Pain Management

  • Meet the Team

    Pain Management at Cincinnati Children's is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child’s unique needs. Learn more about our faculty and staff.

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    Anesthesiology / Pediatrics

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    Kenneth R. Goldschneider, MD, FAAP
    Director, Division of Pain Management

    513-636-7768

    kenneth.goldschneider@cchmc.org

    Kenneth R. Goldschneider, MD, FAAP

    Director, Division of Pain Management

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-7768

    Fax: 513-636-2920

    Email: kenneth.goldschneider@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Complex chronic pain conditions in infants, children and young adults, including those related to vascular malformations, epidermolysis bullosa and cancer.

    Research Interests

    Outcomes of pain treatment, with a focus on outpatient, chronic pain management.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Connecticut Health Center School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, 1991. 

    Residency: Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1991 - 1994; Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 1994-1997. 

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1997 - 1998; Pain Management, Longwood Combined Pain Fellowship, The Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1998 - 1999. 

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1994; American Board of Anesthesiology, 1998; ABA Pain Management, 2000.

    Publications

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    Michael J. Kibelbek, MD
    Anesthesiologist

    513-636-4408

    michael.kibelbek@cchmc.org

    Michael J. Kibelbek, MD

    Anesthesiologist

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: michael.kibelbek@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Procedural sedation outside the OR; education

    Education and Training

    MD: Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1979.

    Residency: Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 1979-1982; Mercy Hospital Pittsburgh, PA, 1982-1984.

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1984-1985.

    Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics, 1984; American Board of Anesthesiology, 1985; PALS, 2008; ACLS, 2007.

    Publications

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    Renee Kreeger, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: renee.kreeger@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Anesthesia for congenital cardiac disease

    Biography

    Renee Kreeger, MD, is joining the faculty at Cincinnati Children’s after practicing as a pediatric anesthesiologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She has a special interest in anesthesia for congenital cardiac disease.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.

    Internship: Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

    Residency: University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2007.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008; Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX (to be completed November 2009).

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 2008.

    Publications

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    Mark Meyer, MD
    Anesthesiologist

    513-636-4408

    mark.meyer@cchmc.org

    Mark Meyer, MD

    Anesthesiologist

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-2920

    Email: mark.meyer@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Palliative medicine; end of life care; anesthesiology; pain management

    Research Interests

    Anesthesia; pain management

    Biography

    Mark Meyer, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist who completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Dr. Meyer joined the Department of Anesthesia in 2003 following his Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Meyer is a staff anesthesiologist, as well as an attending physician in the Division of Pain Management, caring for patients with acute pain. In addition, Dr. Meyer is an attending physician for StarShine Hospice, the pediatric hospice at Cincinnati Children's.

    In 2006, Dr. Meyer received his board certification from the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He has been an integral part of the development and implementation of the Pediatric Palliative and Comfort Care Team / PACT at Cincinnati Children's.

    Dr. Meyer is the PACT consulting physician, partnering with families in order to offer a range of comprehensive, family-centered care for children with chronic, complex or life-threatening conditions.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1998.

    Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, 2002.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2003.

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 2004; Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2006.

    David L. Moore, MD

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-8530

    Email: dave.moore@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1992.

    Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 1998.

    Fellowship: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1999.

    Certification: ABA, 1999.

    Senthilkumar Sadhasivam, MD, MPH

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: senthilkumar.sadhasivam@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric pain management; regional anesthesia; clinical research on improving perioperative outcomes

    Education and Training

    MBBS: Thanjavur Medical College, India, 1993.

    MD: AIIMS, New Delhi, India, 1999.

    Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Boston, MA.

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2004.


    Alexandra Szabova, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-7768

    Fax: 513-636-2920

    Email: alexandra.szabova@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Chronic pediatric pain management; chronic pediatric and adolescent back and musculoskeletal pain management; acute pain management; pediatric regional anesthesia techniques; interventional pain management; pediatric anesthesia

    Biography

    Alexandra Szabova, MD, joined the staff of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2006. She has worked as a pediatric anesthesiologist, but also became a team member of the multidisciplinary chronic pediatric pain clinic.

