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Edward A. Workman, MD, DEd, FAAPM, ABPN, ABPM, ABFM


110-C Perimeter Park Rd.
Knoxville TN 37922
Voice: 865-862-0763
Fax: 865-862-0764


Scope of medical practice: Management of Neuro-Axis Work Injuries; Neuropsychiatric Medicine; Clinical neuroscience,  Diagnostic and Interventional Pain Medicine; Occupational Neuropsychiatry; Military clearance and disability exams.

Areas of interest and expertise: psychiatric and Neurologic impact of work injuries; clinical neuroscience; pain medicine; psychiatric, Neuropsychiatric, and pain related disability; Neuropsychopharmacotherapy; neuropsychiatric assessment and treatment of chronic pain and head injury patients; Autonomic system disorders; musculoskeletal and neurologic ultrasound; assessment of psychopathology, interventional neuropsychiatric pain medicine; interventional ultrasound.

Credential Summary:
Multiple Board Certified, neuroscience/pain medicine; 70+ refereed publications , 9th book in process of  being published; Senior author of major CRC  psychopharmacology text; 1st Doctorate in School/Counseling Psychology, UTK;  Quantitiative dissertation; Assistant Professor of Psychology, teaching neuropsychological assessment, UT-Chattanooga for 5 yrs; MD-Medical University of South Carolina, top 1/3 of class; Internal Medicine Residency -UTMCK, Psychiatric Medicine Residency completed '93: University of Virginia School of Medicine (consistently rated in top 3 medical center training programs in the US); Assistant Professor of Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia X 6 yrs; Currently Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine-UTMCK x10 yrs; Consultant to DOD, FBI, VAMC; Member-Editorial Board of CNS Disorders, and Review Boards of multiple journals; Internationally recognized physician expert (inc. WHO presenter) in Chronic pain and psychiatric co-morbidities, neuropathic pain disorders, and interventional neuroscience.  Major areas of credentialed expertise: Pain Medicine; Neuropsychiatry; Mood disorders; Neuropsychopharmacology;
Interventional and Diagnostic Ultrasound (neurosonography and musculoskeletal ultrasound).


Residency in Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatric Medicine, completed 1993; Program combined internal medicine, neurology, and psychiatry;
Fellowship in Consultation NeuroPsychiatry focusing on neuropsychiatry and pain medicine. Mentor, Wil Spradlin, MD
(Neurology/Psychiatry); Laughlin Fellowship (ACP).

Residency in Internal Medicine (PGYI) University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, 1988/89.

Doctor of Medicine (MD), Medical University of South Carolina, 1988.

Doctor of Education (DEd), (Counseling Psychology/School Psychology), University of Tennessee, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, 1977. 

: Autoregressive Integrated Moving
Average Time Series Analysis (ARIMA) in the Measurement of Treatment Effects;
Internship: School Psychology/School Neuropsychology (LTVEC) primary emphasis on applied neuropsychometrics.

Master of Arts (College of Educ.), Counseling Psychology Program, Western Carolina University, 1974.

Bachelor of Arts
(with Honors) in Psychology,  (minor in Statistics) University of North Carolina-Asheville, 1973.

Board Certification (ABMS), Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1995; Re-certified
8/2004, Re-certified 4/2013, re-certification # 41196.

Board Certification, Diplomate, American Board of Pain Medicine, 1997.
Board Certification, Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABMS), 1999.

Board Certification (AFMB), Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Medicine, 1996.

Licensed Physician: Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina; all active and current.
Certified Member, American Academy of Disability Evaluating  Physicians (AADEP).

Board Certification Registrant/Candidate, Institute of Spinal Ultrasound Imaging.


Laughlin Fellow, American College of Psychiatrists, 1993.
Fellow, American Academy of Pain Medicine, 1994.
Ronald Reagan Medal of Honor, National Republican Congressional Committee, 2005
America's Top Physicians, Neuropsychiatry, American Consumer Research Counsel, Inc., 2007, 2008


2012-Present   Consulting Neuropsychiatrist, US Army Medical Command, USMEPCOM/LHI; DOD/VAMC.
2000-Present   Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine, University of Tennessee Medical Center-Knoxville.
Lecture areas: Neuropsychiatry, Pain Medicine,  Neuro-Psychopharmacology, Psychiatric Assessment,  Addictions Psychiatry , Applied Neuroscience Medicine

1999-Present   Medical Director, Neuropsychiatric Medicine Associates of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN,
associate practice involved in clinical care and consultations involving diagnosis and treatment of neuro-axis and peripheral nerve injuries. Our clinic is a residency training rotation site for Medicine Residents from UT Medical Center for Pain Medicine and Neuropsychiatry.

