The Department of Anesthesiology has a thriving Research Division.
Our faculty and residents are committed to furthering knowledge in the field of Anesthesiology through basic, translational, and clinical research. We are also dedicated to combating the national opioid epidemic, as Louisiana is one of several states in the US with the highest number of opioid prescriptions and opioid overdose deaths.

The department has multiple ongoing research projects that range from general anesthesiology, airway, acute pain and regional anesthesia, cardiothoracic, drug abuse,  neurology, obstetric, pediatric, pain management, and vascular anesthesia. Our faculty members are actively involved in institutional research, nationally-funded research, and clinically-led industry-funded research.

Our residents and faculty frequently present their research findings at both regional and national meetings, and the department provides full support and funding for these activities.

Research Faculty: Dr. Elyse Cornett, Dr. Charles Fox, Dr. Edwin Herron, Dr. Rinoo Shah, Dr. J. Arthur Saus

Research Collaborations: Dept of Pharmacology, Toxicology, & Neuroscience; Dept. of Neurology; Dept. of Obstetrics; Dept. of OMFS; Feist Weiller Cancer Center; Louisiana Tech University; MERCK; REACHnet; LSU Ag Center Therapeutic Cannabis Program

Recent PMID Publications


  1. Essential Elements for Enhanced Recovery After Intra-Abdominal Surgery. Elhassan A, Elhassan I, Elhassan A, Sekar KD, Rubin RE, Urman RD, Cornett EM, Kaye AD. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2019 Apr 30;23(5):35. doi: 10.1007/s11916-019-0772-2.
  2. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: A Comprehensive Review of Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Jones MR, Prabhakar A, Viswanath O, Urits I, Green JB, Kendrick JB, Brunk AJ, Eng MR, Orhurhu V, Cornett EM, Kaye AD. Pain Ther. 2019 Apr 29. doi: 10.1007/s40122-019-0124-2.
  3. Alan David Kaye, Jordan S. Renschler, Kelsey D. Cramer, Best O. Anyama, Easy C. Anyama, Julie A. Gayle, Cassandra M. Armstead-Williams, Chizoba N. Mosieri, J. Arthur Saus, Elyse M. Cornett. (2019). Postoperative Management of Corneal Abrasions and Clinical Implications: a Comprehensive Review. Current Pain and Headache Reports.
  4. “Responsible, Safe, and Effective Use of Antithrombotics and Anticoagulants in Patients Undergoing Interventional Techniques: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Guidelines.” Kaye AD, Manchikanti, L, Novitch MB, Mungrue IN, Anwar M, Jones MR, Helander EM, Cornett EM, Eng MR, Grider JS, Harned ME, Benyamin RM, Swicegood JR, Simopoulos TT, Abdi S, Urman RD, Deer TR, Bakhit C, Sanapati M, Atluri S, Pasupuleti R, Soin A, Diwan S, Vallejo R, Candido KD, Knezevic NN, Beall D, Albers SL, Latchaw R, Prabhakar H, Hirsch JA. Pain Physician 2019;22:S75-S128 • ISSN 1533-3159.
  5. “Enhanced Recovery for Breast Reconstruction Surgery.” Elhassan A, Ahmed A, Awad H, Humeidan M, Urman RD, Labrie-Brown CL, Cornett EM, Kaye AD. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2019 Mar 14;23(4):27. doi: 10.1007/s11916-019-0761-5.
  6. “Multimodal analgesia as an essential part of enhanced recovery protocols in the ambulatory settings.” Kaye AD, Urman RD, Rappaport Y, Siddaiah H, Cornett EM, Belani K, et al. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2019;35:40-5.
  7. “Metabolic and the Surgical Stress Response Considerations to Improve Postoperative Recovery.” Helander EM, Webb MP, Menard B, Prabhakar A, Helmstetter J, Cornett EM, Urman RD, Nguyen VH, Kaye AD. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2019 Apr 11;23(5):33. doi: 10.1007/s11916-019-0770-4


