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Professor (Clinical) of Anesthesia, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests A large variety of clinical research including new non-invasive warming technology, temperature measurement during anesthesia, new non-pulsetile oximetry, monitoring of systemic ischemia, new technology to be used in anesthesia, airway management, and operating room waste
Jay B. Brodsky
Professor (Clinical) of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Clinical aspects of anesthesia for non-cardiac thoracic surgery including lung separation techniques, management of one-lung ventilation and post-thoracotomy analgesia.
Anesthesia for the morbidly obese patient' bariatric surgery
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (OB) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests As an NIH-funded clinician investigator, I am currently performing outcomes-based research in obstetrics investigating strategies to better prevent and treat patients with postpartum hemorrhage, a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. I also have research interests in the use of point-of-care devices for investigating key changes in the maternal hematologic and hemostatic profiles that occur during the peripartum and postpartum periods.
Jorge A. Caballero
Clinical Instructor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Bio Currently Medical Director at Amino, a consumer healthcare company that aims to revolutionize the way people find doctors for themselves and their loved ones.
Lawrence Chu, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests I have two lines of research, one involving educational informatics and use of technology in postgraduate medical education and another involving NIH-funded work in patient-oriented clinical research regarding opioid use and physiologic responses associated with acute and chronic exposure in humans.
For a full description of my educational informatics work, please see my website aim.stanford.edu.
My clinical research focuses on the study opiate-induced hyperalgesia in patients suffering from chronic pain.
I am currently conducting an NIH-funded five year double-blinded randomized controlled clinical study (NIGMS award 1K23GM071400-01) that prospectively examines the following hypotheses: 1) pain patients on chronic opioid therapy develop dose-dependent tolerance and/or hyperalgesia to these medications over time, 2) opiate-induced tolerance and hyperalgesia develop differently with respect to various types of pain, 3) opioid-induced hyperalgesia occurs independently of withdrawal phenomena, and 4) opiate-induced tolerance and hyperalgesia develop differently based on gender and/or ethnicity.
The study is the first quantitative and prospective examination of tolerance and hyperalgesia in pain patients and may have important implications for the rational use of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain.