Inventor, CEO, MMJ Labs — Dr. Amy Baxter is Chief Executive Officer of MMJ Labs and inventor of Buzzy® and Bee-Stractors™. After graduating from Yale University and Emory Medical School, she completed Pediatrics Residency and a Child Abuse Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine training at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Virginia. When she’s not thinking of new ways to use Buzzy®, Dr. Baxter is director of Emergency Research for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Associates at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Scottish Rite, and a Clinical Associate Professor at Georgia Health Sciences University.
As a founding board member of the Society for Pediatric Sedation, Dr. Baxter lectures nationally and internationally and publishes on pain and procedural sedation. Dr. Baxter is on the Pediatrics Board for Medscape; she is currently NIH funded to research immunization needle pain relief in children. She invented Buzzy after experiencing first hand the indifference of the healthcare system to children’s pain and suffering. Buzzy grew from a desire to put inexpensive pain control in the hands of parents and patients. Although Dr. Baxter enjoys conducting research and business meetings over IPAs, she looks forward to gardening, cooking Thai food, attending more science fiction conventions, and hanging out with her incredibly tolerant husband and three children again.
Publications: Validated eponymous Nausea Scale for Pediatrics; Buzzy for pediatric IV starts; Buzzy for adult IV starts; etomidate for CT sedation; pain relief improves LPs; hepatic enzyme decline as a tool for timing child abuse; others
As seen in: #1 of top 15 Women in Tech to Watch, Inc. Magazine 2012