The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital provides high-quality and personalized patient care, conducts innovative research and offers comprehensive educational opportunities.

Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, MD, with resident

Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, MD, anesthetist-in-chief, discusses a patient case with a resident in the
Mass General Critical Care Unit.

The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine (DACCPM) at Massachusetts General Hospital offers world-class patient care, the finest education for medical students and residents, innovative research laboratories and a team of accomplished faculty. Each year, we provide anesthesia services for more than 50,000 procedures in 67 operating rooms and 25 additional locations on the Mass General campus.

Our research activities are driven by an outstanding faculty of independent thinkers and cover a wide range of initiatives, including leading-edge investigations in critical care medicine, neurosciences, biomedical engineering, patient safety and simulation. Mass General conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, with an annual research budget of $786 million.

Read a welcome letter from our anesthetist-in-chief

Mission, Vision and Values

Our core focus is to provide outstanding care to our patients by integrating education, evidence-based medicine and research in collaboration with our Mass General colleagues and the communities we serve by:

  • Leading in discovery, innovation and education
  • Recruiting, retaining and developing the highest quality team members
  • Using ongoing assessment and analysis to improve performance in each of our domains

Our vision is to be the premier academic anesthesia department delivering the best patient care. The DACCPM works to build open, respectful and constructive communication among members of the department, patients and others within the Mass General community. Our department believes in:

  • Building trust and teamwork through collaboration
  • Providing expert, compassionate and professional patient care
  • Ensuring quality, safety and efficiency in everything we do
  • Helping each other grow and develop professionally
  • A commitment to doing our best every day

Quality and Safety

We are committed to delivering the highest quality and safest care to our patients. Under the leadership of our Quality and Safety team, there are many initiatives underway in the DACCPM to support this mission. Learn more