After completing a pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota in 1994, Dr. Shiu-Lin Tsai attained training in acupuncture from Beijing and Shanghai through the American Academy of Acupuncture. During fellowship training in pediatric emergency medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Tsai began incorporating acupuncture into the treatment of children with asthma and painful conditions. As a faculty in the Department of Pediatrics and Department of Emergency Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Tsai has spearheaded the integration of non-pharmacologic therapies, including acupuncture, into the pediatric emergency department to help children with pain. She is one of the pioneers to study and publish on the use of acupuncture for the treatment of acute pain in the pediatric emergency department setting. Dr. Tsai has expanded her integrative therapy repertoire by completing additional training in pediatric hypnosis through the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute, and has incorporated hypnosis into her clinical emergency medicine practice to help children with anxiety, pain and asthma.
Dr. Tsai has attained additional training to become a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner, and is a preferred provider to care for the survivors of sexual assault in the pediatric emergency department. She has taught and also published on the medical, legal, and ethical considerations surrounding the care of the post sexual assault adolescent survivor. At the University level, Dr. Tsai has served on the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Sexual Assault, and continues to serve on the Pediatric Ethics Committee of NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.
Nationally, Dr. Tsai is a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) and serves on the editorial board for Medical Acupuncture, the official journal of the AAMA. She was the invited Guest Editor that put together a special edition titled “Pediatric Acupuncture: A New Frontier Emerges” for Medical Acupuncture- the first medical journal to devote a whole edition to pediatric acupuncture. Dr. Tsai is the immediate past Co-Chair of the Integrative Pediatrics Special Interest Group at the Academic Pediatric Association where she served from 2011-2018. Through a national election in 2018, Dr. Tsai began her term on the Executive Committee of the Section on Integrative Medicine at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Dr. Tsai is the recipient of awards from the AAMA, AAP, and the Virginia Apgar Academy of Medicine for her research in acupuncture. She is also the recipient of awards from The Arnold P. Gold Foundation for her work in humanism and ethics. She has been an invited speaker nationally and internationally, trips where her twin children and husband often accompanies.
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM