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Lonnie Zeltzer, MD

LZeltzerPicLonnie Zeltzer, M.D., is a Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Director of the Pediatric Pain and Comfort Care Program. She is a co-author on the Institute of Medicine report on Transforming Pain in America.  She has received a WT Grant Faculty Scholar’s Award, a National Cancer Institute Research Career Development Award, a Physician Excellence Award from Trinity Hospice, a UCLA Helene Brown Award for Excellence in Cancer Control Research, a Mayday Pain and Policy Fellowship, and the 2005 Jeffrey Lawson Award for Advocacy in Children’s Pain Relief from the American Pain Society (APS).  Her UCLA pain program received a 2009 Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management Award from APS and a 2012 award from the Southern California Pain Initiative.  She was Associate Director of the Patients and Survivors’ Program in the UCLA Cancer Center and is on the steering committee of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Her research includes yoga and other mind-body therapies in chronic pain control, as well as mechanisms of pain and central pain control in childhood. She has over 350 publications on pain, cancer survivors, or complementary therapies.