Robert M. Bennett, MD, FRCP, FACP, MACR 

Dr. Bennett is Professor of Medicine and Nursing at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon.  He was educated at Berkhamsted School in England and the University of London.

After spending 5 years in the
Royal Air Force, he did rheumatology training with
Professor Eric Bywaters at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London. 
He has lived in the USA since 1972 and did additional rheumatology training with
Professor Daniel McCarty at the University of Chicago.  He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and was Chairman of the Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases at OHSU for 24 years (1976-2000).

Dr. Bennett is a past President of the
International Myopain Society and the American College of Rheumatology Western Region, and has been on the Editorial Boards of Pain, Arthritis and Rheumatism and the Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain. He and his colleagues at OHSU have been actively involved in fibromyalgia research since 1980. He founded the Fibromyalgia Information Foundation in 1995 and continues as their executive director and webmaster. Starting in 1971 Dr. Bennett has been a regular contributor to the rheumatology literature with over 500 articles, abstracts and book chapters. He holds 3 US patents (5,378,686, 5,965,520, and 7,132,399
) for discoveries regarding growth hormone and the molecular characterization of cell surface DNA receptors.

In 2007 he was elected a
Master of the American College of Rheumatology (MACR), in recognition of his contributions to rheumatology research and teaching.