Research constitute an important component of our department. The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine has expertise, facilities and environment to conduct research in both the basic and clinical sciences.

In addition, we currently run clinical trials that actively exposes all the faculty staff, residents and medical students through the interaction of these diverse areas; and accomplish the goals of obtaining new pertinent information for better care and management of patients.

Recent Publications:

  • Rojas-Nieves V, Rosa-Carrasquillo C, Reyes-Sullivan A, Román M, Feliciano-Valls CE, Torres-Pérez HM, Fernández P, Crespo MJ. Case report: A combination of nitroglycerin and adenosine proves effective in repairing a cerebral arteriovenous malformation. Front Neurol. 2023 Aug 23;14:1165155. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2023.1165155. PMID: 37681010; PMCID: PMC10481525.


  • Rivera-Pérez D, Rosa-Carrasquillo C, Reyes-Sullivan AJ, Torres-Pérez H, Crespo MJ. Anesthetic Management Including Postoperative Regional Anesthesia in a Young Adult Patient With Von Willebrand Disease and Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Cureus. 2023 Jun 13;15(6):e40363. doi: 10.7759/cureus.40363. PMID: 37456380; PMCID: PMC10339853.

Recent Abstract Publications:

  • Rosa-Carrasquillo C, Reyes-Sullivan A, Torres-Pérez H, Crespo MJ. Plateau Pressure Values are Higher than Expected in Patients with BMI >25 kg/m2 During Low Tidal Volume Mechanical Ventilation. Puerto Rico Health Science Journal: March (Annual Forum Abstract Supplement). 2023;42(1):7.


  • Rosa-Carrasquillo C, Reyes-Sullivan A, Torres-Pérez H, Crespo MJ. Elevated Plateau Pressures in Patients with BMI >25 kg/m2 during low tidal volume mechanical ventilation. Anesthesia & Analgesia: Abstracts of International Anesthesia Research Society & Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists Annual Meetings 2023;136(5S):795.