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Jul 2011Present

Staff Psychiatrist

University of Iowa




Cornell University


Robert G. Robinson, M.D., developed solid foundations for his career in medicine at Cornell University Medical College. He also earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics at Cornell University, where he placed on the dean’s list and earned the Mullen Engineering Scholarship Award. During medical school, Dr. Robinson studied at the Medical College’s Department of Anatomy. He completed an internship at the Montefiore Hospital & Albert Einstein Medical Center before undertaking a residency as an Assistant Psychiatrist at his alma mater’s medical center.Subsequently, Dr. Robert G. Robinson took a role as a Research Associate with the National Institute of Mental Health’s Laboratory of Neuropharmacology at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. He then served as a Housestaff Fellow and Assistant Resident for Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Before launching into his career in academia, Dr. Robinson further acted as a Maudsley Exchange Resident and Chief Resident for Johns Hopkins. In his early career, Dr. Robert G. Robinson garnered the Research Scientist Development Award (Type II) and the Research Scientist Award, in addition to receiving a Mellon Fellowship.Today, Dr. Robert G. Robinson researches post-stroke depression as a Professor at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry. He particularly focuses on the use of antidepressants and transcranial magnetic stimulation to improve the overall wellbeing and recovery rates of stroke patients. During his career, Mr. Robinson has contributed to more than 500 publications, adding vast amounts of knowledge to the psychiatric field.


Dept., Collegiate, or University Committees:  Medical Council  Faculty Practice Plan  Hospital Advisory Committee  College of Medical Lecture Committee, Chairman  University Hospital Working Group for Referring Physician Relations  University Hospital Ad Rehabilitation Planning Committee  University Hospital Ad Hoc Work Group on a Primary Care Mission Statement  University Hospital Ad Hoc Working Group on Emergency Medical Services  Preferred Health Care Committee, College of Medicine  Advisory Board, MEDCO, 1995-present  Behavioral Neurosciences Review Committee, NIMH, Chairman, 1991-93  Chairman, Dept. of Preventive Medicine Search Committee, 1995-96  College of Medicine, Vice Chair, Faculty Practice Plan Management Committee, 2005-present  College of Medicine, Joint Policy Committee, 2005-present Editorships 1985-97 International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine Editorial Board 1986-99 Psychiatry Interpersonal and Biological Processes Editorial Board 1992- Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease – Editorial Board 1994- Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences-Associate Editor 1995-04 Neurocase – Editorial Board 1995- International Psychogeriatrics - Associate Editor 1996- Depression and Anxiety, Guest Editor of special issue: Depression in the context of physical disorders vol 7(4), 1998, Editorial board 1997 Guest editor of special issue: Case studies in neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology 3(2):93-156 2004- European Journal of Psychiatry – N American Editor SERVICE A. Offices Held in Professional Organizations Society for Neuroscience American Psychiatric Association, Fellow 1985, Distinguished Fellow 2003, Distinguished Life Fellow 2009 American Association for the Advancement of Science Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society Fellow, Stroke Council of American Heart Association Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Diseases Society of Biological Psychiatry American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry American Association of Chairmen of Depts. of Psychiatry Johnson County Medical Society American Medical Association Iowa State Medical Society Psychiatric Research Society American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Fellow 1997; Chair Finance Committee 1996; Chair Constitution & Rules Committee 2002, Chair Credentials Committee 2007 American Neuropsychiatric Association President elect 1996-98; president 1998-99, fellow 2000 Iowa Psychiatric Society International Psychogeriatric Association The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives American Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, Fellow 2001