  1. Eskander JP, Rapoport Y, Cornett E, Gennuso SA, Franklin ME, Kaye AD, Fox CJ. (2018). Does Promethazine Decrease the Length of Stay in the PACU? Journal of Perioperative Practice. Jul-Aug;28(7-8):194-198. doi: 10.1177/1750458918776548. PMID: 2973792
  2. Cornett EM, Budish R, Latimer D, Hart B. (2018). Management of Challenging Pharmacological Issues: Chronic Pain and Substance Abuse disorders. Anesthesiology Clinics on Preoperative Evaluation. Dec;36(4):615-626. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2018.07.009. Epub 2018 Oct 12. Review. PMID:30390782
  3. Emelife P, Eng MR, Menad BL, Myers AS, Cornett EM, Urman RD, Kaye AD. (2018). Adjunct medications for peripheral and neuraxial anesthesia. Best Practices Research Clinical Anesthesiology. Jun;32(2):83-99. doi: 10.1016/j.bpa.2018.06.011. Epub 2018 Jul 3. Review. PMID: 30322466
  4. Kaye AD, Mahakian T, Kaye AJ, Pham AA, Hart BM, Gennuso S, Cornett EM, Gabriel RA, Urman RD. (2018). Pharmacogenomics, precision medicine, and implications for anesthesia care. Best Practice Research Clinical Anesthesiology. 2018 Jun;32(2):61-81. doi: 10.1016/j.bpa.2018.07.001. Epub 2018 Aug 6. Review. PMID:30322465
  5. Fox CJ, Cornett EM, Hart BM, Kaye AJ, Patil SS, Turpin MC, Valdez A, Urman RD, Kaye AD. (2018). Pulmonary vasodilators: Latest evidence and outcomes in the perioperative setting. Best Practice Research Clinical Anesthesiology. Jun;32(2):237-250. doi: 10.1016/j.bpa.2018.06.006. Epub 2018 Jul 3. Review. PMID:30322463
  6. Kaye AD, Kline RJ, Thompson ER, Kaye AJ, Terracciano JA, Siddaiah HB, Urman RD, Cornett EM. (2018). Perioperative implications of common and newer psychotropic medications used in clinical practice. Best Practice Research Clinical Anesthesiology Jun;32(2):187-202. doi: 10.1016/j.bpa.2018.06.002. Epub 2018 Jul 2. Review. PMID:30322459
  7. Hart BM, Ferrell SM, Motejunas MW, Bonneval LA, Cornett EM, Urman RD, Kaye AD. (2018). New anticoagulants, reversal agents, and clinical considerations for perioperative practice. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2018 Jun;32(2):165-178. doi: 10.1016/j.bpa.2018.06.008. Epub 2018 Jul 3. Review. PMID: 30322457
  8. Cornett EM, Novitch MB, Brunk AJ, Davidson KS, Menard BL, Urman RD, Kaye AD. (2018). Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2018 Jun;32(2):149-164. doi: 10.1016/j.bpa.2018.06.007. Epub 2018 Jul 3. Review. PMID: 30322456
  9. Kaye AD, Cornett EM, Patil SS, Gennuso SA, Colontonio MM, Latimer DR, Kaye AJ, Urman RD, Vadivelu N. (2018). New opioid receptor modulators and agonists. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2018 Jun;32(2):125-136. doi: 10.1016/j.bpa.2018.06.009. Epub 2018 Jul 2. Review. PMID: 30322454
  10. ElhassanA, Ahmed A, Awad H, Humeidan M, Nguyen V, Cornett EM, Urman RD, Kaye AD. (2018). The evolution of surgical enhanced recovery pathways: a review. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2018 Aug 31;22(11):74. doi: 10.1007/s11916-018-0727-z. Review. PMID: 30171357
  11. Kaye AD, Cornett EM, Hart BM, Patil S, Spalitta M, Mancuso KF. (2018). Novel pharmacological non-opioid therapies in chronic pain. Current pain and headache reports. 2018 Apr 3;22(4):31. doi: 10.1007/s11916-018-0674-8. Review. PMID: 29616344
  12. Shilpadevi Patil, Elyse M. Cornett, June Jesunathadas, Kumar Belani, Charles J. Fox, Alan David Kaye, Lee A. Lambert, Richard D. Urman. (2018). Implementing Enhanced Recovery Pathways to Improve Surgical Outcomes. Journal of Anesthesiology and Clinical Pharmacology. Accepted. DOI: 10.4103/joacp.JOACP_36_18
  13. Alan David Kaye, Richard D. Urman, Elyse M. Cornett, Brendon Hart, Azem Chami, Julie A. Gayle, Charles J. Fox. (2018). Clinical ERAS protocols for enhanced recovery for orthopedic surgery. Journal of Anesthesiology and Clinical Pharmacology. DOI: 10.4103/joacp.JOACP_35_18
  14. Usama Iqbal, Jeremy B. Green, Srikant Patel, Yiru Tong,Marcus Zebrower, Alan D. Kaye, Richard D. Urman, Matthew R. Eng, Elyse M. Cornett, Henry Liu. (2018). Preoperative Patient Preparation in Enhanced Recovery Pathways. Journal of Anesthesiology and Clinical Pharmacology. DOI: 10.4103/joacp.JOACP_54_18


