The Neuroanesthesia service offers advanced subspecialty clinical training while establishing a foundation for research and academic excellence. A neuroanesthesia team is responsible for the anesthetic care of patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures, including craniotomies for brain tumors, aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, carotid endarterectomies, posterior fossa surgeries, epilepsy surgeries, complex spinal surgery, and stereotactic and interventional neurovascular techniques. Neuroanesthesia locations include multiple MRI-equipped operating rooms plus advanced neurovascular interventional suites.
Residency training in neuroanesthesia includes an introduction to neurosurgical intensive care issues. Along with common critical-care management situations, such as cardiorespiratory support, there are opportunities to consider the management of serious perioperative problems (e.g., those associated with spinal and cerebral head trauma, raised intracranial pressure, acute stroke or cerebral hemorrhage/cerebral vasospasmand neurologically-associated endocrinopathies).
Clinical and basic science research opportunities exist in the areas of:
- Vascular Disease
- Magnetic resonance imaging
- Intraoperative monitoring
- The effects of anesthetics on cerebral vasculature and brain receptors
We offer training opportunities for young researchers, and mentoring is available to design experimental protocols, to analyze data and to publish completed studies.