Research is essential to the department’s commitment to excellence in clinical service and education. Led by research director Fenghua Li, MD, our faculty carries out both clinical and laboratory research independently or in collaboration with research faculty at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Current research activities focus on intraoperative neuromonitoring, pain management, anesthesia outcome, and perioperative organ protection.
Anesthesiology residents are encouraged to choose a mentored research rotation which is offered to all residents during their senior years. Residents may be involved in departmental faculty projects or pursue their own research interests. Research residents also have the opportunity to present their findings at national meetings such as the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) annual meeting.