Richard J. Robbins, MD

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1982 …2023

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Dr. Robbins is former chairman of the Department of Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital where he held the Charles and Anne Duncan Presidential Distinguished Chair in Medicine. His research focused 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.

Research interests

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.

Education/Academic qualification

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Clinical Fellowship, Tufts University

Jul 1 1978Jun 30 1981

Award Date: Jun 30 1981

Internal Medicine, Residency, Weill Cornell Medical College

Jul 1 1975Jun 30 1978

Award Date: Jun 30 1978

MD, Creighton University School of Medicine

… → May 31 1975

Award Date: May 31 1975

External positions

Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Aug 1 2023 → …

Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Texas A and M College of Medicine

Research Area Keywords

  • Cancer

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  • Thyroid cancer

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