Rialto Center for the Arts

Amy BaxterDr. Baxter is a double boarded pediatric emergency physician and the Director of Emergency Research, Scottish Rite, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. After graduating from Yale University and Emory University School of Medicine, she completed a pediatrics residency, child abuse fellowship, and emergency pediatrics fellowship.


Federally funded for her work in needle pain management, she has published multiple first author papers and lectures nationally and internationally on sedation and procedural pain management. A founding board member of the Society for Pediatric Sedation, she serves on the MedScape board for pediatrics, as well as reviewing for multiple scholarly journals, conference, and grant boards.


Dr. Baxter is known for creating and validating the BARF nausea scale for children with cancer, and holds patents on MDEA-Winning Buzzy® physiologic pain blocker and DistrACTION® cards. As CEO and founder of MMJ Labs, she is advancing the national dialogue on needlephobia and freeing patients from dependence on the healthcare system to control pain. National speaking venues include MakerFaire and CONVERGE. Among other awards, she has been recognized as an Inc. Magazine Top Woman in Tech to Watch, a MORE magazine Second Act inspiration, an “Idea Person” by the Wall Street Journal, and is a Kimberly Clark MomInspired grant recipient.

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