1998-Present   President and CEO, Forensic Medicine Associates, Inc., a consulting firm focused upon diagnostic neuroscience; neurologic, neuropsychiatric and psychiatric evaluations and consultations.

2008-Present    Member and Consultant, FBI InfraGard, Knoxville Chapter, Member #10032036.

2011-2012       Consulting Psychiatrist, DSM-5 Field Trial Team, American Psychiatric Association.

1998-2011       Member, Board of Advisors, American Academy of Pain Management.

2009-2011       Tournament and Team Physician, Tennessee Tae Kwan Do and Judo College.

2005-2008       Member, Physician's Advisory Board, National Republican Congressional Committee; 2005 NRCC Physician Chairman for Tennessee; involved consultation with congressional committees.

1999-2001 Attending Forensic Psychiatrist, Lakeshore Mental Health Inst., Knoxville, TN

1998-1999       Associate Professor and Medical Director, Pain Consultation Clinic, Institute of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina.

1993-1998  Medical Director, Medical Psychiatry and Pain Medicine Associates,  Roanoke, Virginia, (group practice affiliated with the University of Virginia School of Medicine).

1993-1998       Staff Psychiatrist and Co-Director of Psychiatric Medicine Research, DOD/VA Medical Center, Salem, Va./University of Virginia School of  Medicine.

1993-1998       Assistant Professor  of Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine;  Residency Program integrating Psychiatry, Neurology and Internal Medicine.

1996-1998       Member, Board of Directors, Salem Research Institute, IRB; VAMC/University of Virginia.

1990-1993       Residency in Psychiatric Medicine, Medicine-Neurology-Psychiatry;  University of Virginia School of Medicine Primary mentors; Wil Spradlin,MD (Neurology), Delmar Short,MD (Psychiatry)

1988-1993  Emergency Room Physician (average 48 hrs/month),  National ER Services, Inc.: ~3500 hours.

1990-1993       Consulting Physician-Neuroscience, Appalachian Counseling Ctr. Roanoke, Va.

1991-1994     Staff Physician, Emergency Care, Catawba State Psychiatric Hospital, Medical and Psychiatric Svcs.

1989-1990     Medical Director, Behavioral Medicine Ctr., Knoxville,TN, group practice.

1982-1990     Neuropsychology/Neuroscience Consultant, Health Care Associates, Inc., Chattanooga, TN.

1979-1988       Private Practice in Neuropsychology/School Neuropsychology, Chattanooga, TN.

1979-1984       Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, School and Clinical MS Programs, UT-Chattanooga.

1975-1979    School Neuropsychologist, Little Tennessee Valley Educational Cooperative


2014    E. Workman,  Pretense of Law: A psycho-analytically informed case expose'of the US "legal" system, legal fictions and psychopathic denizens of that system. In preparation.

2014    E. Workman,  Coping with Psychopaths: A manual for everyone else.  Amazon/Kindle Publishing.

2014    E. Workman,  Dark  Age:  A psychiatrically informed fiction novel of the future.  Amazon/Kindle Publishing.

1998    J. Hubbard, & E. Workman (Eds.), Handbook of Stress Medicine, New York: CRC Press.

1995    E. Workman, & A. Katz.  2nd Edition--Teaching Behavioral Self Control to Students: A manual for teachers & parents. Austin, Tx: Pro-Ed Publishing.

1994    E. Workman & F. Tellian. Practical Handbook of Psychopharmacology: New York: CRC Press.

1984    G. Helton, E. Workman, P. Matusek. Psychoeducational Assessment: An Integrative Approach. New York: Grune & Stratton.

1982    E. Workman, Teaching Behavioral Self Control to Students. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

1982    E. Workman, & T. Swingle. The Psychology of Selling: Behavioral Analysis of Marketing, New York: R and R Newkirk.

Prior Research Grants: US Dept. of Defence; US Dept. of Education; Pfizer; AstraZeneca; RS Medical; Univ. of Va. Foundation; Salem Research Institute (UVa)

Current and Recent Research Grants, Contracts, and Projects (2012-present): Neuropsychiatric and psychiatric screening of military recruits; US Army Medical Command.
Psychometric predictors of substance abuse and psychopathy, US Army Medical Command.
Serial Factor analysis of the Symptom Questionnaire, ongoing project, FMA funded.
Assessment of psychopathy among attorneys and physicians: Socially adept psychopaths.


