Renda S. Wiener MD, MPH

Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

72 E. Concord Street | (617) 638-4860
Renda Wiener
Sections

Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

Centers

Pulmonary Center

Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Biography

I am a pulmonary and critical care physician, health services researcher, and implementation scientist. 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.

My research has focused on two core areas:
1) Identifying and de-implementing overly aggressive, potentially harmful strategies in pulmonary and critical care,
2) Defining and implementing patient-centered strategies to optimize the ratio of benefits to harms in lung cancer screening and evaluation of potentially malignant pulmonary nodules.

I have received grant funding from the NIH, VA HSR&D, VA QUERI, Dept of Defense, PCORI, and several foundations to study these problems, and have co-chaired or participated in several clinical practice guidelines and policy statements to improve the quality, appropriateness, and patient-centeredness of care.

Other Positions

Education

Medicine-Internal, MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2000

Health Policy Management, MPH, Dartmouth College, 2008

Anthropology, AB, Harvard College, 1996

Publications

Published on 9/3/2021

Mesfin N, Fischman A, Garcia MA, Johnson S, Parikh R, Wiener RS. Predictors to forgo resuscitative effort during Covid-19 critical illness at the height of the pandemic : A retrospective cohort study. Palliat Med. 2021 09; 35(8):1519-1524. PMID: 34479453.

Published on 7/13/2021

Mazzone PJ, Silvestri GA, Souter LH, Caverly TJ, Kanne JP, Katki HA, Wiener RS, Detterbeck FC. Executive Summary: Screening for Lung Cancer: Chest Guideline and Expert Panel Report. Chest. 2021 Jul 13. PMID: 34270965.

Published on 7/13/2021

Mazzone PJ, Silvestri GA, Souter LH, Caverly TJ, Kanne JP, Katki HA, Wiener RS, Detterbeck FC. Screening for Lung Cancer: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report. Chest. 2021 Jul 13. PMID: 34270968.

Published on 7/1/2021

Nunez ER, Johnson SW, Qian SX, Powell WR, Walkey AJ, Wiener RS, Rinne ST. Patterns of Pulmonary Consultation for Veterans with Incident Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 07; 18(7):1249-1252. PMID: 33794140.

Published on 7/1/2021

Núñez ER, Caverly TJ, Zhang S, Glickman ME, Qian SX, Boudreau JH, Slatore CG, Miller DR, Wiener RS. Adherence to Follow-up Testing Recommendations in US Veterans Screened for Lung Cancer, 2015-2019. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jul 01; 4(7):e2116233. PMID: 34236409.

Published on 6/3/2021

Lui JK, Sangani RA, Chen CA, Bujor AM, Trojanowski MA, Gopal DM, LaValley MP, Wiener RS, Klings ES. The Prognostic Value of Cardiac Axis Deviation in Systemic Sclerosis-related Pulmonary Hypertension. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021 Jun 03. PMID: 34085410.

Published on 5/1/2021

Ito Fukunaga M, Wiener RS, Slatore CG. The 2021 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation on Lung Cancer Screening: The More Things Stay the Same…. JAMA Oncol. 2021 May 01; 7(5):684-686. PMID: 33687430.

Published on 4/1/2021

Gillmeyer KR, Miller DR, Glickman ME, Qian SX, Klings ES, Maron BA, Hanlon JT, Rinne ST, Wiener RS. Outcomes of pulmonary vasodilator use in Veterans with pulmonary hypertension associated with left heart disease and lung disease. Pulm Circ. 2021 Apr-Jun; 11(2):20458940211001714. PMID: 33868640.

Published on 3/9/2021

Wiener RS, Kim SYI, Fried TR, Cohen J, Foglia MB, Lehmann LS, Linsky AM. Early Changes in Rates of Documented Goals-of-Care Conversations in the Veterans Health Administration During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 05; 36(5):1466-1469. PMID: 33751412.

Published on 3/1/2021

Spece LJ, Epler EM, Duan K, Donovan LM, Griffith MF, LaBedz S, Thakur N, Wiener RS, Krishnan JA, Au DH, Feemster LC. Reassessment of Home Oxygen Prescription after Hospitalization for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. A Potential Target for Deimplementation. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 03; 18(3):426-432. PMID: 33075243.

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