Going beyond medicine

At Children’s we are committed to making your child’s experience the best it can be. That includes partnering with patients and parents around what we can do to prevent and treat pain at every stage of care through our Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine Program – one of the largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country.

Our interdisciplinary program combines evidence-based methods in pain, palliative and integrative medicine to treat pain in babies, children and teens in the hospital, at home and at our new Kiran Stordalen and Horst Rechelbacher Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine Clinic.

Learn more about our three programs:

A robust team

The interdisciplinary Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine Program team is truly one-of-a-kind. Nowhere else is there a team as specialized as ours. Our team works closely with your child and family, your primary doctor or hospital doctor, your nurses and the child life staff to develop the best plan of action for your child and family. The Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine Program is lead by:

Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD, medical director of the Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine Program. Dr. Friedrichsdorf is board certified in Pediatrics, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a Diplomate of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and trained in hypnosis by the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute. He is the Principal Investigator of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Cancer Institute (NCI) five-year multisite study on the creation, implementation and evaluation of a Pediatric Palliative Care Curriculum (EPEC-Pediatrics).

Dr. Friedrichsdorf lectures extensively both nationally and internationally about pediatric pain medicine, palliative care and integrative medicine and has a track record of publications in the field, including contributions to more than 15 books on the subject. Learn more about his contributions on his blog.

Along with Dr. Friedrichsdorf, you may also meet some of the other all-star doctors and nurse practitioners of the Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine Program.

Tour the clinic

Three programs in one