Department of Anesthesiology

Research Training

Our nationally and internationally prominent investigators are diverse in their interests, experienced as mentors, collaborative, and utilize ample funding resources, resulting in a research training environment which is outstanding and highly supportive.  An overarching goal of the division is to train both basic and clinical scientists to investigate problems and questions faced by practitioners.

The Division of Anesthesiology is committed to training the new generation of physician scientists to think beyond the confines of the traditional provision of anesthesia, to lead the future intellectual development in modern anesthesiology, and to bridge the gap between experiments on the benchtop and the betterment of patient care at the bedside.

Undergraduates

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program provides an exceptional environment for students to gain research experience under the guidance of internationally recognized scientists.

Predoctoral

Our predoctoral T32 program, hosted by the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research, aims to recruit and train the best fellows in cutting-edge theory, techniques and research strategies, preparing them to lead the next generation of pain researchers. 

Postdoctoral

Postdoctoral research training opportunities in the department include two NIH T32 Research Fellowships and the Charles W. Schertz Research Fellowship. 

Residents

Within the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Anesthesiology Residency Program, opportunities for resident-driven research are numerous and broad, as the department is active in training the next generation of top researchers.

Medical Students

Medical students in the Department of Anesthesiology are eligible to apply for competitive research fellowships and medical scientist training programs.

Early-Stage Anesthesia Scholars

Early-Stage Anesthesia Scholars (eSAS) is a nascent community led by trainees, for trainees. eSAS serves the interests of early-career anesthesiologist scientists, providing an academic home for developing scholars in anesthesiology.