The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is honoring Devon I. Rubin, MD, with the Jun Kimura Outstanding Educator Award. This award honors AANEM members for their significant contributions related to NM and EDX education.

“Being selected as the recipient of this award is really a highlight of my career,” said Dr. Rubin. “Jun Kimura is such an outstanding educator and to be recognized with this award is quite humbling.”

In addition to practicing EDX medicine and NM neurology, Dr. Rubin has a passion for education in clinical electromyography. He has presented more than 35 sessions and workshops at AANEM Annual Meetings since 2004, including the popular “You Make the Call: An Interactive Approach to EMG Waveform Recognition Skills” workshop which will be presented virtually at the AANEM 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting. He serves as the program director for the Mayo Clinic Florida Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, where he oversees the annual CNP education course for residents and fellows. He has developed and authored numerous unique, digital interactive educational products used to teach interpretation of EMG waveforms and EDX testing.

"Over the years, I have strived to develop educational materials and teach physicians around the world how to better diagnose and manage the patients they encounter," said Dr. Rubin.

Dr. Rubin has been an AANEM Member since 1998. He served as an examiner for the ABEM Certification Exams in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012. He is currently a member of the Education Resource Committee and Practice Issues Review Panel. He served on the AANEM Board from 2016-2019 and chaired the Digital Media Education Committee.

“While there are so many aspects of being a member of the AANEM that I find valuable and meaningful, without question the most important one is the people with the organization,” Dr. Rubin said. “Those involved in the organization, at all levels, are passionate about our field, are inspirational in how they work to better the neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic field and the organization, and are good people who I consider not just my colleagues, but my friends.”

Dr. Rubin has been serving as a Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine since 2013. His faculty academic appointment at Mayo Clinic began in 2000, when he worked as an Assistant Professor in Neurology for the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He then served as an Associate Professor in Neurology from 2008-2013. He’s been director of the Mayo Clinic Florida EMG laboratory since 2006. 

About the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Based in Rochester, Minnesota, the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is the premier nonprofit membership association dedicated to the advancement of neuromuscular (NM), musculoskeletal and electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine. The organization and its members work to improve the quality of patient care and advance the science of NM diseases and EDX medicine by serving physicians and allied health professionals who care for those with muscle and nerve disorders.