James Patrick Robinson M.D.

James Patrick Robinson M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Chronic pain, Pain Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine


Pain Medicine at UW Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine




Primary Location

Center for Pain Relief at UWMC-Roosevelt

4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 401
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206.598.4282|Map It 


Dr. Robinson is a UW clinical professor of rehabilitation medicine. He sees patients at the UW Medicine Center for Pain Relief and the Bone and Joint Surgery Center.

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.

Patient Care Philosophy

I believe 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.

Personal Interests

Bicycling and guitars.

Clinical Interests

Spine disorders and fibromyalgia.

Teaching Interests

The importance of a rehabilitative approach to chronic pain patients.

Scope of Care

At the Bone and Joint Surgery Center, he evaluates and treats patients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. At the Center for Pain Relief, he sees patients with a wide variety of refractory pain disorders, primarily as a consultant.

Research Interests

Rehabilitative treatment of fibromyalgia and decision-making among patients on chronic opioid therapy.

UCLA, School of MedicineMedical education1978


Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine & RehabPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation1985
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