Assistant Professor


Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine


Stanford University


United States

Dr. Vivianne L. Tawfik


Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD is a board-certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Medicine physician. After completing her undergraduate degree at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, she obtained her MD and PhD in Neuroscience at Dartmouth Medical School. She then completed her Anesthesiology Residency in the Fellowship in Anesthesia Research and Medicine (FARM) program at Stanford, 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 using clinically-informed basic science while also caring for patients suffering from chronic pain. Her lab uses a variety of approaches, from single cell sequencing to complex behavioral paradigms in mouse pain models, to investigate the contribution of spinal cord glial cells (microglia & astrocytes) to the transition from acute to chronic pain. She enjoys science, sushi and snowboarding in her free time.


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Non-Neuronal Cells in Chronic Pain: From Single-Cell Analysis to Translational Targets

Tracks: Mechanisms
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 716 A

In this workshop, three speakers will discuss their recent research achievements in the field of glial biology and neuroimmunity in…