Elaine I. Yang, MD

Elaine I. Yang, MD


Elaine I. Yang, MD

Office Locations
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street Address:
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1206
Fax: 212.517.4481
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street Address:
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1206
Fax: 212.517.4481

Dr. Elaine I Yang is a board-certified anesthesiologist and critical care physician who joined Hospital for Special Surgery after attending in the operating rooms at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY.  She completed her residency at the University of California, San Francisco and her fellowship in critical care medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. 

As a member of the Anesthesia Critical Care Team, Dr. Yang’s clinical expertise lies in the treatment of critically-ill patients after complex surgeries and the use of ultrasonography in the routine management of these patients. Dr. Yang also has an interest in investigating determinants that increase length of stay in the recovery room.

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Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Instructor of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College



Critical Care Ultrasonography
Transthoracic Echocardiography
Ultrasound-guided Regional Anesthesia


Princeton Project ’55 Grant Recipient 2002
Pinkerton Foundation Research Grant Recipient 2004
NYU School of Medicine International Health Program Grant Recipient 2004


American Society of Anesthesiologists
Society of Critical Care Medicine
New York Society of Anesthesiologists

Insurances Accepted

Affinity Access
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
Emblem Selectcare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

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MD, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY


Anesthesiology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA


Critical Care Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY


Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine

State Licensure

New York, California

Selected Publications

Chao HH, Juan SH, Liu JC, Yang HY, Yang E, Cheng TH, Shyu KG. Resveratrol inhibits angiotensin II-induced endothelin-1 gene expression and subsequent proliferation in rat aortic smooth muscle cells.  European Journal of Pharmacology, 2005. 515:1-9

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Books/Chapters

Yang, E & Moitra, V. Chapter 33: What is the Role of Ketamine in Perioperative Management?  Evidence-Based Practice of Anesthesiology, 3rd edition, by Lee A. Fleisher MD, Publisher Saunders, Feb 27, 2013. 

Yang, E. Chapter: Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair. Manual of Anesthesia Practice, 2nd edition, by John Taylor MD & Eric Lin MD, Publisher Pocket Medicine, pending publication 2014.

Selected Presentations

Yang, E & Prager, K. “Total Artificial Heart – A Bridge to Nowhere?” Critical Care/Medical Ethics Grand Rounds Conference, Columbia University Medical Center, April 2012

Yang, E. “Refractory Cerebral Edema in Acute Liver Failure.” Morbidity & Mortality Conference, Columbia University Medical Center, December 2011

Yang, E. “Methadone and the QT Interval.” Grand Rounds Presentation, University of California San Francisco, April 2010

Research Interests

Using midodrine, an oral vasoconstrictor, to decrease signs and symptoms of orthostatic hypotension in patients with preserved cardiac output following spine surgery.

Incidence and duration of oliguria in patients following total hip arthroplasty.