Ruth Landau

Ruth Landau

Dr. Landau is currently the Associate Chief of Obstetric Anesthesia and the Director of the Center for Precision Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology at Columbia University, New York. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Her research has evolved around three themes: (1) the influence of genetics on pregnancy-related diseases and childbirth (e.g. preterm labor and delivery, endothelial dysfunction and preeclampsia); (2) identifying predictors of post-operative and postpartum pain; and, (3) precision-based pain management for labor and delivery.

She is interested in applying genomics and epigenetics to enhance our understanding and better our management of important perioperative phenotypes, such as post-operative pain and opioid analgesia, endothelial function and cardiovascular outcomes, and post-operative cognition.