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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Rudin joined the UW Rehabilitation Medicine faculty in 2001 after six years on the Johns Hopkins faculty, and is Medical Director of the UW Health Pain Treatment and Research Center. He has served on national and statewide task forces developing guidelines for chronic pain management. Dr. Rudin has been recognized for his "understanding, compassion and appreciation of quality of life issues for patients." In 2004 and 2007 the UW Rehabilitation Medicine residents awarded him their annual Clinical Teaching Award for excellence in instruction and mentorship. Dr. Rudin is President of the Midwest Pain Society and serves as an officer of the Medical Staff Board of UW Hospital and Clinics.


Pain Management

Rehabilitation Medicine

Rehabilitation Medicine (Inpatient Hospitalist)

UW Health Clinics

UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital
(608) 592-8100 | Map
Pain Management Clinic
(608) 263-9550 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Pain Medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Residency Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
Internship Francis Scott Key Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Medical School The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1991


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Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.


Dr. Rudin’s research interests include chronic pain disorders, particularly fibromyalgia and spinal conditions, and outcomes of pain rehabilitation.

PubMed Articles
Turk DC Vierck CJ Scarbrough E Crofford LJ Rudin NJ . Fibromyalgia: combining pharmacological and nonpharmacological approaches to treating the person, not just the pain. J Pain. 2008 Feb;9(2):99-104
[PubMed ID: 17936075]
Harden RN Rudin NJ Bruehl S Kee W Parikh DK Kooch J Duc T Gracely RH . Increased systemic catecholamines in complex regional pain syndrome and relationship to psychological factors: a pilot study. Anesth Analg. 2004 Nov;99(5):1478-85; table of contents
[PubMed ID: 15502052]
Rudin NJ . Evaluation of treatments for myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2003 Dec;7(6):433-42
[PubMed ID: 14604502]