Dr. Joe Sam Robinson, Jr. was recently honored as the 2021 Physician of the Year by the Bibb County Medical Society. Robinson, who grew up in Macon and graduated from Lanier High School has practiced Neurosurgery in Central Georgia since 1981 after completing his undergraduate degree from Harvard, his medical degree at The University of Virginia and his neurosurgical residency with rotations at Emory, Northwestern, and Yale University. Throughout his career, Dr. Robinson has endeavored to improve healthcare in the Middle Georgia community in a variety of ways. Some key involvement includes serving as a member of the Inaugural Georgia Trauma Commission where he played an instrumental role in getting Atrium-Navicent Health named as one of five Level One trauma centers in the state. Additionally, Dr. Robinson has been a great supporter of the Mercer University School of Medicine since its inception and has been Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery since 1988. He has served as a board member of many organizations, including the Georgia Composite Medical Board and as Chairman of the Georgia Physicians Work Force Board. He has contributed more than 57 abstracts, 100 posters, 150 peer-reviewed articles, and two books on healthcare resources. Dr. Robinson also leads a team that researches a variety of medical topics in the effort of advancing healthcare worldwide.
Pictured here with his family at the Bibb County Medical Society’s President’s Party where he was recognized.