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Fadel ZeidanWake Forest School of Medicine

Fadel Zeidan

Assistant Professor,

Contact Information

Academic: 704-578-1271 | Department: 336-716-4368

Email: fzeidan@wakehealth.edu

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Charlotte, 2013
Fadel Zeidan

Fadel Zeidan

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research Interests

Meditation; Pain; Pain Threshold; Cerebral Cortex; Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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Contact Information

Academic: 704-578-1271 | Department: 336-716-4368

Email: fzeidan@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Mindfulness-meditation-based pain relief is not mediated by endogenous opioids. Zeidan F, Adler-Neal AL, Wells RE, Stagnaro E, May LM, Eisenach JC, McHaffie JG, Coghill RC.. J Neurosci. 2016;36(11):3391-3397.

Mindfulness meditation-induced pain relief does not require endogenous opioidergic systems [abstract]. Adler A, Wells R, Stagnaro E, Barber L, Porter A, Garcia K, Lee D, Kaleita A, Posey G, Cruikshank L, Strittmatter B, Nicolle M, Lichstein P, Eisenach J, McHaffie J, Coghill R, Zeidan F.. J Pain. 2016;17(4 Suppl 1):S112.

The brain on silent: mind wandering, mindful awareness, and states of mental tranquility. Vago DR, Zeidan F.. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2016;1373(1):96-113.

Identifying novel endogenous mechanisms supporting the cognitive modulation of pain [abstract]. Wager TD, Colloca L, Zeidan F, May LM.. Psychosom Med. 2016;78(3):A10.

Mindfulness meditation-based pain relief: a mechanistic account. Zeidan F, Vago DR.. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2016;1373(1):114-127.

Mindfulness meditation engages unique, non-opioid mediated mechanisms to reduce pain [abstract]. Zeidan F, Adler A, Wells R, Stagnaro E, Porter AM, Barber L, Lee D, Kaleita A, Garcia K, Posey G, Lichstein P, Eisenach J, McHaffie J, Coghill R.. Psychosom Med. 2016;78(3):A10.

No, mindfulness meditation-based analgesia is not mediated by endogenous opioids [letter]. Zeidan F.. Am J Med. 2016;129(11):e297.

Brain mechanisms supporting violated expectations of pain. Zeidan F, Lobanov OV, Kraft RA, Coghill RC.. Pain. 2015;156(9):1772-1785.

Mindfulness meditation-based pain relief employs different neural mechanisms than placebo and sham mindfulness meditation-induced analgesia. Zeidan F, Emerson NM, Farris SR, Ray JN, Jung Y, McHaffie JG, Coghill RC.. J Neurosci. 2015;35(46):.

The neurobiology of mindfulness. Zeidan F. In: Brown KW, Creswell JD, Ryan RM Handbook of mindfulness: theory, research, and practice. New York: The Guilford Press;2015: 171-189.

Mindfulness meditation-induced analgesia engages different neural mechanisms than placebo [abstract]. Zeidan F, Emerson N, Farris S, Ray J, Jung Y, McHaffie J, Coghill R.. In: Abstracts of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping; 2015 June 14-18; Honolulu (HI). 2015;():247.

From cue to meaning: brain mechanisms supporting the construction of expectations of pain. Lobanov OV, Zeidan F, McHaffie JG, Kraft RA, Coghill RC.. Pain. 2014;155(1):129-136.

Pain sensitivity is inversely related to regional grey matter density in the brain. Emerson NM, Zeidan F, Lobanov OV, Hadsel MS, Martucci KT, Quevedo AS, Starr CJ, Nahman-Averbuch H, Weissman-Fogel I, Granovsky Y, Yarnitsky D, Coghill RC.. Pain. 2014;155(3):566-573.

Neural correlates of mindfulness meditation-related anxiety relief. Zeidan F, Martucci KT, Kraft RA, McHaffie JG, Coghill RC.. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2014;9(6):751-759.

Regional grey matter density in the brain is related to pain sensitivity in healthy individuals [abstract]. Emerson N, Zeidan F, Lobanov O, Hadsel M, Martucci K, Quevedo A, Starr C, Nahman-Averbuch H, Weissman-Fogel I, Granovsky Y, Yarnitsky D, Coghill R.. J Pain. 2014;15(4 Suppl 1):S56.

