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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
Translational
Gregory J. Crosby, MD Philipp Lirk, MD, MSc, PhD
Deborah J. Culley, MD Jochen D. Muehlschlegel, MD
Robert R. Edwards, PhD Christine N. Sang, MD, MPH
Matthew B. Friese, MD, PhD Kristin L. Schreiber, MD, PhD
Vesela P. Kovacheva, MD Mieke A. Soens, MD
Clinical
Linda S. Aglio, MD, MS Luigino Nascimben, MD, PhD
Dominique Y. Arce, MD, MPH Srdjan S Nedeljkovic, MD
Alexander F. Arriaga, MD, MPH, ScD
Louisa J. Palmer, MD
Angela M. Bader, MD, MPH
Beverly K. Philip, MD
Brian T. Bateman, MD, MSc
James H. Philip, MD
Naida M. Cole, MD
Marc Philip T. Pimentel, MD
Darin J. Correll, MD
James P. Rathmell, MD
Sukumar P. Desai, MD
Edgar L. Ross, MD
Michaela K. Farber, MD
Stanton Keith Shernan, MD
Gyorgy Frendl, MD, PhD
Jeffrey R. Swanson, MD
Christopher J. Gilligan, MD
Lawrence C. Tsen, MD
David L. Hepner, MD, MPH
Robert N. Jamison, PhD
Dirk J. Varelmann, MD
David R. Janfaza, MD
Kamen V. Vlassakov, MD
Sergey Karamnov, MD
Adam S. Weinstein, MD
Robert W. Lekowski Jr., MD, MPH
Jose Luis Zeballos, MD
Sanjeet Narang, MD

Our Investigators

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 Anesthesiology
Harvard Medical School

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

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

Neuroanesthesia

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

Pain Psychology

Sergey Karamnov, MD
Instructor in Anesthesia
Harvard Medical School

Cardiac 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

Kristin Schreiber, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
Harvard Medical School

Translational Pain and Regional Anesthesia

Charles N. Serhan, PhD
Simon Gelman 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

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

Perioperative Outcomes

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

Obstetric Anesthesia

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