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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

Patient Stories


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Associate Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, 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


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.

As of May 31, 2023, Dr. Zayas reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

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.