Newswise — LOS ANGELES – The Keck School of Medicine of USC has appointed Jehni Robinson, MD, professor of clinical family medicine, as the chair of the Department of Family Medicine and associate dean for primary care. Robinson, who joined the Keck School faculty in 2014, is passionate about care for underserved communities and creating efficient patient-centered models of care that bring joy back into the practice of medicine.

In her new role, Robinson will provide guidance on clinical practice development in the community and consultation on primary care practices and protocols.                                                                                                                                 

“In her year as interim chair, Dr. Robinson rose to every challenge,” says Laura Mosqueda, MD, dean of the Keck School and professor of family medicine. “Dr. Robinson has my trust and respect, and I look forward to working with her.” 

“It is a great pleasure to lead the Department of Family Medicine and continue its important mission of providing quality care to patients,” Robinson says. “I’m excited to work with the department’s exceptionally talented clinicians, staff and students to provide patient-centered, team-based health and wellness to all patients touched by Keck Medicine of USC, particularly those in the local underserved communities surrounding our health sciences campus.”

Robinson previously served as chief medical officer at the Saban Community Clinic, formerly Los Angeles Free Clinic, as well as interim clinical director at Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County. She also served as faculty in the Harbor-UCLA Transforming Primary Care Fellowship, where she developed curriculum, coached and developed family medicine fellows and taught the principles of the patient-centered medical home model of care. Robinson received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, completed medical school at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta and completed her internship and residency at Harbor-UCLA in the family medicine residency program. 


About the Keck School of Medicine of USC

Founded in 1885, the Keck School of Medicine of USC is among the nation’s leaders in innovative patient care, scientific discovery, education and community service. The school has more than 1,750 full-time faculty members and voluntary faculty of more than 2,400 physicians. These faculty direct the education of approximately 800 medical students and 1,000 students pursuing graduate and postgraduate degrees. The school trains more than 900 resident physicians in more than 50 specialty or subspecialty programs and is the largest educator of physicians practicing in Southern California. Keck School faculty also conduct research and teach at several research centers and institutes, including the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC, USC CardioVascular Thoracic Institute, USC Institute of Urology, USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, USC Roski Eye Institute and Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute.

In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Keck School among the top 35 medical schools in the country. 

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