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

December 22, 2017

Professor Roland Bainton, MD, PhD, has received a New Frontiers Research Award from the UCSF Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research (PBBR), for his proposal, “Interrogating the biologic cost of robust chemoprote

December 07, 2017

Congratulations to Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care Clinical Instructor Elizabeth Whitlock, MD, MS, for receiving a

November 01, 2017

In a recent Anesthesiology Journal podcast, Professor Jacqueline Leung, MD, MPH, Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care and Director of the Perioperative Medi

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

Upcoming Research Events

Type: Education, Research, CME Event
Audience: Faculty, Fellow, CA-4 Resident, CA-3 Resident, CA-2 Resident, CA-1 Resident, Intern, Respiratory Care Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner, CRNA, Non-Faculty Academic
Date: 06/06/18
Time: 6:30am to 8:00am
Location: Parnassus
Room: HSW301