Anne Schwartz, CRNA, and Richard Pino, MD, monitor a patient's level of anesthesia during a surgical procedure.

About Us

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

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Patients & Families

Welcome Message from our Anesthetist-in-Chief

Clinical anesthesiology began at Mass General in 1846 with the first public demonstration of the use of ether for surgery.

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Department of Anesthesia,
Critical Care and Pain Medicine

55 Fruit StreetGray-Bigelow 444Boston, MA 02144
  •  Near Public Transit
  •  Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-3030

Health Care Professionals

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Anesthesia Residency Program

Our program offers residents comprehensive education and training under the mentorship of world-class faculty and clinicians.

Other Resources

  • Mass General Named Among Top Hospitals

    Massachusetts General Hospital has been consistently ranked as one of the top hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report and is ranked across all 16 specialties.

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In the Spotlight

Lia Tron, MD, MPH

Attending Spotlight

Lia Tron, MD, MPH, shares her experience as an attending physician.

Can Acupuncture Relieve Chronic Pain?

Lucy Chen, MD, shares more about her research and the effects of acupuncture.



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Explore our research in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Mass General.
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