2014  E. Workman. The attack on opiates has a silver lining.  Under review, Pain Medicine.

2014  E.Workman.  Ultrasound guided injection of occipital nerve roots: A definitive treatment for traumatic cervico-genic headaches.  Under Review, American Journal of Pain Medicine.

2013  E. Workman. Chronic Spinal Pain Primarily Produces Dual Channel Depressive Illness, in Neuroscience Education Institute,  NeuroPsychopharmacology Congress, Colorado Springs, Co.

2009  E. Workman, et al. Noninvasive electrotherapy in the management of back pain: A comparison of modalities.  Pain Practitioner, Journal of Am. Academy of Pain Management, vol 19, 1, 51-54.

2008   E. Workman, et al.  Anxiety and Depression in a Psychiatrically Informed Pain Medicine Practice.

Worker's Compensation Rx Press, Spring 2008 Issue.

2008  E. Workman, N. Harness, et al. Effects of electrotherapy modalities on low back pain: PNT vs. TENS.

Proceedings of the American Academy of Pain Management, Nashville, 2008.

2008   E. Workman, et al.  Anxiety and depression in a psychiatrically informed chronic pain practice.

Invited paper, in  Psychiatric Times, 12/ 2007, Vol 14, 62-64.

2007  E. Workman et al, In-house Pharmacy in a Neuropsychiatric Pain Medicine Sub-specialty Clinic.

Worker's Comp Rx Press, April Issue.

2004  E. Workman, Diagnosis and treatment of depressive illness in chronic pain patients: effects on functional restoration.

, Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning, 3 (1), February, 2004, 6-8.
2002  E. Workman., J. Hubbard, and B. Felker.  Comorbid psychiatric disorders and  predictors of pain management program success in patients with chronic pain.
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Primary Care Companion, 4 (4), 137-140.

2002  E. Workman. Neuropharmacology. In V. Ramachandran (Ed), Encyclopedia of the Human Brain, Academic Press, invited chapter.

2000  J. Hubbard & E. Workman.  Chronic Pain and Substance Related Disorders.  In J. Hubbard & P. Martin (Eds.), Substance Abuse in the Mentally and Physically Disabled. New York:  Marcel.

1998  B. Felker, E. Workman, et al. The psychiatric primary care team: A new program to provide medical care to the chronically mentally ill. Medicine & Psychiatry, 1/1/36-41.

1997  E. Workman, D. Short, et al. A VA based satellite Psychiatry Clinic Program: A 30 year progress report. Psychiatric Services, 48, 1582-1583.

1997  J. Hubbard and E. Workman. On the nature of stress.  In Hubbard & Workman (Eds), Handbook of Stress Medicine. New York: CRC Press.

1997  E. Workman. The measurement of stress and its effects. In Hubbard & Workman (Eds), Handbook of Stress Medicine. New York: CRC Press.

1997   W. Hodges and E. Workman. Pain and stress.  In Hubbard & Workman (Eds), Handbook of Stress Medicine. New York: CRC Press. 

1997   E. Workman and J. Hubbard.  Approaches to the evaluation and  treatment of chronic pain. In Hubbard and Short (Eds.) Primary Care Medicine for  Psychiatrists.  New York, Plenum  Publishing.

1996   E. Workman. chronic pain syndromes in victims of violent crime.  Crime Victims' Litigation Quarterly, 3/6-9.

1996   LaVia, Munno, Lydiard, Workman, E., et al. The influence of stress intrusion on immunodepression in generalized anxiety disorder patients and controls. Psychosomatic. Med., 58, 138-142.

1996   E. Workman. Computerized assessment in outpatient psychiatry practice.  In  (M.Miller, Ed.) Clinical Mental Health Computing. New York: Springer-Verlag.

1995   E. Workman, Review of Jamison et al., Weather changes and pain. Pain Digest, 5 (6), 369.

1995   E. Workman. Review of Einstein, S.,  Substance abuse intervention failure. Pain Digest, Vol. 5, #4, 231.

1995   E. Workman.  Review of Bolton, J., Psychological distress and disability in back pain patients. Pain Digest, Vol. 5, #4, 231.                        
1995   E. Workman, D. Short, & J. Hubbard.  Computerized Psychiatric Assessment in a Residency Training Program: Measures of Quality of Life and Clinical Outcome. Invited Address: paper presentation at the World Federation for Mental Health, 1995 World Health Organization Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 8/13-15, 1995.

