Department of
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Research Programs

We are affiliated with the following research programs:

Center for Innovation in Pain Care

The Center for Innovation in Pain Care identifies and validates innovative approaches that can be clinically integrated to improve pain care and outcomes. The center’s model is based on a multidisciplinary approach tied to partnerships between academic, industry, and philanthropic leaders.

The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research

The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research's basic and clinical science research programs are headed by nationally prominent investigators from the departments of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Medicine, Neurobiology, Pharmacology, and Psychiatry. 

Safar Center for Resuscitation Research

The mission of the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, named after our founding Chair Dr. Peter Safar, is to identify and promote ever-improving methods of preventing premature death and reducing associated disability from trauma and cardiac arrest in people with “hearts and brains too good to die.” 


The Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER) is a world class multidisciplinary training and research facility with a mission to conduct research and training programs utilizing simulation based education to provide a safer environment for patients of UPMC and its affiliates.