Welcome to Anesthesiology Research

Faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine are involved in a variety of research areas. We endeavor not only to ask important questions concerning patient care, but also to elucidate their answers in the laboratory and at the bedside. Research expertise in our department ranges from basic science bench work investigating mechanisms of pain, to large-scale epidemiological risk and outcome monitoring, to both investigator-led and multi-centre clinical trials. Specific areas of interest include perioperative outcome management, chronic and acute pain mechanisms, cardiac anesthesiology, patient safety, and simulation medical education. Our goal is to foster a collaborative research environment, encouraging partnerships between researchers in multiple departments within Queen’s University and the Kingston General Hospital, and at other centres in Canada and beyond. Our faculty regularly receive funding to support their research, present at meetings, contribute to national and international research organizations, and publish in major anesthesiology and medical journals, resulting in a highly productive research enterprise.