Our partnership with Albert Einstein College of Medicine allows our Department of Anesthesiology to provide faculty members with opportunities to engage in multidisciplinary research activities, emphasizing projects involving translational research.
The Einstein-Montefiore Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) supports departmental research by providing access to some of its core facilities, including:
- Biomedical Research Informatics
- Clinical Research Center (CRC)
- Biostatistics and Study Design
Shared facilities at Einstein also include laboratories which conduct cell analysis, genomics and related analysis, proteomics and tissue analysis.
The Office of Clinical Trials (OCT), another one of the ICTR cores at Montefiore Medical Center provides resources, expertise and best practices to facilitate efficient, compliant and ethical study conduct and management.
Examples of the important ongoing clinical trials within the department include:
- Neuro-anesthesiology - a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study evaluating the role of pregabalin in spine surgery patients.
- Pain and Regional Anesthesiology - A pharmacy-sponsored trial evaluating the effectiveness of intra-nasal Ketorolac in ambulatory urological surgeries.
- Cardiac Research - An observational study utilizing a new platelet mapping analyzer which was recently approved by the FDA.
In addition, Dr. Ellise Delphin, the department chair, is the principal investigator of a multi-center research project which is studying non-invasive and continuous hemoglobin monitoring for surgical blood management.
Trainees in our anesthesia residency program also receive opportunities to build a solid research foundation. We encourage our residents to actively participate in research projects starting from their CA-1 year.
A dedicated clinical research team assists the faculty and the residents with general research information, protocol development, IRB submission, data collection and analysis, and manuscript preparation.
Faculty and residents present their groundbreaking studies in national and regional anesthesia meetings. Every graduating resident is required to present their study at the annual departmental research day, where a distinguished judge from an outside institution provides feedback and selects the best presentation.