The Department of Anesthesiology has an association or partnership with many departments, divisions or institutions that are involved in biomedical research. This research spans several areas of interest: animal models of disease for vascular, peripheral vascular, artherosclerosis; heart failure/bio-impedance; and inflammatory bowel disease to preconditioning in humans with supportive animal studies ongoing.
The department is also conducting ischemic spinal cord injury studies in thoracic aortic aneurysm patients and animal models. The department's completion of a wireless telemetry informatics suite (operating room model) enables the system to be used at Ohio State's Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital. This telemetry informatics suite includes high-security military grade encryption and the implementation of Microsoft's New Web Services. The success of the project is such that Microsoft has decided to showcase this work at Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University on an international level.