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Robert Raffa, Ph.D.


Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences


3307 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19140

office Room 540

phone (215) 707-4976

email robert.raffa@temple.edu



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Dr. Raffa is Professor of Pharmacology at Temple University School of Pharmacy, and Research Professor at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Dr. Raffa holds bachelor's degrees in Chemical Engineering and in Physiological Psychology, master's degrees in Biomedical Engineering and in Toxicology, and a doctorate in Pharmacology.


Dr. Raffa was a Research Fellow and Team Leader for an analgesics discovery group at Johnson & Johnson and was involved in the elucidation of the mechanism of action of tramadol. He is co-holder of several patents, including the combination of tramadol with acetaminophen.


Dr. Raffa is the co-author or editor of several books on pharmacology, including Netter's Illustrated Pharmacology, Principles in General Pharmacology and Drug-Receptor Thermodynamics and has published over 150 articles in refereed journals, and over 70 abstracts and symposia presentations. He is cofounder and editor of the journal Reviews in Analgesia and was an associate editor of the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Dr. Raffa is active in several professional societies and is a past president of the Mid-Atlantic Pharmacology Society. He is the recipient of the Hofmann Research Award, Lindback Teaching Award and other honors. He maintains an active research effort funded by the NIH and lectures and consults worldwide on analgesics and analgesic combinations.