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Dr. Gregory Liguori, Anesthesiologist-in-Chief

Gregory A. Liguori, MD

Dr. Gregory Liguori, Anesthesiologist-in-Chief

Gregory A. Liguori, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

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

Tel: 212.606.1206
Fax: 212.517.4481

Dr. Gregory A. Liguori is Director of the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management and Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Liguori is an accomplished clinical anesthesiologist, specializing in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine in orthopedics. He also has a number of research interests and has published dozens of articles and book chapters on a variety of topics related to his clinical interests. Dr. Liguori directs one of the largest training programs in the world for the advanced study of regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine.

He chairs and contributes to numerous department, hospital, and national committees and editorial boards, and has lectured on a variety of topics at local, national, and international venues.

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Anesthesiologist-in-Chief and Director, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College


Special Expertise

Spinal Anesthesia
Regional Anesthesia for Ambulatory Surgery
Hemodynamic Complications of Regional Anesthesia
Patient Safety


2018 Distinguished Service Award, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)


American Society of Regional Anesthesia
American Society of Anesthesiologists
International Anesthesia Research Society
Society for Education in Anesthesia
New York State Society of Anesthesiologists

Insurance Information

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Emblem Selectcare
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

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BSE, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MD, Cornell University Medical School, New York, US


Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School


Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology - 1994
National Board of Medical Examiners - 1990

State Licensure

New York

Patient Education by on HSS.edu

Selected Publications


For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

Liguori, GA. “Enhanced Recovery for Total Knee Arthroplasty: A 360 Roundtable Discussion.” Presented at: 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. New York, NY.

Professional Education by on HSS.edu

Research Description

Dr. Gregory Liguori's research efforts are focused on two primary areas. The first is hemodynamic effects of regional anesthetics. Peripheral nerve blockade and neuraxial anesthetics can have significant hemodynamic effects on both healthy and cardio-vascularly compromised patients. Prevention of these events and treatment when necessary are essential to the conduct of safe and efficient anesthetics.

The second area of interest is on spinal anesthesia for ambulatory surgery. The local anesthetic mepivacaine is a novel alternative to other more common local anesthetics for ambulatory spinal anesthesia. We are investigating the efficacy of mepivacaine as a routine alternative in this setting.

Clinical Trials