Stavros G. Memtsoudis, MD, PhD

Dr. Stavros G. Memtsoudis, board-certified in both anesthesiology and critical care medicine, joined HSS after completing subspecialty training in critical care medicine, cardiac, and thoracic anesthesiology. His expertise lies in the perioperative care of patients with advanced cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. Scientifically, Dr. Memtsoudis has an interest in the fields of cardiopulmonary physiology and national database outcomes research, and has published articles in these fields. Trained in perioperative transesophageal echocardiography, he is interested in the application of this technology outside the cardiac operating room.


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


Special Expertise

Perioperative Care of the Patient with Cardiopulmonary Disease
Cardiopulmonary Complications Following Orthopaedic Surgery
Outcomes of Bilateral Joint Replacement
National Database Outcome Research


Best Poster Presentation – American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Spring 2009 Meeting
Best Poster Presentation – New York State Society of Post-Graduate Anesthesiologists 63rd Annual Meeting, 2009
Young Investigator Award, Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2007-2009
Student Fellowship Award, Education and Research Foundation of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, 1998 Leonidas Lanzounis Medical Research Award, Hellenic Medical Society of New York, 1999 First Prize Resident Research Award of the New York Academy of Medicine, 2002 Chief Resident – Department of Anesthesiology – Weill Cornell Medical College, 2003 Resident Research Award for Excellence in Anesthesia Research – Weill Cornell Medical College, 2003


American Board of Anesthesiology, Diplomate
American Society of Anesthesiology, Member
Society of Critical Care Medicine, Member
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Member

Insurances Accepted

Affinity Access
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
Emblem Selectcare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

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MD, PhD, 1999, Georg-August-University Medical School, Goettingen, Germany


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, New York, 2001


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Anesthesiology, New York, 2004


Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Critical Care Medicine, Cardiac and Thoracic Anesthesiology, Boston, Massachusetts, 2006


Anesthesiology, 2005
Critical Care Medicine, 2005
Echocardiography, 2006

State Licensure

Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York

Stavros G. Memtsoudis, MD, PhD has contributed to the following educational materials:

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Selected Publications

Memtsoudis SG, Ma Y, Chiu YL, Walz JM, Voswinkel R, Mazumdar M. Perioperative mortality in patients with pulmonary hypertension undergoing major joint replacement. Anesth Analg, 2010.

Memtsoudis SG, Hughes A, Ma Y, Chiu YL, Sama AA, Girardi FP. Increased Complication Rates After Primary Posterior versus Anterior Cervical Spine Fusion. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2010.

Memtsoudis SG. Morbidity and Mortality after Major Joint Arthroplasty: Incidence, Risk Factors and Mechanisms. Visiting Professor –Anesthesiology Grand Rounds Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, April 2010.

Memtsoudis SG. Length of hospital stay and outcomes after total joint arthroplasty. HSS Symposium on Regional Anesthesia. New York, NY 2009.

Memtsoudis SG, Starcher B, González Della Valle A, Ma Y, Jules-Elysee K, Sculco TP. Urine desmosine as a marker of lung injury following total knee arthroplasty. A pilot study. HSS J 2009;5(2):154-8.

Memtsoudis SG, Ma Y, González Della Valle A, Besculides MC, Gaber LK, Koulouvaris P, Liu SS. Demographics, outcomes and risk factors for adverse events associated with primary and revision hip arthroplasties in the United States. Am J Orthop 2009

Memtsoudis SG, González Della Valle A, Besculides MC, Esposito M, Koulouvaris P, Salvati EA. Risk Factors for Perioperative Mortality after Lower Extremity Arthroplasty: A Population-Based Study of 6 901 324 Patient Discharges. J Arthroplasty. 2008 Dec 22.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Books/Chapters

Memtsoudis SG, Swamidoss C, Psomas M. Anesthesia for adrenalectomy. In: Adrenal glands. Diagnostic aspects and surgical therapy. Linos, vanHeerden (eds.). Springer, New York, 2004, p 287-99.

Selected Presentations

Memtsoudis SG, Vougioukas VI, Ma Y, Gaber-Bayliss LK; Girardi FP. Perioperative morbidity and mortality after anterior, posterior and anterior/posterior spine fusion surgery. Spine 2009

Memtsoudis SG, Yan Ma Y, González Della Valle A, Mazumdar M, Gaber-Bayliss LK, MacKenzie CR, Sculco TP. Perioperative outcomes after unilateral and bilateral total knee arthroplasty. Anesthesiology 2009

Memtsoudis SG, Ma Y, Vougioukas VI, Gaber LK, Girardi FP. Incidence and risk factors of perioperative mortality and morbidity after spine fusion surgery. ASA, New Orleans 2009

Memtsoudis SG, Swamidoss CP, Ma Y, Gaber-Bayliss LK, Walz JM. Morbidity and mortality in patients with pulmonary hypertension undergoing major joint arthroplasty. ASA, New Orleans 2009 (oral presentation)

Memtsoudis SG, Gonzalez Della Valle A, Besculides MC, Esposito M, Gaber-Bayliss LK, MacKenzie R, Koulouvaris PS, Salvati EA. The impact of pre- and postoperative risk factors on mortality after lower extremity arthroplasty. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons annual meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada Feb 25-28, 2009, P025.

Dr. Stavros Memtsoudis, Anesthesiologist

Contact Information

Office Locations

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

Tel: 212.606.1206
Fax: 212.517.4481

Mailing Address

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

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