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About Dr. Zhukovsky

Dr. Max Zhukovsky is a board certified anesthesiologist at Hospital for Special Surgery specializing in regional anesthesiology. He completed his anesthesiology residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine where he also served as Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Zhukovsky subsequently completed a fellowship in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery, and was awarded the Nigel E. Sharrock Award for Academic Excellence. He is passionate about medical education and serves as an instructor for multiple courses, in addition to being selected as an Early Career Longitudinal Advisor for Cornell medical students.


Special Expertise

Regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine

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Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Instructor in Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College


American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Regional Anesthesia
New York State Society of Anesthesiologists
Society for Education in Anesthesia


Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology, 2023
Basic Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echo (FATE) certification, 2022


American Society of Anesthesiologists Mentoring Grant, 2023
Nigel E. Sharrock Award for Academic Excellence, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2023
Joseph F. Artusio Award for Outstanding Resident, Weill Cornell Medicine, 2022
Chief Resident, Weill Cornell Medicine, 2021-2022
Exemplary PACU Resident Award, Weill Cornell Medicine, 2021


Medical: Tufts University School of Medicine, 2018
Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2019
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2022
Fellowship: Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2023

State Licensure


English, Russian

For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Zhukovsky

Selected Books/Chapters

Zhukovsky, M., Kumar, S.R., Liou, J., Tam, C. Empagliflozin-Induced Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis After Esophagectomy. Anaest & Sur Open Access J. 3(1): 2021. ASOAJ.MS.ID.000552. doi: 10.33552/ASOAJ.2021.02.000552.

Patel AA, Zhukovsky M, Sidharthan S, Jotwani R, Rakesh N, Gulati A. Preliminary effects of low-intensity focused ultrasound treatment program for cancer-related neuropathic pain. Pain Manag. 2021 Sep;11(5):613-621. doi: 10.2217/pmt-2020-0099. Epub 2021 Jun 9. PMID: 34102872.

Zhukovsky, M., Pedoto, A. "Anesthetic considerations for bronchoscopic versus surgical interventions for tracheal stenosis". In: Cohen E, editor. Cohen's Case Management in Thoracic Anesthesia, 1e. Submitted, pending approval.

Zhukovsky, M. Physiology of Diuretics; Autonomic Regulation of the Cardiovascular System; Cardiac Conduction System. In: Le T, Hess A, Evans N, editors. ScholarsRx Curriculum Project. In press.

Selected Presentations

Zhukovsky, M., Kalsi, M., Hargett, M., Thakkar, N. Pilot study of fellow-driven regional anesthesiology curriculum for medical students utilizing the flipped classroom model. Poster Presentation: American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. April 2023, Hollywood, FL.

Zhukovsky, M., Chu, B., Cheng, S. Opioid-free postoperative analgesia after bilateral total knee arthroplasty in patient who requested intraoperative acupuncture. Poster Presentation: American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. April 2022, Las Vegas, NV.

Zhukovsky, M., Kelleher D. Regional Anesthetics After-hours, Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Medicine Shark Tank. Podium Presentation: American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. May 2021, Orlando, FL.

Zhukovsky, M. Perioperative Management for Type 1 Diabetes Patients with Insulin Pumps and Glucose Sensors. Poster Presentation: American Society of Anesthesiologists. October 2020, Washington, D.C.


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 October 02, 2023, Dr. Zhukovsky 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.