Director of Clinical Anesthesia Research
4150 V St., Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95817
Medical Board of California, 1998
National Board of Echocardiography, Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2004
American Society of Anesthesiologists
California Society of Anesthesiologists
Chinese American Medical Association of California
Chinese American Society of Anesthesiology
International Anesthesia Research Society
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Select Honors and Awards:
Guest Professor of Soochow University, China, 2009
California Society of Anesthesiologists (CSA) Resident Research Award: Third Place, 1998
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 1995
Select Recent Publications:
Cao L, Young JN, Liu H, Silvestry S, Sun W, Zhao N, Dielh J, Sun JZ. Preoperative aspirin use and outcomes in cardiac surgery patients. Ann Surg, 2012 February, 255(2): 399-404.
Konia M, Liu H. Recombinant activated Factor VII in cardiac surgery: the new magic drug in post-aprotinin era. J Clin Anesthesiol, 2012 January, 28(1): 103-6.
Kumar S, Young JN, Liu H. Atrial septal aneurysm causing impaired venous drainage in CPB. Ann Thoracic Surg, 2012.
Soares JHN, Brosnan RJ, Fukushima FB, Hodges J, Liu H. Solubility of haloether anesthetics in human and animal blood. Anesthesiology, 2012 Jul;117(1):48-55.
Xie H, Wang C, Wu X, Liu X, Qiao S, Liu C, Liu H. Parthenolide attenuates LPS-induced activation of NF-?? in a time-dependent manner in rat myocardium. Journal of Biomedical Research, 2012 26(1): 37-43.
Zhong C, Fleming NW, Lu X, Moore PG, Liu H. Age-associated differences in gene expression in response to delayed anesthetic preconditioning. Age, 2011 October 19 [Epub ahead of print].
Sun JZ, Cao LH, Liu H. ACE inhibitors in cardiac surgery: current studies and controversies. Hypertension Research, 2011 34: 15-22.
Tang D, Liu H. Acute left atrial intramural wall dissection after mitral valve replacement. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 2011 25, 3(June): 498-500.
Liu H. Is the PAC Passe: Exposing the data for continued (mis)use in perioperative and critical care settings. J Clin Anesth, 2011 27(6): 627-31.