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Jeanine P. Wiener-Kronish, MD

Chief, Anesthesia and Critical Care

  • Phone: 617-726-3030
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine


  • Critical Care Center
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Clinical Interests
Intensive care anesthesia
Pre-operative assessment
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Residency, Mount Zion Hospital & Medical Center
Residency, University of California San Francisco
Fellowship, University of California San Francisco
Board Certifications
Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyResearch interests: Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections, the molecular identification of bacteria, bacterial communities and their effect on lung infections


Dr. Wiener-Kronish has devoted much of her academic career to investigating the mechanism of acute lung injury produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa,a gram negative bacterium that can infect patients in the intensive care unit. Her past research focused on the mechanism of pleural fluid formation during acute lung injury, how toxins produced byPseudomonascause acute lung injury, andthe production of humanized antibodies that will block these products. Mostrecently, she has investigated the epidemiology of bacterial communities inasthmatics, critically ill patients and in young, newly colonized patients withcystic fibrosis. The goal of her research is to establish whether there arebeneficial communities of bacteria that protect patients against asthma andinfections. Dr. Wiener-Kronish is working with oral biologists and environmental scientists to utilize molecular identification of bacteria for these investigations.

PublicationsView publications

MGH Center for Pain Medicine renovates and expands

MGH Hotline 11.20.09 As one of the largest and most advanced pain centers in the Northeast, the MGH Center for Pain Medicine offers multidisciplinary care for individuals with acute, chronic and cancer-related pain as well as coordinated consultative services for hospitalized and ambulatory patients.

In General

MGH Hotline 3.19.10 In General awards and honors

SAC meeting to honor past scientific leadership, address current challenges

ALL MGHERS are invited to attend the 2011 meeting of the MGH Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), which will commemorate the hospital’s bicentennial with a look back at significant research accomplishments of MGH investigators and examine challenges facing today’s research community.

SAC meeting

The 64th meeting of the MGH Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) on April 14 celebrated key accomplishments of MGH investigators, past and present, and examined strategies for meeting the challenges currently facing the academic biomedical research community.

Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
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Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-3030
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