Robert J. Schwartzman

Drexel University, USA

Robert Schwartzman is a Professor and a Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa, USA. He received his B.A. degree from Harvard College and the D.M. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Schwartzman completed his internal medicine training at Duke University Hospital. He was trained in neurology at the University of Pennsylvania under the tutelage of Dr. L.P. Rowland and spent two years in medical neurology at the National Institutes of Health with Dr. W.K. Engel. Dr. Schwartzman is board certified in internal medicine, neurology, and psychiatry. From 1971 –1978, he was at the University of Miami and was an Associate Professor of neurology. In 1978, he occupied the positions of Professor of neurology, Chief of the Division of Neurology, and Program Director at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Tex., USA. He was appointed as a Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Jefferson University in 1982. In 1995, he became Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Schwartzman is internationally and nationally known for his work on complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy and has published extensively on the topic. Dr. Schwartzman was honored with a Humanitarian Award from the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Coalition of New England and the National RSD Society. He is a Founding Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Association of America. He established the first RSDS clinic in USA. In 2007, the American Academy of Neurology presented Dr. Schwartzman with the A.B. Baker Section of Neurologic Educators Teacher Recognition Award. The American Academy of Pain Management also presented him with the 2007 Richard S. Weiner Pain Education Award.

Biography Updated on 29 November 2010

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