The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital comprises centers and units that conduct innovative and collaborative research.
Research in the Anesthesia Center for Critical Care Research (ACCCR) focuses on developing and testing new ways to make problematic produres in the intensive care unit safer and more effective.
The Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) offers educational and research opportunities in many medical disciplines and in the social sciences. It is widely known for its innovative and high-quality programs, including the Institute for Medical Simulation, in which educators and clinicians from around the world participate in courses to learn how to use simulation to improve safety, quality and education in health care.
The Center for Translational Pain Research strives to improve the clinical management of patients experiencing acute, chronic and cancer pain conditions. The center uses a multidisciplinary and mechanism-based research approach to clinical pain management together with basic science pain research.
Research in the Mallinckrodt Center for Molecular Pharmacology Research focuses on eludicating the molecular mechanisms by which general anesthetics act to produce anesthesia and its side effects. Our work aims to create better treatments and ultimately a safer and more efficient practice of anesthesiology.
The Medical Device Plug-and-Play (MD PnP) Interoperability Program is a recognized leader in the development of the concepts and capabilities for integrated clinical environments of the future. Working with a geographically-dispersed team of collaborators, the program has developed an open interoperable medical device clinical research platform, sharable databases, tools and applications. The goal is to enable a broader community of researchers and manufacturers to implement medical device interoperability aimed to improve patient safety and health care efficiency.
The Neuroscience Statistic Research Lab is a collaboration of investigators from Mass General, Harvard, MIT and Boston University that uses a systems neuroscience approach in studying how the state of general anesthesia is induced and maintained. The long-term goal of our research is to establish a neurophysiological definition of anesthesia; safer, site-specific anesthetic drugs, and to develop better neurophysiologically-based methods for measuring depth of anesthesia.
The Pulmonary Functional Imaging and Bioengineering Research Lab is a multidisciplinary, interdepartmental group of investigators who strive to advance the understanding of whole-organ physiology and pathophysiology of the human lung through the development and implementation of advanced imaging techniques, sophisticated mathematical and computer modeling, and bioengineering.