Mark Borigini, M.D., has been involved with Rheumatology research, teaching and the treatment of patients with chronic musculoskeletal and autoimmune disorders since his time as a rheumatology fellow and full-time Clinical Instructor at the University of California, Los Angeles.
He subsequently spent many years working with the unique patient populations at the VA Medical Center in Long Beach while Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine, and at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (one of the top rehabilitation facilities in the United States, according to US News and World Report) while Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Southern California.
He is currently on staff at the National Institutes of Health, assisting in the training of Rheumatology Fellows within the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
Dr. Borigini has published several articles and book chapters, and enjoys lecturing. He was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical profession's honor society. He is hopeful this pain blog will give readers an understanding of pain and how to cope with it. His undergraduate degree is in Psychobiology, and he feels this coupled with the experience of dealing with patients with chronic rheumatologic conditions over the years will allow him to provide readers with a unique perspective, and hopefully encourage a healthy attitude in the approach to pain on the part of both caregiver (whether it be doctor, psychologist or family member) and patient.