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Lonnie Zeltzer, M.D.

Contact Information:

Fax Number:

(310) 794-2104

Work Phone Number:

(310) 825-0731

Mailing Address:

Pediatric Pain Program
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Work Address:

10833 Le Conte Avenue
CAMPUS - 175217
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Home:

lzeltzer@pediatrics.medsch.ucla.edu

Personal Email Address:

nruvalcaba@mednet.ucla.edu

Personal Email Address:

sallameh@mednet.ucla.edu

Work Email Address:

lzeltzer@mednet.ucla.edu

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Home Page:

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     Pediatric Pain Program Website


Professor, Anesthesiology

Pediatrics

Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Associate Director, JCCC Patients and Survivors Program Area


Awards and Honors:

University of Arizona College of Medicine
UCLA School of Medicine
Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles

Detailed Biography:

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.

Publications:

Tsao JC, Myers CD, Craske MG, Bursch B, Kim SC, Zeltzer LK   Role of anticipatory anxiety and anxiety sensitivity in children's and adolescents' laboratory pain responses Journal of pediatric psychology. , 2004; 29(5): 379-88.
Jacob Eufemia, Stinson Jennifer, Duran Joana, Gupta Ankur, Gerla Mario, Ann Lewis Mary, Zeltzer Lonnie   Usability Testing of a Smartphone for Accessing a Web-based e-Diary for Self-monitoring of Pain and Symptoms in Sickle Cell Disease Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology, 2012; 34(5): 326-35.
Buchbinder David, Mertens Ann C, Zeltzer Lonnie K, Leisenring Wendy, Goodman Pam, Lown E Anne, Alderfer Melissa A, Recklitis Christopher, Oeffinger Kevin, Armstrong Gregory T, Hudson Melissa, Robison Leslie L, Casillas Jacqueline   Cancer Prevention and Screening Practices of Siblings of Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, 2012; 34(5): .
Tsao Jennie C I, Evans Subhadra, Seidman Laura C, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Experimental pain responses in children with chronic pain and in healthy children: how do they differ? Pain research & management : the journal of the Canadian Pain Society = journal de la société canadienne pour le traitement de la douleur, 2012; 17(2): 103-9.
Stuber Margaret L, Meeske Kathleen A, Leisenring Wendy, Stratton Kayla, Zeltzer Lonnie K, Dawson Kathryn, Kazak Anne E, Zebrack Bradley, Mertens Ann C, Robison Leslie L, Krull Kevin R   Defining medical posttraumatic stress among young adult survivors in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study General hospital psychiatry, 2011; 33(4): 347-53.
Allen Laura B, Qian Lu Laura B, Tsao Jennie C I, Hayes Loran P, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Depression partially mediates the relationship between alexithymia and somatization in a sample of healthy children Journal of health psychology, 2011; 16(8): 1177-86.
Lu Qian, Krull Kevin R, Leisenring Wendy, Owen Jason E, Kawashima Toana, Tsao Jennie C I, Zebrack Bradley, Mertens Ann, Armstrong Gregory T, Stovall Marilyn, Robison Leslie L, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Pain in long-term adult survivors of childhood cancers and their siblings: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study Pain, 2011; 152(11): 2616-24.
Allen Laura B, Tsao Jennie C I, Hayes Loran P, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Peer mentorship to promote effective pain management in adolescents: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial Trials, 2011; 12(4): 132.
Casillas Jacqueline, Castellino Sharon M, Hudson Melissa M, Mertens Ann C, Lima Isac S F, Liu Qi, Zeltzer Lonnie K, Yasui Yutaka, Robison Leslie L, Oeffinger Kevin C   Impact of insurance type on survivor-focused and general preventive health care utilization in adult survivors of childhood cancer: the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) Cancer, 2011; 117(9): 1966-75.
Evans Subhadra, Cousins Laura, Tsao Jennie Ci, Subramanian Saskia, Sternlieb Beth, Zeltzer Lonnie K   A randomized controlled trial examining Iyengar yoga for young adults with rheumatoid arthritis: a study protocol Trials, 2011; 12(3): 19.
Tsao Jennie C I, Evans Subhadra, Seidman Laura C, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Healthcare utilization for pain in children and adolescents: a prospective study of laboratory and non-laboratory predictors of care-seeking International journal of adolescent medicine and health, 2011; 23(3): 287-92.
