Undergraduate Degree

  • University of Massachusetts , 2011 , Amherst , MA

Graduate Degree

  • Bank Street College of Education , 2014 , New York , NY


Emily Springer, MS, CCLS joined the Heart Transplant team in September, 2016. Prior to working on the Cardiac Inpatient Unit, Emily spent time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Boston Children's Hospital. Emily graduated with her MS in child life from Bank Street College of Education. Emily has worked with children facing medical adversities at Franciscan Children's and Maimonides Infants & Children's Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.

Philosophy of Care

Emily's philosophy of care is based on supporting and healing the whole child's mind, body, and spirit through play. Emily promotes a strength-based approach by helping patients and families harness their resilience and strength under challenging circumstances. Emily strives to empower patients and families to use positive coping techniques and advocacy during their health care experiences.


  • Association of Child Life Professionals, Child Life Specialist