513.221.1100 or 800.325.7787

Office locations

Mayfield Brain & Spine

3825 Edwards Road - Suite 300

Cincinnati, Ohio 45209

Robert R. Whitten Jr., MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist

Areas of expertise – physical medicine and rehabilitation; electrodiagnostics, including electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) tests; nonsurgical management of spine and musculoskeletal problems


  • Undergraduate: B.S. in Chemistry & Psychology, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, 1976
  • Medical School: West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1980
  • Residency: Physicial Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1987-1990; Family Medicine, Riverside Methodist, Columbus, Ohio, 1980-1983


    American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine


  • Mayfield Brain & Spine, Cincinnati: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist, 2008-2014, 2016-present
  • Group Health TriHealth Physician Partners, Cincinnati: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist, 2003-2014
  • Heis, Rissover and Whitten, Inc., Cincinnati: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist, 1990-2003
  • Family Medicine North, Inc., Columbus, Ohio: Family Medicine Physician, 1987-1990
  • Bureau of Disability Determination, Columbus, Ohio: Musculoskeletal/Neurological Consultant, 1988-1990
  • Riverside Physician Care, Columbus,: Urgent Care Provider, 1987-1990
  • Family Medicine, Inc., Columbus: Family Medicine Physician, 1985-1987
  • Benson Area Medical Center, Benson, North Carolina: Family Medicine Physician, 1983-1985

Primary hospital affiliations*

Mayfield Spine Surgery Center, Mayfield Procedure Suite, Bethesda Butler Hospital

*Mayfield is affiliated with most major hospitals in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Related links

In Newest 'Top Doctors' List, 75 Percent of Region's Leading Neurosurgeons Work for Mayfield Brain & Spine

On YouTube - Dr. Whitten discusses Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS).

On YouTube - From our free webinar series: Facet joint degeneration/ Arthritis, When back pain doesn't get better - this webinar explores the when, why and how of facet joint therapy