Welcome message from Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, MD, anesthetist-in-chief in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Mass General.

Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, MD, Anesthetist-in-Chief

Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, MD,
anesthetist-in-chief

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

Clinical anesthesiology began at Mass General in 1846 with the first public demonstration of the use of ether for surgery. Since that time, we have been at the forefront of outstanding patient care as a leading center of anesthesia training. We strive to maintain a culture of continuous improvement and a commitment to evidence-based best practices in all that we do.

Our extraordinary faculty gives residents a broad breadth of experience in clinical care, education, quality management and in clinical, translational and basic research. We are also dedicated to serving our local and global community through student mentoring, job shadowing programs and global health work in countries ranging from Uganda to Ukraine to the Philippines. Our faculty is dedicated to resident teaching and has formulated a program that mentors trainees in a supportive environment, starting with total supervision and culminating in a mastery of all aspects of anesthesiology.

We are proud of our resident trainees, who come from diverse backgrounds. Our location in Mass General, a world-famous hospital, gives trainees the opportunity to work in an environment where state-of-the-art procedures are performed, and to collaborate with scholars in many other disciplines.

We are pioneering techniques and therapies in simulation, safety, bioengineering, pain and critical care. We have long-established post-graduate programs in intensive care, pain management and cardiac anesthesia, as well as new fellowships in obstetric anesthesia and regional anesthesia/acute pain. Anesthesia is not a static discipline and our department is deeply committed to education, basic science, translational, clinical and quality research—all of which is crucial for maintaining excellence in a rapidly changing field.

Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, MD, anesthetist-in-chief