Dr. Stavros Memtsoudis is board certified in anesthesiology and critical care medicine. He joined HSS after completing subspecialty training in critical care medicine, cardiac, and thoracic anesthesiology. Dr. Memtsoudis is widely recognized for his clinical expertise in the perioperative care of orthopedic patients with advanced cardiovascular and pulmonary disease and for his prolific research into perioperative care. Dr. Memtsoudis is the Director of Critical Care Services within the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management.
As Senior Scientist, Dr. Memtsoudis directs research initiatives focused on cardiopulmonary physiology and population-based outcomes research. His findings have been published in over 340 peer-reviewed articles. Due to his prominence in the field of perioperative research, Dr. Memtsoudis has won a number of prestigious research awards and frequently lectures nationally and internationally. He served on the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) Board of Directors from 2017-2021 and as Chair of the ASRA Research Committee from 2017-2021. He also served as President of the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM) from 2018-2019.
Dr. Memtsoudis mentors research fellows at HSS and maintains a close relationship with the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg in Austria, where he also holds a professorship in anesthesiology. He serves on editorial boards of scientific journals such as Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and acts as reviewer for major medical research publications and national and international research foundations.
Dr. Memtsoudis has authored a number of perioperative guidelines and is widely considered an expert in the perioperative management of orthopedic patients and those with sleep apnea.
Perioperative Care of the Patient with Cardiopulmonary Disease
Cardiopulmonary Complications Following Orthopaedic Surgery
Outcomes of Bilateral Joint Replacement
National Database Outcome Research
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Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Clinical Professor of Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College
American Board of Anesthesiology, Diplomate
American Society of Anesthesiology, Member
Society of Critical Care Medicine, Member
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Member
Critical Care Medicine, 2005
Empire BlueCross BlueShield Whole Health Hero, 2020
Marion Hare Patient Safety Champion Award, 2019
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Physician-Scientist Career Development Award, 2012 – 2017 (five year award)
EFORT Jacques Duparc Award, Federation of National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology, 2016 Meeting
Best Abstract/Poster Selection - American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine – 2016, 2014, 2009
Team Science Award - American Federation for Medical Research, the Association for Clinical Research Training, the Association for Patient Oriented Research and the Society for Clinical and Translational Science, 2012 Meeting
Best Poster Selection - European Society of Anaesthesiology, 2013
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
MBA, 2018, University of Massachusetts
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
English, German, Greek
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.
Memtsoudis SG, Danninger T, Rasul R, Poeran J, Gerner P, Stundner O, Mariano ER, Mazumdar M: Inpatient falls after total knee arthroplasty: the role of anesthesia type and peripheral nerve blocks. Anesthesiology 2014; 120:551-63
Poeran J, Rasul R, Suzuki S, Danninger T, Mazumdar M, Opperer M, Boettner F, Memtsoudis SG: Tranexamic acid use and postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing total hip or knee arthroplasty in the United States: retrospective analysis of effectiveness and safety. Bmj 2014; 349:g4829
Memtsoudis SG, Rasul R, Suzuki S, Poeran J, Danninger T, Wu C, Mazumdar M, Vougioukas V: Does the impact of the type of anesthesia on outcomes differ by patient age and comorbidity burden? Reg Anesth Pain Med 2014; 39:112-9
Memtsoudis SG, Sun X, Chiu YL, Stundner O, Liu SS, Banerjee S, Mazumdar M, Sharrock NE: Perioperative comparative effectiveness of anesthetic technique in orthopedic patients. Anesthesiology 2013; 118:1046-58
Opperer M, Poeran J, Rasul R, Mazumdar M, Memtsoudis SG: Use of perioperative hydroxyethyl starch 6% and albumin 5% in elective joint arthroplasty and association with adverse outcomes: a retrospective population based analysis. Bmj 2015; 350:h1567
Memtsoudis SG, Poeran J, Zubizarreta N, Rasul R, Opperer M, Mazumdar M: Anesthetic Care for Orthopedic Patients: Is There a Potential for Differences in Care? Anesthesiology 2016; 124:608-23
Memtsoudis SG, Stundner O, Rasul R, Chiu YL, Sun X, Ramachandran SK, Kaw R, Fleischut P, Mazumdar M: The impact of sleep apnea on postoperative utilization of resources and adverse outcomes. Anesth Analg 2014; 118:407-18
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.
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.
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