Dr. Subramaniam in his office
Ellison "Jeep" Pierce Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Director, Sadhguru Center for a Conscious Planet (BIDMC)

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Dr. Subramaniam’s research program is focused on perioperative outcomes and includes the following areas of interest:

Liquid AcetaminophenPostoperative Neurocognitive Function. Key projects in this area investigate the use of IV Acetaminophen for prevention of postoperative delirium in elderly patients, the association between intraoperative hypotension and postoperative delirium and the effectiveness of pecto-intercostal fascial plane block (PIFB) with bupivacaine as a therapy for postoperative analgesia after cardiac surgery.

Perioperative Hemodynamics. His projects are aimed at: 1) Identifying dynamic biomarkers of intraoperative instability, 2) Identifying a blood pressure complexity index that can predict surgical risk, 3) Identifying the association between perioperative baseline blood pressure, intraoperative hypotension (IOH) and postoperative adverse outcomes in patients undergoing vascular surgery and 4) Developing Light Enhanced Transesophageal Echocardiography.

Wellness Resilience. Over the past few years, Dr. Subramaniam began investigating the effect of meditation in the perioperative setting and wellness resilience.

Sadhguru joins a panel with Anaesthesia professors at HMS

Guided meditation with Sadhguru

About Bala Subramaniam

Dr. Subramaniam received his medical degree from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER, Pondicherry, India) and completed his residency in anesthesiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He received his postdoctoral training in Anesthesia at Beth Israel Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Subramaniam completed fellowships in Cardiac Anesthesia and Transesophageal Echocardiography, both Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston. He also obtained a MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. Since 2014 he has served as the Director of the Center for Anesthesia Research Excellence (CARE). In 2019 he was appointed as the first incumbent of the Ellison "Jeep" Pierce Chair of Anesthesia. Dr. Subramaniam’s research program is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health as well as the pharmaceutical industry.