Yong G Peng

Yong G Peng, MD, PhD, FASE, FASA

Professor Of Anesthesiology; Associate Professor Of Surgery; Chief, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Division

Business Phone: (352) 294-3727
Business Email: ypeng@anest.ufl.edu

About Yong G Peng

Dr. Peng graduated with an M.D. degree from Xian Medical University, China, in 1985. In 1996 he moved to the United States and obtained his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his anesthesia residency training at the University of Florida in 2001 and his cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship training at Emory University in 2002.

Dr. Peng is currently the Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology. His research interests include hemodynamic monitoring and management of complex cardiovascular procedures. He is also interested in TEE simulation and education.

Dr. Peng has received multiple honors and awards including Best Doctors in America, International Chinese Academy of Anesthesiologists 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 a member of multiple anesthesia societies including 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.

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    American Board of Anesthesiology

Clinical Profile

  • Anesthesiology
Areas of Interest
  • Echocardiogram


Association between dyslipidemia and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in middle-aged and older Chinese adults: a secondary analysis of a nationwide cohort.
BMJ open. 11(5) [DOI] 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-042821. [PMID] 34035089.
Risk Stratification and Optimization to Prevent Right Heart Failure During Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 35(11):3385-3393 [DOI] 10.1053/j.jvca.2020.09.130. [PMID] 33097383.
Clinical prediction model for mortality of adult diabetes inpatients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: A retrospective pilot study.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 66 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2020.109927. [PMID] 32570072.
Coronary angiography or not after cardiac arrest without ST segment elevation: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Medicine. 99(41) [DOI] 10.1097/MD.0000000000022197. [PMID] 33031262.
Fluid Overload in Special Pediatric Cohorts With Anomalous Origin of the Left Coronary Artery From the Pulmonary Artery Following Surgical Repair.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 34(6):1565-1572 [DOI] 10.1053/j.jvca.2019.10.013. [PMID] 31780357.
It was not accurate.
Journal of anesthesia. 34(4):632-633 [DOI] 10.1007/s00540-020-02786-8. [PMID] 32462227.
Statement From the Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia: White Paper Advocating Desirable Milestones and Competencies for Anesthesiology Fellowship Training in the Field of Lung Transplantation.
Seminars in cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 24(1):104-114 [DOI] 10.1177/1089253219867695. [PMID] 31390944.
Two consecutive myocardial tissue insults for inpatients with COVID-19.
Critical care (London, England). 24(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s13054-020-02981-9. [PMID] 32456648.
Use of Impella Support in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement for a Patient With Severe Aortic Stenosis and Significantly Reduced Ejection Fraction.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 34(3):744-746 [DOI] 10.1053/j.jvca.2019.09.025. [PMID] 31635982.
Epidemiology of acute kidney injury among paediatric patients after repair of anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery.
European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery. 56(5):883-890 [DOI] 10.1093/ejcts/ezz090. [PMID] 31005966.
Percutaneous mechanical devices for supporting the left ventricular failure.
Zhong nan da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Central South University. Medical sciences. 44(4):354-363 [DOI] 10.11817/j.issn.1672-7347.2019.04.003. [PMID] 31113909.
Levosimendan for Pediatric Anomalous Left Coronary Artery From the Pulmonary Artery Undergoing Repair: A Single-Center Experience.
Frontiers in pediatrics. 6 [DOI] 10.3389/fped.2018.00225. [PMID] 30155453.
Repeated Neonatal Sevoflurane Exposure-Induced Developmental Delays of Parvalbumin Interneurons and Cognitive Impairments Are Reversed by Environmental Enrichment.
Molecular neurobiology. 54(5):3759-3770 [DOI] 10.1007/s12035-016-9943-x. [PMID] 27251428.
Supplement of levosimendan to epinephrine improves initial resuscitation outcomes from asphyxial cardiac arrest.
BMC anesthesiology. 17(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12871-017-0309-3. [PMID] 28148233.
Descending Aortic Stent Graft Collapse During Frozen Elephant Trunk Repair: Detection Using Invasive Blood Pressure Monitoring and Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 30(5):1344-9 [DOI] 10.1053/j.jvca.2015.12.016. [PMID] 27021175.
Effects of electroacupuncture of different intensities on energy metabolism of mitochondria of brain cells in rats with cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury.
Chinese journal of integrative medicine. 21(8):618-23 [DOI] 10.1007/s11655-013-1512-9. [PMID] 24002710.
Essential training steps to achieving competency in the basic intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography examination for Chinese anesthesiologists.
Frontiers of medicine. 9(1):123-8 [DOI] 10.1007/s11684-014-0366-7. [PMID] 25337689.
Pulmonary Venous Diastolic Flow Reversal and Flash Pulmonary Edema During Management of Ongoing Myocardial Ischemia with Intraaortic Balloon Pump.
A & A case reports. 5(8):146-50 [DOI] 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000242. [PMID] 26466308.
Blood pressure reduction induced by low dose of epinephrine via different routes in rats.
Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology. 62(3):325-8 [DOI] 10.1097/FJC.0b013e3182a1e118. [PMID] 23945274.
Central-radial artery pressure gradient after cardiopulmonary bypass is associated with cardiac function and may affect therapeutic direction.
PloS one. 8(7) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0068890. [PMID] 23894368.
Comment on Legrand et al.: The role of renal hypoperfusion in development of renal microcirculatory dysfunction in endotoxemic rats.
Intensive care medicine. 38(2) [DOI] 10.1007/s00134-011-2425-8. [PMID] 22147113.
