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Message from Dr. Spiess

“The department has a long history of dedication to the advancement of anesthesiology as an academic discipline, beginning in the 1950s and 60s with Drs. J.S. Gravenstein and Jerome Modell. Both saw the growth of our specialty as a progression supporting the exploding knowledge base in surgical critical care and many other aspects of the new medical school here in Gainesville. They reached out to find multidisciplinary specialists in chemistry, engineering, hyperbarics, and beyond. The results of such liberal thinking was that advances were made in pulmonary support/ventilation and pharmacology.”

“Basic work in anesthetic mechanisms has led to investigative enlightenment with regard to the effects of anesthetics upon the developing brain and potentially epigenetic phenomenon not thought of 10 years ago.”

“Leadership roles for us in the Perioperative Surgical Home and Pain Management form further areas of expertise and investigation. There is no doubt that our goals in research are to be internationally valued as preeminent through providing vital new knowledge that assists a wide range of patient encounters.”

“Please feel free to contact individual clinicians, scientists, and PIs. For more overall departmental information, as Associate Chair of Anesthesiology for Research, I welcome your emails, questions, and requests.”

Bruce D. Spiess, MD, FAHA

Professor and Associate Chair for Research

Stats & Facts

Areas of Research

  • Critical Oxygen Delivery
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Trauma
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Hemoglobin Toxicity
  • Stroke
  • Brain Injury
  • Cognition

Types of Research

  • Single Case Reports
  • Case Series
  • Clinical Randomized Trials/Investigations
  • Lab-based Pre-clinical Models of Medical Problems