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Matthew A. Armfield, MD, MAEd

Specialties and Services
Pain Management
Languages I Speak
My Care Philosophy
As a pediatric pain specialist, my goal is to adequately treat pain in children and adolescents. This involves treating pain in a variety of different settings: from painful procedures (immunization needle pokes, for example), to complicated post-operative pain, to even chronic pain, such as chronic abdominal pain and migraines. Unfortunately, pain in this age group is, many times, under-treated. This can be a major contributor to adverse health outcomes and effects normal child development. However, through a combination of medicinal and non-medicinal strategies (such as hypnosis, distraction, acupuncture, and aromatherapy, to name a few) pain in children and adolescents can be adequately treated. It is my goal to see that this occurs in every patient here at Masonic Children's Hospital.
Medical School
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (General Pediatrics)
Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Pediatric Pain Management)
Other Education
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (Masters of Arts in Education)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2017, 2018)
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctor - Rising Star (2018, 2019)

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics