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William P. Robinson, MD

Department: Surgery Division: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Title: Associate Professor ABMS Certification: Surgery; General Vascular Surgery

Contact Information

Primary Location:
Heart and Vascular Center
Second Floor 1215 Lee St. Charlottesville, VA 22908 Phone: 434.243.9250 | Fax: 434.244.9430 Other Locations:
UVA Primary and Specialty Care Zion Crossroads


Dr. Robinson is the associate professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at University of Virginia School of Medicine and the associate program director of the Vascular Surgery Residency. His clinical practice involves the full range of open vascular and endovascular surgery with a strong emphasis on endovascular therapy, as well as complex lower extremity bypass for peripheral artery disease (PAD), aortic aneurysm disease, cerebrovascular disease, and hemodialysis access.

Before joining UVA, Dr. Robinson was faculty at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA. There he served as director of the Limb Preservation Center within the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence. Here, he oversaw the multidisciplinary clinical services provided by the Limb Preservation Center in both the outpatient and inpatient settings, as well as educational components of the ceneter. He also served as the division leader of the “Code Rupture” Program in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. This program established a protocol-driven pathway for the treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) in New England.

While at UMass, he founded and was director of the UMass Vascular Skills and Simulation Course (UVASC), a comprehensive open and endovascular simulation course attended by vascular trainees from across the country. He also served as faculty and has chaired a variety of national simulation programs for surgical students and trainees.

The outcomes and effectiveness of vascular interventions are Dr. Robinson’s other research focus, with a particular interest in the use of risk prediction in the assessment of outcomes and the use of appropriate risk adjustment in the development of quality metrics. This led to his development of accurate risk prediction models for mortality after ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. In addition, Dr. Robinson performed and published the largest comparisons of both the short-term and long-term outcomes after endovascular vs. open repair of ruptured AAA, which utilized validated risk adjustment from clinical data. His work has also involved the outcomes of surgical interventions for peripheral arterial disease, and his present work is increasingly focused on patients with peripheral arterial disease and critical limb ischemia in attempt to improve the way lower extremity vascular procedures are utilized and evaluated in these patients.

Learn more about Dr. William Robinson (video).