Department of
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine


Our research encompasses basic, industry-sponsored clinical, and clinical & translational research. We are a national leader in academic anesthesiology research, consistently ranked as one of the top anesthesiology departments in the nation in NIH funding. The University of Pittsburgh provides state-of-the-art facilities, including a $200 million, 10-story Biomedical Research Tower, offering access to sophisticated NMR equipment and various high-tech services such as imaging, simulation, and peptide synthesis. 

The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine also fosters important collaborations with scientists from other departments at the University, including Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, Structural Biology, and Neurobiology

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Research Training

We offer research training opportunities for undergraduates, pre- and post-doctoral  trainees, medical students, residents, and Early-Stage Anesthesia Scholars

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Research Programs

We are affiliated with several research programs at the University of Pittsburgh/UPMC.

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Our Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) supports the development of successful, innovative, clinical and translational research in support of our department’s academic goals.

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Core Research Facilities

Information and links to the University's core research facilities offering shared core resources and services for investigators.

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Funding Opportunities

Information and links to extramural funding support available through federal sources and private foundations.

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Department Seed Grants

Twice each year, departmental funds are made available to support new research projects.

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Research Administration

Our research administrative staff provides management support and financial oversight related to department proposals and awards in accordance with all applicable laws, policies and regulations.

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Research Participation Opportunities

Interested in participating in our research? Learn more about our studies that are currently recruiting participants.