Gary Brenner M.D., Ph.D.



Gary J. Brenner currently sees patients at the Massachusetts General Hospital Pain Management Center where he is the director of the Mass General Pain Medicine Fellowship. He is an associate professor in anesthesia at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Brenner runs an NIH-funded lab focused on developing gene therapy for the often-painful peripheral nervous system tumors associated with neurofibromatosis. He also conducts neuroscience research on the mechanism of action of opioids in the brain, and has authored more than 45 articles, reviews, chapters, and abstracts on gene therapy strategies for NF tumors, the pathophysiology of pain, basic pain mechanisms and immune function, and clinical approaches to chronic pain. Dr. Brenner currently has several national leadership positions related to pain medicine education/training. He completed his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and completed an anesthesiology residency and a pain medicine fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital.