The Research Division of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin is nationally and internationally known for research in clinical and basic science. Our core mission is to generate new knowledge that will advance the clinically-relevant areas related to anesthesia and perioperative care. The Department is mostly funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and VA Merit Reviews.
Anesthesia Research supports the department’s academic mission of outstanding clinical care, innovative teaching and state-of-the-art translational biomedical research. The Division is comprised of ten extramurally-funded full-time scientists as well as clinician-scientists.
Eight principal investigators form the core of our clinical and translational research which studies: primary care pain management, pain biomedical informatics, mental health, pediatric chronic and acute pain, cardiovascular anesthesia, and anesthesia and respiratory neurophysiology.
Our basic research consists of eleven principal investigators studying: anesthetic-induced developmental neurotoxicity, stem cell-mediated myocardial regeneration, anesthetic-induced cardioprotection, human induced pluripotent stem cell biology, mitochondrial bioenergetics during I/R injury, central control of cardiovascular regulation, brainstem control of breathing, cellular mechanisms of pain, gene and cell therapy in chronic pain, cardiac electrophysiology, medical imaging, and extracellular matrix in chronic inflammatory diseases.
I invite you to explore the unique and dynamic research and training opportunities we offer and to familiarize yourself with the research opportunities in Anesthesia Research.
Zeljko J. Bosnjak, PhD, FAHA
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Anesthesiology