The Chariot Summer Research Fellowship was formed to provide an opportunity for students interested in anesthesiology with clinical exposure and involvement in cutting-edge research. Students will spend time shadowing in the operating room, interacting with patients in research studies, as well as writing up their findings for submission to conferences. Some of our current projects involve the use of technology, such as virtual reality, video projection, or interactive video games, to address anxiety in hospitalized patients undergoing procedures and diagnostic studies.

Attentive mentors are readily available to help guide students in their journey through medicine, as well as push students to continuously challenge themselves. CSRF will be both a fun and highly rewarding experience. Additionally, fellows will have the opportunity to build collaborative relationships with each other, all while exploring what the beautiful campus of Stanford has to offer.

Justin spreading the gospel at the ASA
Co-authors (he got a lot of help)
Sick name badges Justin!
Justin Yuan’s Fellowship Experience

2018 FELLOWS

Rodriguez, ST; Barreau, A; Menendez, M; Zeng, E; Caruso, TJ. Real Time Reorientation And Cognitive Load Adjustment Allow For Wide Applicability Of Virtual Reality For Perioperative Pediatric Anxiolysis And Pain Reduction. American Society of Anesthesiologist National Conference. San Francisco, CA; October 13-17, 2018.

Erickson, J; Kist, M; Weiss, D; Caruso, J; Caruso, TJ; Tsui, B. The Development of a Novel Gastric Ultrasound Curriculum for Novice Users to Reduce Risk of Perioperative Aspiration: A Preliminary Analysis. Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiative Seed Grants Program Symposium. Stanford, CA; August 22, 2018.

Gupta, A; Barreau, A; Rodriguez, ST; Tsui, B, Fonseca, A; Caruso, TJ. High Flow Nasal Cannula during Microdirect Laryngoscopy Bronchoscopy Reduces Surgical Interruptions: A Prospective Randomized Control Trial. Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiative Seed Grants Program Symposium. Stanford, CA; August 22, 2018.

Khoury, M; Babcock, A; Caruso, TJ; Fonseca, A; Menendez, M; Rodriguez, ST. Building a Clinical Immersive Technologies Program to Reduce Anxiety and Promote Cooperation during Minor Procedures in the Pediatric ENT Outpatient Clinic. Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiative Seed Grants Program Symposium. Stanford, CA; August 22, 2018.

Khoury, M; Babcock, A; Menendez, M; Joseph, A; Caruso, TJ; Rodriguez, ST. Virtual Reality Promotes Post-Trauma Mobility in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiative Seed Grants Program Symposium. Stanford, CA; August 22, 2018.

Kist, M; Bekemeyer, Z; Caruso, J; Barreau, A; Ralls, L; Rodriguez, S; Caruso, TJ. Development of a Virtual Reality Experience for Laboring Women: A Phase 1 Clinical Trial. Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiative Seed Grants Program Symposium. Stanford, CA; August 22, 2018.

Menendez, M; Barreau, A; Babcock, A; Pearson, M; Caruso, TJ; Rodriguez, ST. Clinical Considerations for Expanding a Pediatric Immersive Technologies Program to the Outpatient Setting. Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiative Seed Grants Program Symposium. Stanford, CA; August 22, 2018.

Weiss, D; Erickson, J; Gupta, A; Caruso, TJ; Tsui, B. Novel Application of Erector Spinae Plane Block in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery Reduces Length of Stay in Intensive Care Unit: A Preliminary Analysis. Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiative Seed Grants Program Symposium. Stanford, CA; August 22, 2018.

Weiss, D; Kist, M; Menendez, M; Fonseca, A; Caruso, TJ; Rodriguez, S. Magic Mallet: Feasibility of a Virtual Anxiety Assessment Tool in an Augmented Reality Pediatric Procedural Distraction Platform. Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiative Seed Grants Program Symposium. Stanford, CA; August 22, 2018.

2017 FELLOWS

Tsui, JH; Caruso, TJ; Rodriguez, ST. Immersive Virtual Reality Improves Compliance During a Minor Procedure. Society of Pediatric Anesthesia. Phoenix, AZ; March 23-25, 2018.

