Eileen D. Yager, MD, FAAP, is an almost-retired pediatrician and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is Director of the Integrative Pain/Symptom Management Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Through the University of Colorado School of Medicine Resilience Council, she gives mindfulness practices/other meditation/pain relief/and stress reduction workshops on campus and in the Denver pediatric community. In 2016, Dr. Yager received the Outstanding Faculty Service Award from the Medical Staff at Children’s Hospital CO.
Dr. Yager received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and completed her pediatrics residency at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center (AECOM). She took a General Pediatrics fellowship, and a Medical Education fellowship at UCLA. She was at UCLA Department of Pediatrics for 22 years, where she was on the founding faculty of the UCLA Pediatric Pain Center, and also served as Co-Director of the Pediatric Residency for 5 years. For 13 years, she was on the pediatrics faculty at University of New Mexico before moving to Denver 10 years ago.
Her interests are in integrative pediatrics for pain and symptom management; giving online courses (recently “Healing the Healer: Stress Reduction and Self-Care” through the Art of Healing Foundation); educating patients and the medical community about integrative medicine techniques, especially meditation and stress reduction. She is a long-time meditator (49 years) and meditation teacher (25 years), and serves as a senior teacher in the Inayati Order, a (Universal) Sufi Path of Spiritual Liberty, and as a senior teacher in the Sufi Healing Order.