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Dr. Tom Robinson appointed Chief of Surgery at VA

Author Department of Surgery | Publish Date January 26, 2015

The Department of Surgery is pleased to congratulate Thomas Robinson, MD, on his promotion to Chief of Surgery at the Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center.

During his 11 years with us in our Division of GI, Tumor, and Endocrine Surgery, Dr. Robinson has been active in the clinical teaching of General Surgery in Operative and Peri-Operative Care, and he has served as a mentor for many surgical residents and junior faculty. Dr. Robinson is the founder and medical director of the Center for Surgical Innovation (CSI).

He is nationally recognized as a clinical expert in geriatric surgery as well as research on postoperative delirium, frailty assessment in older adults, and surgical energy-based devices pertaining to the clinically relevant concept of antenna coupling of radiofrequency entering in the operating room.

Dr. Robinson has a distinguished track record of publications in high-impact journals and is the Principal Investigator on several active grants. He is currently an active member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Geriatrics Society, The Society of American GI Endoscopic Surgeon, and the Southwestern Surgical Congress.

Dr. Robinson attended Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons before completing a General Surgery Residency and Surgery Research Fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He then went on to complete a Laparoscopic Fellowship at the University of California.

Dr. Robinson will remain on staff with us in the Department of Surgery, Division of GI, Tumor, and Endocrine Surgery as a faculty member and will continue his roles as Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program and Medical Director of the Center for Surgical Innovation.

The Denver VA Medical Center serves the Veteran community in the Rocky Mountain Region. More than 4,000 operations are completed at the Denver VA annually. In 2017, the Denver VA will move to the Anschutz Medical Campus where a new, state-of-the-art VA medical center is currently being built.