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.