Patient Care

Regional Anesthesia

Danielle Ludwin, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Division of Orthopedic and Regional Anesthesia

Danielle Ludwin, M.D.






Danielle Ludwin, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Division of Orthopedic and Regional Anesthesia at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and an Assistant Attending of New-York Presbyterian-Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.  Dr. Ludwin also serves as a member of the Acute Pain team and is the associate regional anesthesia fellowship director at Columbia University.

Dr. Ludwin graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University and received her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where she was inducted into the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Society. She completed an anesthesiology residency at Cornell-New York Hospital, receiving the Ronald Leff Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching followed by a fellowship in regional anesthesia from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.  She was awarded the Nigel Sharrock Fellow Award for academic excellence.

Dr. Ludwin is active in research and teaching.  She has presented at numerous local, national and international meetings including the American Society of Anesthesiology, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, International Anesthesia Research Society, the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists and the Hospital for Special Surgery annual conferences.


Anthony (Robin) Brown, MBChB, FFA(SA)
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology
College of P & S
Columbia University, New York, NY

Dr. Robin Brown






Dr. Brown was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He attended medical school at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and graduated in 1972 with an M.B.Ch.B. (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery). After completing his anesthesia residency at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, he obtained his F.F.A. (Fellow of the Faculty of Anesthesiologists of the College of Medicine of South Africa) in 1979. He practiced at Groote Schuur Hospital (a major academic institution) as an Attending Anesthesiologist until 1989 when he immigrated with his wife and three sons to America. He joined the Columbia-Presbyterian Department of Anesthesiology in July 1989, where continues as a member of the faculty. He is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and is currently Director of Orthopedic & Regional Anesthesia as well as Director of The Acute Pain Service. His areas of special interest include orthopedic and regional anesthesia as well as the prevention and treatment of postoperative pain. He has delivered lectures on these topics at both a national as well as an international level.

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