Nancy A Nussmeier, MD

Nancy A Nussmeier, MD
Appointed 09/30/13
Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8668

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Anesthesiology: Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Upstate Heart and Vascular Center: Cardiac Anesthesia

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Anesthesiology
  • Research Pillars


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Emory University Hospital, 1983, Cardiothoracic anesthesia
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, 1982, Anesthesia
  • Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital, 1980, Surgery
  • MD: Indiana University School of Medicine, 1979

Previous Appointments

  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1991–1992
  • Baylor College of Medicine, 2004–2006
  • St. Lukes Hospital, 1983–1984
  • University of Texas Health Science Center, 1983–1984
  • University of California at San Francisco, 1985–1991
  • University of California at San Francisco, 1993–1999
  • University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 1999–2006

Clinical Interests

  • How to protect the brain during cardiac surgery; gender-related outcomes after cardiac surgery; investigation of novel drugs for the treatment of pain after cardiac and thoracic surgery, as well as anesthetic management for people with severe heart failure.

Research Interests

  • Stroke after cardiac surgery, cerebral protection during cardiac surgery, gender-related surgical outcomes

Specialties & Certification

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiac Anesthesia & Peri-Operative TEE


  • Adults


  • Adult Anesthesiology
  • Cardiac Anesthesiology
  • General Anesthesia for Bone Marrow Biopsy and Aspiration, and Spinal Tap Procedures
  • General Anesthesia for Dental Procedures
  • General Anesthesia for Radiographic Procedures (MRI, CT Scan, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine)
  • General Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures (General Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics, Vascular, Neurosurgery, and Others)
  • General, Regional and Monitored Anesthesia
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)


  • New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA)
  • American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)
  • Medical Society of The State of New York
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Medical Association

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital


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