Renda Soylemez Wiener, MD, MPH
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.

Member
Boston University
Pulmonary Center


Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research


Boston Medical Center


VA Boston Healthcare System



2020 American Society for Clinical Investigation: Elected member
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 - 07/31/2021 (Subcontract 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



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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 Achieving appropriate, safe, and patient-centered lung cancer screening 5I01HX002684-02
2020 Achieving appropriate, safe, and patient-centered lung cancer screening 5I01HX002684-02
2020 Achieving appropriate, safe, and patient-centered lung cancer screening 7I01HX002684-03
2020 K12 Cardiopulmonary Implementation Science Scholars Program 5K12HL138049-04 6
2019 Achieving appropriate, safe, and patient-centered lung cancer screening 1I01HX002684-01
2019 Factors and Outcomes Associated with Inappropriate Prescribing of Phosphodiesterase-5-Inhibitors for Pulmonary Hypertension 1I01HX001830-01A1 1
2019 Factors and Outcomes Associated with Inappropriate Prescribing of Phosphodiesterase-5-Inhibitors for Pulmonary Hypertension 5I01HX001830-02 1
2019 Factors and Outcomes Associated with Inappropriate Prescribing of Phosphodiesterase-5-Inhibitors for Pulmonary Hypertension 7I01HX001830-03 1
2015 Progressing towards implementation of lung cancer screening in the VHA 1I21HX001179-01 2
2013 Improving decisions about evaluating pulmonary nodules for lung cancer 5K07CA138772-06 49
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  1. Wilson KC, Kaminsky DA, Michaud G, Sharma S, Nici L, Folz RJ, Barjaktarevic I, Bhakta NR, Cheng G, Chupp GL, Cole A, Dixon AE, Finigan JH, Graham B, Hallstrand TS, Haynes J, Hankinson J, MacIntyre N, Mandel J, McCarthy K, McCormack M, Patil SP, Rosenfeld M, Senitko M, Sethi S, Swenson ER, Stanojevic S, Teodorescu M, Weiner DJ, Wiener RS, Powell CA. Restoring Pulmonary and Sleep Services as the COVID-19 Pandemic Lessens. From an Association of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Division Directors and American Thoracic Society-coordinated Task Force. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2020 11; 17(11):1343-1351.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32663071
     
  2. 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 COPD: A Potential Target for De-implementation. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2020 Oct 19. PMID: 33075243
     
  3. Rivera MP, Katki HA, Tanner NT, Triplette M, Sakoda LC, Wiener RS, Cardarelli R, Carter-Harris L, Crothers K, Fathi JT, Ford ME, Smith R, Winn RA, Wisnivesky JP, Henderson LM, Aldrich MC. Addressing Disparities in Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility and Healthcare Access. An Official American Thoracic Society Statement. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 10 01; 202(7):e95-e112. PMID: 33000953
     
  4. Parikh TJ, Stryczek KC, Gillespie C, Sayre GG, Feemster L, Udris E, Majerczyk B, Rinne ST, Wiener RS, Au DH, Helfrich CD. Provider anticipation and experience of patient reaction when deprescribing guideline discordant inhaled corticosteroids. PLoS One. 2020; 15(9):e0238511.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32941462
     
  5. Swamy L, Mohr D, Blok A, Anderson E, Charns M, Wiener RS, Rinne S. Impact of Workplace Climate on Burnout Among Critical Care Nurses in the Veterans Health Administration. Am J Crit Care. 2020 09 01; 29(5):380-389.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32869073
     
  6. Wiener RS, Barnato AE. Implications of Including Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate Rates in Risk Adjustment for Pay-for-Performance Programs. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Jul 01; 3(7):e2010915. PMID: 32662841
     
  7. Iaccarino JM, Steiling K, Slatore CG, Drainoni ML, Wiener RS. Patient characteristics associated with adherence to pulmonary nodule guidelines. Respir Med. 2020 Sep; 171:106075.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32658836
     
  8. Gillmeyer KR, Rinne ST, Walkey AJ, Qian SX, Wiener RS. How Closely Do Clinical Trial Participants Resemble "Real-World" Patients with Groups 2 and 3 Pulmonary Hypertension? A Structured Review. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2020 06; 17(6):779-783.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32150687
     
  9. Herbst N, Wiener RS, Helm ED, O'Donnell C, Fitzgerald C, Wong C, Bulekova K, Waite M, Mishuris RG, Kathuria H. Effectiveness of an Opt-Out Electronic Heath Record-Based Tobacco Treatment Consult Service at an Urban Safety Net Hospital. Chest. 2020 Oct; 158(4):1734-1741.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32428510
     
  10. Gillmeyer KR, Rinne ST, Glickman ME, Lee KM, Shao Q, Qian SX, Klings ES, Maron BA, Hanlon JT, Miller DR, Wiener RS. Factors Associated With Potentially Inappropriate Phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibitor Use for Pulmonary Hypertension in the United States, 2006 to 2015. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2020 05; 13(5):e005993.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32393128
     
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Bar chart showing 139 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 21 publications in 2020

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201314
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201813
201915
202021


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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