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Sean Garvin, MD


About Dr. Garvin


Special Expertise

Blood conservation
Non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring
Critical care in the orthopedic surgery patient
Application of echocardiography in the perioperative setting


Management of the Difficult Airway
Anesthesia for Complex Spine Surgery
Hypotensive Epidural Anesthesia
Ultrasound-guided Regional Anesthesia

Patient Stories


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


American Society of Anesthesiology
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists


Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology, 2008
Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, 2008
Diplomate, National Board of Echocardiography, Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2009


Fellowship in Endogenous Coagulation Medicine, Sponsored by Talecris Therapeutics, Inc., 2008 - 2009
Joseph F. Artusio, M.D. Award - Weill Cornell Medical College, Presented to the outstanding resident in Anesthesiology, 2007
Distinguished Housestaff Award- Weill Cornell Medical College, 2007
Chief Resident, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2006 - 2007


Doctor of Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 2003


New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College 2003-2004


Anesthesiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College 2004-2007


Critical Care Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School 2007-2008
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School 2008-2009

State Licensure



Publications by Dr. Garvin

Selected Journal Articles

Kwak J, Andrawes M, Garvin S, D’Ambra MN. 3D Transesophageal Echocardiography, a Review of Recent Literature 2007-2009. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2010 Feb;23(1):80-8.

Garvin S, Collard CD, Chen J, Muehlschlegel JD, Perry TE, Fox AA, Aranki SF, Shernan SK, Body SC. Heparin Dose Response is Independent of Preoperative Antithrombin Activity in Patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Anesth Analg 2010 Feb; Epub ahead of print.

Garvin S, Collard CD, Chen J, Muehlschlegel JD, Perry TE, Liu KY, Fox AA, Aranki SF, Shernan SK, Body SC. Perioperative antithrombin activity is poorly associated with major adverse cardiac events after coronary artery bypass grafting. Anesth Analg. 2009 Oct; Epub ahead of print.

Garvin S, Body SC, Despotis G, Shekar P, Fitzgerald DC. Heparin concentration based anticoagulation for cardiac surgery fails to accurately predict heparin bolus dose requirements. Anesth Analg. 2009 Oct; Epub ahead of print.

Fitzgerald DJ, Patel A, Body SC, Garvin S. The relationship between heparin level and activated clotting time in the adult cardiac surgery population. Perfusion 2009 Mar;24(2):93-6.


Research Interests

Cardiovascular outcomes in orthopedic surgery
Prevention of perioperative infectious complications

Patient Registries

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 November 13, 2019, Dr. Garvin 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.

Dr. Garvin in the News