Charles and Anne Duncan Presidential Distinguished Chair, Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Member, Research Institute
Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Robbins is chairman of the Department of Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital where he holds the Charles and Anne Duncan Presidential Distinguished Chair in Medicine. He also has an appointments at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the Institute for Academic Medicine as Professor of Medicine. His current research focuses on defining the natural history, exploring diagnostic strategies, and developing novel diagnostic and targeted therapies for patients with thyroid cancer.
Dr. Robbins is a graduate of the University of Dayton in Ohio, and the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his internal medicine training at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and completed an Endocrinology fellowship at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston. He has held faculty positions at the University of Colorado, Yale Medical School, and came to Houston Methodist from his post as associate chair of medicine for academic affairs, and chief of the endocrine service, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr. Robbins founded and has served on the board of the Pituitary Society and is the recipient of its Distinguished Service Award. In addition to numerous other awards and honors throughout his career, Dr. Robbins has more than 120 peer-reviewed publications in leading journals such as Nature, Science, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He currently serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Medicine.
Dr. Robbins has served as principal investigator or co-investigator of multiple basic science studies and clinical trials. His current research focuses on defining the natural history, exploring diagnostic strategies, and developing novel targeted therapies for patients with thyroid carcinoma.