Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, Harold Carron Professor of Anesthesiology and Professor of Neuroscience
Broadly, my research interests focus on mechanisms by which anesthetic drugs interact with neurotransmitter systems in the central nervous system to produce both pharmacological and toxicological effects.
My primary interests thus far have centered on the identification and characterization of neurotoxic properties of commonly used intravenous and inhalational anesthetics with special emphasis on NMDA antagonist class of general anesthetics. It has extended to include several studies that have looked at the pharmacological ways of protection against this type of neurotoxicity. This research is federally funded by NIA/NIH.
Another important aspect of my research is focused on pathophysiology and pharmacology of the neuropathic pain using whole animal models and a variety of neurobehavioral tests.
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Dr. Jevtovic-Todorovic talks about how the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) New Investigator Award shaped her career in an interview published in the February, 2012, ASA Newsletter.