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Clinical and basic science research forms the core of any successful academic anesthesiology program.

The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine at KU Medical Center is committed to building upon its excellent talent and infrastructure to pursue research. We are committed to fostering a culture of innovation and creativity that drives outstanding basic and clinical research.

Our vision includes creating opportunities for faculty, residents and medical students to perform quality research to strengthen the foundation to our academic anesthesiology program. At the core of our departmental research is the Anesthesiology Research Committee (ARC). Comprised of research faculty and support staff, ARC provides support in conducting all phases of research including regulatory, data collection, data cleaning, biostatistics, medical writing and publication efforts.

Departmental research has increased dramatically in recent years, and current clinical research projects involve a wide range of areas such as the operating room, acute and chronic pain, burn and neuroscience intensive care, obstetric and gynecology and are specifically targeted towards improving patient outcomes.

Research News

Seth W. Holwerda, Ph.D. recently had a manuscript, "Standardizing methodology for assessing spontaneous baroreflex control of muscel sympathetic nerve activity in humans" published in AJP-Heart and Circulatory Physiology as a Cores of Reproducibility in Physiology (Unsolicited).

Seth W. Holwerda, Ph.D. is presenting at the Annual American Autonomic Society meeting November 6th and 7th, 2020. His presentation poster: Evidence of sympathetic regulation of the choroid circulation by baroreceptors in humans.

Dr. Andrea Nicol was honored to be featured on the NPR program: "All Things Considered" with her approach to treating pain for addiction patients. View the NPR article.

Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Kovac on his article, Updates in the Management of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting, in Advances in Anesthesia.

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Anesthesiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 1034
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-7415