Dr. Allison J. Robinson was inducted into the Rotary Club of Bishop on October 27th. Dr. Robinson’s sponsor, Nancy Lowthorp is looking forward to helping Allison getting started on the club’s many community projects. President Sue Lyndes said the club is thrilled to have Allison as a member and is looking forward to her volunteering her many talents to the club’s service projects.
Dr. Robinson is a graduate of Whittier College and entered the US Navy in 1990 when she attended the Uniformed Services University F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD. She completed her general residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda and did a Colon and Rectal Fellowship at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, LA. Stationed at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego for the past 10 years, Robinson served as a Staff Surgeon and was Head of Colon and Rectal Division and Surgical Endscopy Suite. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda.
Allison was raised in Big Pine and was thrilled to come back to the wonderful Eastern Sierra area this year for her surgery job at Northern Inyo Hospital. She and her husband, Ron, have two children, Toby, age 13 and Cody, age 12. She and her family are active in skiing and boating. When asked about anything else interesting about her, Allison said she raises myotonic goats, known as “Fainting Goats” whose muscles freeze for roughly 10 seconds when the goat feels panic. Though painless, this generally results in the animal collapsing on its side.
Dr. Robinson said she truly enjoys meeting with and working with her patients as people – allowing them to return to their lives is a very satisfying part of her job. She is now ready to start participating in serving her community working with the Rotary Club of Bishop.