Education & Research

Anesthesia Research & Development — Hartford Division

IAA is affiliated with multiple research and development programs, allowing team members to work on cutting edge anesthesia research.



Hartford Division Anesthesia Investigators

Get to know our researchers and their current studies. These anesthesiologist researchers are either principal investigators, co-investigators, or both. We encourage you to reach out to our team with questions or comments, or inquiries about joining our team.

Kevin J. Finkel, MD, FASA
Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Management Anesthesiologist

Kevin J. Finkel, MD, FASA

TAPLIP
Bilateral Mid-Abdominal Transverse Abdominis Plane (TAP) And Rectus Sheath (RS) Blocks comparing the use of Liposomal Bupivacaine/ Bupivacaine Admixture Vs. Regular Bupivacaine With Adjuncts In Laparoscopic Colectomy Procedures: A Single-Center, Triple Blinded, Randomized-Controlled Trial.

Thoracic Trauma Study
A Retrospective Cohort Study to Compare Clinical Outcomes of Continuous Regional Plane Blocks (Erector Spinae or Serratus Anterior) vs. Thoracic Epidural Catheter vs. No Regional Block in Patients With Fractured Ribs Thoracic Trauma.

LIBERATE
Liposomal Bupivacaine vs. Bupivacaine with Adjuncts in Single-Injection Interscalene Peripheral Nerve Blockade and Opioid Consumption in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.

AFFIRM
Survey Study Assessing The Perceptions of Conflicts of Interest in Research for Medical Students.

BEQUEST
Block Eyes with Quality and Safety. Antithrombotic Use And Bleeding Risk In Retrobulbar Anesthesia.

MAKe A MaRC
Method of Anesthesia in Knee Arthroplasty: Measuring a Retrospective Cohort.

SACRIFICE
Financial Conflicts of Interest in Randomized Controlled Trials of Liposomal Bupivacaine: A Systematic Review.

SPIN
Utility of the Transversus Abdominis Plane and Rectus Sheath Blocks in Patients Undergoing Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusions.

CONFIRM
Continuous Fascia Iliaca blocks for Reduction in Morbidity, does a Fascia Iliaca Compartment block (FICB) lead to Improved Outcomes in Hip Fragility Fracture Patients.

Trevor Sutton, MD, MBA, CPE.
Cardiothoracic and Liver Transplantation Anesthesiologist

Thomas-Sutton-MD

ERACS 
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Improves Outcomes and Reduces Racial and Ethnic Disparities Following Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Retrospective, Propensity Matched Analysis.

LEADACT 
Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Disparities in Lower Extremity Amputation and Post-Amputation Rehabilitation in the United States: Retrospective Review of the Vascular Quality Initiative, Vascular Study Group of New England, and Hartford Hospital Data Registries.

CARES
Improving utilization of cardiovascular procedures by African American and Hispanic populations at Hartford Healthcare: A health equity initiative at the Hartford Hospital Community Health Center.

ERACS 
Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery Reduces Duration of Ventilation and Likelihood of Re-Intubation Following Urgent and Emergency Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.

GATHER
General Anesthesia vs. Sedation for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement a Randomized Controlled Prospective Study.

Pranjali Kainkaryam, MD
Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Management Anesthesiologist

Pranjali Kainkaryam MD

Acupuncture
Open-Label Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess Preoperative Acupuncture for Patients Undergoing Total Knee or Hip Arthroplasty.

SPIN
Utility of the Transversus Abdominis Plane and Rectus Sheath Blocks in Patients Undergoing Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusions.

TAPLIP
Bilateral Mid-Abdominal Transverse Abdominis Plane (TAP) And Rectus Sheath (RS) Blocks comparing the use of Liposomal Bupivacaine/ Bupivacaine Admixture Vs. Regular Bupivacaine With Adjuncts In Laparoscopic Colectomy Procedures: A Single-Center, Triple Blinded, Randomized-Controlled Trial.

STORMING
A Pilot Study for Feasibility and Safety of Satellite Ganglion Block (SGB) to Control Paroxysmal Sympathetic Hyperactivity (PSH) After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

LIBERATE
Liposomal Bupivacaine vs. Bupivacaine with Adjuncts in Single-Injection Interscalene Peripheral Nerve Blockade and Opioid Consumption in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.

MAKe A MaRC
Method of Anesthesia in Knee Arthroplasty: Measuring a Retrospective Cohort.

CONFIRM
Continuous Fascia Iliaca blocks for Reduction in Morbidity, does a Fascia Iliaca Compartment block (FICB) lead to Improved Outcomes in Hip Fragility Fracture Patients.

Carla Maffeo-Mitchell, MD
Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Management Anesthesiologist

Carla Maffeo-Mitchell, MD

POSSEBiLITY
Postoperative Serratus Anterior and Erector Spinae Plane Block Catheters in Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery.

SPIN
Utility of the Transversus Abdominis Plane and Rectus Sheath Blocks in Patients Undergoing Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusions.

BEQUEST
Block Eyes with Quality and Safety. Antithrombotic Use And Bleeding Risk In Retrobulbar Anesthesia.

MAKe A MaRC
Method of Anesthesia in Knee Arthroplasty: Measuring a Retrospective Cohort.

SACRIFICE
Financial Conflicts of Interest in Randomized Controlled Trials of Liposomal Bupivacaine: A Systematic Review.

