Message from the Anesthetist-in-Chief
Welcome to the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Clinical anesthesiology began at Mass General in 1846 with the first public demonstration of the use of ether for surgery. Since that time, we have been at the forefront of outstanding patient care as a leading center of anesthesia training. Our faculty is extraordinary and gives residents a broad breadth of experience in clinical care, education, quality management and in clinical, translational and basic research. Our faculty is dedicated to resident teaching and has formulated a program that mentors trainees in a supportive environment, starting with total supervision and culminating in a mastery of all aspects of anesthesiology.
We are proud of our resident trainees who come from a diverse background. Our location in Mass General, a world-famous hospital, gives trainees the opportunity to work in an environment where state-of-the-art procedures are performed, and to collaborate with scholars in many other disciplines. We are pioneering techniques and therapies in simulation, safety, bioengineering, pain and critical care. We have a long-established post-graduate program in intensive care, pain management and cardiac anesthesia. Anesthesia is not a static discipline and our department is deeply committed to education, basic science, translational, clinical and quality research, all of which is crucial for maintaining excellence in a rapidly changing field.
This site provides an overview of our unique training program in anesthesiology. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
— Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, M.D., Anesthetist-in-Chief