The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital conducts ground-breaking research focused on improving patient outcomes and patient care.

Research in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Mass General.

Research in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Mass General. 

The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital is one of the leading research departments of anesthesia in the United States and in the world. We are committed to conducting innovative research with the goal of improving patient outcomes, quality of life and overall care.

Our Researchers

More than 200 researchers are part of our research program. The department receives a large number of research grants from various federal agencies, foundations and industries.

Our program includes mentored investigators who are supported through a career-building research experience by being paired with a senior research faculty member. The mentor process is designed to enhance the junior investigator’s ability to attain advanced research skills and prepare them to independently compete for extramural funding.

Our research topics include:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Cardiovascular research
  • Critical care
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Mechanisms of general anesthesia
  • Neuroscience
  • Pain  
  • Pulmonary research
  • Quality and safety
  • Simulation

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Research Centers and Units

The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine comprises multi-principal investigator research centers and units that conduct innovative and collaborative research.

View our research centers and units