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Stavros G. Memtsoudis, MD, PhD, MBA


About Dr Memtsoudis

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.


Special Expertise

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

Patient Stories



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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


Anesthesiology, 2005
Critical Care Medicine, 2005
Echocardiography, 2006


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

State Licensure


English, German, Greek

Publications by Dr Memtsoudis

Blog Posts

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.


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. Memtsoudis as of March 24, 2023.

  • FC Monmouth Academy, LLC - Founder, Ownership Interest
  • FC Monmouth, LLC - Founder, Ownership Interest
  • INPIRE - Board Member
  • Parvizi Surgical Innovation, LLC - Ownership Interest
  • SGM Consulting - Ownership Interest
  • Springer - Author

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.

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