Department of Anesthesiology

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Clinical Investigators

Cardiac Anesthesia Research

The Division of Cardiac Anesthesia is dedicated to defining advances in the perioperative assessment and management of cardiothoracic surgical patients. Current studies reflect a strong interest in echocardiographic technology and techniques, clotting dysfunction and therapy, cerebral oxygenation during cardiopulmonary bypass, and postoperative cardiac dysrhythmias.

June Chan, MD
Natalia Ivascu, MD
Nikhil Kumar, MD
James Osorio, MD
Lisa Rong, MD

General Clinical Research

The Clinical Research Division supports a significant number of multi-institutional and single-institutional patient-oriented studies that reflect our broad research interest. Areas of current focus include coagulation disorders and decision management, postoperative nausea and vomiting, and the use of informatics in operational efficiency. Department of Anesthesiology faculty are also key investigators is several multidisciplinary collaborative research efforts, including those with principal investigators in the Departments of Neurosurgery, Nuclear Medicine, Epidemiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine.

Peter Goldstein, MD
Marcus Gutzler, MD
Shreyajit Kumar, MD
Jaideep Malhotra, MD
Matthew Murrell, MD, PhD
Anup Pamnani, MD
Lori Rubin, MD
Jon Samuels, MD
Tiffany Tedore, MD
Zachary Turnbull, MD
Hugh Hemmings Jr., MD, PhD
Kane Pryor, MD

Neuroanesthesia and Neurosciences

The Division of Neuroanesthesia is strongly represented in the clinical research activities of the Department of Anesthesia, and includes current and past recipients of NIH funding. The translational science interests are strongly centered in the systems neuroscience of consciousness, arousal, and memory. Clinical studies represent a broad diversity of research interests, including postoperative delirium and cognitive dysfunction, pain management in spine surgery, anticoagulation and fluid management, and neurointensive care. Weill Cornell is a founding member of the Neurological Outcomes Network for Surgery (NEURONS) research group.

Kane Pryor, MD
Patricia Mack, MD

Neuromuscular Research

Weill Cornell is a renowned innovator and leader in the development and testing of novel neuromuscular blocking agents that promise to make anesthesia safer and more efficient. Our extensive development team adopts multiple experimental methods to take a drug from compound discovery through to FDA approval and release. In the Clinical Research Division, our focus is early-phase human studies to establish the safety and efficacy of our novel compounds.

John Savarese, MD
Matthew Murrell, MD, PhD

Obstetric Anesthesia Research

Current research in the Division of Obstetric Anesthesia is focused on the safe prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting in patients who undergo Cesarean section. The Division has a long history of the development and study of safety in team structures, and has a current interest in studying the effectiveness of simulation in teaching obstetric anesthesia techniques.

Klaus Kjaer, MD
Jaime Aaronson, MD
Sharon Abramovitz, MD
Alaeldin Darwich, MD
Farida Gadalla, MD
Jeremy Pick, MD

Pain Management Research

Weill Cornell Pain Medicine investigators are involved in a number of multi-institution and single-institution studies evaluating new drugs, devices and innovative techniques used in the management of acute and chronic pain patients. We are also part of a multidisciplinary tri-institutional initiative to better understand chronic pain phenotypes, including in underserved special populations.

Neel Mehta, MD, MBA
Shakil Ahmed, MD
Amitabh Gulati, MD
Jatin Joshi, MD
Sadiah Siddiqui, MD
Lisa Witkin, MD

Contact Us

Dept. of Anesthesiology
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine
525 East 68th Street, Box 124
New York, NY 10065
Fax: (212) 746-8563

Office of the Chair
Phone: (212) 746-2962
E-mail:  Marissa Matarazzo,

Residency and Fellowship Education
Direct all inquiries to:
Phone: (212) 746-2941

Patient Billing Inquiries
Phone: (855) 880-0343