    Dr. Szabova demonstrated strong interest in pediatric chronic pain management during her training.
    She graduated from a combined pediatric and adult chronic pain management fellowship which was a result of close collaboration between the Cincinnati Children's and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH.

    Dr. Szabova received her medical degree from the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, and completed her residency in Anesthesia at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH.

    Dr. Szabova completed her combined pediatric and adult chronic pain management at Cincinnati Children's and Cleveland Clinic Foundation where is served as a chief fellow. She graduated with The Pain Fellow of the Year Award. Dr. Szabova completed pediatric anesthesia fellowship at the Cincinnati Children's.

    Dr. Szabova's interests include chronic pediatric pain management, musculoskeletal pain in children and adolescents, acute pain management of surgical and non surgical pediatric patients, regional nerve blocks, and pediatric anesthesia.

    Education and Training

    MD: Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1995.

    Residency: Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH.

    Fellowship: Pain Management, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH; Pediatric Anesthesia, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 2005; ABA Pain Medicine, 2005.

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    Luigi Viola, MD
    Anesthesiologist

    513-636-4408

    luigi.viola@cchmc.org

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    Luigi Viola, MD

    Anesthesiologist

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Email: luigi.viola@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric regional anesthesia; acute pain management; difficult airway; intensive care medicine; sedation

    Biography

    Luigi Viola, MD, graduated in 1991 at Catholic University of Rome Medical School. After completing residency in pediatrics, Dr. Viola started as clinical instructor in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Gemelli Hospital in Rome. In 2002 he became assistant professor of the Department of Pediatrics.

    Dr. Viola's achievements include the completion of his fellowship in Neonatology and Italian certification of anesthesiologist.

    In 2006, Dr. Viola started his Anesthesia Residency Program at the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL), completed in 2010. He also completed a Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2011.

    Education and Training

    MD: Catholic University of Rome, Medical School, 1991.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Catholic University, Rome, 1995; Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Catholic University, 2006; Anesthesiology, Shands Hospital at University of Florida, Gainesville, 2010.

    Fellowship: Neonatology, Catholic University, Rome, 1998; Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2011.

    Publications

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    Norbert J. Weidner, MD
    Anesthesiologist

    513-636-4408

    norbert.weidner@cchmc.org

    Norbert J. Weidner, MD

    Anesthesiologist

    Medical Director, StarShine Hospice

    Medical Director, Pediatric Palliative Care / PACT

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-2920

    Email: norbert.weidner@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Palliative medicine; end of life care; anesthesiology; pain management

    Biography

    Norbert J. Weidner, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician as well as a board-certified anesthesiologist. Following training in pediatrics Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, as well as Dayton Children's Hospital, he pursued a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia/critical care/regional anesthesia in Melbourne, Australia, for one year.

    Upon completion of his fellowship in 1988, Dr. Weidner joined the Department of Anesthesia at Cincinnati Children's. In addition to his staff duties as an anesthesiologist, Dr. Weidner was an attending staff in the pediatric intensive care unit for approximately two years.

    To incorporate the fellowship training he received in Australia, Dr. Weidner began the pain management group at Cincinnati Children's. He has participated in the pain management group both in the care of acute postoperative pain as well as chronic pain management.

    In 2004, Dr. Weidner received Board Certification with the American Board for Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Weidner has been affiliated with the hospice service at Cincinnati Children's since its inception and currently serves as StarShine Hospice's Medical Director .

    Dr. Weidner is passionate about partnering with families to offer a range of comprehensive, family-centered care to children with chronic, complex or life-threatening conditions. His vision to address the needs of this patient population resulted in the development of the Pediatric Palliative and Comfort Care Team (PACT) here at Cincinnati Children's. Dr. Weidner serves as the director of this consulting service.

    Education and Training

    MD: Temple Medical School, Philadelphia, PA, 1975.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1975-77; Pediatrics, Dayton Children's Hospital, Dayton, OH 1981-82; Anesthesia, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1985-87.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 1988.

    Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 1983; American Board of Pediatrics, 1989; Diplomat, American Board Medical Acupuncture, 2001; Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2004.

