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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    Andrew J. Costandi, MD
    Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    513-264-5298

    andrew.costandi@cchmc.org

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    Andrew J. Costandi, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-264-5298

    Email: andrew.costandi@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Regional anesthesia; acute perioperative and chronic medical pain management; residents and fellows education

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt, 1996-1993.

    Internship: Transitional, University of Cairo Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt, 2003-2004.

    Residency: Pediatrics, National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt, 2004-2007.

    Internship: Surgery, Brookdale University Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, 2007-2008.

    Residency: Anesthesia, Brookdale and Staten Island University Hospitals, NY, 2008-2011.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2012.

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 2012.

    Certification: ACLS, PALS, ATLS, 2011-2015.

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    Kenneth R. Goldschneider, MD, FAAP
    Director, Pain Management Center

    513-636-7768

    kenneth.goldschneider@cchmc.org

    Kenneth R. Goldschneider, MD, FAAP

    Director, Pain Management Center

    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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    Christopher S. Lee, MD
    Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    513-636-4408

    christopher.lee@cchmc.org

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    Christopher S. Lee, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-4408

    Email: christopher.lee@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Pediatric regional anesthesia and pain medicine; anesthesia for solid organ transplantation.

    Research Interests

    Pediatric regional anesthesia and pain medicine; perfusion/reperfusion injury.

    Education and Training

    BS: Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 1997.

    MD: Thomas Jefferson University- Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 2000.

    Residency: Pediatrics, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, 2003; Anesthesia, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2006.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesia, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.

    Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, 2007.

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    Rupi Mavi, MD
    Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    513-803-0645

    jagroop.mavi@cchmc.org

    Rupi Mavi, MD

    Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-803-0645

    Email: jagroop.mavi@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

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

    Residency: Anesthesia, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL.

    Certification: Anesthesiology, 2013.


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    John B. Rose, MD
    Co-Director, Inpatient Pain Rehabilitation Program

    513-636-7768

    john.rose@cchmc.org

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    John B. Rose, MD

    Co-Director, Inpatient Pain Rehabilitation Program

    Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

    Phone: 513-636-7768

    Email: john.rose@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    MD: University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1980.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, DC; Anesthesiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

    Certifications: Pediatrics, 1984; Anesthesiology, 1987.

    Publications

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    Alexandra Szabova, MD
    Director, Pain Management Fellowship

    513-636-7768

    alexandra.szabova@cchmc.org

    Alexandra Szabova, MD

    Director, Pain Management Fellowship

    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.


    Psychology

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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.
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    Sara E. Williams, PhD
    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    513-636-4336

    sara.williams2@cchmc.org

    Sara E. Williams, PhD

    Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4336

    Email: sara.williams2@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Pediatric chronic pain; pediatric psychology; cognitive behavioral therapy

    Research

    Psychosocial factors affecting pediatric chronic pain; parent-child interaction

    Biography

    Sara E. Williams, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment, treatment, and research of pediatric chronic pain. She is the clinical director of the Functional Independence Restoration program for inpatient pediatric chronic pain rehabilitation. She also practices as a pain psychologist in the Headache Center and Pain Management Clinic. 

    Dr. Williams’ research interests focus on psychosocial factors affecting children’s and parents’ experience of pediatric chronic pain conditions. She is a study therapist for an NIH funded clinical trial investigating exercise and behavioral interventions for adolescents with fibromyalgia.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2007.

    Internship: University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2006-2007.

    Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2008-2010.

    Certification: Licensed Clinical Psychologist.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Chronic Illness Self-Management in Children and Adolescents. Study therapist. National Institutes of Health. 2013-2015.

    Physical Therapy

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    Nancy R. Durban, PT, MS, DPT
    Physical Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    nancy.durban@cchmc.org

    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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    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