Pediatric Pain Management Clinic

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Chronic Pain

The Pain Management Team at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is dedicated to providing the highest standards of care to children and young adults with persistent pain. Our multidisciplinary team will provide holistic and comprehensive services so that daily functioning and wellness is restored.

Our team consists of:

  • Pediatric Anesthesiologist
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Physician
  • Certified Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychologist
  • Physical Therapists

Your First Visit

Treating pediatric chronic pain effectively requires thorough evaluations that are often time-consuming, which is why new patients can expect a 90-minute visit. The first visit includes assessments by each member of the team. After each team member has the opportunity to meet you, the team will meet to discuss and develop a plan of care that is specific to meet your needs.

Follow-up visits are approximately 30 minutes, but please keep in mind that time may depend on interventions and treatments. You may not need to see each member of the pain team for each visit, and follow-up appointments will depend on your individualized plan of care.

Conditions We Treat

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Post-traumatic persistent pain
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • AV malformations
  • Amputation/Phantom Pain
  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Headaches
  • Neck and back pain

Treatments may include:

  • Medications
  • Physical Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Relaxation and breathing techniques
  • Acupuncture
  • Trigger point injections
  • Nerve blocks

To contact the Pediatric Pain Management Team, please call 412-692-8700 to make an appointment as well as leave a message for the nurse.


Multidisciplinary Team

Angela M. Garcia, MD
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Cathy Stevens-Campese, RN, MSN, CRNP

Rachael Lauer, RN, MSN, CRNP

Sheri Goldstrohm, PhD
Pain Psychologist

Becky Matvey, DPT
Pain Physical Therapist

Rebecca Garvin, DPT
Pain Physical Therapist