Ottawa-Shanghai Joint School of Medicine


YANG Liqun


Tel: 86-15921969001

Research Interests: Anesthesia & Pain


Dr Yang Liqun graduated from the Second Military Medical University.  He was elected as vice President of Shanghai Society of Anesthesiology in 2019, and life time membership of the International Society of Anesthetic Pharmacology (ISAP) in 2012.  He has rich experience in anesthesia for hepatobiliary diseases, especially for pediatric liver transplantation. He formulated and wrote the Expert Consensus on Anesthesia Management for Pediatric Liver Transplantation in China in 2020 and the Expert Consensus on Basic Techniques and Drugs for Standardized Perioperative analgesia Management in 2017. In terms of basic research, we focus on the regulatory mechanism of perioperative liver protection and liver regeneration, and the central regulatory mechanism of postoperative pain chronic. Dr Yang and his team have undertaken a number of scientific research projects funded by the State and Shanghai.


  1. Emerging Trends and Hot Spots in Hepatic Glycolipid Metabolism Research From 2002 to 2021: A Bibliometric Analysis. Frontiers in Nutrition, Volume 9: 933211 2022.07.12

  2. Engineering 2D Silicene-Based Mesoporous Nanomedicine for In Vivo Near-Infrared-Triggered Analgesia. Advanced Science, Volume 9(25) 2022.06.24

  3. Establishment of Functional Liver Spheroids From Human Hepatocyte-Derived Liver Progenitor-Like Cells for Cell Therapy. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Volume 9: 738081 2021.11.08

  4. G protein-coupled estrogen receptor in the rostral ventromedial medulla contributes to the chronification of postoperative pain. CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics, Volume 27(11) 2021.07.13

  5. Remifentanil Preconditioning Promotes Liver Regeneration via Upregulation of β-arrestin 2/ERK/cyclin D1 Pathway. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Volume 557 2021.06.11

  6. Lactated Ringer's solution versus normal saline in pediatric living-donor liver transplantation: A matched retrospective cohort study Pediatric Anesthesia,Volume 31(6) 2021.03.14

  7. Study design of the DAS-OLT trial: a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the impact of dexmedetomidine on early allograft dysfunction following liver transplantation. Trials, Volume 21: 582 2020.06.26

  8. Postoperative cognitive dysfunction after robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) with cerebral oxygen monitoring an observational prospective cohort pilot study BMC Anesthesiology, Volume 19: 202 2019.11.06

  9. Effectiveness and pulmonary complications of perioperative laryngeal mask airway used in elderly patients (POLMA-EP trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial Trials, Volume 20(1): 260 2019.05.08

  10. Ultrasound/Acidity-Triggered and Nanoparticle-Enabled Analgesia. Advanced Healthcare Materials, Volume 8(9) 2019.03.22

  11. Indispensable role of β-arrestin2 in the protection of remifentanil preconditioning against hepatic ischemic reperfusion injury Scientific Reports, V9 2087 2019.02.14

  12. Remifentanil Preconditioning Attenuates Hepatic Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Rats via Neuronal Activation in Dorsal Vagal Complex Mediators of Inflammation, 3260256 2018.05.10

  13. Magnet guidance reduces misplacement of subclavian vein catheter in internal jugular vein. Intensive Care Med, Volume 43(5) 2017.05.17

  14. Autophagy-deficient Kupffer cells promote tumorigenesis by enhancing mtROS-NF-κB-IL1α/β-dependent inflammation and fibrosis during the preneoplastic stage of hepatocarcinogenesis Cancer Letters, Volume 388 2017.03.01