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Dr. Sang Jo Kim is a board certified anesthesiologist who has been practicing since 2015. Dr. Kim is involved in the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management’s Clinical Research Division, where he oversees clinical trials and research devoted to advancing regional anesthesia care in orthopedic settings. Dr. Kim has published noteworthy research on anesthesia in critical care settings. He has authored or co-authored several peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and abstracts and has presented research at numerous medical conferences.


Special Expertise

Perioperative care of the patients with liver disease, cardiopulmonary disease
Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia
Transesophageal echocardiography
Anesthesia for spine surgery

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


American Society of Anesthesiologists
New York State Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine


American Board of Anesthesiology
Testamur, National Board of Echocardiography, Basic Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography


Outstanding Accomplishments in Research as Resident in Anesthesiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2015
Anesthesiology Fellow of the Year, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2016


MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, 2011


Transitional, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, 2012


Anesthesiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, 2015


Liver Transplant Anesthesiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, 2016

State Licensure


English, Korean

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Selected Journal Articles

Smith N, Zerillo J, Kim S, Efune G, Wang C, Pai SL, et al. Intraoperative Cardiac Arrest During Adult Liver Transplantation: Incidence and Risk Factor Analysis From 7 Academic Centers in the United States. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 2020. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004734. PubMed PMID: 32167977.

Kim S, Wilson L, Liu J, Kim D, Fiasconaro M, Poeran J, et al. Lack of July Effect in the Utilization of Neuraxial and Peripheral Nerve Block in US Teaching Hospitals: A Retrospective Analysis. Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine. 2020. doi: 10.1136/rapm-2020-101318. PubMed PMID: 32209600.

DeMaria S, Khromava M, Schiano T, Lin HM, Kim S. Standardized Measures of Frailty Predict Hospital Length of Stay Following Orthotopic Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Clinical Transplantation. 2019. doi: 10.1111/ctr.13746. PubMed PMID: 31664734.

Doyle E, Rahman A, Aloman C, Klepper A, El-Shamy A, Eng F, et al. Individual Livery Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells are Capable of Producing IFNα and Multiple Additional Cytokines During Chronic HCV Infection. PLoS Pathogens. 2019. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1007935. PubMed PMID: 31356648.

Memtsoudis S, Cozowicz C, Bekeris J, Bekere D, Liu J, Soffin E, et al. Anaesthetic Care of Patients Undergoing Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: Consensus Recommendations from the International Consensus on Anaesthesia-Related Outcomes after Surgery group (ICAROS) Based on a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2019.05.042. PubMed PMID: 31351590.

Flaherty D, Kim S, Zerillo J, Park C, Joseph T, Hill B, et al. Preoperative QTc Interval is Not Associated With Intraoperative Cardiac Events or Mortality in Liver Transplantation Patients. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2018.06.002. PubMed PMID: 30097315.

Kim S, DeMaria S, Li J, Lin HM, Smith N, Wax D. Persistent Acidosis After Reperfusion—A Prognostic Indicator of Increased 30‐day and In‐Hospital Postoperative Mortality in Liver Transplant Recipients. Clinical Transplantation. 2019. doi: 10.1111/ctr.13473. PubMed PMID: 30597632.

Smith N, Demaria S, Katz D, Tabrizian P, Schwartz M, Miller J, et al. Intrathecal Morphine Administration Does Not Affect Survival After Liver Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019. doi: 10.1177/1089253219832647. PubMed PMID: 30798741.

Zerillo J, Hill B, Kim S, DeMaria S, Mandell MS. Use, training, and opinions about effectiveness of transesophageal echocardiography in adult liver transplantation among anesthesiologists in the United States. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018. doi: 10.1177/1089253217750754. PubMed PMID: 29303422.

Smith N, Kim S, Hill B, Goldberg A, DeMaria Jr S, Zerillo J. Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) and Transfusion Associated Circulatory Overload (TACO) in Liver Transplantation: A Case Report and Focused Review. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017. doi: 10.1177/1089253217736298. PubMed PMID: 29025378.

Miller J, Kim S, Adelmann D, Hill B, Schlichting N, Smith N, et al. Profound Intraoperative Hypotension Associated With Transfusion via the Belmont Fluid Management System. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 2018. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000003343. PubMed PMID: 31425212.

