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Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Houston, Texas

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Martin Grabois, M.D.

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Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1966
Internship: University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Madison, Wisconsin
Residency: Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Board Certification: American Board of PM&R

Sub-Specialty: Pain Management
Clinical Interests: General Rehabilitation; Acute and Chronic Pain Syndrome
Research Interests: Administration; Health Care Access, Effectiveness and Costs; Pain

Significant Professional Activities:
  • 25 Years as Department Chair
  • Critical Reviews in PM&R, Editor
  • Journal of Back & Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Editorial Board
  • Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, Editorial Board
  • Practical Pain Management, Manuscript Reviewer
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
    • Past President
    • 2003 Edward Lohman, M.D. Award
    • Appointed Fellow
    • Member, Fellow Committee
    • Member, Nominating Committee
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Frank H. Krusen Award
    • Member, Inpatient Rehabilitation Criteria Task Force
    • Representative, Association of American Medical Colleges
    • Representative, Council of Academic Society
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Foundation
    • Past President
  • International Association for the Study of Pain
    • Member, Finance Committee
  • American Pain Society
    • Past President
    • Member, Decade of Pain Task Force
    • Member, Pain Coalition Task Force
  • Rehabilitation International
    • Chair, RI Medical Commission
    • Board of Directors
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine
    • Past, Board of Directors
    • Chair, 2004 Program Committee
    • Representative, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
    • Chair, Site Selection Task Force
    • Representative to AMA (ER) Group
  • International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
    • Member, Board of Directors
    • Treasurer
    • Member, Finance/Audit Committee
    • Member, Educational Fund Committee
  • American Pain Foundation
    • Past, Board of Directors
    • Secretary
  • National Osteoporosis Foundation
    • Member, Interspecialty Medical Council
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
    • Past, Board of Trustees
  • Avondale House
    • Past President

Selected Publications:

Grabois M. Conceptual models of pain and its management. In: Monga TM, Grabois M (Eds). Pain Management in Rehabilitation. New York, New York, Demos Med Pub, 2002, pp. 1-21.

Monga TM, Grabois M (Eds). Pain Management in Rehabilitation. New York, New York, Demos Med Pub, 2002.

Grabois M, Bloodworth DM. The role of physical medicine and rehabilitation in management of persons with chronic pain – part I. CPR, 3(3):2-3, 2003.

Grabois M, Bloodworth DM. The role of physical medicine and rehabilitation in management of persons with chronic pain – part II. CPR, 3(4)1-2,7, 2003.

Bonner Jr FJ, Sinaki M, Grabois M, et al. Health professional’s guide to rehabilitation of the patient with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis Int, 14(S2):S1-S22, 2003.

Bloodworth D, Grabois M. Physical medicine and rehabilitation. In: Warfield CA, Bajwa ZH (Eds.) Principles and Practice of Pain Medicine (2nd edition). McGraw-Hill, 2004.

Grabois M, Management of chronic low back pain. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 84 (supplement): S29 - S41, 2005.

Grabois M, Through the looking glass: a personal view of the field of rehabilitation medicine. Archives: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2007.

Contact Information

Martin Grabois, M.D.
Memorial Hermann / TIRR
1333 Moursund Avenue, A221
Houston, TX 77030
Appointments: 713-798-6197
Fax: 713-798-4688
Consults: 713-798-6197
Academic Office: 713-799-5086
Academic Fax: 713-799-5058
mgrabois@bcm.edu

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