EDUCATION

Medical School

  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine , Farmington , CT

Internship

Pediatrics
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine , Farmington , CT

Medical School

  • Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine , East Lansing , MI

Graduate Degree

Pediatrics
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine Hospitals , Farmington , CT

Fellowship

Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Boston Children's Hospital , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Senior Fellow - Developmental Pediatrics
  • Boston Children's Hospital , Boston , MA

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

This clinician offers Virtual Visits (video consultations) for follow-up care in clinically-appropriate cases.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Basch MC, Chow ET, Logan DE, Borsook D, Schechter NL, Simons LE. Cumulative effects of multiple pain sites in youth with chronic pain. Eur J Pain. 2018 Jul; 22(6):1134-1141. View abstract
  2. Koechlin H, Coakley R, Schechter N, Werner C, Kossowsky J. The role of emotion regulation in chronic pain: A systematic literature review. J Psychosom Res. 2018 Apr; 107:38-45. View abstract
  3. Cooper TE, Heathcote LC, Clinch J, Gold JI, Howard R, Lord SM, Schechter N, Wood C, Wiffen PJ. Antidepressants for chronic non-cancer pain in children and adolescents. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 08 05; 8:CD012535. View abstract
  4. Hubbard CS, Becerra L, Heinz N, Ludwick A, Rasooly T, Wu R, Johnson A, Schechter NL, Borsook D, Nurko S. Abdominal Pain, the Adolescent and Altered Brain Structure and Function. PLoS One. 2016; 11(5):e0156545. View abstract
  5. Schechter NL, Walco GA. The Potential Impact on Children of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: Above All, Do No Harm. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 05 01; 170(5):425-6. View abstract
  6. Benninga MA, Faure C, Hyman PE, St James Roberts I, Schechter NL, Nurko S. Childhood Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: Neonate/Toddler. Gastroenterology. 2016 Feb 15. View abstract
  7. Fleegler EW, Schechter NL. Pain and Prejudice. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Nov; 169(11):991-3. View abstract
  8. Basch MC, Chow ET, Logan DE, Schechter NL, Simons LE. Perspectives on the clinical significance of functional pain syndromes in children. J Pain Res. 2015; 8:675-86. View abstract
  9. Simons LE, Smith A, Ibagon C, Coakley R, Logan DE, Schechter N, Borsook D, Hill JC. Pediatric Pain Screening Tool: rapid identification of risk in youth with pain complaints. Pain. 2015 Aug; 156(8):1511-8. View abstract
  10. Schechter NL. Don'T forget palliative patients--reply. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Mar; 169(3):286-7. View abstract
  11. Schechter NL. In reply. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Dec; 168(12):1168. View abstract
  12. Schechter NL. Pediatric pain management and opioids: the baby and the bathwater. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Nov; 168(11):987-8. View abstract
  13. Schechter NL. Functional pain: time for a new name. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Aug; 168(8):693-4. View abstract
  14. Schechter NL. The descent. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Jun; 168(6):509-10. View abstract
  15. Bromberg MH, Schechter NL, Nurko S, Zempsky WT, Schanberg LE. Persistent pain in chronically ill children without detectable disease activity. Pain Manag. 2014 May; 4(3):211-9. View abstract
  16. Schechter NL. Chronic pain syndromes in childhood: one trunk, many branches. Oxford Textbook of Paediatric Pain. 2014. View abstract
  17. Berberich FR Schechter NL. Common pain problems in the pediatric setting. Oxford Textbook of Paediatric Pain. 2014. View abstract
  18. Coakley R Schechter NL. Chronic pain is like....the clinical use of analogy and metaphor in the treatment of pain in children. Pediatric Pain Letter. 2013; 15(1):1-8. View abstract
  19. Schechter NL. Using sucrose-with eyes wide open. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 Jul 01; 166(7):667-9. View abstract
