Research Researcher using a pipette in the Johnson Lab Research Mission To improve patient care through basic science and clinical research, and to train future leaders in academic anesthesiology and pain medicine. Overview The Department of Anesthesiology is dedicated to the study of critical scientific questions that impact on patient outcomes. The research faculty is composed of basic scientists, clinician-scientists, and clinicians. Areas of research excellence within the Department include mitochondrial disease, neurodegenerative disease, ischemia-reperfusion, the treatment and prevention of chronic pain, quality measurement and the impact of report cards on quality of care, and respiratory physiology. The Department is dedicated to the education of future basic and clinical scientists, and welcomes inquiries regarding potential research opportunities.