Staff : Clinical Team

Robert W. Irwin, M.D.

Robert W. Irwin, M.D., associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. He is the interim Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He succeeds Diana D. Cardenas, M.D., M.P.H., who became the department’s inaugural Chair in 2006 and retired in September of 2015.

Dr. Irwin is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain medicine, sports medicine and electrodiagnostic medicine. His research interests are in ultrasound medicine, sports and spine, and medical education. In addition to his clinical practice and research, Irwin has been very active in medical education, especially the musculoskeletal training that is his specialty, and in school administration, guiding and mentoring students, and working with student organizations.