Renda S. Wiener, MD
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



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.

Boston Medical Center


Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp



2014 BU School of Medicine, Dept. of Medicine: Junior Faculty Mentorship 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 - 07/31/2018 (PI)
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Insti 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. Mehter HM, McCannon JB, Clark JA, Wiener RS. Physician Approaches to Conflict with Families Surrounding End-of-Life Decision-making in the Intensive Care Unit. A Qualitative Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Feb; 15(2):241-249.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29099239.
     
  2. Mazzone PJ, Silvestri GA, Patel S, Kanne JP, Kinsinger LS, Wiener RS, Soo Hoo G, Detterbeck FC. Screening for Lung Cancer: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report. Chest. 2018 Jan 24. PMID: 29374513.
     
  3. 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 Jan 22. PMID: 29356812.
     
  4. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29186211.
     
  5. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29090963.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28379717; DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201701-0165CP;.
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. 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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