  1. Koyyalamudi V, Sen S, Patil S, Creel J, Cornett EM, Fox CJ, Kaye AD. (2017). Adjuvant Agents in Regional Anesthesia in the Ambulatory Setting. PMID: 28210917
  2. Bordlee JW, Eskander JP, Beakley B, Mody R, Ma J, McClure B, Kaye AD, Foldes P. A case of Paradoxical Presentation of a Postdural Puncture Headache after Combined Spinal-Epidural Anesthesia. J Clin Anesth. May; 38:156-157. PMID: 28372658
  3. Green J, Hart B, Cornett EM, Fox CJ, Salehi A, Kaye AD. (2017). Pulmonary Vasodilators and Anesthesia Considerations. Anesthesiology Clinics: Pharmacology. Elsevier 35 (2) 221-232. DOI: PMID: 28526144
  4. Kaye AD, Cornett EM, Chalabi J, Naim N, Novitch MB, Creel JB, Jhita P, Trang TN, Paetzold JR, Darensburg N, Beakley B, Urman, RD. (2017). Pharmacology of Antiemetics: Update and Current Considerations in Anesthesia Practice. Anesthesiology Clinics: Pharmacology. Elsevier 35 (2) e41-e54. DOI: PMID: 28526160
  5. Kaye AD, Cornett EM, Helander E, Menard B, Hsu E, Hart B, Brunk A. (2017). An Update on Nonopioids. Anesthesiology Clinics: Pharmacology. Elsevier 35 (2) e55-e71. DOI: PMID: 28526161
  6. Kaye AD, Fox CJ, Padnos IW, Ehrhardt K, Diaz JH, Cornett EM, Chandler D, Sen S, Patil S. (2017). Pharmacologic Considerations of Anesthetic Agents in Pediatric Patients. Anesthesiology Clinics: Pharmacology. Elsevier 35 (20) e73-e94. DOI: PMID: 28526162
  7. Eskander JP, Zacks J, Christian SI. Anestehsiology residency combined with an MBA Degree. J of Anesth. doi: 10.1007/s00540-017-2313-7. PMID: 28150042
  8. Gaffar S, Eskander JP, Beakley B, McClure B, Amenta P, Pierre N. (2017) A Case of Central Diabetes Insipidus After a Ketamine Infusion During a Superficial Temporal Artery to Middle Cerbral Artery Anastamosis. J Clin Anesth. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2016.09.024 PMID: 28183578


