Noel I. Robin

Noel I. Robin, MD

D.I.O., Stamford Hospital and Chair, Department of Medicine


Endocrinology, Geriatric Medicine

Medical School

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine


Long Island Jewish Medical Center


Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


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More about Noel I. Robin, MD


Dr. Robin has served as the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Stamford Hospital since 1973.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Endocrinology and Metabolism.  He is additionally Director of Endocrinology, and in his administrative and leadership roles in medical education, he serves as Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, Chair of the Continuing Medical Education Committee, and as Designated Institutional Official (D.I.O.).  As Stamford Hospital is a major teaching campus of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Robin represents Stamford Hospital at the medical school as Associate Dean. His academic appointment at Columbia is Professor of Clinical Medicine.

Throughout his career, Dr. Robin has been the recipient of  many honors including recognition by New York Medical College for Excellence in Teaching, Teacher of the Year, Charles W. Bohmfalk Award,  and Distinguished Educator Awards  by Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Laureate Award and the Thornton Award, both given by the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Physicians, the Certificate of Distinction for Fifty Years in the Practice of Medicine given by the Fairfield County Medical Association, the Physician Champion Planetree Award, the Fairfield County Doctors of Distinction Award, and the William Dock, M.D., Master Teacher Award in Medicine given by the Alumni Association of the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center.

In addition to his many teaching activities at Stamford Hospital, Dr. Robin has also been a Visiting Professor of Medicine at the Universita Degli Studi di Pisa, and at the Universita di Firenze Scuola di Medicina in Florence, both in Italy, as well as the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Bersheva, Israel.

Dr. Robin is proficient in piano and violin and has performed with the Doctors' Orchestral Society in New York, the Boston Civic Symphony, the Concord Symphony Orchestra, the Stamford Symphony, and presently with the Columbia University Medical Center Symphony Orchestra.

Special Interests

Endocrinology, Metabolic Disease, Geriatric Medicine

Published Work

  • Selenkow, H.A., Robin, N.I., and Refetoff, S.: Thyroid Function in Human Pregnancy. Proceedings of the Fifth Midwest Conference on the Thyroid: February, 1969 (62-78).
  • Robin, N.I., Refetoff, S., Fang, V., and Selenkow, H.A.: Parameters of Thyroid Function in Maternal and Cord Serum at Term Pregnancy. Clin. Endo. Metab. 29: September, 1969 (1276-1280).
  • Refetoff S., Robin, N.I., and Fang, V.: Parameters of Thyroid Function in Serum; of 16 Selected Vertebrates: A Study of PBI, Serum of 16 Selected Vertabrates: A study of PBI, Serum T4, Free T4 and the Pattern of T4 and T3 Binding to Serum Proteins. Endocrinology 86: April, 1970 (793-805).
  • Grossman, W., Robin, N.I., Johnson, L.W., Brooks, H.L., Selenkow, H.A., and Dexter, L.: Mechanism of the Enhanced Myocardial Contractility of Thyrotoxicosis (Role of the Beta Adrenergic Receptor). Int. Med., 74: June, 1971 (869-874).
  • Grossman, W., Robin, N.I., Johnson, L.W., Brooks, H.L., Selenkow, H.A., and Dexter, L.: Role of the Beta Adrenergic Receptor in Thyrotoxicosis (Effects of Beta Blockade on the Peripheral Manifestations of Thyrotoxicosis). Int. Med. 74: June, 1971 (875-879).
  • Robin, N.I., Refetoff, S., and Selenkow, H.A.: The Computer in the Diagnosis of Thyroid Disease. J. Nucl. Med. 12: September, 1971 (620-624).
  • Robin, N.I., Hagen, S.R., Collaco, F., Refetoff, S., and Selenkow, H.A.: Serum Tests for Measurement of Thyroid Function. Hormones 2: 1971 (266-279).
  • Robin, N.I., Selenkow, H.A., Fang, V., Refetoff, S., Piasecki, G.J., Rauschecker, H.F.J., and Jackson, B.T.: Bidirectional Thyroxine Exchange in Pregnant Sheep. Hormores 3: 1973 (235-249).
  • Refetoff, S., Fang, V.S., Marshall, J.S., and Robin, N.I.: Metabolism of Thyroxine-Binding Globulin in Man; Abnormal Rate of Syntesis in Inherited TBG Deficiency and Excell. J. Clin. Invest. 57: February, 1976 (485-495).
  • Siegel, L., Robin, N.I., and McDonald, L. J.: New Approach to Determination of Total Ketone Bodies in Serum. Chem. 23: January, 1977 (46-49).
  • Siegel, L. McDonald L.J., and Robin, N.I.: Estimation of Free Triiodothyronine in Serum: A New Method and It's Clinical Relevance. Chem.  24: November, 1978 (1891-1894).
  • McDonald, L.J., Robin, N.I., Siegel, L.: New Method for Determining Lecithin and Sphingomyelin in Amniotic Fluid. Clin. Chem. 27: March, 1981.


  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Federation for Medical Research
  • American Thyroid Association
  • Connecticut Diabetes Association
  • Connecticut Endocrine Society
  • Connecticut State Medical Society
  • Endocrine Society
  • Fairfield County Medical Association
  • Massachusetts Medical Society

Academic Appointment

Professor of Clinical Medicine; Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; New York, New York


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