Lary Allen Robinson, MD

Dr. Robinson, a native of Kansas, received his undergraduate B.A. degree at the University of Kansas and his medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his internship and residency in general and cardiothoracic surgery at the Duke University Medical Center. Additionally, he completed a fellowship in cardiac research and clinical cardiac surgery at the St. Thomas’ Hospital in London. He also served as a Flight Surgeon at the rank of Major, USAF in Thailand during the Vietnam War. A Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery as well as certified in Surgical Critical Care, Dr. Robinson began his practice at the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he was an Associate Professor of Surgery and Pharmacology and the Clinical Director of the Clinical Perfusion Science Education Program. Dr. Robinson then came to the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa in 1994 where he is currently a Professor of Surgery (Thoracic) and Interdisciplinary Oncology. He practices thoracic surgical oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center as a Senior Member of the Moffitt Medical Group. He is also Co-Director of the Pancoast Tumor Program in the Department of Thoracic Oncology. Recently he was appointed Co-Director of the Center for Infection Research in Cancer (CIRC) which he helped found in 2012. Dr. Robinson is the author or co-author of over 150 medical publications and he is directly involved in 3 clinical cancer research programs involving lung cancer and mesothelioma. At present he is Principal Investigator for a study using molecular methods searching for potential microorganisms that might cause or contribute to lung cancer. Clinically, he is a member of the multidisciplinary thoracic oncology group involved in the evaluation and treatment of all stages of lung cancer and mesothelioma, which includes aggressive, combined modality therapy. 

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Education & Training

BOARD CERTIFICATION:
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
FELLOWSHIP:
  • Duke University Medical Center - Surgery Research
  • St. Thomas' Hospital, London - Cardiac Surgery
  • Duke University Medical Center - Cardiac Surgery
RESIDENCY:
  • Duke University Medical Center - General & Thoracic Surgery
MEDICAL SCHOOL:
  • Washington University School of Medicine - MD
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Lary Allen Robinson, MD

Thoracic Surgery

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Publications

  • Robinson LA, Jaing CJ, Campbell CP, Magliocco A, Xiong Y, Magliocco G, Thissen JB, Antonia S. Reply to: Comment on 'Molecular evidence of viral DNA in non-small cell lung cancer and non-neoplastic lung'. Brit J Cancer. 2017 Jan;116(3):e6. Pubmedid: 27764846. Pmcid: PMC5294469.
  • Robinson LA, Seshi B, Chervenick PA. "False" aortic dissection. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2017 Jan;25(1):76-77. Pubmedid: 26124435.
  • Nguyen DT, Fontaine JP, Robinson LA, Keenan RJ, Toloza EM. P1.17: Improved Survival for Stage-2 (N1) Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma After Pulmonary Lobectomy: Track: Early Stage NSCLC (Stage I - III). J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Oct;11(10S):S191-S192. Pubmedid: 27676503.
  • Nguyen DT, Fontaine JP, Robinson LA, Keenan RJ, Toloza EM. P1.22: Temporal Survival Improvement for Stage-II (T3N0M0) Lung Adenocarcinoma After Pulmonary Lobectomy: Track: Early Stage NSCLC (Stage I - III). J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Oct;11(10S):S195. Pubmedid: 27676508.
  • Robinson LA, Tanvetyanon T, Springett G, Fontaine J, Toloza E, Hodul P, Pimiento JM, Malafa M. Pulmonary metastasectomy for suspected pancreaticobiliary cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jul;152(1):75-82. Pubmedid: 27050555.
  • Filis AK, Robinson LA, Vrionis FD. Resection of the First Rib With Preservation of the T1 Nerve Root in Pancoast Tumors of the Lung. Cancer Control. 2016 Jul;23(3):295-301. Pubmedid: 27556670.
  • Echavarria MF, Cheng AM, Velez-Cubian FO, Ng EP, Moodie CC, Garrett JR, Fontaine JP, Robinson LA, Toloza EM. Comparison of pulmonary function tests and perioperative outcomes after robotic-assisted pulmonary lobectomy vs segmentectomy. Am J Surg. 2016 Dec;212(6):1175-1182. Pubmedid: 27823756.
