• 8166 Citations
  • 46 h-Index
1982 …2020

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Personal profile

Personal profile

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 Houston Methodist Academic Institute 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.

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 Medical School

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

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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Research Output

A BRAF V600E Mutation in RET-Negative Medullary Thyroid Cancer

Robbins, R. J., Thomas, J. S., Osuna, P. M. & Shakil, J., 2020, In : Case Reports in Endocrinology. 2020, 7641940.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • CLINICAL FEATURES IN DIFFERENTIATED THYROID CARCINOMA STRATIFIED BY LYMPH NODE STATUS

    Shakil, J., Cubb, T. D., Yehya, A., Zand, A., Xu, J. & Robbins, R. J., 2020, In : Endocrine Practice. 26, 8, p. 909-914 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Features of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 and 2A in a Patient with Both RET and MEN1 Germline Mutations

    Brown, S. J., Riconda, D. L., Zheng, F., Jackson, G. L., Suo, L. & Robbins, R. J., Apr 1 2020, In : Journal of the Endocrine Society. 4, 4, p. bvaa020

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Academic Hospitalists and Health Care Costs

    Robbins, R. J., Perez, J. A., Awar, M. & Clewing, J. M., Jul 1 2019, In : The American journal of medicine. 132, 7, p. e628

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

  • 5 Scopus citations