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Xuezhi Dong, MD, MPH


About Dr. Dong

Dr. Dong is a board certified anesthesiologist specializing in regional anesthesiology and acute pain management for orthopedic surgery. He received his medical degree from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine followed by residency in anesthesiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Dong then completed a fellowship in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine at HSS.

Dr. Dong received a Master of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health concentrating in Health Management. His academic interests include health informatics, clinical decision support systems, health data analytics, quality improvement and perioperative outcomes.


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Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery


American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)


Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology


University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA, 2017


David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2018


David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2021


Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 2022

State Licensure


English, Mandarin Chinese

Publications by Dr. Dong

Selected Journal Articles

Dong X, Burton BN, Little C, Woodhouse L, Grogan T, Blumberg JM, Gritsch HA, Rahman S: Intraoperative opioid and analgesic adjuvant administration practice patterns following implementation of an enhanced recovery after surgery protocol for laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. J Clin Anesth 2022; 79:110751.

Tam EK, Dong X: Survey of Residency Directors' Views on Entrepreneurship. JMIR Med Educ 2021; 7. PMID:

Seger CD, Wang L, Dong X, Tebon P, Kwon S, Liew EC, Marijic J, Umar S, Hoftman NN: A Novel Negative Pressure Isolation Device for Aerosol Transmissible COVID-19. Anesth Analg 2020 doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000005052.

Dong X, Noorbakhsh A, Hirshman B, Zhou T, Tang JA, Chang DC, Carter BS, and Chen CC. Survival trends of grade I, II, and III astrocytoma patients and associated clinical practice patterns between 1999 and 2010: A SEER-based analysis. Neuro Oncol Pract (2016) 3 (1): 29-38. doi: 10.1093/nop/npv016.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of October 01, 2022, Dr. Dong reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.