Joanna Katzman, M.D., MSPH

Joanna Katzman,MD, MSPH, is a neurologist at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. She is the Director of the University of New Mexico Pain Center, the interdisciplinary Pain Consultation and Treatment Center located within the Clinical Neurosciences Center. The goal of the UNM Pain Center is to improve the lives of patients suffering from pain. The Center offers a wide-range of specialists, including physicians, psychologists, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, chiropractic treatment, as well as specialized nursing support and education. The UNM Pain Center is proud to offer an interdisciplinary pediatric pain program as well. These adult and pediatric pain programs are the only truly interdisciplinary pain programs offered in New Mexico.

Additionally, Dr. Katzman directs the UNM Project ECHO Chronic Pain and Headache Program, a novel clinic that leverages video-technology to teach primary care specialists from New Mexico and throughout the United States how to care for their patients with pain via case presentations and a formal didactic curriculum. Other academic medical centers, along with the Veterans Hospitals and the Army are now replicating this ECHO Pain Program.

These two programs were awarded the 2011 American Pain Society Clinical Centers of Excellence Award.


Academic Position

  • Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery and College of Nursing
  • Director of the UNM Pain Center: University of New Mexico Pain Consultation and Treatment Center and Project ECHO Chronic Pain and Headache Clinic
  • Deputy, Chief Medical Officer, Ambulatory Services and Clinical Integration, University of New Mexico Health System

Education

  • Stanford University, BA, Human Biology
  • University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health, MSPH
  • Yale University School of Medicine, MD
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Medical Internship
  • University of California School of Medicine, Neurology Residency
  • University of California School of Medicine, Fellowship in Neuro-Rehabilitation
  • National Association of Public Hospitals- Fellowship in Clinical Integration

Clinical Focus

  • Headaches (diagnosis, management of all headache syndromes)
  • Botulinum (Botox) treatment for Chronic Migraine
  • Fibromyalgia Syndrome
  • Spasticity and other pain issues related to stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury,  Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological disorders

Joanna Katzman M.D.

Joanna Katzman, M.D., MSPH