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Veena Graff, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Senior Fellow , Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Contact information
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Pennsylvania Health System
3400 Spruce Street, 6 Dulles Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
B.S. (Health Sciences)
Purdue University, 2006.
M.S. (Biology)
Purdue University, 2007.
Indiana University School of Medicine, 2011.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Internal Medicine, University of Vermont Medical Center, 2011-2012.
Resident in Anesthesiology, University of Vermont Medical Center, 2012-2015.
Introduction to Clinical Research Using Existing Data, Research Coursework, University of Vermont, 2015-2016.
Fellowship, Pain Medicine, University of Vermont Medical Center, 2015-2016.
American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Board Eligible, 2016.
American Board of Anesthesiology, Certified, 2016.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Acute and chronic pain management
Multimodal analgesia in the perioperative setting

Description of Research Expertise

Music medicine in the perioperative setting
Multimodal analgesia in perioperative and chronic pain outpatient setting

Selected Publications

Veena Graff MD, MS: Role of Music in the Perioperative Setting. American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA) and Pain Medicine 2017 Spring E-newsletter. Melanie Donnelly MD (eds.). May 2017.

Alexandra Ossola: Actually, the Weather Isn't Giving You Joint Pain. TONIC - a website and digital video channel that covers wellness, science and big-picture health issues. 2017 Notes: Interview for news clip.

Veena Graff MD: Buprenorphine. Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 4th Edition. Lee Fleisher (eds.). 2017.

Veena Graff MD: Raynaud's Phenomenon. Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 4th Edition. Lee Fleisher MD (eds.). 2017.

Veena Graff MD, Carlos Pino MD: Epidural Steroid Injections. Decision Making in Pain Management, 3rd Edition. S. Ramamurthy MD (eds.). 2017.

Veena Graff MD: Pain after Spine Surgery. CareContent along with U Penn Health System for Neuroscience Blog 2017.

Graff, Veena MD; Wingfield, Peter MD; Adams, David MD; Rabinowitz, Terry MD, DDS, MS : An Investigation of Patient Preferences for Music Played Before Electroconvulsive Therapy. The Journal of ECT 32(3): 192-196, September 2016.

Michael Carrese: Music and Surgery. Health Source PODCAST December 2015 Notes: Interview for podcast; featured on WIZN, WBTZ, WJOY, WKOL, WOKO in Vermont.

Bridget Barry Caswell: Using Songs to Help Surgery Patients Relax. CBS Television Network, WCAX, Vermont December 2015 Notes: TV news clip interview.

Veena Graff MD: The Role of Music in the Perioperative Setting. Audio Digest Anesthesiology [mp3] 57(44), November 2015 Notes: ISSN 0271-1265.

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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