Dr. Chunyuan Qiu headshot

Chunyuan Qiu, MD, MS

Clinician Investigator


Baldwin Park Medical Center




Dr. Chunyuan Qiu is the regional chief of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group and chief at the Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center. As a clinican investigator, he is studying the possible association between labor epidural anesthesia and the development of autism in children.

To improve outcomes of hip fracture surgery in elderly patients locally and nationally, Dr. Qiu and a colleague designed a new anesthesia practice for hip fracture. The preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative practices he implemented became the foundation for the Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center’s hip fracture pathway. He is a pioneer for the perioperative surgical home model of perioperative care, which is officially adopted as the best anesthesia practice from American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Dr. Qiu has led an annual academic exchange program between the United States and China’s Henan province for the past 15 years.


The biomedical symposium has featured many Southern California Permanente Medical Group physicians who have participated in academic exchanges.

Areas of Focus

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain medicine
  • Perioperative medicine


Medical School, Zhengzhou University
Zhengzhou City, China
University of Washington, School of Public Health
Seattle, Washington
Medical School, Beijing University
Beijing, China

Honors and Awards

Physician Extraordinary Contribution Award, 2017
Editor, Anesthesiology Communications
Professor, Anesthesiology, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center
Visiting Professor, Henan University of Science & Technology, Luoyang, China
Clinician Investigator Award, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, 2018–2020