Research Opportunity

Meta-Analysis Studies

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

Opportunity Overview

In our meta-analysis studies, we use a systematic literature review of multiple randomized clinical trials to assess the efficacy of a standard anesthetic protocol.


A great example of this is our recent meta-analysis of I-PACK blocks for total knee arthroplasty [ASRA 2021, D. Maduram & T. Bowling].


Research trainees interested in authoring Meta-analysis studies should have a solid foundation in advanced statistics.


After developing a hypothesis and collaborating with our surgical colleagues, research trainees will work closely with senior anesthesia faculty in the process of aggregating data, reviewing literature, and performing a meta-analysis.

Research Experience Benefits

IAA’s anesthesia research trainees will learn:

  • STATA and RevManager
  • The creation of forest plots
  • Funnel plots
  • Pooled tests of effect size and data heterogeneity
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