Robert Scaer, MD
Robert Scaer received his B.A. in Psychology, and his M.D. degree at the University of Rochester. He is Board Certified in Neurology, and has been in practice for 33 years, twenty of those as Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services at the Mapleton Center in Boulder, CO. His primary areas of interest and expertise have been in the fields of brain injury and chronic pain, and more recently in the study of traumatic stress and its role in physical symptoms and diseases.
He has lectured extensively on these topics, and has published several articles on the whiplash syndrome and other somatic syndromes of traumatic stress. He has published a book, The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma, Dissociation and Disease, presenting a new theory of dissociation and its role in many diseases. Dr. Scaer’s second book, The Trauma Spectrum: Hidden Wounds and Human Resiliency, has received much acclaim. He is currently retired from clinical medical practice, and continues to pursue a career in writing and lecturing. Dr. Scaer served as a US Army medical officer, stationed at Fort Carson during the Vietnam conflict, and he deployed for a tour to Okinawa.
Robert has worked with Magis Group since it’s inception in 2002. His seminal work has informed much of the Magis OPS model and its neurological underpinnings. As an adviser, master trainer of trainers and cherished colleague, Robert brings exceptional guidance to the organization.