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Henry Liu

Henry Liu, MD

Clinical Professor; Vice Chairman for Research

Specialties: Anesthesiology


  • MD - Tongji Medical University (1983)
  • MS in Surgery - Tongji Medical University (1986)

Awards & Honors

  • Marquis' Directory of Who's Who (2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Global Directory of WHO'S WHO (2007, 2009, 2013)
  • Distinguished Contribution Award by TJMCOAA (2011)
  • Rayban Award by graduating residents of Tulane University (2010)
  • America's Top Anesthesiologists: by Consumer Research Council of America (2006, 2009)
  • Frank Hara Award, Asian Pacific American Society (2009)

Clinical Background

Henry Liu, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist practicing in Center City Philadelphia. He specializes in cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, and orthopedic and transplant anesthesia, as well as acute pain management and regional blocks.

Clinical Services

Anesthesia, Cardiothoracic anesthesia, Vascular anesthesia, Neuroanesthesia, Orthopedic anesthesia, Transplantation anesthesia, Pain medicine


  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia (Clinical and Research Training), Intraoperative Echocardiography (TEE) - Emory University Hospital (2001)


  • Surgery - Tongji Medical University (1984)
  • Anesthesiology - University of Maryland Medical Center (1998)


  • Surgery - Columbia University (1995)
Henry Liu, MD, is a clinical professor in the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is the vice chairman for research for the department, and is involved in the teaching of residents, fellows, research fellows, and medical and bioengineering students.

Research Overview

Dr. Liu's research interests include the biology of cardiomyocytes, cardiac diastolic dysfunction, fluid management in resuscitation and major surgery, and medical simulation.


"What is new in intravenous anesthetics in 2015?"
Liu H
Chinese Journal of Anesthesiology, June 2016

"Noninvasive and minimally invasive cardiac output measurement: an update"
Sangkum L, Liu GL, Yu L, Hong Yan, Alan D. Kaye, Liu H
J Anesthesia. PMID: 26961819 (corresponding author), Mar 9, 2016

"Malignant Hyperthermia Status in China: A Summary of an International Conference"
Belani KG, Cao C, Daugherty D, Guo XY, Hu LQ, Huang JP, Liu H, Liu J, Litman RS, Rosenberg H, Stellaccio FS, Wei HF, Yu S, Zhang XY
Anesthesia & Analgesia; 122 (2):574-577, February 2016

"Pharmacological management of perioperative pulmonary hypertension: an update"
Liu H, Kalarickal PL, Liu GL, Hong Yan, Charles Fox.
J Anesth Perioper Med; 2(6): 316-324, 2015

What is new in intravenous anesthetics?
Liu H
CASA Bulletin of Anesthesiology; 1(12): 15-28, 2015

"Surgical partial removal ofpapillomatosis as a rescue strategy for a completely occluded airway"
Tong Y, Zhang XY, Xiao T, Li Y, Liu H
Journal of Anesthesiology & Clinical Pharmacology 31(2):285-287. PMID: 25948934, 2015

"The Effects of gastroretentive gabapentin (GRALISE) on Spinal Stenosis Patients with Radicular Symptoms"
Kaye AD, Bueno Rivera F, Katalenich BL, Stell CA, Liu H, Rosinia FA, Luk EJ, Ehrhardt KP, Fox CJ
Pain Physician; 17(2):169-78. PMID: 24658478, March-April 2014

"Platelet function assessment for epidural catheter removal in patient with epidural and received Plavix"
Liu H, Mehl J, Glenn E, Rosinia FA
J Anaesthesiology Clin Pharmacol.; 30(2):290, April 2014

"Geriatric pain management, pharmacological and nonpharmacological considerations"
Kaye AD, Baluch AR, Kaye RJ, Niaz RS, Kaye AJ, Liu H, Fox CJ
Psychology & Neuroscience; 7(1): 15-26, 2014

"Low concentration of lidocaine (0.5%) is fast-onset, safe and effective in initiating labor analgesia in early stages of labor"
Liu H, Yao S, Rosinia F
MEJA. October 2013

"Safe removal of an epidural catheter 72 hours after clopidogrel and aspirin administrations guided by platelet function analysis and thromboelastography"
Glenn E, Mehl J, Rosinia FA, Liu H.
J Anaesthesiology Clin Pharmacol.; 29 (1):99-101. doi: 10.4103/0970-9185.105813. (Corresponding author) Jan 2013

"Inferior wall diverticulum of left ventricle coexisting with mental retardation and atrial septal defect"
Liu H, Zhou T, Liu J, Tong Y, Shanewise J
Middle-East J. of Anesthesiology; 21(6):895-898, 2012

"Left-to-right cardiac shunt: Perioperative anesthetic considerations"
Kaye AD, Stout TB, Padnos IW, Schwartz BG, Baluch AR, Fox CJ, Liu H
Middle-East J. of Anesthesiology; 21(6):793-806, 2012

"Neuroleptic malignant syndrome during mitral valve replacement: a case report"
Liu H, Gomez S, Rosinia FA.
The Internet Journal of Anesthesiology, Volume 30 Number 3. DOI: 10.5580/2c3b, 2012

"Paradoxical presentation of postdural puncture headache"
Liu H, Kalarickal PJ, Rosinia FA
J. Clinical Anesthesia; 24(3):255-256, May 2012

This clinician's practice is independent of Drexel University. This physician is a non-compensated member of the teaching faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine.

Contact Information

Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
245 North 15th Street
New College Building, MS 310
Philadelphia, PA 19102