Dr. Robert L. Swezey, M.D., is a Clincal Professor of Medicine at UCLA. He is board-certified in three specialty areas of medicine: Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Dr. Swezey is the former Chief of the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine at UCLA.
Prior to this he held the position of Director of Rehabilitation-Rheumatic Disease Section at USC.
Dr. Swezey was an Academic Career Fellow, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Minnesota; and Career Fellow, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, UCLA .
Dr. Swezey serves as President of the Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center and the Metabolic & Skeletal Research & Education Foundation.
Dr. Swezey is the author of numerous medical texts including: Arthritis: Rational Therapy and Rehabilitation, and Essential Thereapies for Joint, Soft Tissue, and Disk Disorders.
Additionally, he served as the editor for the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinics of North America book on Low Back Pain and the book on Neck Pain.
Dr. Swezey is the author of over one hundred scientific publications and books on topics related to back pain, osteoporosis, joint and rheumatic diseases and rehabilitiative aspects of musculoskeletal pain, osteoporosis, exercises and rehabilitation.
Dr. Swezey has participated in, or developed, nine audiovisual programs and has made frequent television appearances on topics related to osteoporosis, arthritis and back pain.
Dr. Swezey is certified in Clinical Desitometry by the ISCD. He is also a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Rheumatology, American Academy of PM & R, as well as numerous other medical associations.