Research: Pediatric Anesthesiology

The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan seeks to be the pre-eminent academic anesthesiology department in the world by making major advances in the field of anesthesiology, as well as medicine and science in general, and developing the next generation of outstanding researchers.

Fellows are expected to be involved with clinical research throughout their fellowship experience in order to present at the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Conference, as well as other national meetings.  Under the guidance of mentors, fellows will have the opportunity to participate in an on-going research project, though fellows may also establish their own research under the guidance of the program’s other faculty.  Previous fellows and faculty have received distinguished national awards during their tenure at the University of Michigan Pediatric Anesthesia Department. The 2020-2021 fellow research projects were:

  • Dr. Ryan Birdsall, MD –“Complications, preventable harm and death during the emergence phase: an analysis of the Wake Up Safe database”
  • Dr. Alexis Fuller, MD - “Accidental Exposure to COVID Unknown Patient” and
    “Congenital Coronary Artery Anomalies: An Unexpected Etiology for Failure to Wean from Cardiopulmonary Bypass after Atrial Septal Defect Repair”
  • Dr. Sarina Khan, DO- "A Child for PICC Placement in IR, a Quick Simple Case? What about NJ tube feeds?"
  • Dr. Spurthy Narreddy, MBBS –"Not so Fast : Myocoplasma pneumonia myocarditis - a rare cause of critical bradycardia in a 5 year old"
  • Dr. Yanisleidy Paez, MD– “Opiod free surgery in infants – Is spinal anesthesia the answer?”
  • Dr. Priya Patel, MD – “The unexpected neonatal neck mass”
  • Dr. Rebekah Shievitz, MD - -“Emergency Surgery in Child with NMDA-Receptor Encephalitis”
    -Complications, preventable harm and death at emergence: an analysis of the Wake Up Safe database
  • Dr. Patrick Stafford, MD –"Dexmedetomidine and Remifentanil as sole anesthetics in infants: questionable hypnosis"
  • Dr. Cory Williamson, MD –"Anesthetic Management of a Patient with Maple Syrup Urine Disease"