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Jianren Mao, MD, PhD

Jianren Mao, MD, PhD

Position

Director, MGH Center for Translational Pain Research; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Specialty

Pain Management

Professional Activities

The Mass General Center for Translational Pain Research is devoted to translational research on pain mechanisms and pain treatment.  The Center is interested in technology transfer and intellectual property development in pain management. 

In the clinical area, we are interested in studying the clinical neurobiology of neuropathic and inflammatory pain and exploring novel pharmacological and interventional approaches for the management of various clinical pain conditions. We have been extensively involved in studying the cellular mechanisms and clinical features of opioid-induced pain, opioid tolerance and addiction. 

In the preclinical area, we are interested in studying:

  • the neural and molecular mechanisms of neuropathic pain, opioid tolerance, and opioid-induced hyperalgesia;
  • the role of endogenous cannabinoids in the modulation of neuropathic pain;
  • the role of central glucocorticoid receptors in the neural and molecular mechanisms of pain and opioid tolerance;
  • peripheral and central mechanisms of burn-induced pain and low back pain.

Medical Training

Suzhou Medical College - China, MD
Medical College of Virginia, PhD

Publications

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Related Links

Pain and Neuroscience Research
MGH Center for Translational Pain Research

Contact Information

Clinical Office:

Center for Pain Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Wang Ambulatory Care Center, Suite 324
15 Parkman Street Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-8810
Fax: 617-726-3341

Academic Office:

Division of Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Wang Ambulatory Care Center, Suite 333
15 Parkman Street Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-3332
Fax: 617-724-2719

Public Transportation Access: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes



 
Office Information

Department of Anesthesia,
Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Gray-Bigelow 444
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Public Transportation Access: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes