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Alan Faden, MD

Alan I. Faden, MD, is the David S. Brown Professor in Trauma in the Department of Anesthesiology. In 2020, Dr. Faden stepped down as the Director of the Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research Organized Research Center (STAR-ORC) after ten years of service. Dr. Faden is now focusing his efforts on his roles as the head of the Lab for the Study of Central Nervous System Injury and Associate Dean for Trans-Campus Research Advancement.

Dr. Faden’s laboratory group uses a multidisciplinary approach to study mechanisms of cell death and recovery following injury. It includes eight faculty-level investigators, seven post-doctoral fellows, five research assistants, and varying numbers of students. There are multiple collaborative programs with other academic facilities, federal research labs, and industry partners.