Research Opportunities

Case Series

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

Opportunity Overview

In our case series publications, we implement anesthetic strategies from cutting-edge published literature on a multiple-patient basis to help improve patient care.

Single Patient No Block


A great example of this is our recent case series on combined PECS/quadratus lumborum blocks for analgesia for Breast DIEP Flap Reconstruction [Anesthesiology 2021 Annual Meeting, E. Harmon et. al].


Research trainees interested in authoring case series studies should have a strong foundation in clinical anesthesia.


After developing a hypothesis, collaborating with our surgical colleagues, and acquiring clearance from our institutional review board, research trainees will work closely with senior anesthesia faculty in the process of reviewing electronic medical records and writing a publication-quality manuscript with accompanying photography and diagrams.

Research Experience Benefits

IAA’s anesthesia research trainees will learn:

  • Endnote X
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • BioDraw
  • Basic statistical analysis with SPSS, STATA and PRISM.
  • Measures of central tendency [mean, median, mode]
  • Measures of distribution [variance, interquartile range standard deviation]
  • Time-series analysis.
Haleh Saadat, MD, FAAP

Contact us for more information

Interested medical students and trainees are encouraged to email Dr. Saadat to discuss anesthesiology research opportunities with IAA.  We hope you’ll consider joining our team. 

Haleh Saadat, MD, FAAP
Director of Research, Fairfield Division
IAA Research & Development Department, Fairfield Division

Haleh Saadat, MD, FAAP

Haleh Saadat, MD FAAP
Director of Clinical Research,
Fairfield Division

Tel: (203) 929-7353
Fax: (203) 929-0756
Email Dr. Saadat

Bill Lahiff
Clinical Research Assistant