Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Resident Research


Please browse the Areas of Interest page to get an overview of faculty interests. If you still need help finding a mentor please contact Rona Giffard for Basic Science, John Brock-Utne or Alex Macario for Clinical Science, and David Yeomans for Pain Research.


FAER (Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research) Research Fellowship Grant is meant for Residents wishing to do the Clinical Scientist Track during residency. This grant will support a one year fellowship following completion of residency.

There is department funding available to support resident's research. Please have your faculty mentor apply for support from our Internal Grants Program.

Scientific meetings

Residents are encouraged to submit abstracts in conjunction with their mentors to Anesthesia and related meetings. If you have an abstract accepted to a meeting the department will facilitate you attending that meeting.

Western Anesthesia Residents Conference

WARC is a premier opportunity for residents, students, and fellows to present work they have accomplished during their training.  Each year the meeting rotates to a different sponsoring institution in the western United states and Canada and the size of the meeting has grown with representatives from each of these institutions.  In order to allow as many residents and fellows to attend the meeting as possible, the WARC does not charge any registration fee.  The meeting is therefore funded from contributions from each participating anesthesia department and from industry contributions. Last year Stanford hosted WARC, and we regularly have residents present their work at this conference.

Resident Abstracts

Scott Ahlbrand M.D., Nader Pourmand Ph.D., Shan Wang Ph.D, Niaz Banaei M.D., Brooks Rohlen M.D., Joe Hsu M.D., Nancy Federspiel Ph.D., Andrew J. Patterson M.D., Ph.D. 2008. Nanoparticle Gene Array: The Future of Bedside Diagnostics? PDF

.Abstracts courtesy of Dr. John Brock-Utne.

Ahluwalia N, Buwick AJ, Carvalho B, Brock-Utne J. G. 2005. A Survey of a New Device (the Pelvic Tilt) for Uterine Displacement during Cesarean Sections. PDF

S Hodge, MD, JG Brock-Utne, MD, PhD, HJM Lemmens, MD, PhD, JB Brodsky, MD. 2005. Nitrous Oxide and Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. PDF

Matthew L. Kolz, MD, PhD, Alexander Butwick, FRCA, Edward T. Riley, MD. 2005. A Case of Uterine Inversion and Postpartum Hemorrhage Treated with Recombinant Factor VIIa. PDF

Matthew L. Kolz, MD, PhD and John L. Chow, MD, MS. 2005. A critical Incident Involving Propofol Damage to a Three-Way Stopcock in the Intensive Care Unit. PDF

Kelly K. Yeh, MD and Glyn D. Williams, MD 2005. Posterior Spinal Fusion Procedure in a Pediatric Patient with Congenital Heart Disease. PDF

Adam G. Koszowski, Michael C. Peters, David C. Yeomans, S. Rock Levinson. 2004. Decreased Expression of Sodium Channel Isoform Nav1.7 in Mouse Dorsal Root Ganglion Neurons after Infection with a Recombinant Herpes Virus. PDF

Richard Shinaman, MD, David Ludlow, BA, Gary Glover, PhD, Sean Mackey, MD, PhD. 2004. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Pain Transmission In the Human Spinal Cord. PDF

Jiang-Ti Kong, MD, Pieter Van der Starre, MD, PhD, David Benaron, MD, John Brock-Utne MD, PhD. 2004. Correlation of Buccal Mucosal Oxygenation to Venous Oxygen Saturation During Cardiopulmonary Bypass – A Non-Invasive Way to Estimate Total Body Oxygen Extraction. PDF

Deborah Williams, BA, Sanford Littwin, MD, Drew Patterson, MD, PhD, John Brock-Utne, MD, PhD. 2004. Does the Use of Bair Huggers Increase the Likelihood of Operating Room Fires? PDF

Bridget Philip, MD, Shawn Hodge MD, John Brock-Utne MD, PhD, FFA (SA), Paul Shuttleworth, Harry Lemmens MD, Richard Jaffe MD, PhD 2004. A Delay in the Processing of Blood for an ACT: Does it Really Matter? PDF

Jiang-Ti Kong, MD and Brenda Golianu, MD. 2004. Case Report: Acupuncture for Pediatric Post-Operative Pain Relief. PDF

Edward R. Mariano, MD, Chandra Ramamoorthy, MBBS, Michael Chen, MD, Gregory B. Hammer, MD. 2004. A Comparison of Three Methods for Determining Proper Endotracheal Tube Depth in Children. PDF

Edward R Mariano, MD, Louise Furukawa, MD, Russell K Woo, MD, Craig Albanese, MD, John G. Brock-Utne, MD, PhD. 2004. Anesthetic Concerns for Robot-assisted Laparoscopy in an Infant. PDF

Deborah M. Williams, BA, John L. Chow, MD, MS, Hendrikus J. Lemmens, MD, PhD, Shawn Hodge, MD, and John G. Brock-Utne, MD, PhD. 2004. A New Approach to Evaluate Early Postoperative Respiratory Compromise in Morbidly Obese Patients. PDF

Jiang-Ti Kong, MD, John Brock-Utne, MD, PhD. 2004. Acupuncture: Applications to OR Anesthesia and Pain Management.  PDF

Marnie Robinson MD and Geoffrey Lighthall, MD, PhD. 2003. An Interchangeable Mapleson A-E Circuit is Practical and Cost-Effective. PDF

