Yong G. Peng, MD, PhD, FASE

Yong Peng

Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery
Fellowship Director, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

Contact Information

University of Florida
College of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
1600 SW Archer Road
PO Box 100254
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0254

Office Phone

(352) 273-6575



Administrative Assistant

Colleen Kearney
Phone: (352) 273-8954

Yong G Peng, M.D., Ph.D.  FASE, graduated with an M.D. degree from Xian Medical University, China in 1985 subsequently he moved to the US and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1996.  He completed his anesthesia residency training at the University of Florida in 2001 and his cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship training at Emory University in 2002.  He is currently the Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and the Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, Florida.  His research interests included hemodynamic monitoring and management of complex cardiovascular procedures.  He is also interested in TEE simulation and education. He has received multiple honors and awards including: Best Doctors in America, International Chinese Academy of Anesthesiologist Outstanding academic exchange program achievement award, University of Florida College of Medicine International Educator of the Year, and University of Florida College of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology T.W. Andersen, MD Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.  He is also the member of multiple anesthesia societies: Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, International Anesthesia Research Society, and American Society of Anesthesiologists.  He currently serves as the Chair for the Chinese American Society of Anesthesiologists Cardiovascular Anesthesia Committee,


2002 Fellowship, Cardiovascular Anesthesia Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University  Atlanta, GA
2001 Resident, Anesthesiology University of Florida, College of Medicine  Gainesville, FL
1998 Intern, Internal Medicine University Medical Center, University of Florida Jacksonville, FL
1996 Ph.D. Molecular and Cellular Biology and Pathology, Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC
1986 Fellowship, Endocrinology Sino-Japan Friendship Hospital Beijing, China
1985 MD Xi’an Medical University  Xi’an, China

Clinincal/Research Interests

Dr. Peng’s research interests include hemodynamic monitoring and management of complex cardiovascular procedures.  He is also interested in TEE simulation and education.  Dr. Peng mentors fellows for research and quality improvement projects, including the IRB-approved projects, “Technical considerations for minimally invasive mitral valve surgery and patient outcomes,” and “Construction of a database to compare preoperative TTE to intraoperative baseline TEE in cardiac surgical patients.”

His clinical interests involve complex cases that require multidisciplinary expertise to provide quality care for some of the most seriously ill patients, such as those undergoing left ventricular assist device placement, lung and heart transplantation, and thoracoabdominal thoracic aneurysm repair. In addition, he is one of the faculty members in the department certified in basic transthoracic echo exam and interrogation of pacers/AICDs, providing consultation for patient’s care whenever needed.  Dr. Peng leads an annual innovative hands-on workshop, entitled “Pearls and Pitfalls of Perioperative Cardiac Imaging and Devices,” that is approaching its fifth consecutive year. This course provides residents, fellows, other anesthesia providers, and physicians and staff from other disciplines with an opportunity to increase both knowledge and skills on mechanical circulatory support devices such as pacemakers, intra-aortic balloon pumps, and ventricular assist devices.

Dr. Peng has created a unique international educational experience for many trainees. With educational funding support, an anesthesia preceptorship program was established at the University of Florida in 2005. This program remains active, and nearly 50 visiting anesthesiologists from internationally renowned academic centers have completed the program to date. In addition to their preceptorship, they have participated in publishing book chapters, literature review manuscripts, drug innovation updates, and pro/con debates of new medications and technologies in multiple forums.

Awards and Honors

2015 Certificate of completion University of Florida  College of Medicine  educational development series courses 2014-2015
2015 Awarded courtesy professor of Wenzhou Medical University
2005-2014 Best Doctors in America
2014 Awarded courtesy professor of Xiangya Hospital of Central South University
2014 Awarded guest professor, School of Stomatology, The Fourth Military Medical University
2014 Customer Is the Key Physician recipient
2012 International Chinese Academy of Anesthesiologist Outstanding academic exchange program achievement award
2008 University of Florida College of Medicine International Educator of the Year
2008, 2006, 2004 University of Florida College of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology T.W. Andersen, MD, Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award
1985 Graduated first with honors (out of ~ 400 medical students) in the class of 1985
1981-1985 Xian Medical University Excellent Medical Student (top 2% of students)

Selected Publications

  • Murray DR and Peng YG  Pulmonary Venous Diastolic Flow Reversal and Flash Pulmonary Edema during Management of Ongoing Myocardial Ischemia with Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump  Anesthesia & Analgesia  case report  2015  in press+
  • Peng YG, Song H, Wang E, Wang W, Liu J Essential training steps to achieving competency in the basic intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography examination for Chinese anesthesiologists  Frontier Medicine 2014; Oct 21, Epub ahead of print
  • Book Translation, chief editor: Zhang Hui and Peng YG:  Essential Anesthesia from science to practice, Euliano TY, Gravenstein JS, Gravenstein N, Gravenstein D:  2nd ed, Cambridge University Press.  Fourth Military Medical University Press, December 2014.
  • Li Iihuan and Peng, Yong G. Cardiac Anesthesia – Complex Cases Discussion. Science Publishing House, Beijing, China, 2014.
  • Tian WQ, Peng YG, Cui SY, Yao FZ, Li BG: Effects of Electro-acupuncture of Different Intensities on Energy Metabolism of Mitochondria of Brain Cells in Rats with Cerebral Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury.  Chin J Integr Med 2013 April [Epub ahead of print]
  • Sun J, Jing ZN, Qian YN, Peng YG: Central-radial artery pressure gradient after cardiopulmonary bypass is associated with cardiac function and may affect therapeutic direction. PLoS One 8(7):e68890, 2013.
  • Wu J, Ji MH, Wang ZY, Zhu W, Yang JJ, Peng YG:  Blood pressure reduction induced by low dose oepinephrine via different routes in rats. J Cardiovasc Pharm 2013 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Yang JJ, Peng YG:  How to proceed cardiopulmonary resuscitation effectively in the operating room?  J Clin Anesth (Chinese Journal in English) 29:99-102, 2013.
  • Sun J,Liu CM, Qian YN, Ding ZN, Peng YG: The clinical implication of aortic –peripheral artery pressure gradient after cardiac surgery.  J Clin Anesth (Chinese Journal in Chinese) 28(10):1022-1023, 2012.
  • Song HB, Peng YG, Liu J: Innovative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) training and competency assessment for Chinese Anesthesiologists-TEE simulation training have invaluable role in this process. Curr Opin Anesthesiol 25(6):686-91, 2012.
  • Peng YG and Janelle GM:  Emergent limited perioperative transesophageal echocardiography:  should new guidelines exist for limited echocardiography training for anesthesiologists?  Frontiers Medicine    Frontier Medicine 2012; 6(3): 332-337.
  • Zhang GF, Duan ML, Zhou ZQ, Yang JJ, Peng YG: Intraoperative tumor lysis-induced fatal hyperkalemia. J Anesthesia. 2012;26(6) :945-946.
  • Sun Q, Zhou W, Wu B, Ji MH, Peng YG: Dezocine: a novel drug to prevent fentanyl-induced cough during general anesthesia induction?  J Anesthesia 2012;26(3) 470.
  • Yang JJ, Ji MH, Zhou ZQ, Sun J, Peng YG: Sphingosine kinase-signaling pathway: A possible therapeutic target for postoperative cognitive dysfunction. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2012;56:260-261.
  • Yang JJ, Ji MH, Sun J, Peng YG: Sodium nitroprusside for cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Be cautious of extrapolation!  Crit Care Med 40:360, 2012.

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