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Anesthesia Research

Anesthesia Research

Ambulatory & Administrative Medicine

Cardiothoracic and Vascular

Critical Care


Pain Management


Regional & Acute Pain Management

Transplant Anesthesia


Rapid scientific advances in a number of fields including neuroscience and genomics are leading to an improved understanding of physiologic and pathophysiologic processes at a basic level and practical alterations in our clinical approach to anesthetic care and pain management. The University of Wisconsin Department of Anesthesiology is pleased to play a part in these exciting developments with an array of basic, translational, and clinical research projects. We offer one and two year fellowships in anesthesia research designed to both train the researchers of tomorrow and continue to advance our specialty as a scientific discipline.

Fellowship opportunities are available in basic, translational, and clinical research. Active basic research programs within the Department include investigation into anesthetic mechanisms (Dr. Robert Pearce), neuroscience (Dr. Matthew Banks and Dr. Jay Yang) and pain (Dr. Thomas McDowell, Dr. Jay Yang, and Dr. Vjekoslav Miletic). Translational research is being carried out in the area of perioperative pharmacogenomics (Dr. Kirk Hogan), and clinical research projects are ongoing in cardiac anesthesia (Dr. Richard Wolman), neuroanesthesia (Dr. Deborah Rusy) and critical care (Dr. Douglas Coursin). Complementing the Department¹s efforts is the vast research enterprise of the University of Wisconsin, offering a wide range of opportunites in laboratories outside the Department of Anesthesiology.

The structure of the research fellowship will be individualized to meet the needs and interests of the trainee. The fellowship may include both laboratory and operating room experience, including subspecialty clinical experience for fellows engaged in clinical research training. Courses such as biostatistics and research design are offered as part of the comprehensive NIH funded Clinical Investigator Preparatory Program (headed by Dr. Frank Graziano) and in many basic science departments throughout the Medical School and University. Opportunities for frequent scientific interaction in the form of journal clubs and seminar series are available within the Department and through affiliated Ph.D. programs such as Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology and Neuroscience.

For More Information

Jay Yang, MD, PhD
Associate Chair for Research
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
600 Highland Ave, B6/319
Madison, WI 53792-3272
(608) 263-8100