Dr. Belani with students in scrubs doing research

Research that shapes our field

We are committed to promoting research that strengthens our department, advances the field of anesthesiology. Our faculty and trainees have access to a variety of research opportunities ranging from new drug development to monitoring devices to patient-related studies.


Dr. Banik in the Lab pipetting

Our Department is intensely committed to encouraging and supporting the research efforts of our faculty, both in the clinical arena and the basic sciences. We have a team of research assistants who are available to assist in faculty clinical projects (at no charge to the faculty), as well as a well-established internal review and advisory process to help those faculty refine their ideas and to aid them in moving from that idea through the successful completion of that project. Support is also provided for all aspects of the IRB application process.

In addition, we have developed an extensive online educational program to aid new faculty in learning how to conduct high-quality clinical research.


We provide a wide variety of options, from ASA-supported pathways to individual support in pursuing research. All of our residents complete a Quality Improvement project during residency.

Check Research Connect for specific opportunities.



We maintain a fully equipped laboratory dedicated primarily to large and small animal research. In addition, the Department has strong collaborative relationships with many basic scientists throughout the University, the Medical School and the School of Veterinary Medicine.


We have established a strong collaborative relationship with the University’s Center for Translational Science Institute informatics group that is able to retrieve and assist with the analysis of data from a myriad of sources including our Epic medical record system. Other collaborative efforts involve bioengineering, device development, radiology (in particular, ultrasound), coagulation medicine, pain sciences, neurosciences, neurosurgery and more.