Dr. Rachel Zoffness is a pain and health psychologist, thought-leader, and leading global pain expert. She's a Visiting Professor at Stanford and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCSF School of Medicine, where she teaches pain education for residents. She also serves as pain education faculty at Dartmouth, and is a Mayday Fellow.
Dr. Zoffness is the author of The Pain Management Workbook
, a guide for healthcare providers and adults living with chronic pain; and The Chronic Pain and Illness Workbook for Teens
, the first pain workbook for youth. She writes the Psychology Today column “Pain, Explained.”
Dr. Zoffness serves on the Board of Directors of the US Association of the Study of Pain, and the Society of Pediatric Pain Medicine. She lectures and consults on the development of integrative pain programs around the world.
Dr. Zoffness is a medical educator and disruptor, revolutionizing the way we understand and treat pain. She recently joined Dr. Zubin Damania as co-host of the monthly ZDoggMD
podcast Pain Points
. Her episode of Ologies, Dolorology
, went viral, reaching 1/4 million within weeks of its release.
Dr. Zoffness trained at Brown University, Columbia University, NYU, UCSD, SDSU, and Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC. She is a former educator at the Bronx Zoo/ Wildlife Conservation Society, and is a dedicated butterfly-chaser.