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
2021 Achieving appropriate, safe, and patient-centered lung cancer screening 5I01HX002684-04
2021 K12 Cardiopulmonary Implementation Science Scholars Program 5K12HL138049-05 6
2021 Factors and Outcomes Associated with Inappropriate Prescribing of Phosphodiesterase-5-Inhibitors for Pulmonary Hypertension 5I01HX001830-04 1
2021 Factors and Outcomes Associated with Inappropriate Prescribing of Phosphodiesterase-5-Inhibitors for Pulmonary Hypertension 5I01HX001830-05 1
2021 Factors and Outcomes Associated with Inappropriate Prescribing of Phosphodiesterase-5-Inhibitors for Pulmonary Hypertension 5I01HX001830-06 1
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
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  1. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34479453
     
  2. 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
     
  3. 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
     
  4. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33794140; PMCID: PMC8328358; DOI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202008-1075RL;
     
  5. 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; PMCID: PMC8267608; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.16233;
     
  6. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34085410; DOI: 10.1002/acr.24724;
     
  7. 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
     
  8. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33868640; PMCID: PMC8020250; DOI: 10.1177/20458940211001714;
     
  9. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33751412; PMCID: PMC7942516; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-021-06652-5;
     
  10. 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; PMCID: PMC7919159; DOI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202004-364OC;
     
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Bar chart showing 154 publications over 15 distinct years, with a maximum of 24 publications in 2020

YearPublications
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20081
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201314
201411
201514
201615
201719
201813
201915
202024
202112


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):
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  • Career Mentor
  • Co-Mentor or Peer Mentor
  • Project Mentor
  • Research / Scholarly Mentor
  • Work / Life Integration Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
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Boston MA 02118
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