CONFIRM
Continuous Fascia Iliaca blocks for Reduction in Morbidity, does a Fascia Iliaca Compartment block (FICB) lead to Improved Outcomes in Hip Fragility Fracture Patients.

LIBERATE
Liposomal Bupivacaine vs. Bupivacaine with Adjuncts in Single-Injection Interscalene Peripheral Nerve Blockade and Opioid Consumption in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.

TAPLIP
Bilateral Mid-Abdominal Transverse Abdominis Plane (TAP) And Rectus Sheath (RS) Blocks comparing the use of Liposomal Bupivacaine/ Bupivacaine Admixture Vs. Regular Bupivacaine With Adjuncts In Laparoscopic Colectomy Procedures: A Single-Center, Triple Blinded, Randomized-Controlled Trial.

Matthew Mitchell, MD
Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Management Anesthesiologist

Matthew Mitchell, MD

CONFIRM
Continuous Fascia Iliaca blocks for Reduction in Morbidity, does a Fascia Iliaca Compartment block (FICB) lead to Improved Outcomes in Hip Fragility Fracture Patients.

POSSEBiLITY
Postoperative Serratus Anterior and Erector Spinae Plane Block Catheters in Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery.

MAKe A MaRC
Method of Anesthesia in Knee Arthroplasty: Measuring a Retrospective Cohort.

BEQUEST
Block Eyes with Quality and Safety. Antithrombotic Use And Bleeding Risk In Retrobulbar Anesthesia.

LIBERATE
Liposomal Bupivacaine vs. Bupivacaine with Adjuncts in Single-Injection Interscalene Peripheral Nerve Blockade and Opioid Consumption in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.

Adam Sachs, MD
Obstetrical Anesthesiologist Integrated Anesthesia Associates

Adam Sachs, MD

Maternal and Fetal Effects of Left Uterine Displacement during Cesarean Delivery:
A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Joseph Hinchey, MD, PhD
Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Anesthesiologist
Integrated Anesthesia

Joseph Hinchey, MD, PhD

GATHER
General Anesthesia vs. Sedation for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement a Randomized Controlled Prospective Study.

ERACS
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Improves Outcomes and Reduces Racial and Ethnic Disparities Following Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Retrospective, Propensity Matched Analysis.
-Article was published at the Journal of Cardiothoracic and vascular Anesthesia: February 24, 2022.

Yasser Al-Baghdadi, MD
Critical Care Anesthesiologist Integrated Anesthesia Associates

STORMING
A Pilot Study for Feasibility and Safety of Satellite Ganglion Block (SGB) to Control Paroxysmal Sympathetic Hyperactivity (PSH) After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Andrew G. Raisbeck, MD
Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Management Anesthesiologist

Andrew G. Raisbeck, MD

BEQUEST
Block Eyes with Quality and Safety. Antithrombotic Use And Bleeding Risk In Retrobulbar Anesthesia.

LIBERATE
Liposomal Bupivacaine vs. Bupivacaine with Adjuncts in Single-Injection Interscalene Peripheral Nerve Blockade and Opioid Consumption in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.

William Stuart, MD
Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management Anesthesiologist

William Stuart, MD

CONFIRM
Continuous Fascia Iliaca blocks for Reduction in Morbidity, does a Fascia Iliaca Compartment block (FICB) lead to Improved Outcomes in Hip Fragility Fracture Patients.
-Abstract poster presented at the 75th Anniversary of the Post Graduate Assembly in Anesthesiology (PGA), New York City December 10-13, 2021.

SACRIFICE
Financial Conflicts of Interest in Randomized Controlled Trials of Liposomal Bupivacaine: A Systematic Review.
-Abstract virtual poster presented at the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA), 2020

LIBERATE
Liposomal Bupivacaine vs. Bupivacaine with Adjuncts in Single-Injection Interscalene Peripheral Nerve Blockade and Opioid Consumption in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Samuel Gammerman, MD
Regional Anesthesia & Acute Pain Management Anesthesiologist

Samuel Gammerman, MD

CONFIRM
Continuous Fascia Iliaca blocks for Reduction in Morbidity, does a Fascia Iliaca Compartment block (FICB) lead to Improved Outcomes in Hip Fragility Fracture Patients.
-Abstract poster presented at the 75th Anniversary of the Post Graduate Assembly in Anesthesiology (PGA), New York City December 10-13, 2021.

SACRIFICE
Financial Conflicts of Interest in Randomized Controlled Trials of Liposomal Bupivacaine: A Systematic Review.
-Abstract virtual poster presented at the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA), 2020.

LIBERATE
Liposomal Bupivacaine vs. Bupivacaine with Adjuncts in Single-Injection Interscalene Peripheral Nerve Blockade and Opioid Consumption in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.

If you would like to learn more about IAA Hartford Division Research, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.

Mailing Address
Department of Anesthesia Research and Development / Department of Anesthesiology
Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour Street, JB321, Hartford, CT 06102

Office Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Kevin J. Finkel, MD, FASA
Director of Research, Hartford Division
Anesthesia Research & Development Department, Hartford Division
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Aseel Walker, MD
Senior Project Management Specialist
Anesthesia Research & Development Department, Hartford Division
Email Aseel Walker