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