Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland, Midtown Campus
Kenneth A. Robinson II, M.D. is an anesthesiologist at the University of Maryland Midtown Campus. Dr. Robinson also holds an assistant professor position at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Through increasing awareness and mentoring, his goal is to improve the number of minorities in the field of anesthesiology. This focus stems from two realizations. First, that anesthesia is one of the most underrepresented aspects of medicine amongst African Americans, while being integral to all aspects of patient care. Second, pain management, especially in the perioperative period, is crucial in obtaining positive outcomes for long term health and can be improved with regional anesthesia.
Additionally, Dr. Robinson works with various stakeholders to impact health outcomes for underserved and marginalized populations. He donates time to mentoring students early in their school years, particularly encouraging success in science and math, while also assisting in the development of a framework to navigate through the pitfalls that often hinder minorities from achieving entry into higher levels of medicine. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Pepperdine University in Malibu (2003), Medical Degree from Meharry College in Nashville (2008) and completed his anesthesiology residency at Cook County Hospital of Chicago (2012.)