Anne Chowet, MD, Jaime Lopez, MD, John Brock-Utne, MD, PhD, and Richard Jaffe, MD, PhD. 2003. Conduction Block of Median Nerve Induced by Wrist Hyperextension: Implications for Intra-Arterial Catheter Placement. PDF

Arne Brock-Utne, MD, John L. Chow, MD, MS and Lori Sheehan, MD. 2003. Pre-operative Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography, is it a Reliable Screening Modiality? PDF

Sanford M. Littwin, Andrew Patterson and John Brock-Utne. 2003. Fire in The Operating Room, a Case Report. PDF

Edward Mariano MD, Eric Amador MD. 2003. Anaphylactoid Reaction During Cadaveric Kidney Transplantation. PDF

Parag N. Mathur, MD, James R Trudell, PhD, Lawrence F. Chu, MD, M.Sc. and John G Brock-Utne, MD, PhD, FFA (SA) 2003. Cleaned Reusable Laryngoscope Blades Contain Protein Deposits. PDF

Bridget Philip MD and Brendan Carvalho MBBCh, FRCA. 2003. Postpartum Delirium Secondary to Diabetes Insipidus Following Cesarean Section. PDF

Suma D. Ramzan, MD, Narasha Funck, MD, John L. Chow, MD, MS. 2003. Inadvertent Intra-Articular Injection of Epinephrine. A Case Report. PDF

Marnie Robinson, MD and Alice Edler, MD. 2003. A Rare Case of a Mesenteric Cyst in East Africa. PDF

Robinson, M, MD, Sastry, S. MD, Lemmens, HHM, MD and Brock-Utne, JG, MD. 2003. Unpredictable Potassium Changes in Donated Blood Following Warming. PDF

Paul Simmonds, MD, Vladimir Nekhendzy, MD. 2003. Rigid Bronchoscope-Assisted Endotracheal Intubation Yet, Another use of the Gum Elastic Bougie. PDF

Lawrence F Chu, MD, MSc, James R Trudell, PhD and John G Brock-Utne, MD, PhD, FFA(SA). 2002. Autoclaved Reusable Laryngeal Mask Airways Contain Significant Protein Contamination. PDF

Eric Amador, MD, Pieter van der Starre, MD, Jerome Grove, MD, Italo Ibi, MD, Alicia Orkizsewski, MD, Ron Pear,l MD. 2002. Intra-operative Transesophageal Echocardiographic Detection of Patent Foramen Ovale in the Cardiac Surgical Patient: why, when and its consequences. PDF

Catherine Brummel, MD and Geoff Lighthall, MD. 2002. Lepirudin for Carotid Endarterectomy in a Patient with Heparin-Induced Thrombcytopenia. PDF

Larry F. Chu, MD, Cliff A. Schimiesing, MD, John G. Brock-Utne, MD, PhD. 2002. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) in a Patient on Long-Term Anticoagulation. PDF

Andrea Fuller, MD and Erin Bushell, MD. 2002. Loss of Color Vision After TURP. PDF

Marnie Robinson, MD and Alice Edler, MD. 2002. Deliberate Awareness Under Anesthesia for Neurosurgery in a Child with Hallervorden-Spatz Disease. PDF

Luke Romero, MD and Jay Brodsky, MD. 2002. Anesthetic Management of Relapsing Polychondritis. PDF

Richard Shinaman, MD, Jerome Grove, MD, David R. Drover, MD. 2002. Non-cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema and Venous Air embolus as complications of Operative Hysteroscopy. PDF

John Stanec 2002. Complete Airway Obstruction in a Child with Vocal Cord Papilloma. PDF

May Thai, MD. 2002. Prolonged Neuromuscular Blockade in a Patient with Polymyositis. PDF

Jason Varner, MD, John Chow, MD, Walter Cannon, MD, John Brock-Utne, MD, David Spain, MD. 2002. Intra-Thoracic, Complete Tracheal Transection. A Case Reviewed. PDF

Kyle Harrison, MD, Jeffrey P. Holden, MD, Winston C. Vaughan, MD and John G. Brock-Utne, MD, PhD. 2001. Airway Complication Following Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. PDF

T. Kyle Harrison, MD, Luca Vricella, MD, Micheal Black, MD and Gregory B. Hammer, MD. 2001. Single Lung Ventilation for Infants and Children Using a Pediatric Fiberoptic Brochoscope to Guide a Novel Endobronchial Blocker. PDF

E. Ohayon, MD, J.G. Brock-Utne, MD, H.J.M Lemmens, MD, PhD, J.B.Brodsky, MD, M. Vierra, MD. 2000. Open versus Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery: Analysis Of Select Recovery Parameters. PDF

Matthew L Oldroyd, M and Jay B. Brodsky, MD. 2000. Morbid Obesity and the Prone Position. PDF

J Luther, Matthey L Oldroyd, L Vokach-Brodsky, T Vogel, John Brock-Utne. 2000. Anesthetic Options for Simple Mastectomy in a Cardiac Cripple. PDF

Mike Wang, MD,PhD, Martin Angst, MD,Gordon Haddow, MD and John Brock-Utne, MD, PhD. 2000. Reexpansion Pulmonary Edema: Regional vs. Global Forces. PDF

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