Franklin Chiao, M.D.

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Franklin Chiao was born in New York and grew up in Westchester County.  He earned his B.A. in Economics at Brown University and M.D. at Stony Brook University, during which he was elected National Treasurer of the American Medical Student Association. After completing his residency and regional training at St. Luke’s Roosevelt-Columbia University, he completed his fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia-University of Pennsylvania. He has received several research awards, and was given a scholarship from Harvard Medical School to train as a Global Scholar with a focus on clinical research. In the last year, he published papers in regional anesthesia and anesthesia technology.


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Republic
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


Chiao FB, Chen J, Lesser JB, Resta-Flarer F, Bennett H. Single-cuff forearm tourniquet in intravenous regional anaesthesia results in less pain and fewer sedation requirements than upper arm tourniquet. Br J Anaesth. 2013 Aug;111(2):271-5.

Chiao FB, Resta-Flarer F, Lesser J, Ng J, Ganz A, Pino-Luey D, Bennett H, Perkins C Jr, Witek B. Vein visualization: patient characteristic factors and efficacy of a new infrared vein finder technology. Br J Anaesth. 2013 Jun;110(6):966-71.

Wang LG, Liu XM, Fang Y, Dai W, Chiao FB, Puccio GM, Feng J, Liu D, Chiao JW. De-repression of the p21 promoter in prostate cancer cells by an isothiocyanate via inhibition of HDACs and c-Myc. Int J Oncol. 2008 Aug;33(2):375-80.

Ma H, Tang J, White PF, Wender RH, Leverone T, Quon R, Pearce S, Chiao F, Erice S. The effect of clonidine on gastrointestinal side effects associated with ultra-rapid opioid detoxification. Anesth Analg. 2003 May;96(5):1409-12.

Honors and Awards

Resident Research Contest, Second Place, Post-Graduate Assembly in Anesthesiology (PGA), 2011.

Resident Research Contest, Fourth Place, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, 2011.