Dr. Robin Travers graduated magna cum laude from the Boston University School of Medicine, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and was the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Medical Women’s Association Citation, and the Janet Glasgow Award to the woman who graduated first in her class. After completing an Internship in Internal Medicine at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital, she trained in dermatology in the Boston University/Tufts-New England Medical Center Combined Residency in Dermatology.
Dr. Travers has been an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) at the Dartmouth Medical school. Before becoming a Boston-area dermatologist at SkinCare Physicians, she served as Chief of Dermatology at the Boston Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. She is the author of several papers and teaching articles about pregnancy-associated melanomas and computer-aided instruction in Dermatology and was the guest editor of a recent issue of Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery on “Communication Technologies in Dermatologic Practice”. Dr. Travers writes a monthly column in the JAMA Dermatology summarizing the most relevant and exciting recent dermatology research.
Dr. Travers is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology, the Women’s Dermatology Society, the Skin Cancer Foundation, the Dermatology Foundation, and the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE). She serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the MFNE and coaches MFNE’s Marathon Team for the Boston Marathon every year. She has lectured to primary care physician and dermatologist groups, both in Boston and nationally, on a variety of topics such as the use of the internet in dermatology and common dermatologic conditions. Dr. Travers’ clinical interests include general medical dermatology, in-patient dermatology and women’s dermatology.