Robert Robbins, MD.
Dr. Robbins is Chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1993. He currently serves as Director of the Heart, Heart/Lung and Lung Transplant Program, Co-Director Cardiac Center, and is the Director of the Cardiothoracic Transplantation Laboratory. Dr. Robbins received his B.S. degree from Millsap's College in 1979 and M.D. from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1983. He completed his general surgery training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1989 and his Cardiothoracic Surgery training at Stanford University School of Medicine in 1992.
Dr. Robbins was a Pediatric Fellow of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Emory University, Atlanta GA and Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He was also a Clinical Associate, Surgery Branch NHLBI at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD. In addition, Dr. Robbins is the Guest Editor for Circulation, a manuscript reviewer for a number of periodicals including New England Journal of Medicine Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Robbins is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards for several companies. His current research interests include transplant immunology, stem cell therapy and tissue engineering.