Zhongjin Yang, MD
Zhongjin Yang, MD
Associate Professor of Research Laboratory

Department of Anesthesiology, Upstate Medical University


1982   MD, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
1997 – 2000 Anesthesiology Residency
Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
1997 – 1998 Surgery Residency
Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
1985 – 1988                PhD Candidate
Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
1982 – 1985                Surgery Residency
Peking Union Medical School Hospital, Beijing, China



Dr. Zhong Jin Yang is the Director of Thoracic Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY. He worked as a Member of Professional societies like American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Medical Association,  New York State Society of Anesthesiologists. His research has received funding from NIH Grants and also from both public and private sources. Dr. Zhong Jin Yang received several honors and awards not only his role as a researcher but also an educator. He also served Editorial Board Responsibilities and Peer Reviewed many Publications.

Research Interest

Dr. Zhong Jin Yang research interests include:
Protective role of Hyperbaric oxygenaton in Ischemic and Traumatic Brain Injury. Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygenation on chronic constriction induced Sciatic Neuropathic Pain.

Professional Activities:

Employment history/academic appointments:

07/2010 – Present Director of Thoracic Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology
Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY
03/2007 – Present Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY
05/2005 – 11/2005 Staff Anesthesiologist Specialty Surgery Center of Central New York 225 Greenfield Parkway
Liverpool, NY  
01/2004 – 3/2007 Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY
2003- Present Research Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery
Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY




