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Research at Mass General
The goal of the laboratory of Oluwasun Akeju, MD, MMSc, at Massachusetts General Hospital is to make surgery safer for patients by developing tools and strategies to optimize post-operative cognitive recovery.
The ability to perform surgery or invasive procedures safely and humanely relies on the delivery of general anesthesia—a practice that was first publicly demonstrated at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1846. General anesthesia is a reversible drug-induced state that consists of unconsciousness, amnesia, analgesia and immobility with maintenance of physiological stability. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, it is estimated that more than 60,000 patients in the United States receive general anesthesia every year for surgery. The brain, especially for older patients, often does not return to normal after general anesthesia. Some patients develop a serious deficit that comes and goes while others demonstrate a significant and persistent decline in performance on neuropsychological tests.
Three major approaches of our research:
See our list of recent publications
We are currently recruiting patients for the following studies:
If you are interested in participating in any of the above studies, call us at 617-724-9857 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oluwaseun Akeju, MD, MMSc
A postdoctoral position is currently available. If you are interested in being considered for a position, send an email to email@example.com.
Required qualifications for this position are:
Preference will be given to applicants interested in research questions related to neuroscience.
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain MedicineMassachusetts General HospitalJackson 43455 Fruit StBoston MA 02114
For general inquiries, call 617-724-7200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine.
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