Associate Professor Jennifer Rabbitts
Dr. Jennifer Rabbitts is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, USA. She received her medical degree from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and completed her clinical and postdoctoral research training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. She practices as a pediatric anesthesiologist and pain physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Rabbitts leads an NIH-funded research program focused on assessing and improving pain and health outcomes after pediatric surgery. She is specifically interested in bio-psychosocial risk factors for delayed recovery, mechanisms underlying acute to chronic pain transition, and development and testing of treatments to enhance recovery and improve long-term pain and health outcomes in adolescents undergoing major surgery.
Dr. Rabbitts is also active in service, serving as a mentor for the Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Initiative of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, on the Scientific Program Committees for the American Pain Society and the International Symposium of Pediatric Pain, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Pain and Pediatric Anaesthesia.
You can read more about Dr. Jennifer Rabbitts’ research here: https://www.seattlechildrens.org/research/centers-programs/clinical-and-translational-research/research-areas-labs/rabbitts-lab/