pain medicine . New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]. p.539-543. (4274262)

  • Psoas compartment block

    Umeh, Uchenna O

    Insall & Scott surgery of the knee. Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier, [2018]. 6th ed.. p.1097-1100. (3725002)

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