I provide general and cardiac anesthesia. I have been engaged in basic and clinical research for more than 20 years. My primary research areas include myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury, pre- and post-conditioning in myocardial protection and high-risk surgery outcomes.
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia
M.D., Nanjing Medical College, Jiangso, China 1987
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1997-2000
Cardia Anesthesiology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2000-2001
American Board of Anesthesiology, 2011
Medical Board of California, 2008
National Board of Echocardiography, Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2014
Honors and Awards
Guest Professor, Sun-yet Sen University, China, 2015
Guest Professor of Nanjing Medical University, China, 2010
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
Li, D; Bohringer, C; Liu, H. What is "normal" intraoperative blood pressure and do deviations from it really affect postoperative outcome? Journal of Biomedical Research. 2017;31(2): 79-81.
Liu H, Ji F, Peng K, Applegate R II, and Fleming N. Sedation after Cardiac Surgery - Is One Drug Better Than Another? Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2017;124(4): 1061-70.
Ke P, Liu HY, Wu SR, Liu H, Zhang ZC, Fuhai Ji. Does propofol anesthesia lead to less postoperative pain compared with inhalation anesthesia? A systematic review and meta-analysis. A&A. 2016;123(4): 846-58.
Geng J, Qian J, Cheng H, Ji F, Liu H. The influence of perioperative dexmedetomidine on the patients undergoing cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis. PLOS ONE. 2016 Apr 6;11(4):e0152829.
Sun J and Liu H. Perioperative Aspirin and Clonidine and Risk of Acute Kidney Injury. JAMA. 2015;313(11):1166.
Judge O, Ji F, Fleming N and Liu H. The Current Use of Pulmonary Artery Catheter for Hemodynamic Monitoring in Cardiac Surgery: a Survey from Members of Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015, 29(1);69-75.
Yao L, Young N, Liu H, Li Z, Sun W, Goldhammer J, Tao L, He J, Diehl J and Sun J. Evidence for preoperative aspirin improving major outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing cardiac surgery, a cohort study. Ann Surg. 2015 Jan;261(1):207-12.
Ji F, Li J, Fleming N, Rose D and Liu H. Reliability of a new 4th generation FloTrac algorithm to track cardiac output changes in patients receiving phenylephrine. J Clin Monit Comput. 2014 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print]
Ji F, Li Z, Young N, Moore P and Liu H. Does Really Perioperative Dexmedetomidine Improve Mortality After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery? J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth.. 2014 Oct;28(5):e47-8.
Ji F, Li Z, Young N, Moore P and Liu H. Perioperative dexmedetomidine improves mortality in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2014 Apr;28(2):267-73.