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Caroline Robinson

Board-certified dermatologist | Northwestern Medicine

"I want to see a healthier Chicago where those in need have access to primary and specialty care regardless of their income, ethnicity, or zip code. Advancing this goal is and will continue to be an integral part of my daily work."


Undergraduate Degree: Cornell University, '07

Fun fact: After medical school exams, I started to paint pictures to help decompress. I didn’t know what I was doing in the beginning, but it started to become something I looked forward to and enjoyed. It turns out some of those paintings were pretty good. They survived years of moving and now they fill my house with memories.

Dr. Caroline Robinson, a Chicago native, is faculty with the Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate education from Cornell University where she studied Biological Sciences with an emphasis on Genetics and Development. She obtained her medical degree from University of Louisville and graduated with Distinction in Research. She completed her internship and dermatology residency at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, IL and served as Chief Resident in her final year.

Dr. Robinson returned to Chicago after her years of training because of her passion for the residents of this great city. She practices general, cosmetic and medical dermatology with Northwestern Medicine in the South Loop. She also serves as Director for Diversity Initiatives for the Northwestern University Department of Dermatology and is active in organizations such as the Skin of Color Society, Women’s Dermatologic Society as well as the American Academy of Dermatology. She has a special interest in scarring hair loss, disorders of hyperpigmentation, and ethnic skin (or skin of color) dermatology. She has educated and spoken on these issues locally and nationally.

In addition to her daily practice, Dr. Robinson has become a physician influencer on Instagram (@crobinsonmd). She has taken a special interest in making factual medical information available to a broader audience through social media. Her expertise has been sought after and she has been featured in several major media outlets and publications, including the Chicago Sun-Times, WCIU The Jam, CRWN magazine, and Women’s Health.