Areas of expertise
His career publications total is 57 (h-index 20) with published highlights including high-ranked papers in Anesthesiology, British Journal of Anesthesiology and Clinical Pharmacokinetics.
Special interest areas: Acute pain medicine, cardiac anesthesia, clinical pharmacology
Professor Saari's principal research focus has been to provide novel information on therapeutics used in acute pain medicine. Beginning from 2013 he has led a research group with special interest on model-informed precision dosing and development of new dosing modalities for pain therapeutics. Important aspect of his research has been a pursuit to reduce opioid use with adjuvants added to the opioid therapy in the postoperative setting. His work has demonstrated that pharmacometric models can improve the precision of drug dosing during postoperative phase. Furthermore, his studies have established covariate effects explaining between-patient variability. His future aim is to discover biomarkers that can predict chronic pain development.