Evans Subhadra, Cousins Laura, Tsao Jennie C I, Sternlieb Beth, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Protocol for a randomized controlled study of Iyengar yoga for youth with irritable bowel syndrome Trials, 2011; 12(3): 15.
Ho Ping, Tsao Jennie C I, Bloch Lian, Zeltzer Lonnie K   The impact of group drumming on social-emotional behavior in low-income children Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2011; 2011(3): 250708.
Casillas Jacqueline, Kahn Katherine L, Doose Michelle, Landier Wendy, Bhatia Smita, Hernandez Joanna, Zeltzer Lonnie K, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Transitioning childhood cancer survivors to adult-centered healthcare: insights from parents, adolescent, and young adult survivors Psycho-oncology, 2010; 19(9): 982-90.
Evans Subhadra, Taub Rebecca, Tsao Jennie Ci, Meldrum Marcia, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Sociodemographic factors in a pediatric chronic pain clinic: The roles of age, sex and minority status in pain and health characteristics Journal of pain management, 2010; 3(3): 273-281.
Evans Subhadra, Moieni Mona, Taub Rebecca, Subramanian Saskia K, Tsao Jennie C I, Sternlieb Beth, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Iyengar yoga for young adults with rheumatoid arthritis: results from a mixed-methods pilot study Journal of pain and symptom management, 2010; 39(5): 904-13.
Stuber Margaret L, Meeske Kathleen A, Krull Kevin R, Leisenring Wendy, Stratton Kayla, Kazak Anne E, Huber Marc, Zebrack Bradley, Uijtdehaage Sebastian H, Mertens Ann C, Robison Leslie L, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Prevalence and predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder in adult survivors of childhood cancer Pediatrics, 2010; 125(5): e1124-34.
Yazdani Shahram, Evan Elana, Roubinov Danielle, Chung Paul J, Zeltzer Lonnie   A longitudinal method of teaching pediatric palliative care to interns: preliminary findings regarding changes in interns' comfort level Palliative & supportive care, 2010; 8(1): 35-40.
Goldsby Robert E, Liu Qi, Nathan Paul C, Bowers Daniel C, Yeaton-Massey Amanda, Raber Shannon H, Hill Daniel, Armstrong Gregory T, Yasui Yutaka, Zeltzer Lonnie, Robison Leslie L, Packer Roger J   Late-occurring neurologic sequelae in adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2010; 28(2): 324-31.
Tsao Jennie C I, Allen Laura B, Evans Subhadra, Lu Qian, Myers Cynthia D, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Anxiety sensitivity and catastrophizing: associations with pain and somatization in non-clinical children Journal of health psychology, 2009; 14(8): 1085-94.
Ellenberg Leah, Liu Qi, Gioia Gerard, Yasui Yutaka, Packer Roger J, Mertens Ann, Donaldson Sarah S, Stovall Marilyn, Kadan-Lottick Nina, Armstrong Gregory, Robison Leslie L, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Neurocognitive status in long-term survivors of childhood CNS malignancies: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study Neuropsychology, 2009; 23(6): 705-17.
Evans Subhadra, Tsao Jennie C I, Lu Qian, Kim Su C, Turk Norman, Myers Cynthia D, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Sex differences in the relationship between maternal negative life events and children's laboratory pain responsivity Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 2009; 30(4): 279-88.
Stuber Margaret, Hilber Sherry Dunay, Mintzer Lisa Libman, Castaneda Marleen, Glover Dorie, Zeltzer Lonnie   Laughter, humor and pain perception in children: a pilot study Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2009; 6(2): 271-6.
Zeltzer Lonnie K, Recklitis Christopher, Buchbinder David, Zebrack Bradley, Casillas Jacqueline, Tsao Jennie C I, Lu Qian, Krull Kevin   Psychological status in childhood cancer survivors: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2009; 27(14): 2396-404.
Waterhouse Michael, Tsao Jennie C I, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Commentary on the use of acupuncture in chronic pediatric pain Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 2009; 30(1): 69-71.
Tsao Jennie C I, Evans Subhadra, Meldrum Marcia, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Sex differences in anxiety sensitivity among children with chronic pain and non-clinical children Journal of pain management, 2009; 2(2): 151-161.
