Dr. Chunyuan Qiu headshot

Chunyuan Qiu, MD, MS

Clinician Investigator


Baldwin Park


Dr. Chunyuan Qiu is the performance improvement chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center. He was chosen to participate in the Southern California Permanente Medical Group Clinician Investigator Program to study the possible association of epidural anesthesia during labor with 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 Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park’s hip fracture pathway. He was an early adopter of the perioperative surgical home model of anesthesia practice.

Dr. Qiu has led an annual academic exchange program between the United States and Henan province, China (his hometown), for the past 10 years. The biomedical symposium has featured many other Southern California


Permanente Medical Group physicians as teachers. An honorary professor at the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Qiu is actively involved in teaching regional anesthesia fellows.

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