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Brett W. Robbins, M.D.

(Pronouns: he/him/his)

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 273-1044

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Primary Care


Brett Robbins, MD, board-certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics. After 25 years as a primary care physician for adults and children he transitioned to being an adult inpatient hospitalist in 2022. He continues to provide primary care to the Rochester Red Wings, Rochester's AAA baseball team. He is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Robbins has special interests in medical education, the transition of youth with chronic illness to adulthood, and diversity/equity/inclusion.

Professional Background

After growing up and finishing medical school in Indiana, Dr. Robbins matched at the Med-Peds residency at the University of Rochester. Upon completion of residency in 1997 he became the Associate Director and ultimately the Program Director for the Med-Peds residency in 1999. He is dual boarded in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and cares for patients of all ages in a primary care setting. He is also currently the Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine for the educational programs, as well as assistant Designated Institutional Official for the Graduate Medical Education programs at URMC.


My research and publications are in the areas of medical education, evidence-based medicine, the transition of adolescents with chronic illness to adulthood and diversity/equity/inclusion.



MD | Indiana University School of Medicine-Indianapolis

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1999 - 06/30/2000
Fellowship at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

07/01/1994 - 06/30/1997
Residency in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1993 - 06/30/1994
Internship in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Parker J Palmer Courage To Teach
Sponsor: ACGME
Location: For extraordinary accomplishment in graduate medical education

2002 - 2003
American Academy of Pediatrics Leadership Award
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatrics

Faculty Teaching Award
Sponsor: URMC Internal Medicine Residency

Meg Colgan Award
Sponsor: URMC Department of Pediatrics
Location: For outstanding service to underserved populations

Alpha Omega Alpha

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Journal Articles

Reinish AL, Greenberg KB, Baldwin CD, Gellin CE, Robbins BW, Jones MR. "Teaching medical students to provide confidential care for adolescents in an electronic healthcare environment: An introductory health information technology curriculum." Academic pediatrics.. 2022 May 24; Epub 2022 May 24.

Robbins BW, McLaughlin S, Finn PW, Spencer AL, Coleman DL. "Young Adults: Addressing the Health Needs of a Vulnerable Population." The American journal of medicine.. 2020 Aug; 133(8):999-1002. Epub 2020 May 05.

Robert J Fortuna; Bethany Marston; Susan Messing; Gunnar Wagoner; Tiffany L. Pulcino; Todd Bingemann; Enrico Caiola; Steven Scofield; Karen Nead; Brett W Robbins. "Ambulatory Training Program to Expand Procedural Skills in Primary Care". Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development. 2019; 6: 1-9.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Adolescent Health and Gynecology
Book Title: MedStudy Pediatrics Review Core Curriculum
Author List: Robbins, Brett W - Section Editor
Published By: MedStudy Corporation 2015

Chapter Title: "Teaching Evidence Based Practice in Academic Settings"
Book Title: Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare
Author List: Robbins, B
Published By: Wolters Kluwer 2014 in Philadelphia

Chapter Title: Evidence Based Medicine
Book Title: AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care
Author List: Brett Robbins
Published By: American Academy of Pediatrics 2012



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