Veena Graff MD, MS is an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She is a CPORT (Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation) scholar focusing on perioperative health services research, from the viewpoint of the patient.
Her research focuses on the benefits and the implementation of music in the perioperative setting for patients undergoing surgery to improve the overall patient experience in a hospital setting. In light of the opioid epidemic, Dr. Graff's research also focuses on evaluating patient understanding and decision making with pain management therapies in the acute and chronic pain and perioperative settings. She is active in teaching an opioid training course for practicing physicians in the state of Pennsylvania under the Pennsylvania Medical Society and on the medical school level at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
Dr. Graff is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. She received her MS from Purdue University and her MD from Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed both her anesthesiology residency and pain medicine fellowship at the University of Vermont Medical Center.