Dr. Maureen Strafford is Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology and Public Health and Community Medicine and Director of Special Projects in the Pain Research Education and Policy (PREP) program at Tufts University School of Medicine. She was Director of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia and Pediatric Anesthesia at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is trained as a pediatric cardiologist and anesthesiologist and as an Associate Director of the first multi-disciplinary pediatric pain service at Children’s Hospital in Boston, her clinical experience and expertise included the management of acute, chronic and procedural pain in children as well as the practice of mindfulness meditation in children and adolescents with chronic pain. She has been a member of the American Pain Society’s Task Force on Pain in Infants, Children and Adolescents, and has led the development of guidelines for management of pain in children with HIV, sickle cell anemia and for procedural sedation. She has also been designated an Arnold P. Gold Foundation Professor. The Gold Foundation is an acknowledged leader in medical education, advocacy and recognition of the essential role of compassionate care in medicine.