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Chad Brummett

Bert N LaDu Professor of Anesthesiology Research; Professor of Anesthesiology

MD, Indiana University

Chad Brummett is the Director of the Division of Pain Research and the Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Anesthesiology. His interests include predictors of chronic post-surgical pain as well as failure to derive benefit from interventions and surgeries done primarily for pain. He also leads an institution-wide initiative to create a biorepository for research of genetic factors associated with the development of disease and response to treatment. In addition, Dr. Brummett was the first to describe the use of peripheral perineural dexmedetomidine, and his early research focused on the efficacy, safety, and mechanisms of dexmedetomidine added to local anesthetics for peripheral nerve blocks. He has since translated that work to humans.


MGI, Precision Opioid Prescribing

University Affiliation(s)

IHPI | Injury Center

Community and Professional Affiliation(s)


Research Area(s)

Clinical research | Drug Monitoring | Genetics / Genomics / other OMICS


  • Principal investigator of: University of Michigan Anesthesiology Post-Doctoral Research Training Program
  • Co-investigator of: Integrating evidence-based drug and alcohol screening tools into surgical care
  • Co-investigator of: Improving Perioperative Care for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
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