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Anesthesiology Research
525 East 68th Street, Room M329
New York, NY 10065
Weill Cornell Medicine Anesthesiology
525 East 68th Street, M324
New York, NY 10065
Fax
(212) 746-8563
Call
(212) 746-2962

Specialties & Expertise

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
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [NYPH Employees Only]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [HMO]

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Chairman of Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Anesthesiologist-in-Chief
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

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

Professor of Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Professor of Pharmacology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

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

Honors & 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

Hugh C. Hemmings Jr., MD, PhD, FRCA is the senior associate dean for research at Weill Cornell Medicine, where he is also the Joseph F. Artusio, Jr. Professor of Anesthesiology, chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, and a professor of pharmacology. He is Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. 

Dr. Hemmings earned a BS in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale College, a PhD in pharmacology from Yale University, and an MD from Yale School of Medicine. His graduate work in the laboratory of Paul Greengard, PhD, was cited in Dr. Greengard’s 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Dr. Hemmings completed postdoctoral work at The Rockefeller University, a residency in anaesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellowship in cardiac anesthesia at the New York Hospital.  He has been a faculty member of Weill Cornell for 26 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 Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Anaesthesia. He has been elected Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and is a member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists. Dr. Hemmings has authored more than 175 articles in anesthesiology and neuroscience, and has edited four books, including Pharmacology & Physiology for Anesthesia: Foundations and Clinical Application published in 2013. 

Education, Training and Faculty Appointments: 

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

2017 Senior Associate Dean for Research, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY