Improving patients' lives through research

The Department of Anesthesiology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is currently involved in many clinical and basic science studies. Our research efforts are interdisciplinary across a wide spectrum and include multiple investigators. Although the Department of Anesthesiology is involved in many clinical studies of investigational drugs, medical-monitoring devices, clinical techniques and biomedical mechanisms, many of its research projects involve the causes of cardiovascular disease.

Exciting research opportunities exist in these areas for students, postdoctoral researchers, residents, basic researchers and medical scientists.
Collaboration and research areas

Collaboration and research areas

The Department of Anesthesiology has an association or partnership with many departments, divisions and institutions that are involved in biomedical research. This research spans across several areas of interest.

Additional research areas

  • Cardiovascular research
  • GI and CNS research
  • Optical imaging techniques
  • Myocardial monitoring
  • Molecular biology
  • Second messenger systems
  • Animal models of disease for vascular
  • Peripheral vascular
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Heart failure/bio-impedance and inflammatory bowel disease to preconditioning in humans with supportive animal studies ongoing
  • System response during disease states by purine receptors and c-reactive proteins
  • Effects of down-regulation of b-receptors in heart failure and their influence on clinical management
  • Critical care medicine
  • Extracorporeal life support (ECLS and ECMO)