    Publications

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    Junzheng Wu, MD, ScD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Fax: 513-636-7337

    Email: junzheng.wu@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Anesthesia for airway and ent surgery; cerebral oxygenation in neonates


    Education and Training

    MD: Xinjiang (SinKiang) Medical University, Urumqi, PRC, 1980.

    Residency: Anesthesia, University Hospital, UAMS, AK, 2002.

    Fellowship, Pediatric Anesthesia: Cincinnati Children Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.


    Nursing

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    Roxane Anderson, RN, ARPN, CPNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Pain Management

    513-636-4517

    roxane.anderson@cchmc.org

    Roxane Anderson, RN, APRN, CPNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Pain Management

    Phone: 513-636-4517

    Fax: 513-636-3955

    Email: roxane.anderson@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Special needs children; pain management for children; chronic diseases in children.

    Biography

    Roxane Anderson, RN, APRN, CPNP, has worked at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center since 1975. She worked in the Department of Hematology/Oncology until 1992. She began working in the Department of Same Day Surgery in August 1992 and from there was hired by the Department of Anesthesia in July 2002.  Roxane has been working in Pain Management within the Department of Anesthesia.

    Education and Training

    BSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1975.

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1984.

    Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Good Samaritan Hospital / College of Mt. St. Joseph, 1978.

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    Lori Ann McKenna, MSN, APRN, CPNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Department of Anesthesia

    513-636-7768

    lori.mckenna@cchmc.org

    Lori Ann McKenna, MSN, APRN, CPNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-7768

    Fax: 513-636-2029

    Email: lori.mckenna@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Optimizing pediatric pain management

    Research Interests

    Nursing assessment of pediatric pain in verbal and nonverbal children

    Education and Training

    BSN: Bowling Green State University in consortium with The Medical College of Ohio, OH, 1993.

    MSN: University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, OH, 2003.

    Certification:  Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (by PNCB), 2003; Certified Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (by PNCB), 2007; Certified Pain Management Nurse (by ANCC), 2007; Pediatric Advanced Life Support, 1996; Certificate of Authority from Ohio Board of Nursing, 2003.

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    Tracy N. Rogers, MSN, APRN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Anesthesia

    513-636-7768

    tracy.rogers@cchmc.org

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    Tracy N. Rogers, MSN, APRN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-7768

    Email: tracy.rogers@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric pain management

    Biography

    Tracy Rogers has been an employee with Cincinnati Children's for the past eight years. She started out as a patient escort before working as a PCA while she went through her undergraduate education. She worked as a floor nurse on A4N, gastroenterology, liver/intestinal transplant unit for the past five years after graduating from the College of Mount Saint Joseph with her bachelor’s degree.

    Rogers graduated from NKU in Spring 2012 with her MSN and started with the pain division as a nurse practitioner in August 2012.

    Education and Training

    BSN: College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati, OH, 2007. 

    MSN: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, 2012.

    Certification: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner

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    Holly K. Stahlman, RN, APRN, CPNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pain Management

    513-636-7768

    holly.stahlman@cchmc.org

    Holly K. Stahlman, RN, APRN, CPNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pain Management

    Phone: 513-636-7768

    Email: holly.stahlman@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    Certification: Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP) – American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2008.

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

    BSN: University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, 2006.


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    Debra Wolf, MSN, APRN, CNS
    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Division of Pain Management

    513-636-7768

    debbie.wolf@cchmc.org

    Palliative Service

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    Hilary A. Flint, DO
    Pediatrician, Palliative Medicine Specialist

    513-636-5479

    hilary.flint@cchmc.org

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    Hilary A. Flint, DO

    Pediatrician, Palliative Medicine Specialist

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-5479

    Email: hilary.flint@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Palliative medicine; end of life care; care of children with complex medical needs; pain management

    Biography

    Hilary Flint, DO is a board- certified pediatrician who specializes in palliative medicine, pain and symptom management as well as care for medically fragile children. Originally from Mississippi, Dr. Flint completed a pediatric residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center-Blair Batson Children’s Hospital. After developing an interest in pediatric palliative medicine, Dr. Flint pursued a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Dr. Flint moved to Cincinnati after completing her fellowship and joined the Pediatric Palliative and Comfort Care Team (PACT) at Cincinnati Children’s where she focuses on enhancing the quality of life for children with life-threatening conditions. In keeping with her interest in caring for children with medically complex disease, Dr. Flint also joined the Center for Infants and Children with Special Needs, now the Complex Care Center, where she practices family-centered, comprehensive care.

