Originally from Boston, Dr. Larry Robinson completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) residency at Northwestern University/Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in 1985, and after a few years on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh moved to the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle in 1989. Over 25 years at UW, he took on a variety of administrative roles: service chief at Harborview (a Seattle hospital not unlike Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre); department chair; and vice dean for Graduate Medical Education (known as PGME in Canada) and for Clinical Affairs. He moved to the University of Toronto in 2014.
Dr. Robinson has been involved in a number of national activities in PM&R in the US. He serves as a director for the American Board of PM&R and is a member of the exam committee for the neuromuscular board certification exam. He has also served as chair of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM) and has been active in the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). He has served as a board member of the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) and the AAP liaison to the AAMC. Dr. Robinson serves as an editorial board member for the American Journal of PM&R.
Dr. Robinson has more than 100 journal articles in the peer reviewed medical literature. These are primarily related to electrodiagnosis and electrophysiology. They cover diagnosis and prognosis of entrapment neuropathies, traumatic neuropathy, hypoxic ischemic coma, and statistical approaches to interpretation of multiple data points.