John Robinson, MD, named Master Teacher at Stritch School of Medicine

News Archive December 28, 2011

John Robinson, MD, named Master Teacher at Stritch School of Medicine

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- John Robinson, MD, has been selected a Ralph P. Leischner Master Teacher by fellow faculty members of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Dr. Robinson "excels in many teaching areas," said John Clancy, PhD, who nominated him for the award. "He has received numerous teaching awards from students as well as from alumni and has done an excellent job developing a course in his field."

For the last two years, Robinson has been named Teacher of the Year by first-year medical students.

Robinson is a professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology.  His special interests include arthritis, autoimmune diseases, general rheumatology, inflammatory joint disease and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Robinson did his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he also went to medical school. He did a fellowship at Cook County Hospital. He has been at Loyola since 1974.

The Master Teacher Award recognizes outstanding faculty teachers at Stritch School of Medicine. Faculty nominate and select winners. Qualified faculty must teach in the undergraduate medical education program and demonstrate an enthusiasm for teaching, create an atmosphere in which students want to learn and have an awareness of and sensitivity to what students need to know and understand at each level of their education.

The award is named after the late Ralph P. Leischner, Jr., MD, a professor in the Department of Pathology at Stritch, who was named a Professor of the Year 14 times.

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