A Houston native, graduate of The Kinkaid School and Sewanee – The University of the South in Sewanee, TN, Dr. Emily Robinson knew right out of high school that she wanted to be a doctor. “At Kinkaid, they have an interim term between semesters and I chose to spend mine in the operating room at Methodist Hospital; I was hooked,” she says.

After college, she was accepted to both veterinary school and medical school, but as she wasn’t comfortable around large animals, she chose McGovern Medical School.

Why did she choose her specialty? “I like oncology because it’s evidence-based. Otherwise, you’re just flying by the seat of your pants,” she says.

In her spare time, Dr. Robinson is an avid golfer and spends most of her time with her two children.

Advice? “If you’re thinking about medicine, or surgery, get experience in it; make sure you want to do it, because it’s a lot of deferred gratification.”


B.S., Biology, The University of the South, 1989
M.D., The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (now known as McGovern Medical School at UTHealth), 1993
Surgery, University of Alabama, 1993 - 1995
Surgical Oncology, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 1995 - 1997; 1998
Surgery, University of Texas, 1998 - 2000
Surgical Oncology, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 2000 - 2001

Clinic Locations

Memorial Hermann Cancer Center – Texas Medical Center
6400 Fannin St, Suite 2900
Houston, TX 77030

UT Physicians Breast Surgery at One Fannin – Texas Medical Center
7400 Fannin Street, Suite 940
Houston, TX 77054

UT Physicians Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (UTMIST)
6700 West Loop South, Suite 500
Bellaire, TX 77401