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Robert A. Lavin

Robert A. Lavin M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Neurology
Additional Title(s): Director of Chronic Pain Management for the Maryland VA Health Care System
Location: Baltimore VA Medical Center, 4A-150
Phone: (410) 605-7040
Fax: (410) 605-7937

Personal History:

  • Medical Degree: George Washington University, 1983
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Washington Hospital Center, 1983-84
  • Residencies: George Washington University, Anesthesiology, 1984-86; Johns Hopkins/Sinai Combined Program, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1986-1989 (Chief Resident, 1988-89)

Research Interests:

Musculoskeletal pain; chronic low back and cervical pain; neuropathic pain; opiate analgesics; alternative/complementary medicine treatments for chronic pain.

Clinical Speciality:

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Bernacki EJ, Guidera JA, Schaefer JA, Lavin RA, Tsai SP: "An ergonomic program designed to reduce the incidence of upper extremity work related musculoskeletal disorders", Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 41: 1032-41, 1999.

Wallace LJ (ed.), Masline S (writer): Back Pain: What you need to know. (Reviewers: Kostuik JP, Davis AR, Lavin RA, Sznajder JD), Ottenheimer Publishers Inc./Time-Life Books, Inc., 1999.

Lavin R, Pappagallo M, Kuhlemeir K: â?oCervical pain: a comparison of three pillowsâ?, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 78:193-8, 1997.

Young M and Lavin R (coeditors): Conservative Care and Spinal Rehabilitation, Spine: State of the Art Reviews, Hanley & Belfus, October, 1995.

Young M and Lavin R (coeditors): Spinal Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: State of the Art Reviews, Hanley & Belfus, October, 1995.