Researchers at the UCSF Center for Cerebrovascular Research


Our department has long been a national leader in driving the research that ultimately improves the quality of patient care. We are among the top departments for NIH research funding in anesthesia in the United States. 

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Labs & groups

Major research programs in our department focus on anesthetic mechanisms, cognitive outcomes, hypoxia and ischemia, pain, vascular disease, cerebrovascular malformations and stroke, lung injury, sepsis, antibody engineering, data science and bioinformatics, and health equity.

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Bickler Lab Team
Andrew Bishara at the computer in his lab

Training programs

The UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care’s research training program has a longstanding mission to train and foster the development of the next generation of physicians and scientists to push forward discovery and knowledge related to the care of patients whose management falls within the wide purview of anesthesiology.

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Pain medicine, global health, education, research, and patient care are all supported. Learn about what the impact your giving could make.  

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