Amir Ramezani, Ph.D.

Amir Ramezani, Ph.D.


Pain Psychology


Health Psychology


  • Associate Director of Behavioral Pain Medicine
  • Director of Neuropsychology
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Clinical Interests

Dr. Ramezani obtained a dual PhD in Clinical Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine at the University of North Texas. He also completed a fellowship in pain psychology at UCSF and a second fellowship in neuropsychology at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience. 

Dr. Ramezani's clinical, education, and research interests include integrating cognitive-behavioral and neuropsychology interventions to improve chronic medical and cognitive conditions, advancing  teaching methods for students and trainees, pre-surgical behavioral preparation, and cultural neurocognition.

Dr. Ramezani has published in the areas of neurocognition, brain imaging, depression, and chronic conditions.  He also teaches residents, fellows, nursing students, and physician assistant students. 


Pain Medicine


Ph.D., Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine, University of North Texas, Denton TX 2008

B.A., California State University - Fullerton, Fullerton CA 2002


Pain Psychology, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2008-2009

Neuropsychology, UC Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 2009-2011

Board Certifications

California Board of Psychology, 2011

EEG Biofeedback (BCN), 2007

Select Recent Publications

Ramezani, A., McCarron, R. M., Lashai, B., & Lenaerts, M. E. P. Cognitive, neurological, and psychological aspects of head pain: Applying the biopsychosocial model to care. Current Psychiatry. 2015; 14(9):12-26.

Duff, K. & Ramezani, A. Regression-based normative formulae for the RBANS for older adults. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 2015; 30(5):1-5.

Stayner, S. R., Ramezani,  A., Prasad, R., and Mahajan, G. Chronic Pain Management for Patients with Psychiatric Illness. Current Psychiatry. Accepted 2015.

Thames, A. D., Foley, J. M., Wright, M. J., Panos, S. E., Ettenhofer, M., Ramezani, A., Streiff, V., El-Saden, S., Goodwin, S., Bookheimer, S. Y., Hinkin, C. H. Basal ganglia structures differentially contribute to verbal fluency: evidence from Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-infected adults. Neuropsychologia, 2012;50 (3), 390-395.

Thames, A. Becker, B. W., Marcotte, T., Hines, L., Foley, J., Ramezani, A., Singer, E., Castellon, S. A., Heaton, R., and Hinkin, C. H. Depression, cognition, and self-appraisal of functional abilities in HIV: Examination of subjective appraisal versus objective performance. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 2010;25, 224-243.