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Meet Dr. Zoffness

Dr. Rachel Zoffness giving a talk

ABOUT DR. Z

Dr. Rachel Zoffness is a leading global pain expert and thought-leader revolutionizing the way we understand and treat pain. She is a pain and health psychologist, Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCSF School of Medicine, lectures at Stanford University, and is a Mayday Fellow.

A medical educator and disruptor, Dr. Zoffness is a regular on popular podcasts and healthcare shows. Her episodes on ZDoggMD, Ologies (Dolorology), and The Jordan Harbinger Show are viral sensations with over 5 million views and downloads. She trains leaders in pain medicine and is regular speaker at hospital Grand Rounds and international conferences.

Dr. Zoffness is the author of The Pain Management Workbook, a revolutionary treatment guide for healthcare providers and adults living with pain. She also wrote The Chronic Pain and Illness Workbook for Teens, the first pain workbook for youth. She is a columnist for Psychology Today and writes the column “Pain, Explained.” Dr. Zoffness serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Association of the Study of Pain and consults on the development of integrative pain programs around the world.

Dr. Zoffness was trained at Brown University, where she majored in Human Biology: Brain and Behavior and conducted her honors thesis on pain neuroscience. She earned a Masters degree in Psychology at Columbia University, a second Masters at SDSU, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology at UCSD. Dr. Z completed additional pre- and post-doctoral training at NYU, Rockefeller University, and Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC. She is a former educator at the Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society, and is a dedicated butterfly-chaser.

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The Pain Management Workbook
"The Pain Management Workbook is an unmatched resource for pain sufferers. This brilliantly lucid book...fills a huge void  in the understanding of pain. Dr Zoffness' book will become a standard text offering millions of pain sufferers the tools to manage their pain."

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Jack Stern MD PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery at NY Medical College
The Chronic Pain & Illness Workbook for Teens
"This workbook is stronger and more effective than any medication I know of for treating chronic pain."

- L. Stephen Long MD, Medical Director of Complex Pain, UCSF-Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Education

BA, Human Biology: Brain and Behavior | Brown University
MA, Psychology and Education | Columbia University
MS, Clinical Psychology | San Diego State University
PhD, Clinical Psychology | University of California San Diego
Internship | Mt. Sinai Hospital
Post-Doctoral Fellowship | Wright Institute CBT Clinic
Post-Doctoral Fellowship | The Mindful Center

“It’s easy to believe that pain lives exclusively in the body. But neuroscience says that pain is actually constructed by the brain.” - Rachel Zoffness

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