Joshua Kirz PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Joshua Kirz, PhD received his PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He trained at the UCSD School of Medicine and came to Stanford in 1998. He created a CBT program for the inpatient Psychiatry service and then transitioned to the Pain Management Center. Dr. Kirz’s main focus is psychological evaluations of individuals suffering from chronic pain. He has a particular interest in work-related injuries (workers’ compensation). Additional areas of focus include CBT, functional restoration, the mind-body connection, and student supervision and training. He developed a clinical practicum for psychology trainees at Stanford. He lectures widely on topics involving pain management and work injuries.