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.
Regional Anesthesia for Ambulatory Surgery
Hemodynamic Complications of Regional Anesthesia
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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
American Society of Regional Anesthesia
American Society of Anesthesiologists
International Anesthesia Research Society
Society for Education in Anesthesia
New York State Society of Anesthesiologists
Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology - 1994
National Board of Medical Examiners - 1990
2018 Distinguished Service Award, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)
1992-1993 Chief Resident, Department of Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
1989 Alfred Moritz-Medicine Price for Efficiency in Medicine, Cornell University Medical College
1985 Magna Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania
1985 Bioengineering Senior Design Award, University of Pennsylvania
1983-1985 Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, University of Pennsylvania
BSE, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MD, Cornell University Medical College, New York, US
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
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.
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.
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 February 21, 2023, Dr. Liguori reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.
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