  • Robinson LA, Jaing CJ, Pierce Campbell C, Magliocco A, Xiong Y, Magliocco G, Thissen JB, Antonia S. Molecular evidence of viral DNA in non-small cell lung cancer and non-neoplastic lung. Brit J Cancer. 2016 Aug;115(4):497-504. Pubmedid: 27415011. Pmcid: PMC4985355.
  • Robinson LA, Grubbs DM. Using "Rebar" to Stabilize Rigid Chest Wall Reconstruction. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Apr;64(3):266-269. Pubmedid: 25602843.
  • DeVito N, Henderson E, Han G, Reed D, Bui MM, Lavey R, Robinson L, Zager JS, Gonzalez RJ, Sondak VK, Letson GD, Conley A. Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes for Solitary Fibrous Tumor (SFT): A Single Center Experience. PLoS One. 2015 Oct;10(10):e0140362. Pubmedid: 26469269. Pmcid: PMC4607370.
  • Dossett LA, Toloza EM, Fontaine J, Robinson LA, Reed D, Druta M, Letson DG, Zager JS, Gonzalez RJ. Outcomes and clinical predictors of improved survival in a patients undergoing pulmonary metastasectomy for sarcoma. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Jul;112(1):103-106. Pubmedid: 26179670.
  • Tanvetyanon T, Finley DJ, Fabian T, Riquet M, Voltolini L, Kocaturk C, Bryant A, Robinson L. Prognostic nomogram to predict survival after surgery for synchronous multiple lung cancers in multiple lobes. J Thorac Oncol. 2015 Feb;10(2):338-345. Pubmedid: 25330145.
  • Velez-Cubian F, Zhang WW, Rodriguez K, Thau M, Moodie C, Garrett J, Fontaine JP, Robinson L, Toloza E. Efficacy of Lymph Node Dissection During Robotic-Assisted Pulmonary Lobectomy for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: Retrospective Analysis of 159 Consecutive Cases. Chest. 2014 Mar;145(3 Suppl):56A. Pubmedid: 24638719.
  • Rodriguez K, Velez-Cubian F, Zhang WW, Tanvetyanon T, Thau M, Moodie C, Garrett J, Fontaine JP, Robinson L, Toloza E. Effects of pulmonary function and of smoking history on perioperative outcomes after robotic-assisted pulmonary lobectomy: retrospective analysis of 201 consecutive patients. Chest. 2014 Mar;145(3 Suppl):48A. Pubmedid: 24638644.
  • Downs JB, Robinson LA, Steighner ML, Thrush D, Reich RR, Räsänen JO. "Open lung ventilation optimizes pulmonary function during lung surgery". J Surg Res. 2014 Dec;192(2):242-249. Pubmedid: 25033701.
  • Setzer M, Robinson LA, Vrionis FD. Management of locally advanced pancoast (superior sulcus) tumors with spine involvement. Cancer Control. 2014 Apr;21(2):158-167. Pubmedid: 24667403.
  • Robinson LA, Smith P, Sengupta DJ, Prentice JL, Sandin RL. Molecular analysis of sarcoidosis lymph nodes for microorganisms: a case-control study with clinical correlates. BMJ Open. 2013 Dec;3(12):e004065. Pubmedid: 24366580. Pmcid: PMC3884606.
  • Tanvetyanon T, Finley DJ, Fabian T, Riquet M, Voltolini L, Kocaturk C, Fulp WJ, Cerfolio RJ, Park BJ, Robinson LA. Prognostic factors for survival after complete resections of synchronous lung cancers in multiple lobes: pooled analysis based on individual patient data. Ann Oncol. 2013 Apr;24(4):889-894. Pubmedid: 23136230.
