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Matthew A. Armfield, MD, MAEd

Languages I Speak

  • English

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.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Chronic Pain
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Medical Hypnosis
  • Pain in Children and Adolescents

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • 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)

Recognition and Leadership


  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2017, 2018)
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctor - Rising Star (2018, 2019)

Academic Information

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics