Veena Graff, MD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • Phone: 215-645-7026
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties:

Anesthesiology and Pain Management - Medicine

Specialty Focus:

General Anesthesia, Sedation, Intubation, Extubation, Airway, Difficult Airway, Trauma Anesthesia, Acute Pain Management, Regional Anesthesiology, Peripheral Nerve Blocks, Epidural Anesthesia, Spinal Anesthesia, Peri-operative pain management, Orthopedic Anesthesia, Ultrasound guided procedures


Pain Medicine Fellowship, University of Vermont Medical Center; Anesthesiology Residency, University of Vermont Medical Center; M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine; M.S., Purdue University

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Dr. Graff is board certified in both anesthesiology & pain medicine. She is currently an assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology & critical care at the elite, Ivy League institution, the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She supervises and teaches fellow physicians, resident physicians, medical students, and nurse anesthetists on a daily basis. Dr. Graff currently serves as the co-chair of the University of Pennsylvania Health System's Opioid Task Force, Inpatient Sector for all six hospitals under the health system. This task force focuses on reducing opioid-related harm for Penn Medicine's patients, promoting evidence-based opioid prescribing habits, and overseeing quality and safety metrics with opioid prescribing in the inpatient sector. Dr. Graff also holds an associate faculty position in the American Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine. Dr. Graff has substantial experience in public speaking and has been invited to lecture regionally, nationally, and internationally on topics surrounding her research niche of music medicine in the perioperative space and pain medicine. She has also been extensively interviewed by regional, national, and international news outlets. Dr. Graff actively practices general anesthesiology, regional anesthesiology, and pain management in the acute, acute on chronic, and subacute phases of the perioperative and inpatient periods. In the past, she has also practiced outpatient chronic pain management. Her clinical expertise includes general anesthesia, conscious sedation, airway emergencies, multimodal analgesia use, perioperative and inpatient opioid management, spinal anesthesia, epidural anesthesia, peripheral nerve blocks, nerve block catheters, regional anesthetics, and anesthetics for a multitude of surgeries including orthopedics, spine, robotic surgery, urology, neurosurgery, trauma, ophthalmology, ENT, general surgery, colorectal surgery, and pain management.