Allen Laura B, Lu Qian, Tsao Jennie C I, Worthman Carol M, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Sex differences in the association between cortisol concentrations and laboratory pain responses in healthy children Gender medicine, 2009; 6 Suppl 2(1): 193-207.
Tsao Jennie C I, Evans Subhadra, Meldrum Marcia, Altman Tamara, Zeltzer Lonnie K   A Review of CAM for Procedural Pain in Infancy: Part I. Sucrose and Non-nutritive Sucking Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2008; 5(4): 371-81.
Tsao Jennie C I, Evans Subhadra, Meldrum Marcia, Altman Tamara, Zeltzer Lonnie K   A Review of CAM for Procedural Pain in Infancy: Part II. Other Interventions Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2008; 5(4): 399-407.
Evans Subhadra, Tsao Jennie C I, Lu Qian, Myers Cynthia, Suresh Joanne, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Parent-Child Pain Relationships from a Psychosocial Perspective: A Review of the Literature Journal of pain management, 2008; 1(3): 237-246.
Evans Subhadra, Tsao Jennie C I, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Complementary and alternative medicine for acute procedural pain in children Alternative therapies in health and medicine, 2008; 14(5): 52-6.
Meldrum Marcia L, Tsao Jennie Ci, Zeltzer Lonnie K   "Just be in pain and just move on": Functioning limitations and strategies in the lives of children with chronic pain Journal of pain management, 2008; 1(2): 131-141.
Zeltzer Lonnie K, Lu Qian, Leisenring Wendy, Tsao Jennie C I, Recklitis Christopher, Armstrong Gregory, Mertens Ann C, Robison Leslie L, Ness Kirsten K   Psychosocial outcomes and health-related quality of life in adult childhood cancer survivors: a report from the childhood cancer survivor study Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, 2008; 17(2): 435-46.
Jacob Eufemia, Hockenberry Marilyn, Mueller Brigitta U, Coates Thomas D, Zeltzer Lonnie   Analgesic Response to Morphine in Children with Sickle Cell Disease: A Pilot Study Journal of pain management, 2008; 2(1): 179-190.
Hsiao Jennifer L, Evan Elana E, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Parent and child perspectives on physician communication in pediatric palliative care Palliative & supportive care, 2007; 5(4): 355-65.
Tsao Jennie C I, Meldrum Marcia, Kim Su C, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Anxiety sensitivity and health-related quality of life in children with chronic pain The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society, 2007; 8(10): 814-23.
Lu Qian, Tsao Jennie C I, Myers Cynthia D, Kim Su C, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Coping predictors of children's laboratory-induced pain tolerance, intensity, and unpleasantness The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society, 2007; 8(9): 708-17.
Tsao Jennie C I, Meldrum Marcia, Kim Su C, Jacob Margaret C, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Treatment Preferences for CAM in children with chronic pain Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2007; 4(3): 367-74.
Tsao JC, Lu Q, Myers CD, Kim SC, Turk N, Zeltzer LK   Parent and Child Anxiety Sensitivity: Relationship to Children's Experimental Pain Responsivity, , 2006; 7(5): 319-26.
Bursch Brenda, Tsao Jennie C I, Meldrum Marcia, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Preliminary validation of a self-efficacy scale for child functioning despite chronic pain (child and parent versions) Pain, 2006; 125(1-2): 35-42.
Kemper Kathi J, Butler Lisa D, Culbert Tim, Eisenberg David, Gardiner Paula, Gaylord Susan, Glick Ron, Gold Jeffrey I, Guerrera Mary P, Harrigan Roseanne, Kreitzer Mary Jo, Lee Roberta, McLean Thomas W, Olness Karen, Pan John, Pettignano Robert, Rickhi Badri, Rosen Lawrence, Sahler O J, Sierpina Victor, Tsao Jennie C I, Vohra Sunita, Weydert Joy, Zeltzer Lonnie, Zempsky William T   Pediatric guidelines Explore (New York, N.Y.), 2006; 2(5): 386-7.
Evan Elana E, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Psychosocial dimensions of cancer in adolescents and young adults Cancer, 2006; 107(7 Suppl): 1663-71.
Evan Elana E, Kaufman Miriam, Cook Andrew B, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Sexual health and self-esteem in adolescents and young adults with cancer Cancer, 2006; 107(7 Suppl): 1672-9.
Rapkin AJ, Tsao JC, Turk N, Anderson M, Zeltzer LK   Relationships among Self-Rated Tanner Staging, Hormones, and Psychosocial Factors in Healthy Female Adolescents. , , 2006; 19(3): 181-187.
