Welcome to UCSF Anesthesia Research
As we train the next generation of anesthesia’s leaders, we must continually strive to improve upon this unabashedly patient-centric program by delivering the highest-quality clinical care. That care must be rooted in the finest possible science, and this department must be a prime player in generating that science.
Mervyn Maze, MB, ChB
William K. Hamilton Distinguished Professor
Chair, UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
The specialty of anesthesia has never been more complex as anesthesiologists stretch their critical role in the treatment of serious health issues for diverse patient populations. Our department has long been a national leader in driving the research that ultimately improves the quality of patient care, consistently ranking at or near number one in NIH funding dollars received among Departments of Anesthesia for the last decade.
Our research program is sustained by the strength of our faculty, which features some of the most internationally-respected names in anesthesia research, and who make it their mission to encourage the development of new faculty into independent investigators positioned to succeed in basic, clinical, and translational research. Major research programs in our department focus on antibody engineering, vascular disease, cerebrovascular malformations and stroke, cognitive outcomes, lung injury, sepsis, anesthetic mechanisms, hypoxia and ischemia, and pain.
We invite you to explore the unique and dynamic research and training opportunities we offer, and welcome further inquiries about them.
Judith Hellman, MD
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
Division of Critical Care Medicine
Faculty, Biomedical Sciences and Immunology Programs