Department of
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

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.

Our department 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.


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


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 research training opportunities in the department include two NIH T32 Research Fellowships. 


Within our 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. The residence program also offers the Pittsburgh ANesTHEsiology Research (PANTHER) Track, an integrated training program for qualified residency applicants interested in pursuing an academic research career as a physician-scientist.

Medical Students

Medical students in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine 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.