Victor M. Zayas, MD

Victor M. Zayas, MD


Victor M. Zayas, MD

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

Tel: 212.606.1206
Fax: 212.517.4481
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1206
Fax: 212.517.4481

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.

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


Special Expertise

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


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


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

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, New Jersey Medical School, New Jersey


Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Anesthesiology Resident
The New York Hospital, Chief Resident, Pediatrics
The New York Hospital, Pediatrics Resident
Stevens Institute of Technology, Bioengineering Program


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

State Licensure

New York

Victor M. Zayas, MD has contributed to the following educational materials:

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Selected Publications

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.