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Veena Graff, MD

Veena Graff, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Dr. Graff is employed by Penn Medicine.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties


  • Anesthesiology

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Pain
  • Anesthesia Pain Management
  • Back Pain
  • Brachial Plexus Injury (BPI)
  • Brachial Plexus Tumor
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Discogram (Diskogram)
  • Facial Nerve Pain (Neuralgia)
  • Facial Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  • Fibromyalgia (Fibrositis)
  • Fluoroscopy Guided Injection
  • Foot Pain
  • Groin Pain
  • Headache
  • Hip Pain
  • Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
  • Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Motor Point Blocks
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Pain - Non-Pharmacological Treatment
  • Palliative Care
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sensory Neuropathy
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant
  • Spinal Infusion Drug Pump Implantation
  • Spine Pain
  • Testicular Pain
  • Thoracic Pain
  • Throat Pain
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux)
  • Trigger Point Joint Injections
  • Undiagnosed Back Pain and Leg Pain
  • Undiagnosed Neck Pain
  • Undiagnosed Shoulder and Upper Arm Pain

Description of Clinical Expertise

General & Regional Anesthesiology
Acute & Chronic Pain Management
Non-Opioid Anesthetics
Multimodal analgesia techniques throughout the perioperative setting

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Vermont Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Vermont Medical Center


American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Graff is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Music Medicine in the Perioperative Setting
Decision Making in Acute & Chronic Pain Medicine
Opioid Free and Multimodal Anesthetics

Selected Publications:

Graff, Veena: Guillain Barre Syndrome Pain: A Review Guide : 2018.

Graff, Veena: Wrist Joint Pain Pain: A Review Guide : 2018.

Graff, Veena; Pino, Carlos: Epidural Steroid Injections Decision Making in Pain Management, 3rd Edition : 2017.

Graff, Veena: Buprenorphine Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 4th Edition : 2017.

Graff, Veena: Raynaud's Phenomenon Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 4th Edition : 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): 192-196,2016.

Kalapatapu VR, Gilkey AP, Pascuzzi RM.: Shostakovich and ALS Front Neurol Neurosci 27 : 92-100,2010.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Pennsylvania Health System
3400 Spruce Street, 6 Dulles Building

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)