Jang, O; Rodriguez, ST; Caruso, TJ; Joseph, A; Simons, L. Immersive Technological Approaches to Managing Perceived Pain in Pediatric Patients undergoing Vascular Access Procedures. American Pain Society’s Scientific Summit. Anaheim, CA; March 4-6, 2018.

Yuan, J; Joseph, A; Rodriguez, ST; Caruso, TJ. Active Virtual Reality Improves Vascular Access Compliance in Anxious Children. Society of Technology in Anesthesia National Conference. Miami, FL; January 10-13, 2018.

Yuan, JC; Murali, V; Simons, LE; Caruso, TJ; Rodriguez, ST. Assessing Screen Size of Screen-Based Distractions in the Management of Pediatric Preoperative Anxiety Before Mask Induction of Anesthesia. American Society of Anesthesiologist Annual Conference. Boston, MA; October 21-25, 2017.

Ku, Andrew; Rodriguez, S; Terajewicz, A; Caruso, TJ. Using Ballistic Gel for Pediatric Vascular Access Trainers. Pediatric Oncology and Pediatric Medicine. Las Vegas, NV; October 6, 2017.

Joseph, A; Tsui, JH; Chen, K; Traber, G; Wu, M; Rodriguez ST; Caruso, TJ. Building Systems to Support and Sustain Virtual Reality in the Inpatient Setting. Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiative Seed Grants Program Symposium. Stanford, CA; August 24, 2017 and the 3rd Annual Innovations in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health: Virtual Reality and Behavior Change. Palo Alto, CA; October 5, 2017.

Tsui, JH; Yuan, JC; Khoury, M; Sferra, V; Wu, M; Chen, K; Traber, G; Murali, V; Hernandez, JM; Joseph, A; Rodriguez, S; Caruso, TJ. Immersive Virtual Reality Improves Compliance During a Minor Procedure. Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiative Seed Grants Program Symposium. Stanford, CA; August 24, 2017 and the 3rd Annual Innovations in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health: Virtual Reality and Behavior Change. Palo Alto, CA; October 5, 2017.

Yuan, JC; Tsui, JH; Chen, K; Caruso, TJ; Rodriguez, ST; Burgart, AM. Ethical Implications for Virtual Reality Induced False Memory Formation in Pediatric Patients. Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiative Seed Grants Program Symposium. Stanford, CA; August 24, 2017 and the 3rd Annual Innovations in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health: Virtual Reality and Behavior Change. Palo Alto, CA; October 5, 2017.

Tsui, JH; Caruso, TJ; Rodriguez, ST. A Novel Bed-Mounted Projection System is as Effective as Pharmacologic Agent Midazolam and Reduces Pre-induction Time When Managing Pediatric Preoperative Anxiety: a retrospective study. Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiative Seed Grants Program Symposium. Stanford, CA; August 24, 2017.

Yuan, JC; Tsui, JH; Traber, T; Sferra, V; Wu, M; Hernandez, JM; Caruso, TJ; Rodriguez, ST. Provider Controlled Virtual Reality Experience Adjusts Cognitive Load to Reduce Fear and Perceptual Pain During Intravenous Access in Pediatric Patients. Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiative Seed Grants Program Symposium. Stanford, CA; August 24, 2017.

Jang, O; Rodriguez, S; Hernandez, JM; Murali, V; Heathcote, L; Caruso, TJ; Simons, L. A Bed-mounted Screen-Based Approach to Managing Preoperative Anxiety in Children Undergoing Mask Induction of Anesthesia. American Pain Society. Pittsburgh, PA; May 17-20, 2017.

Jang, O; Rodriguez, S; Caruso, TJ; Joseph, A; Hernandez, JM; Simons, L. Effectiveness of Screen-Based Approaches to Managing Preoperative Anxiety in Children: Preliminary Data. Stanford Bio-X Seed Grant Symposium. Stanford, CA; March 1, 2017.