  20. Berberich FR, Schechter NL. Pediatric office pain: crying for attention. Pediatrics. 2012 Apr; 129(4):e1057-9. View abstract
  21. Schechter NL, Bernstein BA, Zempsky WT, Bright NS, Willard AK. Educational outreach to reduce immunization pain in office settings. Pediatrics. 2010 Dec; 126(6):e1514-21. View abstract
  22. Schechter NL Finley GA Bright NS Laycock M Forgeron P. ChildKind: a global initiative to reduce pain in children. Pediatric Pain Letter. 2010; 12(3):26-30. View abstract
  23. Schechter NL Palermo TM Walco GA Berde CB. Persistent pain in children. Bonica's Management of Pain . 2010. View abstract
  24. Zempsky WT, Loiselle KA, McKay K, Lee BH, Hagstrom JN, Schechter NL. Do children with sickle cell disease receive disparate care for pain in the emergency department? J Emerg Med. 2010 Nov; 39(5):691-5. View abstract
  25. Schechter NL. From the Ouchless Place to Comfort Central: the evolution of a concept. Pediatrics. 2008 Nov; 122 Suppl 3:S154-60. View abstract
  26. Schechter NL. Overmedicalization in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2008 Oct; 29(5):411-3. View abstract
  27. Zempsky WT, Loiselle KA, McKay K, Blake GL, Hagstrom JN, Schechter NL, Kain ZN. Retrospective evaluation of pain assessment and treatment for acute vasoocclusive episodes in children with sickle cell disease. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008 Aug; 51(2):265-8. View abstract
  28. McGrath PJ, Walco GA, Turk DC, Dworkin RH, Brown MT, Davidson K, Eccleston C, Finley GA, Goldschneider K, Haverkos L, Hertz SH, Ljungman G, Palermo T, Rappaport BA, Rhodes T, Schechter N, Scott J, Sethna N, Svensson OK, Stinson J, von Baeyer CL, Walker L, Weisman S, White RE, Zajicek A, Zeltzer L. Core outcome domains and measures for pediatric acute and chronic/recurrent pain clinical trials: PedIMMPACT recommendations. J Pain. 2008 Sep; 9(9):771-83. View abstract
  29. Zempsky WT, Robbins B, Richards PT, Leong MS, Schechter NL. A novel needle-free powder lidocaine delivery system for rapid local analgesia. J Pediatr. 2008 Mar; 152(3):405-11. View abstract
  30. Van Epps S, Zempsky W, Schechter N, Pescatello LS, Lerer T. The effects of a two-week trial of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for pediatric chronic back pain. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007 Aug; 34(2):115-7. View abstract
  31. Schechter NL, Zempsky WT, Cohen LL, McGrath PJ, McMurtry CM, Bright NS. Pain reduction during pediatric immunizations: evidence-based review and recommendations. Pediatrics. 2007 May; 119(5):e1184-98. View abstract
  32. Schechter N. Neonatal pain. J Paediatr Child Health. 2006 Jan-Feb; 42(1-2):2-3. View abstract
  33. Zempsky WT, Schechter NL. What's new in the management of pain in children. Pediatr Rev. 2003 Oct; 24(10):337-48. View abstract
  34. Schechter NL, Berde CB, Yaster M. . Pain in infants, children, and adolescents.2nd Edition. 2003. View abstract
  35. Zempsky WT, Schechter NL. Office-based pain management. The 15-minute consultation. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2000 Jun; 47(3):601-15. View abstract
  36. Zempsky WT, Schechter NL. IMpact-RSV Study Group report. Pediatrics. 1999 Oct; 104(4 Pt 1):993-4; author reply 995. View abstract
  37. Schechter NL, Zeltzer LK. Pediatric pain: new directions from a developmental perspective. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1999 Aug; 20(4):209-10. View abstract
  38. Kurtis PS, DeSilva HN, Bernstein BA, Malakh L, Schechter NL. A comparison of the Mogen and Gomco clamps in combination with dorsal penile nerve block in minimizing the pain of neonatal circumcision. Pediatrics. 1999 Feb; 103(2):E23. View abstract
  39. Weisman SJ, Bernstein B, Schechter NL. Consequences of inadequate analgesia during painful procedures in children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998 Feb; 152(2):147-9. View abstract
  40. Sacheti A, Szemere J, Bernstein B, Tafas T, Schechter N, Tsipouras P. Chronic pain is a manifestation of the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. J Pain Symptom Manage. 1997 Aug; 14(2):88-93. View abstract
