Jeffrey I. Gold, PhD

USC UCEDD at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles
University of Southern California
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Boulevard
Mailstop #53
Los Angeles, CA 90027-6062
Phone: 323-361-6341
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: June 10, 2011


Leadership Administrative Staff:
Primary Activity Coordinators: Clinical Services
Pediatric Services
Discipline Coordinators: Pediatrics
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Biopsychosocial, neurodevelopmental, neurobehavioral pediatric acute pain, pediatric chronic pain, pediatric chronic illness, sickle cell disease, acute stress disorder (ASD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), virtual reality (VR).
Education: pediatric psychology, pediatric pain management
Service: pediatric psychology, pediatric pain management


Jeffrey I. Gold, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with expertise in pediatric psychology. He is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Dr. Gold is the director of the Pediatric Pain Management Clinic at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and faculty in the Pediatric Psychology Program providing training and supervision to the USC UCEDD APA-accredited internship and post-doctoral fellowship programs. Dr. Gold is a NIH-funded clinical researcher examining 1) the neurobiological basis of virtual reality pain attenuation, 2) neuropsychological dysfunction and neuroimaging abnormalities in neurologically intact patients with sickle cell disease, and 3) acute stress reactions in children following physical trauma (i.e., motor vehicle accidents). Dr. Gold is actively engaged in the evaluation and utility of complementary and alternative medicine (i.e., virtual reality, massage, acupuncture) for reducing pain, anxiety, psychological distress and increasing comfort and satisfaction in hospitalized children.