Our department actively encourages and supports resident research and quality improvement (QI) projects. We have faculty with particular research interests in the fields of transesophageal echocardiography, cardiac surgical outcomes, patient safety, medical education, and quality improvement. In addition to research interests, our department has a robust QI initiative with a focus on root cause analysis and systems improvement.

Importantly, two of our faculty members serve on the editorial board of prestigious journals. Dr. De Oliveira serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. Dr. Maslow is on the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia.

During residency training, residents will be expected to participate in a scholarly project that results in a presentation or peer-reviewed publication.

Sample of Recent Faculty Publications

De Oliveira, Gildasio S., et al. "Predictors of 30-Day Pulmonary Complications after Outpatient Surgery: Relative Importance of Body Mass Index Weight Classifications in Risk Assessment." Journal of the American College of Surgeons (2017).

Joyce, Maurice F., Sheri Berg, and Edward A. Bittner. "Practical strategies for increasing efficiency and effectiveness in critical care education." World journal of critical care medicine 6.1 (2017): 1.

Kendall, M. C., et al. "The Effect of Intraoperative Systemic Lidocaine on Postoperative Persistent Pain Using Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials Criteria Assessment Following Breast Cancer Surgery: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial." Pain Practice: The Official Journal of World Institute of Pain (2017).

Maslow, Andrew, Trevor Szymanski, and Feroze Mahmood. "Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Assessment of a Paravalvular Leak." Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 31.4 (2017): 1308-1311

Snegovskikh, Denis, Zachary Walton, and Dmitri Souzdalnitski. "Point-of-Care Thromboelastometry in the Management of Acute Obstetric Hemorrhage." Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports 5.3 (2016): 244-249.