Welcome to UCSF Anesthesia Research

The specialty of anesthesia has never been more complex as anesthesiologists stretch their critical role in the treatment of serious perioperative 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. In fact, we are among the top departments for NIH research funding in anesthesia in the United States. The Research Domain of the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care pursues two basic missions:

To advance scientific discovery and innovation in clinically-relevant areas related to anesthesia, perioperative medicine, pain management and critical care medicine: Our research program is driven by the strength of our faculty, which features some of the most internationally-respected names in anesthesia research. Major research programs in our department focus on vascular disease, cognitive outcomes, hypoxia and ischemia, pain, cerebrovascular malformations and stroke, lung injury, sepsis, antibody engineering, and anesthetic mechanisms.

To train and develop physicians and scientists pursuing careers that involve basic, translational, and/or clinical research on topics related to these broad areas: Creation of new knowledge is vital to the future of biomedicine, and our specialty in particular. The department is committed to helping residents, fellows, and junior faculty succeed in identifying and pursuing important research questions. This commitment to scholarship in research runs deep, both historically and in the present, supported wholeheartedly by our Chair, Dr. Gropper, and the entire faculty.

Judith Hellman, MD
Professor and Vice Chair for Research

Anesthesia News

June 12, 2017

Anesthesia and Perioperative Care Clinical Instructor and Post-Doctoral Fellow, Elizabeth Whitlock, MD, MS, has published an important study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), a

May 31, 2017

Associate Professor and Center for Cerebrovascular Research investigator, Helen Kim, PhD, MPH, and her colleagues, have published a breakthrough study in Nature, establishing the connection between brain vascular malformations an

March 09, 2017

We would like to share with the entire department the continuing success for our faculty in obtaining research funding. Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the following awards.

 

Upcoming Research Events

Type: Education, Research
Audience: Faculty, CA-3 Resident, CA-2 Resident, CA-1 Resident
Date: 08/17/17
Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Parnassus
Room: S-455c
Speaker: Elizabeth Whitlock
Type: Education, Research
Audience: Faculty, CA-3 Resident, CA-2 Resident, CA-1 Resident
Date: 09/21/17
Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Parnassus
Room: S-455c
Speaker: Marek Brzezinski
Type: Education, Research
Audience: Faculty, CA-3 Resident, CA-2 Resident, CA-1 Resident
Date: 10/19/17
Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Parnassus
Room: S-455c
Speaker: Carolyn Calfee
Type: Research
Audience: Faculty, Fellow, CA-3 Resident, CA-2 Resident, CA-1 Resident, CRNA
Date: 12/01/17
Time: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Room: Millberry Union Conference Center on Parnassus