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About Dr. Yang

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.



Critical Care Ultrasonography
Transthoracic Echocardiography
Ultrasound-guided Regional Anesthesia


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Medical Director, PACU, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College


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


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


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


Medical School:  New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Internship: Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
Residency: Anesthesiology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Yang

Selected Journal Articles

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.

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of May 11, 2024, Dr. Yang reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

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