Claudia Venable, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics

Emory University School of Medicine


Center for Pain Relief - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

1405 Clifton Rd NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Phone: 404-785-6220


Dr. Claudia Venable is the director of the Center for Pain Relief at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In this clinical role, she oversees management of pain in children in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her team of pediatric anesthesiologists uses regional anesthesia as well as multimodal techniques to ensure that pediatric patients have the best in post op pain management. In the outpatient clinics, patients with chronic pain are seen.

Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California

Internship: Childrens Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Mass

Residency: Childrens Service Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Mass

Residency: Department of Anesthesiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Mass

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics

Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology

Board Certification: Advanced Certification in Pain Management

  • Complex regional pain syndromes
  • Generalized pain syndromes
  • Functional abdominal pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Sickle cell pain

Braff, D, Stone, Claudia and Callaway, E Prestimulus Effects on Human Startle Reflex In Normals and Schizophrenics Psychophysiology, 15:339-343, 1978

Cooper, JB, Venable CV Effects of Information Feedback and Pulse Oximetry on Incidents Of Anesthesia, Anesthesiology Vol 67 No 5, November 1987

Book Review, Smith’s Textbook of Pediatric Anesthesia 7th edition, in Anesthesia and Analgesia2005

Kalisvert, JF and Venable, C Pediatric Chronic Orchalgia, in the Journal of Pediatric Urology 2011

Venable, C Multimodal Pain Management, Med Clips Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta2010

New, T, Venable, C Management of Refractory Pain in Hospitalized Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease:Changing from Intravenous Opioids to Continuous Infusion Epidural Analgesia J Pediatric Hematology Oncology 2013