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Jinlei Li, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology; Director of Regional Anesthesia at YNHH, Anesthesiology; Program Director of Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship, Anesthesiology; Director of Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Service, Yale New Haven Health, Anesthesiology

Contact Information

Jinlei Li, MD, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Anesthesiology

    PO Box 208051

    New Haven, CT 06520-8051

    United States

Research Summary

Dr. Jinlei Li performs the majority of her clinical research in the subspecialty of regional anesthesiology, where she manages the acute and subacute pain for patients after a diverse range of surgical procedures. Specifically, Dr. Li has directed her efforts on optimizing the roles of regional anesthesia in early recovery after surgery (ERAS) with the aims to reduce opioid consumption, lessen length of hospital stay and improve surgical outcome. She has designed and implemented several institutional level protocols and serves as the PI for Yale RCT trial, as well as site PI for multiple international multicenter trials.

Extensive Research Description

Roles of regional anesthesia in geriatric hip fracture pain management and outcome

Optimization of postoperative pain management with novel regional anesthesia protocols in total knee arthroplasty

Optimization of postoperative pain management with novel regional anesthesia protocols in total hip arthroplasty

Choice of local anesthetic adjuvants in acute and subacute pain management as well as opioid reduction before and after patients’ discharge

Truncal nerve blockade for chest and abdominal procedures

Regional anesthesia and pain management for spine surgery

ERAS for breast surgery


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Selected Publications

  • Regional anesthesia for acute pain management in elderly patientsLi J, Halaszynski TM. World J Anesthesiol 2014; 3(1): 82-95

Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System; ArthritisOpioid-Sparing Protocol Comparing With Opioid-based Protocol After Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty