Meredith Barad, MD

Headache and facial pain specialist, Pain management specialist

Bio:   Dr. Barad joined the Pain Medicine faculty in 2008. Dr. Barad is a board-certified Neurologist, Headache and Pain physician. Her primary focus is helping patients with head and facial pain or pain related to other neurologic conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and peripheral neuropathy. She has collaborated in creating a cross-disciplinary headache center, so that headache sufferers can benefit from the Pain Center’s comprehensive approach. She is also the Director of the Stanford Orofacial Pain Program.
Originally from Colorado, Dr. Barad completed her undergraduate studies in biology and honors liberal arts at the University of Texas, Austin, TX. She earned her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed her internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA. She completed her Neurology residency and Pain Medicine fellowship at Stanford Hospital. Then she pursued a two-year research training fellowship studying neuroimaging and pain in the lab of Dr. Sean Mackey at Stanford. This research involved using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to image the brain activation of a patient in chronic pain and train the patient to modify both the activation and experience of pain. In addition to seeing patients and developing the headache center, she helps train anesthesia residents and pain fellows and headache fellows and runs their educational lecture series.
4.7 out of 5
160 Patient Ratings
36 Patient Comments

Headache Clinic in Redwood City

Headache Clinic at Boswell Building

Pain Management Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion A, 1st Floor
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6238
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Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Headache Medicine, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (2012)
  • Board Certification, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialites, Headache (2012)
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (2007) CA
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (2003) CA
  • Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (2004) CA
  • Board Certification: Pain Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2009)
  • Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2008)
  • Fellowship: Stanford Hospital and Clinics - Pain Mgmt (2008) CA

Administrative Appointments

  • Director Orofacial Pain Program, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2014 - Present)

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Barad is kind extremely knowledgeable, professional, and she takes her time to answer all questions. She is excellent in her ability to share information.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Barad is an outstanding, caring, and friendly care provider - she truly cares about her patients and has their best interest at heart.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Barad is an outstanding care provider. She is diligent and very caring towards her patients.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Barad was wonderful! Very friendly, set out a great treatment pan for me, which my previous headache specialist had not done. It was a VERY good appt.!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Doctor was not knowledgeable about my other health conditions. Nor was she interested in hearing about them. She dismissed the research in two cases of other treatments I was doing by & doctors DO (& chiropractor) & ND.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Barad has assisted me with headache management as well as other neuro issues. Always courteous & helpful.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. said she was very busy and couldn't respond to my questions in detail online. Aren't there nurses or assistants to help drs. respond to patient e-mails?

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Emailed questions and concerns prior to appointment but they were not addressed.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Barad is the best care provider I have been associated. Reduced pain incidents by 80%.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

At my first visit getting to know the Dr. Barad she stated for me to "listen" to her while she spoke partially to me and the NP/PA - then I'd get my turn, to which I did that. However, when it was my turn she was too hurried up, did not listen to me well - and any doctor who can sum-up 8 yrs. and 4 cancers in 15 min. is a doctor I don't want to see anymore!

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Barad is the ultimate professional.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Barad is a very good doctor and I completely trust her knowledge on headaches which is why I have stayed. I would have trouble recommending her because it is impossible to call the office or make appointments and when you get an appointment she's always very late.

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4.7 out of 5
160 Patient Ratings
36 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Barad is kind extremely knowledgeable, professional, and she takes her time to answer all questions. She is excellent in her ability to share information.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Barad is an outstanding, caring, and friendly care provider - she truly cares about her patients and has their best interest at heart.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Barad is an outstanding care provider. She is diligent and very caring towards her patients.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Barad was wonderful! Very friendly, set out a great treatment pan for me, which my previous headache specialist had not done. It was a VERY good appt.!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Doctor was not knowledgeable about my other health conditions. Nor was she interested in hearing about them. She dismissed the research in two cases of other treatments I was doing by & doctors DO (& chiropractor) & ND.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Barad has assisted me with headache management as well as other neuro issues. Always courteous & helpful.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. said she was very busy and couldn't respond to my questions in detail online. Aren't there nurses or assistants to help drs. respond to patient e-mails?

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Emailed questions and concerns prior to appointment but they were not addressed.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Barad is the best care provider I have been associated. Reduced pain incidents by 80%.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

At my first visit getting to know the Dr. Barad she stated for me to "listen" to her while she spoke partially to me and the NP/PA - then I'd get my turn, to which I did that. However, when it was my turn she was too hurried up, did not listen to me well - and any doctor who can sum-up 8 yrs. and 4 cancers in 15 min. is a doctor I don't want to see anymore!

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Barad is the ultimate professional.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Barad is a very good doctor and I completely trust her knowledge on headaches which is why I have stayed. I would have trouble recommending her because it is impossible to call the office or make appointments and when you get an appointment she's always very late.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Barad has been a caring, concerned & outstanding physician.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I'm very picky, but Dr Barad has exceeded my expectations. She takes me seriously show a lot of concern, and squeezed me into her schedule in same week for worse symptoms and spent plenty of time with he at that time though it wasn't really an appointment.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Barad is in high demand - she is one of the best neurologists in the United States, and she always makes sure to give her full focus and knows everything about my medical history during my appointments. I saw many neurologists before seeing her and I trust her care and her depth of knowledge.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Barad cares and although busy, fits me in when its important. She is clear, comes up with good care planes, and always follow through. Just great!

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Barad is one of the best doctors I have ever seen.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Excellent MD svcs.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

I wish all my doctors were on par with Dr. Barad... she is competent, compassionate & just an all-round blessing to the clinic.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Prefer more information/explanation about medications prescribed & of reason for lab/imaging exam authorized.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Meredith Barad is one of the most impressive and personal doctors I have been treated by.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I told at least ten people how amazed I was to have every level of staff apologize for the delay.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Always a good/great experience with Dr. Barad.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Barad goes extra "1000 miles" for all her patients!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Barad is a wonderful & knowledgeable doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. McCawley & Dr. Barad are just wonderful. I wish everyone could be under their care.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Barad is quite possibly the finest physician I have ever worked with. She possesses a rare amalgamation of: high technical competence, genuine empathy for her patients & a fervent passion for discovery in the neurological sciences.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

I love Dr. Barad. She is the best.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

The doctor seems to have diagnosed the problem after visiting many other doctors. Very grateful.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Can't get anyone to review medical history before appt. (Not only Stanford!) Why not? Much confusion over getting written evals. sent to me.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Barad was exceptional. No complaints about her except the accessibility to see her.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Much of the time with Barad involved discussions of experiences with & strategies with meds. Our interactions were intense.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Was good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Overall good experience.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Dr. Barad always makes sure that both myself & care-provider understand treatment phone & medications.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

I was very happy about this visit - all went well.