The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine-Research at Mayo Clinic conducts a wide range of research related to anesthetic techniques, perioperative medicine and pain management.

Investigators in our department have diverse research interests, ranging from very basic investigations of anesthetic effects on subcellular function to advanced clinical projects that have a direct impact on patient care, such as reducing the need for perioperative transfusions and improving the management of chronic pain.

With an extensive multidisciplinary faculty, we're developing cutting-edge technologies in anesthesiology, including the use of gene therapy to treat cardiovascular disease in the perioperative period. Our department engages in collaborative research with numerous Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists on a broad spectrum of conditions that benefit from improved anesthetic techniques and pain management or that require specialized care, including anesthesiology use in obstetrics and pediatrics.

The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine-Research seeks a better understanding of genomics, proteomics, lung biology, pharmacology and other basic science related to anesthesia to ultimately improve outcomes for patients in need of anesthesia and pain management.

Our department also includes the Anesthesia Clinical Research Unit (ACRU), which provides research support to Mayo Clinic faculty and external industry sponsors for research within the fields of anesthesiology, critical care and pain management.