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Campus Address VH VH1L
Phone  (205) 934-9528
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Undergraduate  Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)    1985  AB-Chemistry 
Medical School  Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY)    1989  MD 

Diplomat, American Academy of Pediatrics (#49772) (inactive as of 2007)  1993 
Diplomat, American Board of Medical Genetics, Clinical Genetics (#96188) (recertified 2013)  1996 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Genetics   Clinical Genetics Professor
Secondary  Pediatrics   Pediatrics Chair Office Professor
Secondary  Surgery   Surgery - Otolaryngology (Org Ret) Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Center for Outcomes & Effectiveness Res & Educ Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Robin completed his MD degree and a pediatric residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. He was a clinical fellow in the Division of Human Genetics and Molecular Biology and the Division of Biochemical Genetics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he also served a research fellowship in the laboratory of Max Muenke. Dr. Robin has two primary activities within the Department of Genetics. First, he has an active clinical genetics practice. While he sees patients for any indication, his main interests are in orofacial clefting and craniofacial genetics, and genetic cardiovascular disease, including Marfan syndrome. His other role is as an educator. He is the director of the medical genetics residency programs, and supervises the educational activities of the department with respect to the UAB School of Medicine as well as all other UAB residency programs. Dr. Robin is also very active in the medical genetics education at the UAB School of Medicine, where he lectures throughout years 1-4. He is past President of the Medical Genetics Residency Directors' Group.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American College of Medical Genetics     
American Society of Human Genetics     
Medical Genetics Residency Program Director's Group/APHMG  President   

Research/Clinical Interest
RESEARCH: Oro-facial clefting and craniofacial genetics; genetics of deafness; syndrome delineation; clinical use of genetic testing. CLINICAL: General clinical genetics, with a focus on oro-facial clefting and craniofacial disorders; adult cardiovas
My research interests come from my clinical and educational activities. The overarching focus of my research interests focus on how we are translating the advances made in the basic science understanding of the human genome into clinical practice. We have carried out several studies on how non-genetics clinicians are utilizing genetic testing in their practices. These studies have revealed interesting trends among these groups of physicians, highlighting the need for increased education.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Dhir A, Li R, Li G, Dean J, Robin NH, Alva E. (2020) Simultaneous osteosarcoma and renal cell carcinoma with BRCA1 mutation in a young male adult with prior oligodendroglioma.Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020 Mar;67(3):e28116.
Perry TJ, Patton SI, Farmer MB, Hurst CB, McGwin G, Robin NH.(2020). The duty to warn at-risk relatives-The experience of genetic counselors and medical geneticists. Am J Med Genet A. 2020 Feb;182(2):314-321
Gooch C, Robin NH, Hurst ACE. (2019) Neonatal management of achondroplasia: one hospital's geosocial approach to improve patient outcomes.Curr Opin Pediatr. 2019 Dec;31(6):691-693   31693574  
Upadia J, Gonzales PR, Atkinson TP, Schroeder HW, Robin NH, Rudy NL, Mikhail FM.(2018) A previously unrecognized 22q13.2 microdeletion syndrome that encompasses TCF20 and TNFRSF13C. Am J Med Genet A. 2018 Dec;176(12):2791-2797.
Robin NH.(2018)Teaching dysmorphology in the era of genomics: new technologies, new learners. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2018 Dec;30(6):699-700.
Robin NH, Farmer MB. Pediatric Cancer Genetics. Elsevier (2017)
ISBN 9780323485555 
Hamm JA, Nichols M, Robin NH (2017). Program Directors’ Opinions on Medical Genetics Education in Pediatric Residency Programs. Curr Opin Peds. 29(6):619-62.  28937507  
Jacobs AP, Subramaniam A, Tang Y, Philips JB 3rd, Biggio JR, Edwards RK, Robin NH (2016). Trisomy 18: A survey of opinions, attitudes, and practices of neonatologists.Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Oct;170(10):2638-43.  27312333  
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics working group (2014). Guidelines on the genetic evaluation of hearing loss Genet Med. 16:347-55.  24651602