  1. Rubini Alessandro, Bosco Gerardo, Lodi Alessandra, Cenci Lorenzo,
    Parmagnani Andrea, Grimaldi Keith, Zhongjin Yang, Paoli Antonio. Effects of Twenty Days Of The Ketogenic Diet on Metabolic And Respiratory Parameters in Healthy Subjects.  Lung, 2015, accepted. (Dr. Yang is corresponding author)
  2. Gerardo Bosco, Martina Clamer, Elisa Messulam, Cristina Dare, Zhongjin Yang, Mauro Zordan, Carlo Reggiani, Qinggang Hu, Aram Megighian. Effects of Oxygen Concentration and Pressure on Drosophila Melanogaster: Oxidative Stress, Mitochondrial Activity and Survivorship. Achieves of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology.  2015 88(4):222-34. doi: 10.1002.  (Dr. Yang is corresponding author)
  3.  Qinggang Hu, Lili Fang, Fenghua Li, Sebastian Thomas, Zhongjin Yang. Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatment Alleviates CCI-Induced Neuropathic Pain and Decreases Spinal Apoptosis. European Journal of Pain.  2015, 19(7):920-8. doi: 10.1002. (Dr. Yang is corresponding author)
  4. Remone Yousif, Fenghua Li, Reza Gorji, Syed Ali, Timothy Damron, Zhong-Jin Yang. Development of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in an 82-Year-Old Female Patient Immediately Following a Right Hip Arthroplasty. Anesthesiology & Pain Management. Accepted 2014. (Dr. Yang  is corresponding author)
  5. Fenghua Li; Eric M. Deshaies, Amit Singla, Mark R. Villwock, Vladyslav Melnyk, Reza Gorji, Zhong-jin Yang. Impact of anesthesia on mortality during endovascular clot removal for acute ischemic stroked. Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology. 2014, 26(4):286-90. doi: 10.1097/ANA.0000000000000031.
  6. Gerardo Bosco, Luca Guizzon, Zhongjin Yang, Enrico Campores, Andrea Casarotto, Claudio Bosio, Devanand Mangar,  Chung Chen, Marta Cannato, LuanaToniolo, Giacomo Garetto, Emanuele Nasole, and Claudio Bassi. Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygenation and Gemcitabine on Apoptosis of Pancreatic Ductal Tumor Cells in Vitro. Anticancer Research,  2013 Nov;33(11):4827-32..  (Dr. Yang  is corresponding author)
  7.  Li FH,  Gorji R,  Tallarico R,  Dodds C,  Modes K, Mangat S,  Yang ZJ. Risk factors for delayed extubation in thoracic and lumbar spine surgery: a retrospective analysis of 135 patients. Journal of Anesthesia, 2014 28(2):161-6. doi: 10.1007/s00540-013-1689-2. (Dr. Yang is a corresponding author)
  8. Nasole E, Nicoletti C, Yang Z, Girelli A, Rubini A, Giuffreda F, DiTano A, Camporesi E, Bosco G. Effects of alpha lipoic acid and its R+ enantiomer supplemented to hyperbaric oxygen therapy on interleukin-6, TNF-α and EGF production in chronic leg wound healing. J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem, 2014 Apr;29(2):297-302. doi: 10.3109/14756366.2012.759951.
  9.  Li F, Gorji R, Allot G, Modes K, Yang ZJ. The usefulness of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring in cervical spine surgery: A retrospective analysis of 200 consecutive patients.  J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2012 Jul;24(3):185-90.
  10. Li F, Fang L, Huang S, Yang ZJ, Nandi J, Thomas S, Chen C, Camporesi E. Hyperbaric oxygenation therapy alleviates chronic constrictive injury-induced neuropathic pain and reduces tumor necrosis factor-alpha production. Anesth Analg. 113:626-33, 2011.
  11. Morabito C, Bosco G, Philla R, Corona C, Mancinelli R, Yang ZJ, Camporesi E, Fano G, Mariggio M. Effect of pre-breathing oxygen at different depth on oxidative status and calcium concentration in lympocytes of scuba divers. Acta Physiol (Oxf). 202:69-78, 2011.
  12. Bosco G, Yang ZJ, DiTano G, Camporesi E, Faralli F, Savini F, Landolfi A, Doria C, Fano G. Effect of in-water oxygen pre-breathing at different depths on decompression-induced bubble formation and platelet activation. J Appl Physiol. 108:1077-1083. Dr. Yang   is correspondenting author.
  13. Yang ZJ, XieY, Bosco GM, Chen C, Camporesi EM. Hyperbaric oxygenation alleviates MCAO-induced brain injury and reduces hydroxyl radical formation and glutamate release. Eur J Appl Physiol  108:513-522 .
  14.  Nandi J, Saud B, Zinkievich JM, Yang ZJ, Levine RA. TNF-alpha modulates iNOS expression in an experimental rat model of indomethacin-induced jejunoileitis. Mol Cell Biochem.  336:17-24.
  15.  Price CD, Yang ZJ, Karnolski R, Kuma D, Camporesi EM. Effect of continuous infusion of asialoerythropoietin on short term changes in infarct volume, penumbra apoptosis and behaviour following middle cerebral artery occlusion in rats. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 37:185-192. .
  16. DiTano G, Petrarca C, Bosco G, Pasquale B, Yang ZJ, Morelli L, Barbacane R, Loffredo B. Identification and measurement of carbonic anhydrase-II molecule numbers in the rat carotid body. Open Respir Med J.  3: 42-47, 2009.
  17. Hartley CE, Varma M, Fischer JP,  Riccardi R, Strauss JA,  Shah S,  Zhang S,   Yang ZJ. Neuroprotective effects of erythropoietin on acute metabolic and pathological changes in experimentally induced neurotrauma. JNeurosurg. 109:708-714,2008.
  18.  Yang Z, Price CD, Bosco G, Tucci M, El-Badri NS, et al. The effect of isovolemic  emodilution with Oxycyte®, a  perfluorocarbon  mulsion, on  erebral  lood  low in ats. PLoSOne.   .
  19.  Bosco G, Yang ZJ, Wang JP, Nandi J, Chung C, Camporesi EM. Effects of hyperbaric oxygen on glucose, lactate and antioxidant enzymes in the skeletal muscle of rats during ischaemia and reperfusion. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 34:70-6, .  [ Dr. Bosco is visiting scholar; Dr. Wang is CA-3 resident; and Dr. Yang is corresponding author]
  20.  Landolfi A, Yang ZJ, Savini F, Camporesi EM, Faralli F, Bosco G. Pre-treatment with hyperbaric oxygenation reduces bubble formation and platelet activation. Sport Sci Health. 2006;1:122-128. [This study was conducted by Dr. Bosco and his team in Italy. Dr. Yang was consultant and analyzed data and prepared manuscript.]
  21. Pullakhandam NS., Yang ZJ, Thomas S, Wasenko J, Unusual complication of transradial catheterization: A case report of general anesthesia facilitating catheter removal. Anesth Analg. 2006;103:794-795
  22.  Yang ZJ, Nandi J, Wang JP, Bosco G, Gregory M, Chung C,  Xie Y, Yang X,    Camporesi EM. Hyperbaric oxygenation ameliorates indomethacin-induced enteropathy in rats by modulating TNF-a  and IL-1β production. Dig Dis Sci.  51:1426-1433.
  23.  Pedoto A, Nandi J, Yang ZJ, Wang JP, Bosco G, Oler A, Hakim TS, Camporesi EM.  Beneficial effect of hyperbaric oxygen pretreatment on lipopolysaccharide-induced shock in rats. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol.  30:482-8. [Dr. Pedoto was visiting scholar from Italy and Dr. Yang is corresponding author.]
  24. Pedoto A, Wang JP, Tassiopoulos AK, Hakim TS, Yang ZJ, Camporesi EM. Hypotension during septic shock does not correlate with exhaled nitric oxide in anesthetized rat. Shock. 17:427-32. [ Dr. Pedoto was visiting scholar from Italy and Dr. Yang is corresponding author.]
  25.  Yang ZJ, Camporesi C, Yang X, Wang J, Bosco G, Lok J, Gorji R, Schelper RL, Camporesi EM. Hyperbaric oxygenation mitigates focal cerebral injury and reduces striatal dopamine release in a rat model of transient middle cerebral artery occlusion. Eur J Appl Physiol.  87:101-7


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