Perioperative Research, Innovation, and Mentorship Experience (PRIME)

Nurturing Future Leaders in Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine


Are you a past participant of the SASI program looking to further your research career? Learn how you can become part of PRIME and contribute to the future of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.

Application Process

  • Currently enrolled in high school or pre-medical coursework
  • Ability to pursue research for 5-10 hours per week (virtual or blended)
  • Must be a past SASI program participant in good academic standing with our program.

Past SASI Program Participants who have published research as part of our PRIME program:

2020: Ujwal Srivastava

2021: Ujwal Srivastava

2022: Summer Brunoe, Whitney Chan, Aishini Damaraju, Tyler Raclin, Shrinidhy Srinivas, Ujwal Srivastava

2024: Ethan Fung

At the forefront of medical research and education, the PRIME program within the Stanford Anesthesia Summer Institutes (SASI) is dedicated to advancing the field of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine through innovation, research excellence, and comprehensive mentorship.

Our Mission

To provide unparalleled research opportunities and mentorship to our past program participants, particularly focusing on underrepresented minorities in the field, fostering a diverse and inclusive community of healthcare leaders.


PRIME is an integral part of the SASI initiative, developed in response to the challenges faced by our alumni in securing research positions. We offer paid research opportunities, integrating participants into ongoing projects at the Stanford AIM Lab, and focus on producing impactful educational outcomes.

Key Features of PRIME

  • Inclusive Research Opportunities: Opening doors for past participants, especially underrepresented minorities (URiM) and those traditionally underrepresented in leadership positions in medicine (ULiM), to engage in high-quality research.
  • Tailored Mentorship: Providing sensitive and responsive mentorship to navigate academic medicine and research.
  • Diverse Perspectives in Scholarship: Enriching the field with diverse perspectives, essential for representative and inclusive research.
  • Community Building: Fostering a supportive network among participants for long-term career success.

Publications from our PRIME program co-authored and produced by PRIME scholars:

  1. Open-Source Large Language Models in Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine: ASA-Physical Status Evaluation, Dara Rouholiman1, Alex J Goodell, Ethan Fung, Janak T. Chandrasoma, Larry F Chu, World Congress of Anesthesiology, Abstract 2024;.

  2. Raclin T, Price A, Stave C, Lee E, Reddy B, Kim J, Chu L. Combining Machine Learning, Patient-Reported Outcomes, and Value-Based Health Care: Protocol for Scoping Reviews. JMIR Res Protoc. 2022 Jul 18;11(7):e36395. doi: 10.2196/36395. PMID: 35849426; PMCID: PMC9345029.

  3. Price A, Lin YL, Levin AS, Tumietto F, Almeida R, Almeida A, Ciofi-Silva CL, Fontana L, Oliveira N, Parisi NF, Mainardi GM, Cordeiro L, Roselli M, Shepherd P, Morelli L, Mehrabi N, Price K, Chan W, Srinivas S, Harrison TK, Chu M, Padoveze MC, Chu L. Perceived Workload Using Separate (Filtering Facepiece Respirator and Face Shield) and Powered Air-Purifying Respirator and Integrated Lightweight Protective Air-Purifying Respirator: Protocol for an International Multisite Human Factors Randomized Crossover Feasibility Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2022 Dec 1;11(12):e36549. doi: 10.2196/36549. PMID: 36454625; PMCID: PMC9756122.

  4. Cordeiro L, Gnatta JR, Ciofi-Silva CL, Price A, de Oliveira NA, Almeida RMA, Mainardi GM, Srinivas S, Chan W, Levin ASS, Padoveze MC. Personal protective equipment implementation in healthcare: A scoping review. Am J Infect Control. 2022 Aug;50(8):898-905. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2022.01.013. PMID: 35908829.

  5. Price A, Damaraju A, Kushalnagar P, Brunoe S, Srivastava U, Debidda M, Chu L. Coproduction, Coeducation, and Patient Involvement: Everyone Included Framework for Medical Education Across Age Groups and Cultures. JMIR Med Educ 2021;7(4):e31846

  6. Srivastava U, Price A, Chu LF. Effects of a 2-Week Remote Learning Program on Empathy and Clinical and Communication Skills in Premedical Students: Mixed Methods Evaluation Study. JMIR Med Educ. 2021 Oct 27;7(4):e33090. doi: 10.2196/33090. PMID: 34704956; PMCID: PMC8581748

  7. Luna A, Price A, Srivastava U, Chu LF. Critical patient insights from the same-day feedback programme at Stanford Health Care. BMJ Open Qual. 2020 Aug;9(3):e000773. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2019-000773. PMID: 32816863; PMCID: PMC7430334.