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Jiabin Liu, MD, PhD


About Dr. Liu

Dr. Jiabin Liu is a board certified anesthesiologist at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Dr. Liu specializes in regional anesthesia and acute pain management. Before joining HSS, he served as anesthesia director at Penn Medicine University City Surgical Center. He completed his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and received additional fellowship training at Hospital for Special Surgery in Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine.

Dr. Liu is a physician-scientist within the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Mangement’s Clinical Research Division. His clinical interests include investigating rebound pain, patient safety, perioperative outcomes, and healthcare resource utilization. In 2018, Dr. Liu received the Department’s Young Investigator Award to continue his research into perioperative outcome and healthcare resource utilization in orthopaedic patients.


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


American Board of Anesthesiology


Harbin Medical University, China


Geisinger Health System, Pennsylvania


Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA


Hospital For Special Surgery, Dept of Anesthesiology, New York, NY

State Licensure



Publications by Dr. Liu

Professional Education

Selected Books/Chapters

Perrin Pulos B, Liu J, Neuman MD, Elkassabany NM. Role of Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia on Perioperative Outcomes in Patients with Hip Fracture. Advances in Anesthesia. Elsevier, 34(1): 105-115, 2016

Liu J, Ahn J, Elkassabany N : Optimizing perioperative care for patients with hip fracture. Anesthesiology Clinics. Elkassabany N, Mariano E, Fleisher L (eds.). Elsevier, 32(4): 823-839, December 2014.

Elkassabany N, Liu J: Should ultrasound guidance be the standard of practice for peripheral nerve blockade? Evidence-Based Practice of Anesthesiology, 3rd Edition. Fleisher L (eds.). Elsevier, 2013 Notes: Chapter 55.

Liu, J. Is there a best technique for hip surgery? In Fleisher L. A. (Editor), Evidence-Based Practice of Anesthesiology, 2012

Selected Journal Articles

Singleton M and Liu J. Minimizing Opioid Exposure After Total Knee Arthroplasty Using Peripheral Nerve Blocks in a Patient with a History of Alcohol Use Disorder. Grand Rounds from HSS: Management of Complex Cases, June 2018; Volume 7, Issue 2.

Liu J, Flynn DN, Liu W, Fleisher LA, Elkassabany NM. Hospital-Based Acute Care within 7-days of Discharge following Outpatient Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2017: accepted for publication.

Elkassabany NM, Antosh S, Ahmed M, Nelson C, Israelite C, Badiola I, Cai LF, Williams R, Hughes C, Mariano ER, Liu J. Comparison between the risk falls after Total Knee Arthroplasty with use of femoral nerve block versus adductor canal block. Anesth Analg. 2016 May;122(5):1696-703

Adhikary SD, Liu WM, Memtsoudis SG, Davis CM III, Liu J. Body Mass Index More Than 45 kg/m(2) as a Cutoff Point Is Associated With Dramatically Increased Postoperative Complications in Total Knee Arthroplasty and Total Hip Arthroplasty. JArthroplasty. 2016 Apr;31(4):749-53.

Walls JD, Abraham D, Nelson CL, Kamath AF, Elkassabany NM, Liu J. Hypoalbuminemia more than Morbid Obesity is an Independent Predictor of Complications after Total Hip Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty 2015, 30(12): 2290-5.

Nelson CL, Elkassabany NM, Kamath A, Liu J: Low Albumin Levels, More Than Morbid Obesity, Are Associated with Complications after TKA. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 2015, 473(10): 3163-72.

An K, Elkassabany NM, Liu J: Dexamethasone as Adjuvant to Bupivacaine Prolongs the Duration of Thermal Antinociception and Prevents Bupivacaine-Induced Rebound Hyperalgesia via Regional Mechanism in a Mouse Sciatic Nerve Block Model. PLOS ONE 2015, 10(4):e0123459.

Liu J, Elkassabany NM, Poultsides L, Nelson CL, Memtsoudis SG: Staging Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty During the Same Hospitalization: The Impact of Timing. Journal of Arthroplasty 2015, 30(7): 1172-6.

Liu J, Richman KA, Grodofsky SR, Bhatt S, Huffman GR, Kelly JD, Glaser DL, Elkassabany N: Is there a dose response of dexamethasone as adjuvant for supraclavicular brachial plexus nerve block? - A prospective randomized double-blinded clinical study. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 2015, 27(3):237-42.

Liu J, Ahn J, Elkassabany N. Optimizing Perioperative Care for Patients with Hip Fracture. Anesthesiology Clinics 2014, 32(4): 823-39.

Liu J, Ma C, Elkassabany N, Fleisher LA, Neuman MD. Neuraxial Anesthesia Decreases Postoperative Systemic Infection Risk Compared with General Anesthesia in Knee Arthroplasty. Anesth Analg 2013, 117(4): 1010-6.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

Aug 26-28, 2016 Speaker "Perioperative surgical home in ambulatory surgical setting, the underlining issues and our extended role as perioperative physicians", 24st Annual Meeting of Chinese Society of Anesthesiology, Guangzhou, China

Feb 3, 2016 Grand Round Speaker "General anesthesia vs neuraxial anesthesia for total hip/knee arthroplasty, the fight of two brothers", St Lukes University, Bethlehem, PA, USA

May 14-16, 2015 Moderated Presenter "Dexamethasone as Adjuvant to Bupivacaine Prolongs the Duration of Thermal Antinociception and Prevents Bupivacaine-Induced Rebound Hyperalgesia via Regional Mechanism in a Mouse Sciatic Nerve Block Model", 40th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA

May 17-18, 2014 Speaker "How I Do It", 4th Annual Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Cadaver Course. Hershey, PA, USA

May 2-5, 2014 Moderated Presenter "Comparative Study of General Anesthesia versus Local Anesthesia for Carotid Endarterectomy", 39th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA

Sep 19-22, 2013 Speaker "American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program", 21st Annual Meeting of Chinese Society of Anesthesiology, Tianjin, China


Research Interests

Adjuvants for local anesthetics
Rebound pain
Population based preoperative outcome
Healthcare resource utilization

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.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Liu as of February 12, 2021.

  • Centauros Healthcare Analytics and Consulting, LLC- Ownership Interest
  • Global Pain Management Solutions LLC - Consultant

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.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

Dr. Liu in the News