Dr Fadel Zeidan
Dr. Fadel Zeidan, PhD is the Executive Director at the UCSD Center for Mindfulness and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at UCSD. He and his laboratory have discovered the neural processes supporting mindfulness meditation and mindfulness-based pain relief. Recently, he and his team have demonstrated that mindfulness meditation is mechanistically distinct from and more effective than placebo, distraction, and relaxation.
His research has been featured in CNN, NPR, Time Magazine, CBS and Tedx. Fadel has also personally presented his work to His Holiness, the Dalai Lama in Mongolia.
At the UCSD Center for Mindfulness, Fadel focuses on working with different patient populations and user-friendly approaches to promote the self-regulation of pain. Fadel is especially excited at examining ways to integrate mindfulness from the lab to the clinic and community.