James Robinson, M.D., is a board certified physician at the Center for Pain Relief at UWMC Roosevelt and a UW professor of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Dr. Robinson believes in a rehabilitative approach to chronic pain. Key elements of this are empowering patients to optimize self-management of chronic pain disorders and encouraging them to take as much responsibility for self-management as is feasible.
Dr. Robinson earned his M.D. at UCLA. His clinical interests include the evaluation and conservative treatment of spine conditions and the treatment of fibromyalgia. His research interests include the rehabilitative treatment of fibromyalgia, and attitudes and decision-making strategies among patients regarding chronic opioid therapy.
In his free time Dr. Robinson enjoys bicycling and guitars.
Education and Training
UCLA, School of Medicine
Medical education, 1978
Veterans Adm. Med. Center (Wadsworth)
Internship, Internal Medicine
UW - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
UW - Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine
Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1985, American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehab