Dr. Istvan Pulai MD Anesthesiologist

Dr. Istvan Pulai is an anesthesiologist in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Baystate Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Semmelweis University and has been in practice for 16 years. He is one of 8 doctors at Baystate Franklin Medical Center and one of 36 at Baystate Medical Center who specialize in Anesthesiology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Anesthesiologist: Pain Medicine

Education & Medical Training

Berkshire Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1992 - 1994

Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University
Residency, Anesthesiology, 1995 - 1997

University of Massachusetts
Residency, Anesthesiology, 1994 - 1995

Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University
Fellowship, Pain Medicine, 1997 - 1998

Semmelweis University
Class of 1988

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Anesthesiology
Certified in Anesthesiology

MA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Dexamethasone with bupivacaine increases duration of analgesia in ultrasound-guided interscalene brachial plexus blockade.
Vieira, P. A., Pulai, I., Tsao, G. C., Manikantan, P., Keller, B., Connelly, N. R.

Best practice recommendations for anesthetic perioperative care and pain management in weight loss surgery.
Schumann, R., Jones, S. B., Ortiz, V. E., Connor, K., Pulai, I., Ozawa, E. T., Harvey, A. M., Carr, D. B.

Repetitive opioid abstinence causes progressive hyperalgesia sensitive to N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor blockade in the rat.
Dunbar, S. A., Pulai, I. J.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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