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Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

Maisa Ziadni, PhD

Instructor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Dr. Ziadni is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialization in pain psychology. She is an Instructor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also a Principal Investigator on a Career Development Award at the Stanford Systems Neurosciences and Pain Laboratory, examining the impact of a behavioral intervention on opioid use among patients with chronic pain. Her research is focused on developing and testing novel interventions for chronic pain. Prior to Stanford, she received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Wayne State University with a focus on health psychology, and completed an APA-accredited internship at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Ziadni completed a combined 3-year clinical and research fellowship in pain psychology at Stanford University before joining the faculty group in 2019.

Dr. Ziadni's clinical focus is broadly focused on pain management, adjustment-related issues, and emotional, awareness, processing and expression related to traumatic events. She uses a number of treatment approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy, biofeedback and values-based treatments. She offers individual, as well as group therapy groups at the Stanford Pain Management Center.


PhD, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2016


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Stanford Division of Pain Medicine

1070 Arastradero Road, Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94304