Research Opportunnities

Randomized Clinical Trials

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

Opportunity Overview

In our experimental randomized clinical trials, we formulate a novel anesthetic protocol.

After clearance from our institutional review board, we assign patients to treatment / non-treatment cohorts and use statistical methods to assess the efficacy of our intervention.


A great example of this is our recent RCT of PENG nerve blocks for anterior total hip replacement [AAHKS 2021, T. Bowling et. al].


Research trainees interested in randomized clinical trials should have a solid foundation in advanced statistics and study design.


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 formulating a feasible and generalizable clinical trial.

Research Experience Beneifts

IAA’s anesthesia research trainees learn:

  • Discussion of recruitment
  • Allocation
  • Masking
  • Advanced statistical analysis with SAS, STATA and PRISM
  • T-tests
  • Chi-square analysis
  • Regression 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