Dr. Barad joined the Pain Medicine faculty in 2008. Dr. Barad is a board-certified Neurologist, Headache and Pain physician. Her primary focus is helping patients with head and facial pain. She has collaborated in creating a cross-disciplinary headache center and is the co-director of the Stanford Orofacial Pain Program. She is the Program Director for the Pain Fellowship.
Originally from Colorado, Dr. Barad completed her undergraduate studies in biology and honors liberal arts at the University of Texas, Austin, TX. She earned her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed her internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA. She completed her Neurology residency and Pain Medicine fellowship at Stanford Hospital. Then she pursued a two-year research training fellowship studying neuroimaging and pain in the lab of Dr. Sean Mackey at Stanford. This research involved using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to image the brain activation of a patient in chronic pain and train the patient to modify both the activation and experience of pain.