Dennis Robins, M.D. is a research fellow at Columbia University Medical Center, where he conducts genitourinary cancer research. He is originally from California and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Economics. He worked as an analyst at an HR consulting firm in San Francisco and later as a clinical research associate at the University of California, San Francisco before attending the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn to pursue a career in medicine. He graduated in 2016 in the top 20% of his class.
Throughout medical school, Dennis also worked as a private tutor with other medical students. He spent summers teaching physician assistant and physical therapy students about cadaveric dissection, anatomy and its clinical applications. His goal as a tutor was to foster a comfortable environment where questions were welcomed and mistakes could be made, without judgment. Dennis believes that an effective tutor creates this environment by forming a strong rapport with students and by listening to their specific needs.
Dennis’s tutoring strengths are in the sciences, particularly biology, microbiology, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and anatomy. He also tutors advanced test preparation for the SAT, MCAT and USMLE Step 1 and 2.
In his spare time, Dennis enjoys running, playing tennis, and exploring the food scene in New York.