Mauro W. Zappaterra

MD, PhD, RPP, BCST, Reiki Master

Mauro graduated from Harvard Medical School and specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a particular focus on regenerative medicine, neuro-rehabilitation, neuroplasticity, and pain. He completed his PhD doing work with neuronal stem cells and the effects of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in brain development and in the adult. He has published numerous scientific articles on the CSF and his work was chosen as the cover image for the prestigious Neuron journal. He has been featured in the New England Journal of Medicine in regard to teaching medical students about living with life threatening diseases and in has written an article published in Psychology Today titled “Joy: The art of loving life.”

Mauro was nominated by his peers and staff to be Chief Resident at the UCLA / VA Greater Los Angeles Residency Program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Throughout his residency he has worked extensively with all types of patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting at Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Hospital, Cedar’s Sinai Medical Center, West Los Angeles Veterans Health Administration, UCLA Medical Center, and with children at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Mauro combines his training in rehabilitation medicine, research, nutrition, and various complementary and alternative medicine modalities such as polarity therapy, Reiki and Craniosacral therapy to work holistically with individuals to optimize their potential and improve their quality of life.