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 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.

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.

Keywords

    Research Area Keywords

  • Cancer

    Free-text keywords

  • Thyroid cancer

External positions

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

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Thyroid Neoplasms
Concept: Thyroid Neoplasms
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Somatostatin
Concept: Somatostatin
Weight: 56%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Thyrotropin
Concept: Thyrotropin
Weight: 51%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Thyrotropin Alfa
Concept: Thyrotropin Alfa
Weight: 34%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Thyroglobulin
Concept: Thyroglobulin
Weight: 29%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Iodine
Concept: Iodine
Weight: 27%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Positron-Emission Tomography
Concept: Positron-Emission Tomography
Weight: 23%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Iodine Radioisotopes
Concept: Iodine Radioisotopes
Weight: 21%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Insulin-Like Growth Factor I
Concept: Insulin-Like Growth Factor I
Weight: 21%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Thyroid Hormones
Concept: Thyroid Hormones
Weight: 20%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
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Journals

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

ISSNs: 0021-972X

The Endocrine Society

Journal

19

Brain Research

ISSNs: 0006-8993

Elsevier

Journal

10

Endocrinology

ISSNs: 0013-7227

The Endocrine Society

Journal

9

Journal of Nuclear Medicine

ISSNs: 0161-5505

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1535-5667

Society of Nuclear Medicine Inc.

Journal

8

Thyroid

ISSNs: 1050-7256

Mary Ann Liebert Inc.

Journal

7
has published Research OutputsResearch Output by Richard J. Robbins

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Shared Pub. Internal Organizations

Department of Pathology & Genomic Medicine

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2

Department of Systems Medicine & Bioengineering

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1

Center for Bioenergetics

Organizational unit: Programs

1

DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center

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1
1
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Shared Pub. External Organizations

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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34

Yale University School of Medicine

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28

Yale University

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14

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

External organization: Unknown

8

Univ. of Colorado Hlth. Sci. Center

External organization: Unknown

6
has Research OutputsResearch Output by Richard J. Robbins

Shared Pub. Internal co-authors

has co-authored Research OutputsResearch Output with Richard J. Robbins

Shared Pub. External co-authors

S. M. Larson

External person

23

F. Naftolin

External person

20

Robert H. Roth

External person

14

Dennis D. Spencer

External person

13

R. Michael Tuttle

External person

13
has co-authored Research OutputsResearch Output with Richard J. Robbins

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