1994   E. Workman. Review of Wood, et al., The differential response of chronic fatigue, neurotic and muscular dystrophy patients to experimental psychological stress. Pain Digest, 4, Fall, 324-325.

1994  E. Workman, D. Short, F. Tellian.  A naturalistic open trial of doxepin and trazadone in chronic low back pain patients with major depression.  American Journal of Pain Management, 4, 66-70.    

1994  E. Workman, F. Tellian, D. Short.  Psychiatric predictors of success in chronic pain management programs.
Proceedings of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, 10th Annual Conference,  Feb., Orlando, Fla.

1993  E. Workman. Patient progress assessment in clinical psychopharmacology.  American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology: Progress Notes, Summer, 4, Pgs. 2-4

1993  J. Hubbard, E. Workman, et al. Differences in marijuana use across psychiatric diagnoses. Proceedings of the VAMC National Brain Research Symposium, Paper # B37, Washington, DC.

1993  E. Workman, D. Short, F. Tellian. Psychiatric predictors of recovery from chronic pain. Proceedings of the American Academy of Pain Management Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN, October, 1993.

1993  E. Workman & D. Short. Atypical antidepressants vs. imipramine in the treatment of major depression: A meta- analysis. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry,  54, 5-12. (Article featured on the cover of the January issue of JCP; cited and summarized in the 1996 edition of Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry).

1992  E. Workman, & D. Short.  Bupropion induced carbohydrate craving and weight gain.  American Journal of Psychiatry, 149:10, 1407-1408.

1992  E. Workman, & D. Harrington. Sertraline-augmented lithium therapy of organic mood syndrome. Psychosomatics, 1992, 33 (4), Fall issues, 398-399.

1992  E. Workman, F. Tellian, & D. Short.  Trazodone induction of migraine headache via m-cpp. American Journal of Psychiatry, 1992, 149:5, 712-713.

1992  M. LaVia, B. Lydiard, E. Workman, D. Short, et al. Subtype response to stress induced immunodepression. Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of Immunology, Budapest, Hungary, August 23-28.

1991  M. LaVia & E. Workman. Psychoneuroimmunology: yesterday, today and tomorrow.  Acta Neurologica, Proceedings of the Congress, "Brain and Immunity," Vol. 13, pgs. 335-342.

1991  E. Workman, & M. LaVia.  Behavioral immunology: Where we are, Where we're going.  Recent Progress in Medicine, 1991, 82, 637-641.

1991  E. Workman, & M. LaVia.  Stress and immunity: A behavioral medicine perspective, In Plotnikof et al. (Eds), Stress and Immunity, CRC/Mosby Press.

1991  E. Workman. Clinical pharmacology of chronic pain. Behavioral Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2, 1-2.

1988  E. Workman & M. LaVia. Chronic pain, physical symptoms and type A behavior in young adults. Psychological Reports, 62, 333-4.

1987  E. Workman & M. LaVia. T lymphocyte polyclonal proliferation: Effects of stress and stress response style on students taking NBME. Clinical Immunology and Immuno-pathology, 43, 303-313.

1987  E. Workman & M. LaVia. T-lymphocyte polyclonal proliferation and stress response style. Psychological Reports, 60, 1121-1122.

1987  E. Workman & M. LaVia. Immunological effects of psychological stress: A Review of the literature. International Journal of Psychosomatics, 34, 35-40.

1982  E. Workman, et al. Self monitoring effects in a four year old child: An ecological behavior analysis.
Journal of School Psychology, 20, 57-64.

1982  E. Workman, et al. Teacher self monitoring of praise vs. praise instructions: Effects on teacher and student behavior.
Psychological Reports, 50, 559-565.

1982  P. Watson, & Workman, E. A. Response to Mansell: Further clarification of the nonconcurrent multiple baseline across-individuals design. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 13, 261-262.

1981  P. Watson & E. Workman.  The non-concurrent multiple baseline across-individuals design: An extension of the traditional multiple baseline design.  J. of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 12, 257-259

1980  E. Workman, "Use of covert positive reinforcement in the treatment of hyperactivity." In Millman, Schaefer, Cohen (Eds.), Therapies for Children with School Behavior Problems, Jossey-Bass.

1980  E. Workman, R. Williams. The effects of extrinsic rewards on intrinsic motivation in the classroom. Journal of School Psychology, 18, 119-128.