Chadha R, Crouch C, Zerillo J, Pretto E, Planinsic R, Kim S. Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia: Liver Transplant Anesthesia Fellowship—White Paper Advocating Measurable Proficiency in Transplant Specialties Training. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017. doi: 10.1177/1089253217737043. PubMed PMID: 29029588.

Kim S, Khromava M, Zerillo J, Silvay G, Levine AI. Anesthetic Management of a Patient With Tracheal Dehiscence Post-Tracheal Resection Surgery. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017. doi: 10.1177/1089253217730906. PubMed PMID: 28895500.

Ninh A, Kim S, Goldberg A. Perioperative Pain Management of a Patient Taking Naltrexone HCl/Bupropion HCl (Contrave): A Case Report. A&A Practice. 2017. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000573. PubMed PMID: 28604472.

Zerillo J, Kim S, Hill B, Shapiro D, Lin HM, Burnham A, et al. Anesthetic Management for Intestinal Transplantation: A Decade of Experience. Clinical Transplantation. 2017. doi: 10.1111/ctr.13085. PubMed PMID: 28801969.

Kim S, Zerillo J, Tabrizian P, Wax D, Lin HM, Evans A, et al. Postoperative Meld-Lactate and Isolated Lactate Values as Outcome Predictors Following Orthotopic Liver Transplantation. Shock. 2017. doi: 10.1097/SHK.0000000000000835. PubMed PMID: 28125529.

Katz D, Zerillo J, Kim S, Hill B, Wang R, Goldberg A, et al. Serious Gaming for Orthotopic Liver Transplant Anesthesiology: A Randomized Control Trial. Liver Transplantation. 2017. doi: 10.1002/lt.24732. PubMed PMID: 28133947.

Zerillo J, Kim S, Hill B, DeMaria S, Sakai T. Noteworthy Literature Published in 2016 for Abdominal Organ Transplant Anesthesiologists: Pancreas, Intestine, and Renal Transplantation. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017. doi: 10.1177/1089253216688538. PubMed PMID: 28107792.

Kim S, DeMaria S, Cohen E, Silvay G, Zerillo J. Prolonged Intraoperative Cardiac Resuscitation Complicated by Intracardiac Thrombus in a Patient Undergoing Orthotopic Liver Transplantation. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016. doi: 10.1177/1089253216652223. PubMed PMID: 27233818.

Cha SC, Qin H, Kannan S, Rawal S, Watkins L, Baio F, et al. Nonstereotyped Lymphoma B Cell Receptors Recognize Vimentin as a Shared Autoantigen. The Journal of Immunology. 2013. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1300179. PubMed PMID: 23536634.

Selected Books/Chapters

Patel A, Bhatt H, Kim S. BASIC Essentials: A Comprehensive Review for the Anesthesiology BASIC Exam. Cambridge University Press (in preparation)

Selected Presentations

Kim S, Zerillo J. Improving the Anesthetic Care of the Liver Transplant Recipient: The Role for Simulation Education and Standardized TEE Assessment. KoreAnesthesia 2017, November 2017, Seoul, Korea.

Kim S, Zerillo J: Coagulation Management During a Difficult Liver Transplant. International Liver Transplantation Society 22nd Annual International Congress Vanguard Grand Round Case Presentation, May 2016, Seoul, South Korea.

Kim S, Zerillo J, Tabrizian P, Wax D, Lin HM, Evans A, Florman S, DeMaria S: Post-operative MELD-Lactate score and first lactate as outcome predictors in liver transplantation. UPMC Anesthesia Symposium and Inaugural Meeting of Society for Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia, September 2015, Pittsburgh, PA.

Kim S, DeMaria S, Wang R, Katz D, Lin HM, Zerillo J: Development and Evaluation of a Digital Simulator for Liver Transplant Anesthesia Training. International Liver Transplantation Society: Concurrent Oral Abstract Session: Anesthesia/Critical Care Medicine, May 2016, Seoul, South Korea.

Kim S, DeMaria Jr. S, Zerillo J: The Management of Intraoperative Cardiac Arrest in Liver Transplantation. International Liver Transplantation Society 21st Annual International Congress Vanguard Grand Round Case Presentation, July 2015, Chicago, IL.


Research Interests

Big data
Perioperative outcomes research

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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

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