ROBERT A. ROBINSON CHAIR IN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
Established in 1972 by patients and colleagues of Robert A. Robinson in his honor

Image Credit: Alan M. Chesney Archives, Johns Hopkins Medicine ROBERT A. ROBINSON, former director of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, was an authority on total hip joint replacement and one of the developers of an operation that alleviated much of the pain associated with the removal of cervical discs. He came to Hopkins in 1953 and was the first member of the orthopaedics faculty to be named a distinguished service professor. Dr. Robinson, who died in 1990, has been praised by his colleagues as a "scientific surgeon" who trained a generation of physicians who became leaders in orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Robinson said that his greatest satisfaction was in "seeing somebody able to do something he could not do before, as, for instance, to walk without pain." The professorship is held by the chairman of the department.

 

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