Renda Soylemez Wiener, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
MPH, Dartmouth College



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.

Boston Medical Center


Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp



2014 BU School of Medicine, Dept. of Medicine: Junior Faculty Mentorship Award
2014 American Thoracic Society, Behavioral Sciences & Health Services Research Assembly: Early Career Achievement Award
2011 BU School of Medicine, Dept. of Medicine: Robert Dawson Evans Junior Faculty Merit Award
2008-2012 NIH: Clinical Research Loan Repayment award
2008-2009 The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice: Thomson Faculty Development Award


PRAGMATIC TRIAL OF MORE VERSUS LESS INTENSIVE STRATEGIES FOR ACTIVE SURVEILLANCE OF PAITIENTS WITH SMALL PULMONARY NODULES
08/01/2015 - 07/31/2020 (PI)
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute KaiserPermanente HRI

IMPROVING DECISIONS ABOUT EVALUATING PULMONARY NODULES FOR LUNG CANCER
09/21/2009 - 08/31/2014 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5K07CA138772-06



Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Rinne ST, Wiener RS, Chen Y, Rise P, Udris E, Feemster LC, Au DH. Reply to: Extent of Overuse of Inhaled Corticosteroids in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Oct 02.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30278144.
     
  2. Mazzone PJ, Silvestri GA, Patel S, Kanne JP, Kinsinger LS, Wiener RS, Soo Hoo GW, Detterbeck FC. Response. Chest. 2018 Oct; 154(4):997-998. PMID: 30290947.
     
  3. Iaccarino JM, Steiling KA, Wiener RS. Lung Cancer Screening in a Safety-net Hospital: Implications of Screening a Real-world Population versus the National Lung Screening Trial. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Sep 10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30199643.
     
  4. Mazzone PJ, Silvestri GA, Patel S, Kanne JP, Kinsinger LS, Wiener RS, Soo Hoo GW, Detterbeck FC. Response. Chest. 2018 Sep; 154(3):716-717. PMID: 30195352.
     
  5. Rivera MP, Tanner NT, Silvestri GA, Detterbeck FC, Tammemägi MC, Young RP, Slatore CG, Caverly TJ, Boyd CM, Braithwaite D, Fathi JT, Gould MK, Iaccarino JM, Malkoski SP, Mazzone PJ, Tanoue LT, Schoenborn NL, Zulueta JJ, Wiener RS. Incorporating Coexisting Chronic Illness into Decisions about Patient Selection for Lung Cancer Screening. An Official American Thoracic Society Research Statement. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Jul 15; 198(2):e3-e13.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30004250.
     
  6. Rinne ST, Wiener RS, Chen Y, Rise P, Udris E, Feemster LC, Au DH. Impact of Guideline Changes on Indications for Inhaled Corticosteroids Among Veterans with COPD. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 07 03.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29969041.
     
  7. Kim D, Lee KM, Freiman MR, Powell WR, Klings ES, Rinne ST, Miller DR, Rose AJ, Wiener RS. Phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibitor Therapy for Pulmonary Hypertension in the United States. Actual versus Recommended Use. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Jun; 15(6):693-701.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29485908.
     
  8. Admon AJ, Gupta A, Williams M, Valley TS, Sjoding MW, Wiener RS, Cooke CR. Appraising the Evidence Supporting Choosing Wisely® Recommendations. J Hosp Med. 2018 Apr 25. PMID: 29694449.
     
  9. Caverly TJ, Fagerlin A, Wiener RS, Slatore CG, Tanner NT, Yun S, Hayward R. Comparison of Observed Harms and Expected Mortality Benefit for Persons in the Veterans Health Affairs Lung Cancer Screening Demonstration Project. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Mar 01; 178(3):426-428. PMID: 29356812.
     
  10. Wiener RS, Koppelman E, Bolton R, Lasser KE, Borrelli B, Au DH, Slatore CG, Clark JA, Kathuria H. Patient and Clinician Perspectives on Shared Decision-making in Early Adopting Lung Cancer Screening Programs: a Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Jul; 33(7):1035-1042.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29468601.
     
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Bar chart showing 102 publications over 12 distinct years, with a maximum of 19 publications in 2017

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201314
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201719
201812

I am committed to mentoring the next generation of scientists. I am the Mentorship Director for VA CHOIR, and have co-led seminars to support new grant writers both at VA CHOIR and for the American Thoracic Society. I was honored with the Evans Award for Junior Faculty Mentorship in 2014.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Advisor
  • Career Mentor
  • Co-Mentor or Peer Mentor
  • Project Mentor
  • Research / Scholarly Mentor
  • Work / Life Integration Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
  • Email (see 'Contact Info')


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