1980  J. Morton & E. Workman. Assisting intellectually gifted students with emotional problems.  In Barbe & Renzulli (Ed) Psychology and Education of the Gifted (3rd Edition). New York: Irvington

1980  E. Workman & D. Dickinson. The use of covert conditioning with children: Three empirical case studies.
Education and Treatment of Children, 2, 24-36.

1980  E. Workman, R. Williams, et al.The consultative merits of praise-ignore vs. praise-reprimand instructions.
Journal of School Psychology, 18, 373-380.

1980  E. Workman. Behavioral counseling with intellectual gifted students.  In R. Clasen (Ed) The Education of the Gifted, Talented and Creative. Madison, WI: Univ. of Wisconsin Press.

1979  E. Workman & D. Dickinson. The use of covert positive reinforcement in the treatment of a hyperactive child. Journal of School Psychology, 17, 67-73.

1979  E. Workman, & R. Williams. The development of a behavioral self concept scale.  Behavior Therapy, 9, 680-681.

1979  E. Workman, et al. Visual and auditory stimulus  presentation factors in the behavioral treatment of visual motor dysfunction.  Corrective and Social Psychiatry, 1979, 25, 129-134.

1978  E. Workman & J. Morton. Insights: Thoughts on psychological services for gifted students with emotional difficulties.
Roeper Review: A Journal on Gifted Child Education, 1, 16-19.

1978  E. Workman & M. Hector.  Behavioral self control in classroom settings: A review of the literature. Journal of School Psychology, 16, 227-236.

1974  E. Workman & J. Stillion. The relationship between creativity and ego development. Journal of Psychology, 88, 191-195.



Organizational Memberships

American Neuropsychiatric Association

American Academy of Pain Medicine (Member and Fellow)

International Brain Injury Association

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine: The Association for Medical Ultrasound

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography [ARDMS], (Registrant for Certification: Neurosonography and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound)

The Institute for Spinal Ultrasound Imaging, Registrant for certification in spinal ultrasound

American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians

Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)

American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine

American Academy of Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine

Psychopharmacology Institute

American Federation of Batto Do (Member, Level II-Shodan, Nokamura, Toyama Ryu Iaido System)

Medical Journal Editorial Positions:

Member, Board of Editors: CNS Disorders; Primary Care Companion Co-Editor, Stress Medicine, (text series), CRC Press.

Editorial Review Board, Hospital and Community Psychiatry/Psychiatric Services

Editorial Review Board: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry- Primary Care Companion Series.

Editorial Review Board: Journal of Neuroinflammation.
Associate Editor, Pain Digest, 1995-2000

Current/Recent CME training:

Spinal Ultrasound Certification Course (ongoing): Institute of Spinal Ultrasound Imaging (Rochester, Minn, Supervisor: Dr. J. Reid);

* Spinal Ultrasound (GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute; Institute Of Spinal U/S Imaging);

* Musculoskeletal Ultrasound; (University of Michigan, Dr. J. Jacobson; Gulfcoast UI);

* Ultrasound Guided Joint Injections (Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute);

* Diagnostic Ultrasound (AIUM); Neuro-imaging Ultrasound (ARDMS);

* Augmentation of Antidepressant therapy for resistant depressive illness (JCP/APA);

* Measurement based medical and psychiatric care (JCP/APA);

* Advanced Psychometrics: Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (MIT); Calculus and Differential Equations Review (MIT)

Current Research Projects:

Aging and localization of neuro-axis lesions via neurological ultrasound;

* Predicting and objectively defining substance abuse among chronic pain patients;

* Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average Time Series Analysis (ARIMA) of Temporal Changes in the Factorial Structure of the Symptom Questionnaire Among Patients with Chronic Neuro-Axis Pain (Serial Moving  Average Factor Analysis);

* Rapid Detection of socially adept (sub-criminal) psychopaths in law, medicine, and business;

* Chronic Effects of Inflammation from work injury lesions, and their treatment;

Courses I am prepared to teach:  Neuropsychopharmacology; Pain Medicine; Interventional Pain Medicine; Neuroscience in Psychiatry and Neurology; Psychiatric Diagnosis; Psychiatric Interviewing; Neuropsychiatric and neurocognitive testing; Addictions Psychiatry; NeuroPsychometrics; Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Ultrasound; Ultrasound in Pain Medicine and Neuroscience; Mood disorders; Pain Disorders. 

Areas in which I can supervise residents:  Pain Medicine, General Psychiatry; Neuropsychiatry; Neuroimaging and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound; Interventional Pain Medicine; Consultation Psychiatry, Outpatient psychiatry; Inpatient psychiatry




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