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Yury Khelemsky

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Anesthesiology
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  • American Board of Anesthesiology

Clinical Focus


  • MD, Jefferson Medical College

  • Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

  • Residency, The Mount Sinai Medical Center

  • MD, Jefferson Medical College

  • Internship, St. Luke's Roosevelt Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Weill Cornell Medical Center/NY Presby Hosp

  • Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital

  • Residency, Anesthesiology
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Fellowship, Pain Management
    New York Presbyterian Hosp-Cornell


    Dr. Khelemsky is the Program Director of The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Pain Medicine Fellowship and serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

    Dr. Khelemsky was named as a Top Doctor in Pain Medicine in 2015 by Castle Connolly.

    Dr. Khelemsky has also been named by New York SuperDoctors (New York Times Magazine) as one of the top doctors in New York for 2015. The number of doctors receiving this honor is limited to approximately 5% of the region's active physicians. 


    Cryotherapy (cold therapy, Iovera), cryoablation, headache, facial pain, joint pain, joint injection, arthritis, herniated disc, sciatica, back pain, neck pain, radiofrequency, ultrasound


  • 2015 -
    New York SuperDoctors
    New York Times Magazine

  • 2015 -
    Top Doctor
    Castle Connolly

  • 2011 -
    Outstanding Faculty Educator
    Department of Anesthesiology

  • 2011 -
    Favorite Attending
    Department of Anesthesiology


Khelemsky Y, Kothari R, Campbell N, Farnad S. Incidence and Demographics of Post-Operative Naloxone Administration: A 13-Year Experience at a Major Tertiary Teaching Institution. Pain physician; 18(5).

Khelemsky Y, Schauer J, Loo N. Effect of buprenorphine on total intravenous anesthetic requirements during spine surgery. Pain physician; 18(2).

Gritsenko K, Khelemsky Y, Kaye AD, Vadivelu N, Urman RD. Multimodal therapy in perioperative analgesia. Best practice & research. Clinical anaesthesiology 2014 Mar; 28(1).

Khelemsky Y, Noto CJ. Preventing post-thoracotomy pain syndrome. The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York 2012; 79(1).

Mazzeffi M, Khelemsky Y. Poststernotomy Pain: A Clinical Review. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia 2011 Sep;.

Gulati A, Khelemsky Y, Loh J, Puttanniah V, Malhotra V, Cubert K. The use of lumbar sympathetic blockade at L4 for management of malignancy-related bladder spasms. Pain physician; 14(3).

Rosenblatt M. Ultrasound Guided Supraclavicular Block in a Patient Anticoagulated with Argatroban. Pain Practice 2008; 8(2): 152.

DeMaria S, Bryson EO, Bodian C, Khelemsky Y, Sim AJ, Schwartz AD, Katz D, Levine AI. The influence of simulation-based physiology labs taught by anesthesiologists on the attitudes of first-year medical students towards anesthesiology. Middle East journal of anesthesiology 2011 Oct; 21(3).

Industry Relationships

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Dr. Khelemsky did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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