Howard L. Fields, MD PhD Professor of Neurology and Physiology Emeritus

Dr. Howard Fields has over 4 decades of experience in the clinical care of pain patients and in both basic and clinical research. His research work has focused on pain modulatory circuits, opioid pharmacology, and neuropathic pain. He has published over 300 articles and either wrote or edited several books. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Along with Jon Levine, he discovered that placebo analgesia is mediated by endogenous opioids, thus opening the field of the neurobiological study of placebo.

University of California, San Francisco
Berkeley, CA