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Education: BS, SUNY Stony Brook
MD, Brown Alpert Medical School
Residency: Pediatrics, Brown University Rhode Island Hospital
Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Brown University Rhode Island Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Dr. Verissimo received training in mind-body medicine during her master’s course work including guided imagery, teaching breath work relaxation strategies, hypnosis, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and HeartMath biofeedback. She has extensive training in hypnosis with particular focus on pediatric hypnosis from the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute and American Society Clinical Hypnosis. Her medical practice includes pediatric patients who have chronic pain, chronic or life threatening illnesses, anxiety, needle phobia, anticipatory nausea, sleep disturbances, and habit disorders. Dr. Verissimo also uses M Hand massage technique when applicable.
Dr. Verissimo assists patients who will have pectus excavatum repair (Nuss procedure) in the pre- and post-operative setting by teaching mind-body techniques in order to empower patients with self-relaxation. This unique collaboration with surgical colleagues has been well received and publication of this collaboration is cited below.
“Effectiveness of Hypnosis for Post-operative Pain Management of Minimally Invasive Thorascopic Approach to Repair Pectus Excavatum: Retrospective Analysis” Renee C.B. Manworren, PhD, APRN, BC, PCNS-BC , Eric Girard, MD,Ana Maria Verissimo, MD, Sandra Riccardino, RN, Kimberly A. Ruscher, MD, Richard Weiss, MD, Donald Hight, MD Pediatric Surgical Nursing Vol 4, Issue 2, April 2015
“A Guide to Integrative Pediatrics for the Healthcare Professional” Sanghamitra Misra, Ana Maria Verissimo, Springer Publishers, July 2014
In addition to managing the Integrative Medicine program, Dr. Verissimo also sees patients Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at Connecticut Children’s and the first Thursday of each month within the Nephrology transplant clinic.
Resilience is the ability to overcome serious stress or difficulty, and bounce back stronger than ever. In this series, Connecticut Children’s pediatric experts share keys to resilience, and tips to help your child be resilient during the coronavirus pandemic. Just like adults, it’s easy for kids to get lost in troubling thoughts, and overwhelmed by the […]
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After careful preparation, Connecticut Children’s is excited to welcome your child back for many surgeries, procedures and in-person appointments.
As you resume this important face-to-face care, you can count on us to keep your child safe and sound every step of the way. Learn about our enhanced safety program, Safe and Sound.
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