    Dr. Flint is passionate about caring for children who are suffering from complex or life-threatening conditions. She, along with an interdisciplinary team, accomplishes this by assessing and treating the unique physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of patients and families under her care.

    Education and Training

    DO: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2006.

    Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2009.

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2010.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2009. Board-eligible-Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2010.

    Psychology

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    Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, PhD
    Research Director, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    513-636-4336

    susmita.kashikar-zuck@cchmc.org

    Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, PhD

    Research Director, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4336

    Fax: 513-636-0602

    Email: susmita.kashikar-zuck@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Pediatric pain management; cognitive behavioral therapy for treatment of chronic pain in children; parent training; biofeedback.

    Research

    Psychological factors in pediatric chronic pain; evidence-based interventions for the treatment of pediatric chronic pain; cognitive-behavior therapy for juvenile fibromyalgia; combined behavioral and exercise-based interventions; long term outcomes of adolescents with fibromyalgia; transition to early adulthood

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    Biography

    Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, PhD, specializes in behavioral pain management with children. She leads the pediatric chronic pain research program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Her research interests are in the psychological aspects of pediatric chronic pain including adjustment and coping of children and their families. She is specifically interested in evaluating the efficacy of cognitive behavior therapy and combined behavioral and exercise-based treatments for pain conditions such as juvenile fibromyalgia.

    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 1995.

    Internship: Subspecialty in Medical/Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

    Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. 

    Certification: Licensed Clinical Psychologist.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Fibromyalgia Integrative Training program for Teens (FIT Teens). Principal Investigator. National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. 2013 - 2015. #R21 AR063412.

    Amitriptyline and topiramate in the prevention of childhood migraine. Co-Investigator. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 2011 - 2016. #U01 NS076788.

    Enhancing PROMIS in Pediatric Pain, Rheumatology, and Rehabilitation Research. Co-Investigator. National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. 2009 - 2013. #U01 AR057940.

    Longitudinal determination of outcomes of adolescents with fibromyalgia. Principal Investigator. National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. 2009 - 2014.  #R01 AR054842.

    Behavioral interventions and long-term outcomes in juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome. Principal Investigator. National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. 2009 - 2014. #K24 AR056687.

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    Anne M. Lynch-Jordan, PhD
    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    513-636-4336

    anne.lynch-jordan@cchmc.org

    Anne M. Lynch-Jordan, PhD

    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4336

    Fax: 513-636-7756

    Email: anne.lynch-jordan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Pediatric psychology; child and adolescent clinical psychology; behavioral pain management

    Research Interests

    Psychosocial factors associated with pediatric chronic pain; child pain behaviors; parenting behaviors

    Biography

    Anne M. Lynch-Jordan, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of pediatric chronic pain. She is the primary pain psychologist in Headache Center (named a Clinical Center of Excellence by Medical Economics in 2009), Epidermolysis Bullosa Center, and the Pain Management Clinic (named a Clinical Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society in 2007).

    Dr. Lynch-Jordan is the associate director of the O'Grady Residency in Pediatric Psychology, and is a team leader in the Academic Collaborative, a hospital-wide initiative aimed at integrating quality improvement science into academic divisions at Cincinnati Children's.

    Dr. Lynch-Jordan's current research interests include parenting behavior and illness behavior encouragement of children with chronic pain. Additionally, she is interested in pain expression and factors contributing to school attendance/absences in the pediatric chronic pain population. She is a study therapist for an NIH clinical trial investigating behavioral interventions for juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2003.

    Internship: University of Florida Health Sciences Center, Gainesville, FL, 2002-03.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2003-05.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Longitudinal Determination of Outcomes of Adolescents with Fibromyalgia. Co-Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2009 - 2014.

    Social Workers

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    Sheryl C. Grossi
    Social Worker, Palliative Care and Pain Management

    513-636-7768

    sheryl.grossi@cchmc.org