With medical experience spanning the states of Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, and Texas, as well as South Korea, our new dermatologist is well-traveled and extensively experienced in diagnosing and treating both benign and malignant skin conditions. Carolyn A. Robinson, DO, FAAD, is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon. She also loves building furniture and singing karaoke. In our interview with Dr. Robinson, you’ll learn what drives her professionally and personally.
Question: Tell us a little about your role with Texas Dermatology. What was the inspiration behind developing a career in dermatology?
Dr. Robinson: I wanted to become a doctor from a very young age, and I was always fascinated by procedures. I really enjoyed going to see my pediatrician and dermatologist growing up! I became specifically interested in dermatology because you can see patients of all ages, both male and female, and can practice medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology at the same time.
Question: What would you consider your most significant career impact?
Dr. Robinson: A major reason why I chose to go to medical school in Florida is because my only family member who is a physician, a cousin, lives there. He was instrumental in helping me get the chance to shadow dermatology clinicians. During my last two years of medical school, I was lucky enough to get the chance to live with him and his wife. I absolutely credit him with being the most influential mentor I have had in my career.
Question: What is one work-related goal you want to accomplish this year?
Dr. Robinson: I am often working on multiple research projects or manuscripts at once. I have an ongoing goal to have at least one of them published on an annual basis.
Question: What is your favorite holiday?
Dr. Robinson: Christmas! My family tries to be together as much as possible and we share special meals on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning.
Question: If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Dr. Robinson: Definitely pasta with tomato sauce- so simple and so good!
Question: What do you wish more individuals knew about dermatology and how they can benefit from it?
Dr. Robinson: Everyone regardless of age can benefit from the expertise of a dermatologist. Even if you are lucky enough not to have a dermatologic problem, we can still help guide you to keep your skin healthy and looking its best!
Texas Dermatology is proud to partner with Dr. Carolyn Robinson. Her extensive experience in diagnosing and treating both benign and malignant skin conditions enhance our practice areas, further benefitting our patients. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and we encourage everyone to schedule their annual skin cancer screening. Call (210) 728-3919 or book an appointment online.