  1. Patil S, Sen S, Bral M, Reddy S, Bradley K, Cornett EM, Fox CJ, Kaye AD. (2016) The Role of Acupuncture in Pain Management. Current Pain and Headache Reports. PMID: 26896946
  2. Sen S, Arulkumar S, Cornett EM, Gayle JA, Flower RR, Fox CJ, Kaye AD. (2016). New Pain Management Options for the Surgical Patient on Methadone and Buprenorphine. Current Pain and Headache Reports. PMID: 26879874
  3. Patil S, Willett O, Thompkins T, Hermann R, Ramanathan S, Cornett EM, Fox CJ, Kaye AD. (2016) Botulinum Toxin: Pharmacology and Therapeutic Roles in Pain States. Current Pain and Headache Reports. PMID: 26879873
  4. Koyyalamudi V, Sidhu G, Cornett EM, Nguyen V, Labrie-Brown C, Fox CJ, Kaye AD. (2016). New Labor Pain Treatment Options. Current Pain and Headache Reports. PMID: 26780039


  1. Eskander JP, Ripoll JG, Calixto F, Beakley BD, Healy PJ, Gunduz OH, Shi L, Clodfelter JA, Liu J, Kaye AD, Sharma S. (2015). Value of examination under fluoroscopy for the assessment of sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Pain Physician. PMID: 26431131
  2. Rapoport Y, Fox CJ, Khade P, Fox ME, Urman RD, Kaye AD. (2015). Perioperative implications and management of dextrocardia. Journal of Anesthesiology. 29(5):69-85 PMID: 25957984


  1. Orenstein GC, Kaye AD, Fox CJ, Urman RD. (2014) Maximizing collections from patient services billing. Journals of medical practice management 30(1):24-7. PMID: 25241445
  2. Cornelius BG, Strong M, Posey R. (2014) Anesthetic management of a complex pediatric trauma patient. AANA J. 82(4):270-4. PMID: 25167606
  3. Billiodeaux ST, Samuelson CG, Willet O, Arulkumar S, Thomas D, Hamilton CS, Jain SK, Mosieri C, Fox CJ. (2014). Intraoperative and Postoperative Blood Glucose Concentrations in Diabetic Surgical Patients Receiving Lactated Ringer's Versus Normal Saline: A Retrospective Review of Medical Records. The Ochsner Journal. 14(2):175-8. PMID: 24940125
  4. Orenstein GC, Kaye AD, Fox CJ, Urman RD. (2014) Maximizing collections from patient services billing. Journals of medical practice management 30(1):24-7. PMID: 25241445
  5. “Catalani B, Hamilton CS, Herron EW, Urman RD, Fox CJ, Kaye AD. Psychiatric agents and implications for perioperative analgesia. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2014 Jun;28(2):167-81. PMID: 24993437.
  6. “The Effects of GRALISE on Spinal Stenosis Patients with Radicular Symptoms.” Kaye AD, Bueno Rivera F, Katalenich BL, Stell CA, Liu H, Luk EJ, Ehrhardt KP, Fox CJ. Pain Physician, 17(2):169-78, 2014. PMID: 24658478
  7. “Supraclavicular and Paravertebral Blocks: are we underutilizing these Regional Techniques in Perioperative Analgesia?” Koyyalamudi V, Arulkumar S, Yost B,  Fox C, Kaye AD, Urman R. Best Practice and Research Clinical Anaesthesiology. May 2014. 28(2):127-38. PMID: 24993434
  8. “Evolution of the Supraclavicular and Paravertebral Blocks and their Role in Perioperative Analgesia.” Fox C, Kaye AD, Urman R. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2014 Jun;28(2):127-138.
  9. “Psychiatric Medications and Considerations Related to Perioperative Analgesia.” Catalini B, Herron EW, Hamilton CS, Fox C, Kaye AD. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2014 Jun;28(2):167-181.
  10. Shah RV. Paraplegia following thoracic and lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections: how relevant is physician negligence? J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 Apr 1;6(3):166-8. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2013-010903. Epub 2013 Aug 28. PMID: 23986131.

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