The faculty at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences' (SMHS) Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine are engaged in a wide variety of research endeavors. Major areas of interest include:

  • mechanisms of anesthesia
  • pharmacology
  • pain management
  • intensive care
  • obstetric anesthesia
  • ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia
  • resident education

Residents at GW have numerous opportunities to participate in meaningful research during their residency training. In fact, residents have a requirement to participate in research and to produce a project summary prior to graduating the residency training program. Each resident meets with his/her faculty advisor and the Program Director to determine possible research projects to affiliate with early in the resident's training. Opportunities are available for both basic science and clinical research with faculty research mentors.

SMHS coordinates an Annual Research Day for its students and residents. More than 400 posters are presented annually; many posters are presented from the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. The District of Columbia likewise sponsors an Annual Research Forum with cash prizes for resident research.

Additionally, our department sponsors residents to attend national meetings around the United States. GW Anesthesiology residents attend the following events regularly:

  • ASA Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Society for Education in Anesthesiology Chief Resident Leadership Conference
  • ASA Annual Meeting
  • Post-Graduate Assembly of the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia Conference
  • ASA's Practice Management Conference