Dezocine: a novel drug to prevent fentanyl-induced cough during general anesthesia induction?
Journal of anesthesia. 26(3) [DOI] 10.1007/s00540-011-1318-x. [PMID] 22228499.
Effects of combined levosimendan and vasopressin on pulmonary function in porcine septic shock.
Inflammation. 35(3):871-80 [DOI] 10.1007/s10753-011-9388-3. [PMID] 21932058.
Emergent limited perioperative transesophageal echocardiography: should new guidelines exist for limited echocardiography training for anesthesiologists?
Frontiers of medicine. 6(3):332-7 [DOI] 10.1007/s11684-012-0212-8. [PMID] 22837064.
Innovative transesophageal echocardiography training and competency assessment for Chinese anesthesiologists: role of transesophageal echocardiography simulation training.
Current opinion in anaesthesiology. 25(6):686-91 [DOI] 10.1097/ACO.0b013e32835a10fb. [PMID] 23079579.
Intraoperative tumor lysis-induced fatal hyperkalemia.
Journal of anesthesia. 26(6):945-6 [DOI] 10.1007/s00540-012-1428-0. [PMID] 22684215.
Sodium nitroprusside for cardiopulmonary resuscitation: be cautious of extrapolation!
Critical care medicine. 40(1):360; author reply 360-1 [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0b013e318232d497. [PMID] 22179388.
Sphingosine kinase-signaling pathway: a possible therapeutic target for post-operative cognitive dysfunction.
Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. 56(2):260-1 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2011.02539.x. [PMID] 22091624.
Case 7-2011: Perioperative challenges of valvular replacement in patients after mediastinal radiation therapy.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 25(6):1200-3 [DOI] 10.1053/j.jvca.2011.07.023. [PMID] 21955831.
Combined arginine vasopressin and levosimendan: a promising therapy for septic shock.
Critical care medicine. 39(4):921-2; author reply 922 [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0b013e318206b6c8. [PMID] 21613859.
Gamma oscillation: is there a place in post-operative cognitive dysfunction?
Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. 55(9):1150-1 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2011.02513.x. [PMID] 22092217.
Levosimendan for treatment of septic shock: homeotherapy or inadequate therapy?
Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. 55(9):1147; author reply 1147-8 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2011.02503.x. [PMID] 22092214.
Aortic Homograft for Treatment of Aortic Root Endocarditis With Concomitant Mitral Valve Destruction Reply
Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 90
Epinephrine infiltration of scalp or nasal mucosa induces what kind of changes in blood pressure under general anesthesia: hypertension or hypotension?
Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology. 22(1):79-80 [DOI] 10.1097/ANA.0b013e3181b7d0b1. [PMID] 19779372.
Misplacement of LVAD inflow cannula leads to insufficient output and tissue hypoperfusion.
Journal of artificial organs : the official journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs. 13(4):225-7 [DOI] 10.1007/s10047-010-0516-x. [PMID] 20859646.
Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography alters the surgical course for patients undergoing ascending aortic aneurysm repair.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 23(1):71-4 [DOI] 10.1053/j.jvca.2007.12.003. [PMID] 18834772.
Ongoing paradoxical particulate embolism during megaprosthesis placement.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 21(7):533-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2008.10.018. [PMID] 20006264.
Repair of concomitant valvular endocarditis using a single homograft.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 88(2):e14-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.04.127. [PMID] 19632371.
The diagnostic process and perioperative and anesthetic management of an undiagnosed congenital cyanotic cardiac defect in an adult for trauma surgery.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 21(6):454-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2008.10.008. [PMID] 19833282.
An unusual giant right coronary artery aneurysm resembles an intracardiac mass.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 107(4):1161-2 [DOI] 10.1213/ane.0b013e318181f74f. [PMID] 18806020.
Lung isolation using a laryngeal mask airway and a bronchial blocker in a patient with a recent tracheostomy.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 22(6):883-6 [DOI] 10.1053/j.jvca.2007.09.007. [PMID] 18834756.
Nesiritide following maze and mitral valve surgery.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 23(5):431-6 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2007.00552.x. [PMID] 18928481.
Temporary biventricular pacing postcardiopulmonary bypass in patients with reduced ejection fraction.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 23(4):324-30 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2007.00547.x. [PMID] 18598321.
Temperature-related differences in mean expired pump and arterial carbon dioxide in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 21(1):57-60 [PMID] 17289481.
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Dilutional hypokalemia-induced arrhythmias associated with intraoperative cell salvage and reinfusion.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 20(4):568-9 [PMID] 16884991.
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Persistent ST elevation and new regional wall motion abnormalities without evidence of coronary artery obstruction following surgical repair of an endocarditic aortic valve.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 20(3):397-400 [PMID] 16750745.
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Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography detects a sheared catheter wire and alters surgical approach in a Jehovah’s Witness patient undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 18(6):765-6 [PMID] 15650989.
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Jan 2009 ACTIVE
University of Florida Anesthesia Preceptorship Program.
Role: Principal Investigator


Fellowship – Anesthesiology
2002 · Emory University
Residency – Anesthesiology
2001 · University of Florida
Internship – Internal Medicine
1998 · University of Florida
PhD – Neuroscience
1997 · Medical University of South Carolina
Medical Degree
1985 · Xian Medical College

Contact Details

(352) 294-3727