Research Opportunities

Basic Science

Mark Baxter, PhD, is an associate professor of neurobiology and anesthesiology. His current projects include examining post-anesthetic cognitive decline in several different cognitive domains at different developmental stages in rodent models. Opportunities also exist for providing anesthesia for neurosurgical procedures in nonhuman primates.

Joshua Bederson, MD, is chair of the Department of Neurosurgery. Ongoing lab projects include in vitro models of subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Clinical Neurosurgical Research:

Stacie Deiner, MD, Jess Brallier, MD, Donald Weisz, PhD, and Jeffrey Silverstein, MD, have the following ongoing projects

  • Bilateral BIS for detection of cerebral vasospasm
  • Cognitive outcomes after laminectomy
  • Scalp blocks for radiosurgery
  • Intraoperative neuromonitoring for spine surgery

Neurosurgical ICU projects

Intracranial Hemorrhage Outcomes Project (IHOP) (GCO# 07-1321)

This prospective study is enrolling neuro-intensive care patients that present with spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural hemorrhage, or intracerebral hemorrhage. This is an observational trial in which information about consenting patient’s demographics, past medical and surgical history, functional status, admission exam, imaging, and hospital course is entered into a secure database.

Details of any procedures the patient may receive will be recorded. Our team will contact patients enrolled in the study at three months and one year after hospital admission for follow up on their functional and cognitive status. This study entails minimal risk to subjects (all data is stored anonymously) and benefits subjects by providing free follow-up with our team during the recovery phase of illness.

Prediction of Postoperative Recurrence of Subdural Hematoma using CT Perfusion (GCO#08-1470)

This prospective study is enrolling neuro-intensive care patients that present with subdural hemorrhage (SDH). Our clinical protocol for management of SDH entails serial CT/CT perfusion scanning (three scans total). Patients enrolled in this study are followed in a similar fashion to the IHOP trial and undergo functional and cognitive assessments at three months and one year after hospital admission. CT/CT perfusion scans will be rated using a novel system by a blinded neuro-radiologist.


Contact Us

Stacie Deiner, MD
Fellowship Director

Michelle Meehan
Medical Education &
Fellowship Coordinator Anesthesiology
Tel: 212-241-4441

Department of Anesthesiology
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1010
New York, NY 10029-6574

Related Resources

List of Requirements [PDF]

House Staff Application [PDF]