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Thomas Robey, MD, PhD

Clinical Faculty
Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences


  • Yale-New Haven Hospital New Haven, CT, Emergency Medicine Residency
  • University of Washington Seattle, WA, MD/PhD, Medical Scientist Training Program
  • University of Washington Seattle, WA, PhD, Bioengineering
  • University of Pittsburgh Summa Cum Laude Pittsburgh, PA, BSE/BPhil (Honors Degree), Bioengineering Engineering
  • BA History and Philosophy of Science, BS Biology Arts and Sciences GPA: 3.76
  • Dissertation: Reducing Cell Death and Fibrosis in Cardiomyoplasty

Past Academic Positions

  • Yale Department of Internal Medicine Clinical Instructor (Voluntary Faculty Track)
  • Yale Bioethics Institute Seminar Instructor. June 2013,14,15 “Ethics in the ER”
  • Yale Department of Emergency Medicine Simulation Facilitator
  • Yale Bioethics Institute Guest Lecturer, June 2012, “Keeping Ethics Alive in the ER”
  • Yale Emergency Medicine Seminars Resident Lecturer, 2009 – 2013, Assorted Topics
  • Yale Bioethics Interest Group Guest Lecturer, Yale School of Medicine, Autumn 2011
  • Ethics in the ER, Instructor, University of Washington, Dept. of Bioethics and Humanities, Winter 2009
  • Gross Anatomy Laboratory, Teaching Assistant, University of Washington School of Medicine, Autumn 2004

Selected Research

  • Robey TE. “Keeping Ethics Alive in the ED: Teaching Ethical Reasoning for Emergency Providers.” American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. October 17, 2014. San Diego, CA. TALK.
  • Robey TE, Fink SL, Tarabar AF, Hodsdon ME. “Botanic Cardiac Glycoside Poisoning: Epidemiology, Laboratory Diagnosis and Treatment.” North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology. September 30, 2013. Atlanta, GA, PLATFORM TALK
  • Robey TE, Murphy MK, Edwards K. “Should We Communicate Radiation Risk from CT Scans to Patients? A Mixed-Methods and Normative Ethical Analysis.” Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. May 15, 2013. Atlanta, GA. TALK and POSTER (Gallery of Excellence)
  • Robey TE, Fink SL, Tarabar AF, Hodsdon ME. “Lily of the Valley Ingestion: Epidemiology and Laboratory. Diagnosis of Convallaria Toxicity.” Connecticut College of Emergency Physicians. November 9, 2011. POSTER (Best Poster Award)
  • Robey TE, Cooper S. “Ethics in the ER: A new format for teaching ethics to medical students.” 2011 Western and New England Section Meetings of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. TALKS
  • Robey TE, Pabon LM, Reinecke H, Murry CE. “Reducing fibrosis and cell death in transplanted cardiomyocytes.” Keystone Conference: Developmental Biology and Tissue Engineering. April 15, 2007. Snowbird, UT. POSTER
  • Robey T. “Scientists, the Public, and Policymakers in Dialogue: Principles and Applications.” American Association for the Advancement of Science National Meeting. St. Louis, MO. February 2006. TALK, SYMPOSIUM CHAIR
  • Robey TE and Murry CE. “Absence of myocardial regeneration after infarction in MRL mice.” Stem Cell Biology and Human Disease. The Days of Molecular Medicine. March 17-19, 2005. UCSD, La Jolla, CA. POSTER
  • Robey TE, Whitney ML and Murry CE. “Control of fibroblast growth factor receptor signaling in skeletal myoblasts for use in cardiac repair.” Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2003: 51(1):135 TALK (Cardiac Specialty Award)Robey TE. “A radio frequency glow discharge surface modification to tether thrombin to polystyrene using difunctional poly(ethylene glycol).” Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 28-S1:T2.27 (2000). POSTER and TALK (National Undergraduate Design Award)

Additional Information

I practice emergency medicine to fulfill a personal mission to be a physician to anyone in need, no matter the problem or circumstance. My professional interests include (1) the intersection of bioethics and emergency medicine, (2) methods to improve patient safety in the transitions between ambulatory and inpatient settings, and (3) partnerships with the clinical lab for the development of new diagnostic approaches for emergency care.

Thomas Robey
Thomas Robey, MD, PhD
Clinical Faculty