We provide expert, multidisciplinary care to critically ill patients.

The Critical Care Division in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine (DACCPM) at Massachusetts General Hospital integrates education, evidence-based medicine and research to provide specialized care to critically ill patients.

Our clinical team includes intensivists (physicians who are board-certified in critical care in addition to anesthesiology, surgery or medicine), as well as critical care nurses and nurse practitioners who have advanced training in critical care. We staff two intensive care units (ICUs):

Each unit is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our clinicians are readily available to provide emergent airway coverage throughout the hospital.

The Critical Care Division also staffs the Mass General Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). Patients recovering from surgery in the PACU receive expert care from their multidisciplinary care team.

Investing in Future Leaders

The Critical Care Division provides opportunities for medical students, residents and fellows to study under leading critical care experts. Each year, eight fellows are accepted into the Critical Care Anesthesia Fellowship program, rotating on both the SICU and Blake 12 ICU during the course of 12 months. Through complex cases and hands-on training, fellows and residents develop skills centered on innovative patient care.

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Innovation within the Critical Care Field

In addition to providing expert care to patients, our intensivists conduct innovative research on critical care, speak at national and international conferences, publish frequently, teach courses on critical care and work on clinical performance improvement projects to advance care at Mass General. The division’s Clinical Research Coordinating Committee addresses research-related questions and helps organize active studies that are available to patients.

The Mass General Difference

Mass General is consistently ranked among the best hospitals in the country by the U.S. News & World Report. Our ranking is based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in more than a dozen different specialties. Our commitment to excellence means that we work to ensure that patients receive the best care at all points during their visit. Our patients benefit from shared expertise, leading research, and our commitment to quality and excellence.