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Oliver PF Panzer, MD

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About Dr. Panzer

Dr. Oliver Panzer is an anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management at HSS specializing in the accurate use of Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) in the field of anesthesiology and critical care to improve patient care and outcomes.

After his critical care fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), he joined the faculty in the Divisions of Regional Anesthesia and Critical Care in 2006. Intrigued by the increasingly miniaturized ultrasound technology, Dr. Panzer incorporated this technology for diagnostic and procedural purposes into his patient care perioperatively and in the ICU.

Prior to joining HSS, Dr. Panzer led the PoCUS initiative in the Anesthesiology Department at CUMC and was also the Director of Perioperative Ultrasonography in the CUMC Department of Anesthesiology. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he served as Co-Director of the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and the Operating Room Intensive Care Unit (ORICU).


Special Expertise

Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS)


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Associate Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery


Member, Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) - 2019
Member, Virginia APGAR Academy of Medical Educators - 2015


Teacher of the Year, Columbia University Medical Center - 2019, 2014, 2010
Attending of the year, Columbia University Medical Center - 2019
Chairman award - 2014


University of Hamburg, Germany, 2000


Internal Medicine, St. Raphaels Hospital, New Haven, CT, 2002


Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY, 2005


Critical Care Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2006

State Licensure


English, German, French

For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Panzer

Editorial Appointments

Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists POCUS Editorial Board

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Books/Chapters

Oliver Panzer, MD, Jennifer Sandadi, MD: Liver Surgery: Intraoperative complications in Wagener G. (ed): Liver Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Springer Science and Business Media, NY

Oliver Panzer, MD: General Critical Care Ultrasonography in Lee K., MD (ed): Neuro ICU Handbook – First Edition, McGraw-Hill, NY, NY

Oliver Panzer, MD: Critical Care Ultrasound in Schrope B. (ed): Surgical Ultrasound, McGraw-Hill, NY, NY

Ben Kratzert, Oliver Panzer, MD: General Critical Care Ultrasonography in Lee K., MD (ed): Neuro ICU Handbook – Second Edition, McGraw-Hill, NY, NY

Subhash K, MD, Oliver Panzer, MD: Volume responsiveness in A. Leibowitz, MD (ed): Modern Monitoring in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care – First edition, Cambridge University Press, MA

Julia Sobol, MD, Oliver Panzer, MD: Point of Care Transthoracic Echocardiography in A. Leibowitz, Modern Monitoring in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care – First edition, Cambridge University Press, MA


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Panzer as of March 24, 2023.

  • American Society of Anesthesiology - Editorial Board
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia - Honoraria
  • Phillips - Advisory Board

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

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