When he’s not on the field coaching his children’s sports teams, you’ll often find Dr. Robbins on the sidelines or in the stands teaching team members and their parents about sun safety and skin cancer prevention.
In fact, treating and preventing skin cancer – especially among athletes and sports fans – is his passion. He serves on the Sports Committee of the American Academy of Dermatology, helping to increase awareness of sun safety in sports.
A dermatologist with 16 years’ experience, he has specialized training in dermatopathology – the study and analysis of skin disorders at a microscopic and molecular level. In this capacity, Dr. Robbins sees and consults on some of the most complex cases, often helping to identify skin cancers at their earliest stages.
He recalls seeing a middle-aged patient who came in because of a rash on her face. While in his office, she asked for a full skin exam, and he found a new brown spot on her back. It turned out to be an early melanoma that was easily treated.
“Six months later it may have had a very different outcome,” he says.
“This is exactly why teledermatology is so important,” he adds. “Thanks to high-quality visual telecommunications capabilities, we can see and treat patients much sooner than if they had to wait weeks or months for an appointment.”
Medical Degree – Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Residency (Dermatology) – Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Certified (Dermatology) – The American Board of Dermatology.
Fellowship (Dermatopathology) – Stanford University Hospital and Clinics.
Certified (Dermatopathology) – The American Board of Dermatology.
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Dermatopathology, skin cancer.