Critical Illness, Palliative Care & Neuroanesthesiology - UW Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Critical Illness, Palliative Care & Neuroanesthesiology

Critical Illness & Palliative Care Research

Studies focused on the care of critically ill patients help improve our clinical practice and our communication with patients, their families and caregivers.

Financial hardship

Dr. Nita Khandelwal aims to reduce financial hardship for critically ill patients and their families, and improve patient outcomes.

blue gloved hands attaching a catheter to a patient's wrist

Neuroanesthesiology Research

Our researchers are engaged in projects to develop clinical practice guidelines for physicians treating  patients with neurological disorders and brain injuries with the goal of improving patient safety and outcomes.

TCD Simulator

Dr. Deepak Sharma’s team developed a simulator to train physicians to use transcranial Doppler (TCD) to treat patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage …

male physician wearing mask and white lab coat speaking to a male patient in a hospital bed

Neurocritical care guidelines

Dr. Abhijit Lele is developing clinical practice guidelines to improve care for neurocritically ill patients.

Female anesthesiologist wearing purple hospital scrubs and blue cap looking at a computer monitor displaying a brain scan

Improving TBI care guidelines

Dr. Monica Vavilala is developing guidelines to address racial and ethnic disparities in care of patients with traumatic brain injury.

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