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Recipient of the nation’s top awards in rehabilitation medicine clinical care, research and education, Andrew Haig is Active Emeritus Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The University of Michigan, Volunteer Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and president of Haig et al., Consulting, a group that builds innovation and efficiency in medical rehabilitation programs.
Dr. Haig’s clinical focus is on spinal disorders, electrodiagnosis of nerve diseases, and cancer rehabilitation. His clinical expertise has been consistently recognized by three American national “Best Doctor’ lists, and in 2008 he was the recipient of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s Distinguished Clinician Award.
Dr. Haig’s research is recognized for numerous scientific firsts, including the first masked studies in the 60-year history of diagnostic needle electromyography and the first randomized trial of multidisciplinary team assessment of disability. More recent work has radically reduced the cost of treatment for back pain and influenced World Health Organization policies on disability. Funded by agencies including NIH, NIDRR, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, he has authored over 150 scientific articles, and his influence is rated by ResearchGate in the top percent of all scientists. His work has been recognized with dozens of awards including the prestigious Rosenthal Lectureship, best publication awards from two national specialty societies, the 2016 ISSLS (international top spine research) Award and the 2016 American Association for Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine Distinguished Researcher award. .