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Our Research Faculty

Faculty at the University of Washington come from all over the world to teach, learn new techniques and conduct research. Faculty have offices and labs in many of the city's hospitals. They have a wide range of interests and residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to learn varied approaches to anesthesia practice.

  • Ajjappa, Nagana-Gowda, PhD Research Assistant Professor, SLU
    Research Faculty
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    Nagana-Gowda Ajjappa, PhD

    Research Assistant Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    ngowda@uw.edu

    Primary Location: Raftery Lab, South Lake Union

  • Bruchas, Michael, PhD Professor, UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Michael Bruchas, PhD

    Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    mbruchas@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

  • Itani, Omar, PhD Research Assistant Professor, SLU
    Research Faculty
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    Omar Otani, PhD

    Research Assistant Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    oai@uw.edu

    Primary Location: Crowder Lab, South Lake Union

  • Langford, Dale, PhD Research Assistant Professor, UWMC
    Research Faculty
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    Dale Langford, PhD

    Research Assistant Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    dalejwl@uw.edu

    Primary Location: University of Washington Medical Center

  • Nair, Bala G., PhD Research Associate Professor, UWMC
    Research Faculty
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    Bala G. Nair, PhD

    Research Associate Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    nairbg@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Professional Interests: Bioengineering and IT research in critical care, anesthesia information and decision support systems, closed-loop glucose control, biological modeling and signal processing.

  • Palermo, Tonya M., PhD Professor, SCH
    Regular Faculty
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    Tonya M. Palermo, PhD

    Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    tonya.palermo@seattlechildrens.org

    Primary Location: Seattle Children's Hospital

    Clinical Interests: Pediatric chronic and recurrent pain, sleep disorders in children Psychological treatment of pediatric chronic pain, use of innovative technology to deliver treatment, sleep-wake disturbances.

  • Patel, Kushang V., PhD, MPH Research Associate Professor, UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Kushang V. Patel, PhD, MPH

    Research Associate Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
    Center for Pain Research on Impact, Measurement & Effectiveness

    kvpatel@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Professional Interests: Epidemiologic research related to chronic pain and aging, physical function assessment, and clinical trial outcome assessment

    Personal Interests: Family, friends, food, travel, outdoor recreation, and current world events

  • Posner, Karen L., PhD Research Professor, UWMC
    Research Faculty
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    Karen L. Posner, PhD

    Research Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine;
    Laura Cheney Professor of Anesthesia Patient Safety

    posner@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Research Interests: Patient safety, medical liability, cost, quality, outcomes of medical care, and clinical decision-making.

  • Raftery, Dan, PhD Professor, SLU
    Regular Faculty
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    Dan Raftery, PhD

    Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    draftery@uw.edu

    Primary Location: South Lake Union

  • Shao, Dan, PhD Acting Instructor, SLU
    Research Fellow
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    Dan Shao, PhD

    Acting Instructor
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    danshao2@uw.edu

    Primary Location: Tian Lab, South Lake Union

  • Stuber, Garret, PhD Professor, UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Garret Stuber, PhD

    Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    gstuber@uw.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

  • Sun, Chun-Ling, PhD Research Assistant Professor, SLU
    Research Faculty
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    Chun-Ling Sun, PhD

    Research Assistant Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine;

    clsun@uw.edu

    Primary Location: Crowder Lab, South Lake Union

  • Tian, Rong, MD, PhD Professor & Director, MMC, SLU
    Regular Faculty
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    Rong Tian, MD, PhD

    Director, Mitochondria & Metabolism Center;
    Co-director, NMR Center;
    Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine;
    Professor, Bioengineering;
    Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry

    rongtian@uw.edu

    Primary Location: Tian Lab, South Lake Union

    Research Interest: Dr. Tian has been studying the molecular mechanisms regulating cardiac metabolism and energetics for about 20 years. She is immensely interested in bi-directional translational research between the bench and the bedside. Her research program is built to move from fundamental questions to rigorous evaluation of in vivo metabolism and physiology in cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Tian is building a multi-disciplinary research center on mitochondria and metabolism to focus on the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in a number of complex human diseases associated with aging, such as cardiovascular and neuro-degenerative diseases, obesity and diabetes, and cancer.

  • Turk, Dennis C., PhD John & Emma Bonica Professor, UWMC
    Regular Faculty
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    Dennis C. Turk, PhD

    John & Emma Bonica Professor
    of Anesthesiology & Pain Research, Director of C-PRIME (Center for Pain Research on Impact, Measurement, and Effectiveness)
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    turkdc@u.washington.edu

    Primary Location: UW Medical Center

    Professional Interests: Research related to multidisciplinary assessment of patients with chronic pain, identification of patient subgroups and customizing treatment, clinical trials of treatments of chronic pain, and adaptation to chronic diseases. A Special Government Employee of the US Food and Drug Administration, Co-chair of the Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (IMMPACT.org), and Editor-in-Chief of The Clinical Journal of Pain.

  • Villet, Outi, PhD Acting Instructor, SLU
    Research Fellow
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    Outi Villet, PhD

    Acting Instructor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    outi@uw.edu

    Primary Location: Tian Lab, South Lake Union

  • Van Gilst, Marc, PhD Research Assistant Professor, SLU
    Research Faculty
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    Marc Van Gilst, PhD

    Research Assistant Professor,
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    vangilst@uw.edu

    Primary Location: Tian Lab, South Lake Union

  • Wang, Wang, MD, PhD Associate Professor, MMC SLU
    Regular Faculty
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    Wang Wang, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    wangwang@uw.edu

    Primary Location: Wang Lab, South Lake Union

    Research Interests: Superoxide flash genesis, effects of superoxide flash on local signaling, and superoxide flash as biomarker for cardiac dysfunction.

    Biographical Summary: Dr. Wang won the 2007 Richard J. Bing Award for Young Investigators of ISHR (International Society for Heart Research), for discovery of the superoxide flash. He has been studying the intrinsic triggers/regulators of physiological mPTP opening and subsequent superoxide flash production. His research program seeks to demonstrate how physiological mPTP activity and ROS production impact local signaling. He works to establish the use of superoxide flash as novel indication of oxidative cardiac disorders, as well as novel criterion to evaluate the effectiveness of anti-oxidant treatments.

  • Weber, Gerhard, PhD Acting Instructor, SLU
    Research Fellow
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    Gerhard Weber, PhD

    Acting Instructor
    Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

    gjweber@uw.edu

    Primary Location: Tian Lab, South Lake Union




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