Joanna Katzman, MD
Executive Medical Director of UNMH Pain Management Service
Katzman directs the University of New Mexico Pain Center, where patients from throughout New Mexico are able to obtain pain, addiction and mental health consultation. She is originally from Los Angeles and relocated with her family to the UNM School of Medicine in 1997.
She graduated from Stanford University and the Yale University School of Medicine. Her residency and fellowship training at UCLA were in the areas of neurology and neurorehabilitation. Katzman specializes in headaches, myofascial pain and spasticity.
New Mexico has the highest rate of opioid drug overdose death in the U.S. Perhaps more sobering, almost every county in New Mexico has a higher drug overdose death rate than the rate for the entire U.S., with Rio Arriba and Mora counties’ overdose death rates at five times the national rate.
There is a huge relationship between chronic pain and depression, says neurologist Joanna Katzman, director of the University of New Mexico’s two-year-old Pain Center, the interdisciplinary Pain Consultation and Treatment Center. And anxiety has just as big an association with chronic pain. Both depression and anxiety can magnify pain.
Health Sciences Center Reorganization Taking Form ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The UNM Health Sciences Center recently reorganized to increase the efficiency of its operations, become a highly integrated organization, create the UNM Health System, and assure a balance between HSC's academic and clinical missions.
The UNM Hospital Pain Clinic and the HSC Project ECHO Chronic Pain and Headache Clinic were recently selected by the American Pain Society (APS) to receive its prestigious 2011 Center of Excellence Award