Dr. Prasad first started working with patients with pain during his training in the 1990s and joined the Stanford faculty in 2004. In addition to performing patient evaluations and treatment, he develops and teaches curriculum about the psychological aspects of managing chronic pain to patients, residents, and postdoctoral pain fellows.
Dr. Prasad also holds a number of administrative roles. As Associate Chief of Pain Psychology, he oversees all aspects of clinical pain psychology services in the Division of Pain Medicine. He developed a Postdoctoral Pain Fellowship for psychologists and serves as its Training Director. He is also the director of one of the only academic inpatient pain programs in the western United States: the Stanford Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Pain Program. This intensive 5-10 day hospital based program provides medication optimization, physical reconditioning, behavioral modification training, and mood stabilization for patients with complex, debilitating chronic pain conditions.
- Pain Psychology
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pain
Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Director of Psychology Training, Division of Pain Medicine, Stanford University (2011 - 2017)
Director, Stanford Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Pain Program (2006 - Present)
Associate Chief, Division of Pain Medicine, Stanford University (2008 - 2018)
Fellowship:Kaiser Permanente Pain Management Training (2004) CA
PhD Training:Texas Tech University (2003) TX
Internship:Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center (2002) UT