Course Faculty


Prof. Robert Gerwin (Associate)

  • Specialist in Neurology and Pain Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Past President of the International Myopain Society
  • Co-founder of Myopain Seminars
  • Section Editor for musculoskeletal Pain, Pain Medicine journal
  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
  • Member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, The American Pain Society, the American Headache Society, The American Academy of Neurology
  • Co-editor of 4 texts on musculoskeletal pain
  • Author of more than 40 papers, reviews, articles, editorials
  • Teaches and lectures throughout the United States and throughout the world

Prof. Aharon Finestone (Associate)

  • Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery, Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center, Zerrifin, affiliated with the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
  • Board member, Israel Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, Israel Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • Member, Israel Sports Medicine Society
  • Member, Israel Society for Protection from Radiation
  • Member, Israel Medical Society for Choosing Wisely
  • Treasurer of FIMM
  • Member of IAMMM

Dr. Simon Vulfsons

  • Specialist in Internal Medicine and Pain Medicine
  • Founder and past chairman, Israeli Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Director, pain education studies, Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • Director, Institute of Pain Medicine, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
  • Director, Rambam School of Pain Medicine
  • President of FIMM
  • Dr Vulfsons is one of the senior instructors in pain and musculoskeletal medicine in Israel. He has taught extensively in all aspects of pain medicine with a special emphasis on musculoskeletal pain and myofascial pain syndrome.
  • Member of IAMMM

Dr. Negev Bar

  • Specialist in Family Medicine
  • Chairperson, The Israeli Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Clinical instructor and staff member in the Department of Family Medicine, Haifa, Israel
  • Family Practitioner, Clalit Health Service, Haifa Region, Israel

Dr. John Kent

  • Specialist in Family Medicine
  • Clinical Instructor, Faculty of Medicine, Bar Ilan University, Israel
  • Founder and past Secretary, The Israeli Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Course Director and Lecturer, Rambam School of Pain Medicine
  • International Board of Advisors and Senior Lecturer, Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain (Vancouver, Canada)
  • Active Clinical Practice, Maccabi Health Services, Western Galilee Region
  • Since 1985 Dr. Kent has been active in the management of musculoskeletal pain using the deep dry needling technique developed by Dr. Chan Gunn. He has taught internationally on the practical office management of Myofascial Pain Syndrome.

Dr. Baki Harash

  • Specialist in Family Medicine
  • Clinical Instructor, Faculty of Medicine Rivka Ziv, Bar Ilan University, Israel
  • Secretary, The Israeli Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Family Practitioner, Clalit Health Service, Northern Region, Israel