Department Research

Current Research Projects

Aspiring clinician-scientists are encouraged to complete 6-18 months of research in addition to six months of clinical training. Research opportunities are available in a variety of areas, either working in concert with a faculty member on an ongoing project or undertaking a new investigation. The research interests of some of the current faculty are described below.

Residents may undertake the accompanying clinical training at the beginning or end of the research training period, and may choose from a number of options available to those electing one of the clinical tracks. The Department is proud of its contributions to academic research; such rotations supplement sound clinical rotations, as we believe that a sound clinical foundation is essential to both the academic and private practice of anesthesia.

The Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care offers a joint Anesthesiology/Clinical Pharmacology Training Program (ACPTP). The goal of this program is to provide superior training in clinical anesthesiology and to extend this training to include an in-depth knowledge of the principles, practice and research methods of clinical pharmacology.

The latter is integrated throughout the clinical anesthesia training period and in an additional fellowship year. The successful candidate will be eligible to sit for the examinations of the American Board Anesthesiology and the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology at the conclusion of training.

The program consists of a continuum, adding didactic training in clinical pharmacology during the CA-1 and CA-2 years. The second two years of training consist of a combined program designed to meet the requirements of the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology.

At least six months of this period will be clinical as described by the American Board of Anesthesiology, but this time may be used in conjunction with ongoing work in clinical pharmacology. The candidate, under the direction of a mentor, will design and complete a research program focused on the principles of clinical pharmacology as they apply to the practice of anesthesia and critical care.