Robert Gerwin, MD, FAAN is a co-founder of Myopain Seminars. He is a Board Certified Neurologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Dr. Gerwin graduated from the University of Chicago School of Medicine. He had a two-year special fellowship at NIH in neurology and immunology. He has been in private practice in the Washington DC area, and has been working in the area of Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia for many years. Dr. Janet G. Travell was his mentor while she lived in Washington DC.
He is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, book chapters and consensus statements. He reviews articles for over a dozen medical journals. He is co-editor of the books Tension-Type and Cervicogenic Headache: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management and Clinical Mastery in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain.
He has been teaching courses and seminars worldwide in the field of neuromuscular and myofascial pain for many years. He founded the Focus on Pain series of neuromuscular and myofascial pain conferences in 1990. His interests lie in the area of Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia, and in the related issues of chronic headache, low back pain, and pelvic region pain, in addition to practicing neurological medicine. He is particularly concerned with the problem of persistent or chronic pain, and why some persons do not recover as expected. Dr. Gerwin was the Medical Director of Pain and Rehabilitation Medicine in Bethesda, MD prior to his retirement and an associate professor in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
In 2013, Dr. Gerwin stepped down as co-owner and director of Myopain Seminars.