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Hilary McClafferty, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Tucson, AZ, TMC HealthCare


Pediatric Emergency Medicine Tucson, AZ

Section Chief Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Tucson Medical Center. Founder, CEO Physician Wellness & Resilience, Physician Coaching

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  • Hilary McClafferty, MD, FAAP is Board certified in pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, and integrative medicine. In addition to her work in pediatric emergency medicine, Dr. McClafferty writes and speaks nationally on physician well-being and resiliency and is a certified physician coach specializing in women physicians. She works with individuals and groups to address burnout prevention, physician well-being, thriving in practice, and cultivation of effective coping skills. Physician Wellness & Resilience

    She hosts the popular podcast Physician Thriving,, and is the author of two books: Mind-Body Medicine in Clinical Practice and Integrative Pediatrics: Art, Science, and Clinical Application, and co-author of the forthcoming The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook: the Kid-Friendly Physician- Approved Way to Transform Your Family's Health.

Education & Training

  • HELMS/UCLA Medical Acupuncture
    HELMS/UCLA Medical AcupunctureTraining and Certification, 2009 - 2009
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
    American Society of Clinical HypnosisCertification, Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Training , 2007 - 2007
  • University of Colorado
    University of ColoradoFellowship, Pediatric Emergency Medicine (Pediatrics), 1991 - 1993
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson
    University of Arizona College of Medicine-TucsonResidency, Pediatrics, 1988 - 1989
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern UniversityInternship, Pediatrics, 1986 - 1988
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    University of Michigan Medical SchoolClass of 1986

Certifications & Licensure

  • AR State Medical License
    AR State Medical License 2017 - 2018
  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 2011 - 2024
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2005 - 2011
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 1993 - 2007
  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License 1990 - 2007
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • American Board of Physician SpecialtiesIntegrative Medicine
  • DEACertificate

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • National Steering Committee Member National Pediatric Resident Burnout-Resilience Study Consortium, 2016-2019
  • Founding Member American Board of Integrative Medicine
  • Editorial Board Member Children MDPI Journal, Basel, Switzerland
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Physician Thriving: Bullying in the Workplace  
    McClafferty H., Journal
  • Physician Health and Wellness  
    McClafferty, H, Brown OW, Pediatrics, 10/7/2014

Press Mentions

  • Many Parents Don't Tell Doctor About 'Complementary' Therapy Use in Kids
    Many Parents Don't Tell Doctor About 'Complementary' Therapy Use in KidsAugust 29th, 2017
  • Many Parents Don't Tell Doctor About 'Complementary' Therapy Use in Kids
    Many Parents Don't Tell Doctor About 'Complementary' Therapy Use in KidsAugust 29th, 2017
  • Taking Care of the Physician
    Taking Care of the PhysicianNovember 13th, 2017
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Grant Support

  • CFDA 93.117, HRSA-14-123National Center for Integrative Medicine in Primary Care2014–2017
  • Faculty Development in Pediatric Integrative Medicine in ResidencyThe Weil Foundation2014–2015
  • Faculty Development in Pediatric Integrative Medicine in ResidencyThe Weil Foundation2013–2014
  • AZCIM Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency Pilot ProjectThe Weil Foundation2012–2013


  • Chair, AAP Section on Integrative Medicine 2014 - 2016

Research History

  • Energy Leadership Wellbeing and Resiliency Program - Curriculum Evaluation Study2016 - Present
  • Clinician Wellbeing-AZCIM FellowshipStudy to evaluate the effectiveness of a 7-hour interactive online curriculum on physician wellbeing and resilience.2016 - Present
  • Wellbeing-in-Training Cirriculum Evaluation StudyStudy to evaluate the effectiveness of a 7-hour interactive curriculum in residents and fellows across all specialties at the University of Arizona.2016 - Present
  • Defining Key Factors in Burnout and Resilience in Pediatric 5/2016 - present Residents and the Relationship to PerformanceStudy to Recruit Pediatric and Medicine-Pediatric trainees to complete a cross-sectional survey about mindfulness, self-compassion, resilience, burnout and confidence in providing calm, compassionate care in Spring 2016.2016 - Present
  • Integrative Medicine Education in Fellowship TrainingSurvey study to determine effectiveness of a 2-year online integrative medical Educational curriculum.2016 - 2018
  • Environmental Medicine: An Integrative ApproachSurvey study of environmental awareness, attitudes, and behavior change in response to a 6-hour online course.2013 - 2018
  • Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency (PIMR)A 3-year longitudinal research project evaluating the pediatric integrative medicine in residency program. Study evaluation includes measurements of resident health and wellness throughout the 100-hour online curriculum.2012 - 2018

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations