Robert D. Robinson, MD, FACP
1997 Chapter Laureate Award Recipient
The Indiana Chapter is pleased to honor Robert D. Robinson, MD, FACP, of the American College of Physicians, who has been a longstanding and loyal supporter, has rendered distinguished service to the Chapter, and has upheld the high ideals and professional standards for which the American College of Physicians is known.
Robert D. "Robby" Robinson completed undergraduate studies at Dartmouth University, graduated from Indiana University Medical School in 1956, and completed an internal medicine residency along with a one-year cardiology fellowship at IU in 1960. He is a Fellow in the American College of Medicine, the American College of Physicians, and the American College of Cardiology and its council on clinical cardiology. He has been on the teaching faculty at Indiana University achieving the rank of Clinical Professor of Medicine in 1977. He continues to teach and round with the residents and housestaff to the present. Robby and his wife, Cynny, have five children, all out of the house pursuing their own careers.
He has considerable international experience in clinical teaching in Japan, Karachi, Pakistan, Vietnam, Thailand, Grenada, and South America. His publications have given insight into health care based upon his international experiences.
Dr. Robinson served as Chief of Medicine at Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington, Indiana. He was Director of Medical Education, Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, and has been Chief of Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana from 1977 to the present. His enthusiasm for learning has been infectious to all who have encountered his non-stop pursuit of excellence.
The success of his graduates is reflected by their leadership roles in medicine throughout the state of Indiana. Although not one to boast, he continually receives letters of appreciation from grateful physicians. He truly represents the essence of a knowledgeable, compassionate, dedicated physician. His wife, Cynny, their children, and their grandchildren have provided invaluable support and encouragement to his pursuit of excellence in medicine, particularly in today's changing health care environment.
He has also dedicated significant time to public service. From 1970 through 1976 he served on the Executive Committee of the Southern Indiana HSA. He served the Metropolitan Health Council of Greater Indianapolis, now the Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis, on the Board of Directors from 1979 through 1982 and as Vice President from 1984 through 1990. He also served as Director of Professional Education for the Marion County Heart Association from 1976 through 1980.
Robby has also served as a member and secretary of our ACP Chapter Council and participated in Chapter meetings and Associates' meetings both as educator and participant.
The Indiana Chapter of the American College of Physicians proudly honors him as the Laureate Award recipient for 1997.
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