department of anesthesia and Perioperative medicine

Anesthesia Resident Research Opportunities

Gabe Hillegass, MD (Class of 2011), Mentor - Larry Field, MD

     Our residents have the ability to participate in a wide variety of research projects.  They are able to work in a number of research settings, including basic/translational science, clinical science, healthcare informtics, and simulation-based educational research.  Our program has had FAER-funded Research Fellows in the past and we eagerly support any resident who wants to pursue independent research with a faculty mentor.  We provide our residents with a generous travel budget in order to attend the best regional and national meetings, and there are additional funds available for any resident who needs expenses covered to present original, peer-reviewed research at a major meeting.  Please click here to go to the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Research Site.  

The following is a sampling of the projects on which our residents are currently working:

  1. Population-Based Study of Factors Impacting Surgical Site Infection
  2. Process Improvement During Obstetrical Emergencies
  3. The Utility of Continuous Paravertebral Blocks in VATS cases: Randomized, Controlled Trial
  4. The Effect of Perioperative Gabapentin on Postoperative Pain and Opioid Consumption in Laparoscopic Living Donor Nephrectomy
  5. The Effect of a Dynamic Decision Support Tool on the Management of Perioperative Emergencies
  6. The Effect of Intraoperative Pressor on Flap Outcome in Major Head and Neck Cancer Reconstructions