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Pediatric Pain Program


Pediatric Pain Program. Mattel's Children Hospital UCLA.

About Us

Provides developmentally sensitive evaluation of pain in infants, children, and adolescents. The program has chronic outpatient services for pain and symptom management that take into account the child and family's needs. The program has a special focus on pain and symptoms  associated with complex medical disease or common problems such as recurrent abdominal pain, headache, and limb pain.Mission Statement

Mission Statement

To manage pain and disease symptoms in children, adolescents, and young adults through creative use of the arts, biomedical sciences, and complementary healing practices, and a focus on the family.

Clinical Objective

To create new models of health care that integrate a broad spectrum of healing arts and sciences, and to train professionals in using this approach.

Research Objective

To translate scientific knowledge into practical tools for the treatment of pain and other distressing symptoms.

Educational Outreach Objective

To develop experiential learning-based programs for families, teachers, community outreach workers, mental health professionals, health care professionals, and the general public, and to increase learning opportunities through the creative use of media.

Contact Us

Pediatric Pain Program
Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
22-464 MDCC, 10833 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 310-825-0731
Fax: 310-794-2104

Dr. Lonnie K. Zeltzer, Program and Clinical Director

Dr. Debra Lotstein, Assistant Clinical Professor

Ixel Gonzalez, Office Administrator
Nancy Ruvalcaba, Clinical Care Coordinator


To make a new patient appointment with the Pediatric Pain Program, please call us at (310) 825-0731


Exit Wilshire Blvd. Westwood (East). Make a left on Westwood Blvd. As soon as you pass Le Conte Avenue, you will enter the UCLA Campus. Make a left at Westwood Plaza Drive (the light immediately following Le Conte Avenue). Make a left onto the Underground Parking area.

Once you park, go to the 200 Medical Plaza / Peter Morton Building (the building in the middle) and go to the 2nd floor. Check in to the Reception area and they will tell you where to go.

For Emergencies

Please go to emergency room for evaluation. Feel free to provide the emergency room physician with the above listed names and contact information so that we may be of assistance if needed.