  • Tanvetyanon T, Robinson L, Sommers KE, Haura E, Kim J, Altiok S, Bepler G. Relationship between Tumor Size and Survival among Patients with Resection of Multiple Synchronous Lung Cancers. J Thorac Oncol. 2010 Jul;5(7):1018-1024. Pubmedid: 20453687.
  • Gray J, Sommers E, Alvelo-Rivera M, Robinson L, Bepler G. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for resectable non-small-cell lung cancer. Oncology (Williston Park). 2009 Sep;23(10):879-886. Pubmedid: 19839429.
  • Tanvetyanon T, Eikman EA, Sommers E, Robinson L, Boulware D, Bepler G. Computed tomography response, but not positron emission tomography scan response, predicts survival after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for resectable non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Oct;26(28):4610-4616. Pubmedid: 18824709.
  • Bepler G, Sommers KE, Cantor A, Li X, Sharma A, Williams C, Chiappori A, Haura E, Antonia S, Tanvetyanon T, Simon G, Obasaju C, Robinson LA. Clinical efficacy and predictive molecular markers of neoadjuvant gemcitabine and pemetrexed in resectable non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2008 Oct;3(10):1112-1118. Pubmedid: 18827606. Pmcid: PMC2639211.
  • Zheng Z, Li X, Schell M, Chen T, Boulware D, Robinson L, Sommers E, Bepler G. Thymidylate synthase in situ protein expression and survival in stage I nonsmall-cell lung cancer. Cancer. 2008 Jun;112(12):2765-2773. Pubmedid: 18442042. Pmcid: PMC3857609.
  • Robinson LA, Ruckdeschel JC, Wagner H, Stevens CW. Treatment of non-small cell lung cancer-stage IIIA: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (2nd edition). Chest. 2007 Sep;132(3 Suppl):243S-265S. Pubmedid: 17873172.
  • Ramnath N, Sommers E, Robinson L, Nwogu C, Sharma A, Cantor A, Bepler G. Phase II study of neoadjuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine and vinorelbine in resectable non-small cell lung cancer. Chest. 2005 Nov;128(5):3467-3474. Pubmedid: 16304301.
  • Coppage L, Sroufe A, Robinson L. Imaging in oncology: chest mass. Cancer Control. 2005 Apr;12(2):126, 137-126, 139. Pubmedid: 16013100.
  • Bepler G, Sharma S, Cantor A, Gautam A, Haura E, Simon G, Sharma A, Sommers E, Robinson L. RRM1 and PTEN as prognostic parameters for overall and disease-free survival inpatients with non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2004;22(10):1878-1885. Pubmedid: 15143080.
  • Riedel BW, Robinson LA, Klesges RC, McLain-Allen B. Ethnic differences in smoking withdrawal effects among adolescents. Addictive Behaviors. 2003 Jan;28(1):129-140. Pubmedid: 12507532.
  • Thurman S, Robinson L, Ahmad N, Pow-Sang J, Lockhart J, Seigne J. Investigation of the safety and accuracy of intraoperative gamma probe directed biopsy of bone scan detected rib abnormalities in prostatic adenocarcinoma. J Urol. 2003 Apr;169(4):1341-1344. Pubmedid: 12629356.
  • Robinson L. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003;76:1853-1853. Pubmedid: 14667598.
  • Strickland-Marmol L, Khoor A, Robinson L, Williams CC J. Malignant localized fibrous tumor of the pleura. Cancer Control. 2002;9(3):255-258. Pubmedid: 12060824.
  • Robinson LA. Radio-guided surgical biopsy for the diagnosis of suspected osseous metastases. Q J Nucl Med. 2001 Mar;45(1):38-46. Pubmedid: 11456374.
  • Garland L, Robinson L, Wagner H. Evaluation and management of patients with stage IIIA (N2) non-small-cell lung cancer. Chest Surg Clin N Am. 2001;11(1):69-100. Pubmedid: 11253602.
  • Bosek V, Hu P, Robinson L. Acute myocardial ischemia after administration of ondansetron hydrochloride. Anesthesiology. 2000 Mar;92(3):885-887. Pubmedid: 10719974.
