Renda S. Wiener, MD

Associate Professor, Medicine

Renda Wiener
(617) 638-4860
72 E. Concord St Housman (R)

Biography

The goal of my research is to improve how patients, families, and doctors understand, discuss, and make decisions about medical care. Based on my clinical work, I understand why doctors are eager for new strategies to improve patient outcomes. However, we have a tendency to adopt strategies when there is still limited knowledge of the benefits or possible harms. It is essential that we understand these effects before exposing our patients to the harms that may result from management.

Much of my ongoing work focuses on improving patient-centered care and decision-making for the hundreds of thousands of Americans diagnosed with a potentially malignant pulmonary nodule each year. I have received grant funding from the NIH and VA HSR&D to study the impact of the diagnosis of pulmonary nodules on patients’ lung cancer risk perception and health-related quality of life, physicians’ decision-making, and resource utilization in the healthcare system. I am a member of the writing committee for the pulmonary nodule management chapter of the American College of Chest Physician’s Lung Cancer Guidelines, 3rd edition.

I also have ongoing projects, many as collaborations with fellows in our department, to study outcomes and resource use among critically ill patients using large publicly available databases.

Other Positions

  • Boston Medical Center
  • Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp

Education

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, MD
  • Dartmouth College, MPH
  • Harvard College, AB

Publications

  • Published on 11/22/2017

    Rinne ST, Rinne TJ, Olsen K, Wiener RS, Balcezak TJ, Dardani W, Elwy R. Hospital Administrators' Perspectives on Physician Engagement: A Qualitative Study. J Hosp Med. 2017 Nov 22. PMID: 29186211.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/3/2017

    Mehter HM, McCannon JB, Clark JA, Wiener RS. Physician Approaches to Conflict with Families Surrounding End-of-Life Decision-Making in the ICU: A Qualitative Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Nov 03. PMID: 29099239.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/1/2017

    Kathuria H, Detterbeck FC, Fathi JT, Fennig K, Gould MK, Jolicoeur DG, Land SR, Massetti GM, Mazzone PJ, Silvestri GA, Slatore CG, Smith RA, Vachani A, Zeliadt SB, Wiener RS. Stakeholder Research Priorities for Smoking Cessation Interventions within Lung Cancer Screening Programs. An Official American Thoracic Society Research Statement. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Nov 01; 196(9):1202-1212. PMID: 29090963.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/1/2017

    Sullivan DR, Golden SE, Ganzini L, Wiener RS, Eden KB, Slatore CG. Association of Decision-making with Patients' Perceptions of Care and Knowledge during Longitudinal Pulmonary Nodule Surveillance. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Nov; 14(11):1690-1696. PMID: 28489453.

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  • Published on 10/21/2017

    Slatore CG, Wiener RS. Pulmonary Nodules: A Small Problem for Many, Severe Distress for Some, and How to Communicate About It. Chest. 2017 Oct 21. PMID: 29066390.

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  • Published on 10/15/2017

    Walkey AJ, Barnato AE, Wiener RS, Nallamothu BK. Accounting for Patient Preferences Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment in Evaluations of Medical Effectiveness and Quality. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Oct 15; 196(8):958-963. PMID: 28379717.

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  • Published on 10/1/2017

    Miranda LS, Datta S, Melzer AC, Wiener RS, Davis JM, Tong BC, Golden SE, Slatore CG. Rationale and Design of the Lung Cancer Screening Implementation. Evaluation of Patient-Centered Care Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Oct; 14(10):1581-1590. PMID: 28640670.

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  • Published on 10/1/2017

    Mazzone PJ, Sears CR, Arenberg DA, Gaga M, Gould MK, Massion PP, Nair VS, Powell CA, Silvestri GA, Vachani A, Wiener RS. Evaluating Molecular Biomarkers for the Early Detection of Lung Cancer: When Is a Biomarker Ready for Clinical Use? An Official American Thoracic Society Policy Statement. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Oct 01; 196(7):e15-e29. PMID: 28960111.

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  • Published on 9/1/2017

    Jasuja GK, Bhasin S, Rose AJ, Reisman JI, Hanlon JT, Miller DR, Morreale AP, Pogach LM, Cunningham FE, Park A, Wiener RS, Gifford AL, Berlowitz DR. Provider and Site-Level Determinants of Testosterone Prescribing in the Veterans Healthcare System. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Sep 01; 102(9):3226-3233. PMID: 28911150.

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  • Published on 8/1/2017

    Iaccarino JM, Wiener RS. Pulmonary Nodule Guidelines: What Physicians Do When Evidence-Based Guidelines Lack High-Quality Evidence. Chest. 2017 Aug; 152(2):232-234. PMID: 28797383.

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