Anesthesia Research

Yale University and Yale-New Haven Medical Center are among the premier research and training institutions in the country. As part of this rich tradition, the areas of research interest in the department of Anesthesiology encompass both “traditional” areas of anesthesia research, and new areas of science and medicine. Expanding and enhancing the research mission in the department is one of the top priorities in Anesthesia at Yale.

Our research program encompasses clinical, translational and basic areas of investigation.  It ranges from neuroscience and cellular and molecular biology and tissue engineering to clinical and translational research.  Under the direction of Dr. Laura Niklason, Vice Chair for Research, this program offers an ideal platform for training the next generation of physician scholars in anesthesiology.

The following projects are occurring in the investigational stages:

  • Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Neuropathic Pain
  • Electroanalgesia for Musculoskeletal Paina nd Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sub-Anesthetic IV Infusions of NMDA Antagnoists for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain
Learn more about our Research Faculty.