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A MESSAGE FROM THE VICE CHAIRMAN FOR RESEARCH

Welcome to the research home of the Brigham Health Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine. The Department is involved in laboratory, translational, and clinical research at the forefront of academic medicine.

The mission of our research is to understand the mechanisms of diseases and processes that we actively manage and potentially prevent in our patients as they undergo surgeries and other operative procedures. Our aim is to apply this knowledge to the development of new and more effective treatments which can be applied to the clinical practice of anesthesia, intensive care, and pain management, but also to medicine more broadly.

Research in the Department is funded through grants from the National Institutes of Health, Foundations, and Industry and is conducted by both basic scientists and by clinical anesthesiologists. Areas of basic, translational, and clinical research include a broad array of topics, reflecting the diversity, complexity, and reach of the science of Anesthesiology. Departmental investigators frequently collaborate with researchers in other Departments catalyzing the rich scientific environment of Harvard Medical School and its associated hospitals and institutions, and benefit from the longstanding tradition and infrastructure of strong clinical research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Fruitful collaborations between industry and departmental investigators, both in the lab and in the operating room have facilitated a strong translational pathway for the development of new drugs and procedures.

Residents and Fellows with interest in laboratory and clinical research are encouraged to pursue their own ideas within the context of our Department’s world-renowned research activities and contribute importantly to the success and dissemination of these innovative translational discoveries. To quote our former Chairman Professor Simon Gelman, “Researching, or looking for answers, is unbelievably fun. To make a discovery, no matter how small, is to stand on the top of a mountain, to have a feeling that nobody in the world ever had his or her feet on that mountain. To be a pioneer and a discoverer is an amazing reward in life.”

I encourage you to explore the profiles of the various researchers to fully appreciate the breadth and commitment of our research mission across the Department.


J. Danny Muehlschlegel, MD, MMSc, FAHA
Vice Chairman for Research | Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology | Harvard Medical School

RESEARCH FACULTY
Basic
Translational

Gregory J. Crosby, MD
Deborah J. Culley, MD
Robert R. Edwards, PhD
Matthew B. Friese, MD, PhD
Vesela P. Kovacheva, MD
Philipp Lirk, MD, PhD

Jochen D. Muehlschlegel, MD
James H. Philip, MD
Christine N. Sang, MD, MPH
Kristin L. Schreiber, MD, PhD
Mieke A. Soens, MD

Clinical

Linda S. Aglio, MD, MS
Dominique Y. Arce, MD, MPH
Alexander Arriaga, MD, MPH, PhD
Angela M. Bader, MD, MPH
Brian T. Bateman, MD, MSc
Naida M. Cole, MD
Darin J. Correll, MD
Sukumar P. Desai, MD
Gyorgy Frendl, MD, PhD
Farber, Michaela Kristina, MD
Christopher J. Gilligan, MD
David L. Hepner, MD, MPH
Robert N. Jamison, PhD
David R. Janfaza, MD
Sergey Karamnov, MD
Igor Kissin, MD, PhD
Robert W. Lekowski Jr., MD, MPH
Sanjeet Narang, MD

Luigino Nascimben, MD, PhD
Srdjan S Nedeljkovic, MD
Louisa J. Palmer, MD
Beverly K. Philip, MD
Marc Philip T. Pimentel, MD
James P. Rathmell, MD
Edgar L. Ross, MD
Stanton Keith Shernan, MD
Jeffrey R. Swanson, MD
Lawrence C. Tsen, MD
Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA
Dirk J. Varelmann, MD
Kamen V. Vlassakov, MD
Adam S. Weinstein, MD
Jose Zeballos, MD
Jie Zhou, MD, MBA

OUR INVESTIGATORS

Alexander Arriaga, MD, MPH, ScD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Patient Safety and Perioperative Research

Angela Bader, MD, MPH
Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Perioperative Medicine and Health Systems Research

Brian T. Bateman, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Obstetric Anesthesia and Epidemiology

Christopher W. Connor, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Anesthetic Mechanisms and Technology

Darin J. Correll, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Pain Education

Sukumar P. Desai, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
History of Medicine

Robert R. Edwards, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Pain Psychology

Michaela K. Farber, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Obstetric Anesthesia

Omid Farokhzad, MD
Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Nanomedicine

Matthew B. Friese, MD, PhD
Instructor in Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Neuroanesthesia

Chris Gilligan, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Clinical Trials of Pain Interventions/Devices/Medications

Robert N. Jamison, PhD
Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Pain Psychology

Sergey Karamnov, MD
Instructor in Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Cardiac Anesthesia

Igor Kissin, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
General anesthetic action, postoperative analgesia, chronic pain, local anesthesia.

Morteza Mahmoudi, PhD
Instructor in Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Nanomedicine

J. Danny Muehlschlegel, MD, MMSc, FAHA
Associate Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Perioperative Genomics

Srdjan S. Nedeljkovic, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Chronic Pain

Claudio F. Perez, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Muscle Metabolism and Anesthesia

James H. Philip, ME(E), MD, CCE
Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Clinical Technology Development

Marc Pimentel, MD
Assistant Professor in Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Quality and Safety

Kristin Schreiber, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Translational Pain and Regional Anesthesia

Charles N. Serhan, PhD
Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Inflammation and Resolvins

Jinjun Shi, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Nanomedicine

Matthew Spite, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School

Gary Strichartz, PhD, MDiv
Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Mechanisms and Therapies for Chronic Post-Operative and Cancer Pain

Lawrence C. Tsen, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Impact of Anesthesia on Maternal and Fetal Outcomes

Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA, FASA
Associate Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Perioperative Outcomes

Jose Zeballos, MD
Instructor in Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Acute Pain Management

Jie Zhou, MD, MS, MBA, FASA
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia | Harvard Medical School
Obstetric Anesthesia

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