Mark Hyman

Mark Hyman

Mark Hyman is an associate professor on the clinical faculty at the University of California — Los Angeles (UCLA).

He was born in Detroit and attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate studies. He pursued medical school, internship and residency at UCLA. His internal medicine research and interests have expanded to include headaches, smoking cessation, spinal disorders, police arrest techniques, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, impairment and workers’ compensation issues. He has published research on workers’ compensation patients for sleep disorders, addictions and obesity in professional football players.

He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians. He is currently president for the National Board of Directors of AADEP.

He has published many articles and is a chapter author and editor for the American Medical Association books: “AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Work Ability and Return to Work,” “Guides to Functional Capacity Evaluations,” “Guides Transition Book” and “Guides 6th Edition Internal Medicine Workbook” and is the contributing editor for the “AMA Guides 6th Edition.”

Dr. Hyman also served as the chair for the internal medicine section of the Medical Disability Advisor Fifth Edition and is currently one of the co-editors for the 7th edition. He has lectured extensively for legal groups and the insurance industry and at national disability meetings. Dr. Hyman has testified before the U.S. Congress as a national expert on disability issues. WebMD selected Dr. Hyman for its annual Heroes of Health award.

Recent Articles by Mark Hyman

A Physician’s View of ‘Return to Work’

While physicians are well-trained in diagnosis and treatment, most have received little or no training in how to evaluate their patients’ ability to do work. Whenever asked about a patient’s work ability, physicians should think through the issues by considering three terms: risk, capacity and tolerance. This first topic, risk, I would like to explore in this […]

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