  41. Schechter NL, Blankson V, Pachter LM, Sullivan CM, Costa L. The ouchless place: no pain, children's gain. Pediatrics. 1997 Jun; 99(6):890-4. View abstract
  42. Yaster M, Schechter N. Pain and human immunodeficiency virus infection in children. Pediatrics. 1996 Sep; 98(3 Pt 1):455-6. View abstract
  43. Schechter NL. Common pain problems in the general pediatric setting. Pediatr Ann. 1995 Mar; 24(3):139, 143-6. View abstract
  44. Schechter NL, Weisman SJ, Rosenblum M, Bernstein B, Conard PL. The use of oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate for painful procedures in children. Pediatrics. 1995 Mar; 95(3):335-9. View abstract
  45. Schutzman SA, Burg J, Liebelt E, Strafford M, Schechter N, Wisk M, Fleisher G. Oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate for premedication of children undergoing laceration repair. Ann Emerg Med. 1994 Dec; 24(6):1059-64. View abstract
  46. Walco GA, Cassidy RC, Schechter NL. Pain, hurt, and harm. The ethics of pain control in infants and children. N Engl J Med. 1994 Aug 25; 331(8):541-4. View abstract
  47. Schichor A, Bernstein B, Weinerman H, Fitzgerald J, Yordan E, Schechter N. Lidocaine as a diluent for ceftriaxone in the treatment of gonorrhea. Does it reduce the pain of the injection? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1994 Jan; 148(1):72-5. View abstract
  48. Zeltzer LK, Barr RG, McGrath PA, Schechter NL. Pediatric pain: interacting behavioral and physical factors. Pediatrics. 1992 Nov; 90(5 Pt 2):816-21. View abstract
  49. Weisman SJ, Schechter NL. Therapeutic orphans. Pediatrics. 1992 Apr; 89(4 Pt 1):688-9. View abstract
  50. Schechter NL, Bernstein BA, Beck A, Hart L, Scherzer L. Individual differences in children's response to pain: role of temperament and parental characteristics. Pediatrics. 1991 Feb; 87(2):171-7. View abstract
  51. Weisman SJ, Schechter NL. The management of pain in children. Pediatr Rev. 1991 Feb; 12(8):237-43. View abstract
  52. Cheigh JS, Suthanthiran M, Fotino M, Riggio RR, Schechter N, Stubenbord WT, Stenzel KH, Rubin AL. Minimal sensitization and excellent renal allograft outcome following donor-specific blood transfusion with a short course of cyclosporine. Transplantation. 1991 Feb; 51(2):378-81. View abstract
  53. Zeltzer LK, Altman A, Cohen D, LeBaron S, Munuksela EL, Schechter NL. American Academy of Pediatrics Report of the Subcommittee on the Management of Pain Associated with Procedures in Children with Cancer. Pediatrics. 1990 Nov; 86(5 Pt 2):826-31. View abstract
  54. Zeltzer LK, Anderson CT, Schechter NL. Pediatric pain: current status and new directions. Curr Probl Pediatr. 1990 Aug; 20(8):409-86. View abstract
  55. Schechter NL. The undertreatment of pain in children: an overview. Pediatr Clin North Am. 1989 Aug; 36(4):781-94. View abstract
  56. Schechter NL. Management of pain in children. Aust Paediatr J. 1989 Feb; 25(1):1-2. View abstract
  57. Schechter NL, Berrien FB, Katz SM. PCA for adolescents in sickle-cell crisis. Am J Nurs. 1988 May; 88(5):719, 721-2. View abstract
  58. Schechter NL, Berrien FB, Katz SM. The use of patient-controlled analgesia in adolescents with sickle cell pain crisis: a preliminary report. J Pain Symptom Manage. 1988; 3(2):109-13. View abstract
  59. Schechter NL, Allen D. Physicians' attitudes toward pain in children. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1986 Dec; 7(6):350-4. View abstract
  60. Schechter NL, Allen DA, Hanson K. Status of pediatric pain control: a comparison of hospital analgesic usage in children and adults. Pediatrics. 1986 Jan; 77(1):11-5. View abstract
  61. Schechter NL. Pain and pain control in children. Curr Probl Pediatr. 1985 May; 15(5):1-67. View abstract
  62. Schechter NL. Recurrent pains in children: an overview and an approach. Pediatr Clin North Am. 1984 Oct; 31(5):949-68. View abstract
  63. Schechter NL. The baby and the bathwater: hyperactivity and the medicalization of child rearing. Perspect Biol Med. 1982; 25(3):406-16. View abstract
  64. Schechter NL. St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT. Children's psychosocial problems: a holistic approach. Hosp Prog. 1981 May; 62(5):57-8. View abstract