Using neuroimaging to advance new models of mindfulness, stress, and health [abstract]. Creswell JD, Brown KW, Zeidan F.. Psychosom Med. 2014;76(3):A59-A60.

Does mindfulness meditation-related pain relief engage distinct brain mechanisms from placebo analgesia? [abstract]. Zeidan F, Emerson N, Farris S, Ray J, McHaffie J, Coghill R.. Psychosom Med. 2014;76(3):A60.

Neural mechanisms supporting mindfulness-based pain relief as compared to placebo analgesia [abstract]. Zeidan F, Emerson NM, Farris S, Ray J, Jung Y, Kraft RA, McHaffie JG, Coghill RC.. In: 9th Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium. 2014;():.

Functional connections between self-referential thought and chronic pain: a dysfunctional relationship [commentary]. Zeidan F, Coghill RC.. Pain. 2013;154(1):3-4.

Brain mechanisms evaluating the discordance between expectated and experienced pain [abstract]. Zeidan F, Lobanov OV, Kraft RA, Coghill RC.. In: Abstracts of the 14th World Congress on Pain; 2012 Aug 27-31; Milan (Italy). 2013;():PT 502.

Pain sensitivity is inversely related to grey matter volume in brain areas associated with the default mode network [abstract]. Emerson NM, Hadsel MS, Lobanov OV, Martucci KT, Quevedo AS, Starr CJ, Zeidan F, Hanman-Averbuch H, Weissman-Fogel I, Granovsky Y, Coghill RC.. In: Abstracts of the 14th World Congress on Pain; 2012 Aug 27-31; Milan (Italy). 2013;():PH 301.

Brain mechanisms engaged by expectation of pain: common patterns of activity from cues of different modalitites [abstract]. Lobanov OV, Zeidan F, Kraft RA, Coghill RC.. In: Abstracts of the 14th World Congress on Pain; 2012 Aug 27-31; Milan (Italy). 2013;():PH 307.

The downward spiral of chronic pain, prescription opioid misuse, and addiction: cognitive, affective, and neuropsychopharmacologic pathways. Garland EL, Froeliger B, Zeidan F, Partin K, Howard MO.. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2013;37(10 Pt 2):2597-2607.

Mindfulness meditation-related pain relief: evidence for unique brain mechanisms in the regulation of pain. Zeidan F, Grant JA, Brown CA, McHaffie JG, Coghill RC.. Neurosci Lett. 2012;520(2):165-173.

Brain mechanisms supporting the modulation of pain by mindfulness meditation. Zeidan F, Martucci KT, Kraft RA, Gordon NS, McHaffie JG, Coghill RC.. J Neurosci. 2011;31(14):5540-5548.

Brain mechanisms associated with meditation-induced regulation of anxiety [abstract]. Zeidan F, McHaffie J, Kraft R, Martucci K, Coghill R.. In: Human Brain Mapping 17th Annual Meeting Abstracts; 2011 June 26-30; Quebec City (Canada). 2011;():391.

Mindfulness meditation improves cognition: evidence of brief mental training. Zeidan F, Johnson SK, Diamond BJ, David Z, Goolkasian P.. Conscious Cogn. 2010;19(2):597-605.

Effects of brief and sham mindfulness meditation on mood and cardiovascular variables. Zeidan F, Johnson SK, Gordon NS, Goolkasian P.. J Altern Complement Med. 2010;16(8):867-873.

Brain mechanisms associated with meditation related pain relief [abstract]. Zeidan F, Martucci KT, Kraft RA, McHaffie JG, Gordon NS, Coghill RC.. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 2010;2010(Neuroscience Meeting Planner):.

Activation of pain modulatory brain regions following brief meditation training [abstract]. Zeidan F, Martucci KT, Kraft RA, McHaffie JG, Gordon NS, Coghill RC.. In: Abstracts of the 13th World Congress on Pain; 2010 Aug 29 - Sept 2; Montreal, Quebec (Canada). 2010;():abstr 441.

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Assistant Professor, Neurobiology & Anatomy

Fadel Zeidan

Fadel Zeidan

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Comprehensive Cancer Center

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