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Lonnie Zeltzer, MD


Lonnie Zeltzer, MD

UCLA Physician Lonnie Zeltzer, MD specializes in Pain Medicine, Pediatrics.
Pain Medicine, Pediatrics
Language Spoken
English, Spanish
Hospital Affiliation
Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
(310) 825-0731
Fax Number
(310) 794-2104
Email Address

UCLA Children's Health Center
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 265
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 1976
Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, 1975 - 1976
Pediatrics, University of Arizona Medical Center, 1971 - 1973
Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, 1970 - 1971
MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1970
Pain Management
Department Affiliation
Provider, Children's Pain & Comfort Care Program
Additional Information
Dr. Zeltzer is a Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Director of the Pediatric Pain Program at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, and Past-Medical Director of Trinity KidsCare pediatric hospice. She is also Associate Director of the Patients and Survivors Program in the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, on the steering committee of the UCLA Centers for Integrative Medicine, the UCLA Psychoneuroimmunology Program, and the Center for Neurovisceral Sciences.

Her pain program integrates complementary and traditional therapies for treatment of chronic and cancer pain in children, and she studies the development of chronic pain, mind-body-pain connections, and the impact of complementary therapies on chronic pain.

She has over 200 publications, including her recently published book, "Conquering your Child's Chronic Pain: a Pediatrician's Guide for Reclaiming a Normal Childhood,"(HarperCollins, 2005). She has been an invited expert on the Peter Jennings Show, Today Show, Discovery Channel, and National Public Television, as well as others, including a recent filming for the update of the Bill Moyers' mind-body medicine series ("Good Medicine") on PBS. She and her husband co-hosted the most widely tuned in medical program for WebMD on the internet. She was also featured in a leading Newsweek story on pediatric pain in May 2004, a September 2004 New York Times article on belly pain in children, a February 2005 Time Magazine story on chronic pain, as well as stories about pediatric pain in the Washington Post and in the Boston Globe in March 2005. She and her program were on ABC's Good Morning America and the Evening News with Peter Jennings on May 10. She was featured in a story on pediatric pain in USA Today on May 9 and on NPR's California Report on May 25, 2005.

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