Rapkin Andrea J, Tsao Jennie C I, Turk Norman, Anderson Martin, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Relationships among self-rated tanner staging, hormones, and psychosocial factors in healthy female adolescents Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology, 2006; 19(3): 181-7.
Tsao Jennie C I, Lu Qian, Myers Cynthia D, Kim Su C, Turk Norman, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Parent and child anxiety sensitivity: relationship to children's experimental pain responsivity The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society, 2006; 7(5): 319-26.
Casillas Jacqueline N, Zebrack Brad J, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Health-related quality of life for Latino survivors of childhood cancer Journal of psychosocial oncology, 2006; 24(3): 125-45.
Tsao Jennie C I, Lu Qian, Kim Su C, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Relationships among anxious symptomatology, anxiety sensitivity and laboratory pain responsivity in children Cognitive behaviour therapy, 2006; 35(4): 207-15.
Tsao Jennie C I, Meldrum Marcia, Bursch Brenda, Jacob Margaret C, Kim Su C, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Treatment expectations for CAM interventions in pediatric chronic pain patients and their parents Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2005; 2(4): 521-7.
Lu Qian, Zeltzer Lonnie K, Tsao Jennie C I, Kim Su C, Turk Norman, Naliboff Bruce D   Heart rate mediation of sex differences in pain tolerance in children Pain, 2005; 118(1-2): 185-93.
Tsao Jennie C I, Dobalian Aram, Myers Cynthia D, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Pain and use of complementary and alternative medicine in a national sample of persons living with HIV Journal of pain and symptom management, 2005; 30(5): 418-32.
Zeltzer LK and Schlank CB   Conquering Your Child's Chronic Pain: A Pediatrician's Guide for Reclaiming a Normal Childhood, , 2005; .
Zeltzer LK, Tsao JC, Bursch B, Myers CD   Introduction to the Special Issue on Pain: From Pain to Pain-Associated Disability Syndrome. , , 2005; .
Tsao Jennie C I, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches for Pediatric Pain: A Review of the State-of-the-science Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2005; 2(2): 149-159.
Zebrack Brad J, Casillas Jacqueline, Nohr Lindsay, Adams Heidi, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Fertility issues for young adult survivors of childhood cancer Psycho-oncology, 2004; 13(10): 689-99.
Zebrack BJ, Casillas J, Nohr L, Adams H, Zeltzer LK   Fertility issues for young adult survivors of childhood cancer Psycho-oncology. , 2004; 13(10): 689-99.
Tsao Jennie C I, Myers Cynthia D, Craske Michelle G, Bursch Brenda, Kim Su C, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Role of anticipatory anxiety and anxiety sensitivity in children's and adolescents' laboratory pain responses Journal of pediatric psychology, 2004; 29(5): 379-88.
Bursch Brenda, Ingman Kathleen, Vitti Lisa, Hyman Paul, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Chronic pain in individuals with previously undiagnosed autistic spectrum disorders The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society, 2004; 5(5): 290-5.
Zebrack BJ, Gurney JG, Oeffinger K, Whitton J, Packer RJ, Mertens A, Turk N, Castleberry R, Dreyer Z, Robison LL, Zeltzer LK   Psychological outcomes in long-term survivors of childhood brain cancer: a report from the childhood cancer survivor study Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. , 2004; 22(6): 999-1006.
Woolery Alison, Myers Hector, Sternlieb Beth, Zeltzer Lonnie   A yoga intervention for young adults with elevated symptoms of depression Alternative therapies in health and medicine, 2004; 10(2): 60-3.
Zebrack Brad J, Gurney James G, Oeffinger Kevin, Whitton John, Packer Roger J, Mertens Ann, Turk Norman, Castleberry Robert, Dreyer ZoAnn, Robison Leslie L, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Psychological outcomes in long-term survivors of childhood brain cancer: a report from the childhood cancer survivor study Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2004; 22(6): 999-1006.
Seitzman Robin L, Glover Dorie A, Meadows Anna T, Mills James L, Nicholson H Stacy, Robison Leslie L, Byrne Julianne, Zeltzer Lonnie K   Self-concept in adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a cooperative Children's Cancer Group and National Institutes of Health study Pediatric blood & cancer, 2004; 42(3): 230-40.
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