The Department of Neurology and Psychiatry will present a combined grand rounds from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in Lecture Hall 3 of Schwitalla Hall.
Robert Robinson M.D. will present "Neuropsychiatric Sequele of Stroke: Recognition, Management and Outcomes." Robinson has had a rich career in psychiatry as a practitioner, researcher, writer, editor and teacher. He began his medical career as a student at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, where he completed additional training in the Department of Anatomy through the laboratory of Michael Gershon, M.D.
After earning his medical degree, Robinson spent a year as a medical intern at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and fulfilled the first year of his residency in psychiatry at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Robinson then trained as a research associate with the National Institute of Mental Health under the supervision of Floyd Bloom, M.D., in Washington, D.C., while working as a surgeon in the U.S. Public Health Service. He completed his residency and served as a chief resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where he performed research, cared for patients and taught. Most of his time was devoted to research on the causes and treatment of depression following stroke, which involved conducting studies with both human and animal subjects.
Robinson delved into teaching as an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University, where he taught for more than 15 years. He then accepted the post of professor and head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City. During the past 22 years at Iowa, Robinson has been involved in administration, teaching, research and patient care. Notably, he has built a department that was ranked for the first time by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 20 departments in the country.