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Anesthesiology Research
525 East 68th Street, Room M329
New York, NY 10065
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Weill Cornell Medicine Anesthesiology
525 East 68th Street, M324
New York, NY 10065
P: (212) 746-2962 | F: (212) 746-8563
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Specialties/Expertise

Board Certifications
  • Anesthesiology
Specialties
  • Vascular Anesthesia
  • Neuroanesthesia
  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
  • Anesthesiology

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 contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • AETNA [HMO]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]

Education/Training

  • Ph.D., Yale University, 1987
  • M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, 1987

Honors and Awards

  • Click here to visit the Hemmings Lab webpage
  • 1977 Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1978-1984 Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship
  • 1992-1994 Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research/BOC Anesthesiology Young
  • Investigator Award, The Effects of General Anesthetics on Presynaptic Protein Phosphorylation
  • 1992-1996 Cornell Scholar in Biomedical Sciences, Synaptic Protein Phosphorylation as a Target for Anesthetic Action

Biography

Titles

Chairman of Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Anesthesiologist-in-Chief
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Joseph F. Artusio, Jr. Professor of Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Professor of Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Professor of Pharmacology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Biography

Hugh C. Hemmings Jr., MD, PhD, FRCA is Distinguished Research Professor in Anesthetic Mechanisms, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology and Chair of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell. Dr. Hemmings earned a BS in Biochemistry from Yale College, a Ph.D. in pharmacology from Yale University, and an M.D. from Yale Medical School. His Ph.D. work in the laboratory of Paul Greengard, Ph.D. was cited in his 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine. He completed postdoctoral work at The Rockefeller University, a residency in anaesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellowship in cardiac anesthesia at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he has been a faculty member for 21 years.

An internationally recognized neuropharmacologist, Dr. Hemmings is an expert in the synaptic effects of general anesthetics and mechanisms of neuronal signal transduction.  His research in these areas is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health.  He is active in several national and international societies for anesthesiology and neuroscience, and serves as an Editor for the journals Anesthesiology and the British Journal of Anaesthesia. He was elected as Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2012. Dr. Hemmings has authored more than 100 articles in anesthesiology and neuroscience, and has edited four books, including Pharmacology & Physiology for Anesthesia: Foundations and Clinical Application published in 2013.

A summary of Dr. Hemmings's Education, Training and/or Faculty Appointments is listed as following:

1985-1987 Postdoctoral Associate, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York

1987-1988 Intern, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut

1988 Research Associate, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York

1988-2000 Guest Investigator, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York

1989-1991 Resident, Department of Anaesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

1991 Fellow in Cardiac Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, The New York Hospital, New York, New York

1991-1995 Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York

1991-1995 Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, The New York Hospital, New York, New York

1991-1998 Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York

1995-1999 Director of Research, Department of Anesthesiology, Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York

1996-2000 Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York

1996-2000 Associate Attending Anesthesiologist, The New York Hospital, New York, New York

1998-2001 Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York

1999-2013 Vice Chair for Research, Department of Anesthesiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York

2000-present Professor of Anesthesiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York

2000-present Attending Anesthesiologist, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York

2000-present Adjunct Faculty, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York

2001-present Professor of Pharmacology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York

2013-present Chair of Department of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York