Our pursuit of groundbreaking research in anesthesiology complements our department’s commitment to excellence in clinical care and education.
The research division, under the oversight of Paul R. Knight III, MD, PhD, professor and vice chair for research, believes that investigational studies are vital to the department’s continued growth, an indispensable tool that will impact clinical competency in years to come and an invaluable element for any serious academic program.
Renewed emphasis on research in the UB Department of Anesthesiology has engendered a climate of inquiry as well as the addition of new laboratories.
Basic scientific inquiries funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Heart Association present ongoing research opportunities. Local investigations initiated by members of the faculty and multiple studies shared with pharmaceutical companies now occur in all six clinical settings.
Presently, teams of scientists and clinicians are exploring the pharmacophysiologic and immunologic effects of anesthestic agents. Residents participate in studying these effects on an organ physiology, immunology and gene expression at the molecular level. Clinicians seek new approaches for treating both acute and chronic pain while still others search for techniques that will help detect patient susceptibility to malignant hyperthermia.
Participation is optional, however, multiple opportunities flourish, including historical inquiry.
Anesthesiology residents may become involved in faculty projects, participate with other university departments or pursue their own research interests.
The UB Department of Anesthesiology is committed to excellence in education, clinical care and research. The extensive training offered by this program prepares each resident to successfully pursue his or her future goal, whether it be in teaching, clinical anesthesiology or research.