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, Visiting Professor at Stanford, and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCSF School of Medicine. She served as pain education faculty at Dartmouth and is a Mayday Fellow.
A medical educator and disruptor, Dr. Zoffness co-hosts the popular ZDoggMD
podcast Pain Points
. Her content has over 4 million views. Her episode of Ologies, Dolorology
, is also a viral sensation. She is regular speaker on podcasts, 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 authored 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 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, 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.