Dr. Renee Manworren is originally from Chicago where she received her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University and Master’s in Pediatric Nursing at Rush University. She moved to Plano, TX in 1995 and in 2010, she received her PhD in nursing research from the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Manworren is now the Posy and Fred Love Chair in Nursing Research and Director of Nursing Research and Professional Practice at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Manworren was the first pediatric healthcare provider and researcher elected to the board of the American Pain Society. She is also a member of the master faculty for the American Society for Pain Management Nursing.
Dr. Manworren is a founding member and past president of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association; and a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Manworren lectures nationally and internationally about pediatric post-surgical pain. Her current research focuses on identifying biopsychosocial and genetic risk factors for challenging to control post-operative pain, as well as interventions to reduce post-operative pain. Dr. Manworren provides direct patient consultation, assessment and treatment for pediatric patients with acute pain, post-operative pain and those at risk for post-operative pain.