Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD is a board certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Medicine physician who specializes in the treatment of complex chronic pain disorders including chronic post-operative pain, complex regional pain syndrome and peripheral nerve injury.
She obtained her MD and PhD in Neuroscience, with a focus on basic pain mechanisms, at Dartmouth Medical School before joining the Stanford Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine as an anesthesiology resident in the Fellowship in Anesthesia Research and Medicine (FARM) program, of which she now serves as the Director. After completion of her subspecialty fellowship training in Pain Medicine, Dr. Tawfik joined the faculty at Stanford and continues to research the immune contribution to persistent pain while treating patients suffering from chronic pain.
She enjoys science, sushi and snowboarding in her free time.
- Pain Medicine
Director, Fellowship in Anesthesia Research & Medicine (FARM), Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine (2018 - Present)
Assistant Director, Fellowship in Anesthesia Research & Medicine (FARM), Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (2015 - 2018)
Honors & Awards
Award in Pain, Rita Allen Foundation (2019-2022)
Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Management (2015)
Fellowship, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Pain Medicine (2015)
Fellowship, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Research (2014)
Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology (2014)
Residency, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Anesthesiology (2013)
M.D./Ph.D., Dartmouth Medical School, Pharmacology/Neuroscience (2009)
Internship: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (2010) NH