The Childhood RND Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed in 2002 to educate health professionals and the lay population about the characteristics and treatment of amplified pain syndromes in children and adolescents including fibromyalgia, diffuse amplified pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) (formerly known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)), reflex neurovascular dystrophy (RND), localized amplified pain, neuropathic pain, myofascial pain, etc.
Amplified musculoskeletal pain by any name is intensely painful. It disturbs the life of the child and family and causes intense suffering and disability.
All proceeds go toward promoting public and professional awareness of amplified pain and treatment in children and to further the research of the amplified pain program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
David D. Sherry, MD is the Clinical Director of Rheumatology, Professor of Pediatrics, at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a medical editor for the Pediatric Rheumatology sub-board of the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Sherry authored the chapter on amplified pain in “Textbook of Pediatric Rheumatology” (Cassidy, et al). He lectures internationally on the topic and has trained hundreds of health professionals to recognize and treat AMPS in children. Over the span of his career, he has treated over 2000 children diagnosed with amplified pain syndromes. Some of his more notable awards and recognition include:
- University of Pennsylvania, Blockley-Osler Clinical Teaching award – 2006
- Master Clinician Award, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – 2008
- American Academy of Pediatrics, James T. Cassidy Award – 2009
- American College of Rheumatology, Distinguished Fellowship Program Director Award – 2014
- America’s Top Doctors® – Multiple consecutive years
- Philadelphia Magazine’s “Top Doctors” List – Multiple consecutive years
Dr. Sherry has been married for over 40 years and has five grown children.