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Victor M. Zayas, MD


About Dr. Zayas

Dr. Victor Zayas is board certified in both anesthesiology and pediatrics. He came to HSS from Columbia-Presbyterian's Children's Hospital where he was an attending in pediatric anesthesia and pediatric critical care.

Dr. Zayas developed pediatric regional anesthesia techniques that are still used today while serving as the Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology until 2014. Dr. Zayas has authored several book chapters and manuscripts on various topics in anesthesiology, including scoliosis surgery and problem-oriented management. He has served on the pharmacy and laboratory committees.


Special Expertise

Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care
Regional Anesthesia for Children and Adults
Fiberoptic Intubation
Deliberate Hypotension

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Associate Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College
Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Hospital for Special Surgery
Laboratory Committee, Hospital for Special Surgery


American Society of Anesthesiology
International Anesthesia Research Society
Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
New York Society of Anesthesiology


Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, 1986
Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, 1985


Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society
Outstanding Alumnus Award: Undergraduate Projects in Technology and Medicine, Stevens Institute of Technology
American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award


Medical School: New Jersey Medical School, New Jersey
Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Anesthesiology Resident
The New York Hospital, Chief Resident, Pediatrics
The New York Hospital, Pediatrics Resident
Stevens Institute of Technology, Bioengineering Program

State Licensure



Publications by Dr. Zayas

Blog Posts

Selected Journal Articles

Chisholm MF, Cheng J, Fields KG, Marx RG, Maalouf DB, Liguori GA, Gordon MA, Zayas VM, Yadeau JT.  Perineural dexamethasone with subsartorial saphenous nerve blocks in ACL reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016. [Epub ahead of print].

Chisholm MF, Bang H, Maalouf DB, Marcello D, Lotano MA, Marx RG, Liguori GA, Zayas VM, Gordon MA, Jacobs J, YaDeau JT. Postoperative Analgesia with Saphenous Block Appears Equivalent to Femoral Nerve Block in ACL Reconstruction. HSS J. 2014; 10(3):245-51.

Pakala SR, Beckman JD, Lyman S, Zayas VM. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2013;38(3):239-42.


For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.


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.

As of November 14, 2019, Dr. Zayas reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

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.