Episode 24: Interview with Amy Baxter, M.D., Founder & CEO of PainCareLabs and Inventor of Buzzy & VibraCool

In this DaVinci Innovators+ episode we interview Amy Baxter, M.D., Founder & CEO of PainCare Labs. Dr. Baxter first tells us about her career as a pediatric emergency medicine physician conducting pain care research and how that lead her to becoming a medical device inventor and entrepreneur. Dr. Baxter describes how she developed the prototype for Buzzy, a device that uses cooling and mechanical stimulation to numb needle pain in children with needle phobia. She tells the story of pitching Buzzy on Shark Tank and the benefits from that experience. Dr. Baxter outlines how she applied for and received multiple research grants to fund her research and device development, including multiple Small Business Innovation Research grants from the NIH. Lastly, Dr. Baxter describes how PainCare Labs evolved to develop VibraCool, a pain care device that uses mechanical stimulation for musculoskeletal pain and post-operative pain after orthopaedic procedures. 

+DaVinci Innovators is a series of episodes of The DaVinci Hour Podcast that feature physicians, inventors, and entrepreneurs working on innovative medical technology. Guests discuss developing new medical technology, building medtech companies, and advice for anyone going through the process of medical innovation.

*Views expressed in this podcast are those of the individuals, not their respective institutions

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Amy Baxter, M.D.

Current Position
Founder & CEO, Pain Care Labs
Inventor of Buzzy and VibraCool
Pain Care Labs
Website: https://paincarelabs.com/
PI for multiple NIH funded research studies and clinical trials investigating pain management
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta & University of Texas-Southwestern
Child Abuse Fellowship, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Pediatrics Residency, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
M.D., Emory University School of Medicine
B.S., Yale University

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