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Yang Gu, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-2141

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Professional Background

Dr. Gu is a graduate of Cornell University and Georgetown University School of Medicine. After completing his anesthesiology residency at University of Rochester, he completed his critical care medicine fellowship at University of Michigan, then returned to University of Rochester to complete his adult cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship.

Dr. Gu is a board-certified anesthesiologist. His clinical practice focuses on patients needing anesthesia for cardiac surgery and liver transplantation, as well as taking care of patients in the cardiac intensive care unit. Additionally, he serves as the Co- Director of the VV-ECMO program.


Dr. Gu’s research interests include cardiogenic shock, mechanical circulatory support, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).




    MD | Georgetown University School of Medicine

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/22/2019 - 07/21/2020
    Fellowship in Cardiac Anesthesia at University of Rochester Medical Center

    07/01/2018 - 06/30/2019
    Fellowship in Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine at University of Michigan Medical School

    07/01/2015 - 06/30/2018
    Residency in Anesthesiology at University of Rochester Medical Center

    06/01/2014 - 06/30/2015
    Internship in Anesthesiology at University of Rochester Medical Center

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    URMC Board Excellence Team Award

    2014 - 2022
    Strong Stars
    Location: University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, New York

    Hospital for Special Surgery Summer Medical Student Research Fellowship
    Location: University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, New York

    Wyeth Chairman Scholarship

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    Journal Articles

    Kohli G, George DD, Grenga A, Santangelo G, Gosev I, Schartz D, Kessler A, Khan I, Barrus B, Gu Y, Bhalla T, Mattingly TK, Bender MT. "Mechanical Thrombectomy for Ischemic Stroke Secondary to Large Vessel Occlusions in Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation." Cerebrovascular diseases.. 2023 Jan 30; :1-7. Epub 2023 Jan 30.

    Wu IY, Gu Y, Pospishil L, Neuburger PJ. "Transcatheter tricuspid valve repair with the PASCAL repair system: A review of emerging technology." Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia.. 2022 Jun 25; Epub 2022 Jun 25.

    Bjelic M, Kumar N, Gu Y, Chase K, Paic F, Gosev I. "Cause of In-Hospital Death After Weaning from Venoarterial-Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation." Journal of intensive care medicine.. 2022 Mar 14; :8850666221086839. Epub 2022 Mar 14.

    Books & Chapters

    Chapter Title: Anesthetic Management and Considerations for Electrophysiology Procedures
    Book Title: Advances in Anesthesia
    Author List: Yang Gu, Heather L Lander, Ravie Abozaid, Francis M Chang, Hugo S Clifford, Mehmet K Aktas, Brandon F Lebow, Kunal Panda, Julie A Wyrobek
    Published By: Elsevier 2022