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Reiesha D. Robbins, M.D., Ph.D.


Reiesha Robbins

Reiesha Robbins, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Reiesha D. Robbins joined Healthy Woman in September 2017 after completing her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina. She was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a B.S. in Science. She then attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine where she obtained her M.D., as well as a M.S. in Biological Sciences and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology. Her dissertation research involved investigating the molecular mechanisms of Islet dysfunction in Diabetes and evaluating potential new drug targets and therapies. During residency she won the Outstanding Resident Research Award for her research investigating the effects of obesity and adipose distribution on inflammation and pregnancy outcomes.

Dr. Robbins’ publications include:
Effect of different obesogenic diets on pancreatic histology in Ossabaw miniature swine. Fullenkamp AM, et al. Pancreas. 2011 Apr; 40(3): 438-443 (Pubmed ID: 21240032)
Inhibition of deoxyhypusine synthase enhances islet {beta} cell function and survival in the setting of endoplasmic reticulum stress and type 2 diabetes. Robbins RD, et al. J Biol Chem. 2010 Dec; 285(51): 39943-39952 (Pubmed ID: 20956533)
The unique hypusine modification of eIF5A promotes islet beta cell inflammation and dysfunction in mice. Maier B, et al. J Clin Invest. 2010 Jun; 120(6): 2156-2170 (Pubmed ID: 20501948)
Inducible pluripotent stem cells: not quite ready for prime time? Robbins RD, et al. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2010 Feb; 15(1)1: 61-67 (Pubmed ID: 19855280)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma activation restores islet function in diabetic mice through reduction of endoplasmic reticulum stress and maintenance of euchromatin structure. Evans-Molina C, et al. Mol Cell Biol. 2009 Apr; 29(8): 2053-2067 (Pubmed ID: 19237535)

Dr. Robbins is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

Dr. Robbins takes a genuine interest in her patients and their families and is dedicated to helping them achieve the best possible outcome for all of their Obstetric and Gynecologic needs. Her special interests include minimally invasive laparoscopic and vaginal surgery, as well as low and high risk obstetrics. In her free time, Dr. Robbins enjoys spending time with her fiancé, William, and their three children Aiyana, Hailey, and William V.