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Yuan-Chi Lin, MD, MPH, FAAP
Dr. Yuan-Chi Lin grew up in Taiwan. He completed his pediatric residency at Columbus Children's Hospital and anesthesia residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his fellowship training in pediatric anesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital, and in pain medicine at Stanford. He was the founder and director of Pediatric Pain Management Service at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Currently, he is the Director of the Medical Acupuncture Service, Senior Associate in Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital; and Associate Professor of Anaesthesia (Pediatrics) at Harvard Medical School. He has been successfully integrating traditional Chinese medicine into pediatric anesthesia and pain practice. Dr. Lin has been published extensively in the area of pediatric pain medicine and utilizing acupuncture effectively in modern anesthesia. He has taught innumerable workshops, and directed many educational conferences.
Wick Kraemer, MD
Dr. Kraemer came from a small town known as Washington, DC. His studies brought him to Virginia for undergraduate and medical school training. Love brought him to Philadelphia, first to follow his wife, and secondly, to follow a path to pediatric anesthesia. He trained briefly in Boston with Dr. Yuan-Chi Lin, learning pediatric pain management. Back in Philadelphia, he has worked in acute and chronic pain management for the past 10 years.
Dr. Kraemer enjoys seeing patients and teaching pain management. He has been lucky to participate in PBLDs, publish clinical pain research, give lectures and help write questions for the ASA’s self assessment module on pediatrics. He is currently involved in writing guidelines for pediatric prescribing of opioids in Pennsylvania. Teaching and practicing the management of pediatric pain of all kinds is his passion.
After his undergraduate education from the University of Virginia, Dr. Kraemer finished medical training at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He pursued surgical training for a year before matriculating to the anesthesiology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He finished his fellowship training in pediatric anesthesiology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and in 2006, spent extra training time at Children’s Hospital Boston learning pediatric pain management .
Dr. Kraemer has practiced acute and chronic pain management as a physician and licensed acupuncturist in addition to providing pediatric anesthesia. In 2012, he was appointed the Medical Director of Acute and Chronic Pain Management at CHOP. He has published clinical research on pediatric regional anesthesia and acute pain management. He has lectured locally and nationally and has written questions for the ASA’s self assessment module on pediatrics.
He enjoys teaching and started the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management fellowship at CHOP in 2016. His passions are teaching and practicing pediatric pain management of all kinds.
Meredith R. Brooks, MD
Dr. Brooks attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University, followed by residency at the Brigham and Children’s Hospital. Dr. Brooks went to Stanford to do both pediatric anesthesiology and pain medicine fellowships and is currently board certified in both. After several years of practice in idyllic Northern California, Dr. Brooks returned to Texas to be closer to family. She now practices pain medicine and pediatric anesthesiology at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.