  • Robinson LA. Bone localization. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 1999 Jul;8(3):565-76, xi. Pubmedid: 10448698.
  • Sunday R, Robinson L, Bosek V. Low cardiac output complicating pericardiectomy for pericardial tamponade. Ann Thorac Surg. 1999 Jan;67(1):228-231. Pubmedid: 10086556.
  • Castellano M, Greene J, Robinson L, Sandin R, Muro-Cacho C. Pulmonary pseudo-aneurysm due to aspergillus fumigatus in a breast cancer patient. Infect Med. 1999;16(3):201-204. Pubmedid: noPMID.
  • Robinson L, Preksto D, Muro-Cacho C, Hubbell D. Intraoperative gamma probe-directed biopsy of asymptomatic suspected bone metastases. Ann Thorac Surg. 1998 May;65(5):1426-1432. Pubmedid: 9594879.
  • Venugopal P, Berman C, Robinson L. The pleural tent: radiographic appearance. Cancer Control. 1998;5(1):41-41. Pubmedid: 10761016.
  • Bosek V, Robinson L. Postoperative complications of pneumonectomy. Curr Rev Nurse Anesth. 1998;20:166-179. Pubmedid: noPMID.
  • Bosek V, Robinson L. Complications of pneumonectomy. Curr Rev Perianesth Nurse. 1998;20:2-15. Pubmedid: noPMID.
  • Robinson L. Radioisotope-guided surgical biopsy of suspected osseus metastases. Cancer Control. 1997;4:45-50. Pubmedid: 10763060.
  • Venkattaramanabalaji G, Foster D, Greene J, Muro-Cacho C, Sandin R, Saez R, Robinson L. Mucormycosis associated with defroxamine therapy after allogenic bone marrow transplantation. Cancer Control. 1997;4:168-171. Pubmedid: 10763015.
  • Robinson LA, Rolfe MW. "Keeling" syndrome--a late complication of pneumonectomy. N Engl J Med. 1996 10;335(14):1074. Pubmedid: 8801458.
  • Ruckdeschel J, Wagner, Jr. H, Robinson L. Locally advanced lung cancer: controversies in management. Adv Oncol. 1996;12(3):22-28.
  • Holcombe BJ, Thorn DB, Strausburg KM, Ponto JA, Caiola SM, Powers T, Bertino JS, Leitinger EA, Robinson LA. Analysis of the practice of nutrition support pharmacy specialists. Pharmacotherapy. 1995 Nov;15(6):806-813. Pubmedid: 8602394.
  • Robinson L, Reed E, Galbraith T, Alonso A, Moulton A, Fleming W. Pulmonary resection for invasive Aspergillus infections in immunocompromised patients. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1995 Jun;109(6):1182-1196. Pubmedid: 7776682.
  • Robinson L, Schwarz G, Goddard D, Fleming W, Galbraith T. Myocardial protection for acquired heart disease surgery: results of a national survey. Ann Thorac Surg. 1995 Feb;59(2):361-372. Pubmedid: 7847950.
  • Antonia S, Wagner, Jr. H, Williams, Jr. C, Alberts W, Hubbell D, Robinson L, Hilstro J, Ruckdeschel J. Concurrent paclitaxel/cisplatin with thoracic radiation in patients with stage IIIA/B non-small cell carcinoma of the lung. Semin Oncol. 1995 Aug;22(4 Suppl 9):34-37. Pubmedid: 7644926.
  • Robinson L, Smith L, Fontaine M, Kay H, Mountjoy C, Pirriccello S. c-myc antisense oligodeoxyribonucleotides inhibit proliferation of non-small cell lung cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 1995;60:1583-1591. Pubmedid: 8787447.
  • Robinson L, Dobson J, Biermann P. The fallibilty of transthoracic needle biopsy of anterior mediastinal masses. Thromb Res. 1995;50:1114-1116. Pubmedid: 7491564.
  • Hunt A, Stammers A, Robinson L. Antegrade versus retrograde cardioplegia for low risk coronary artery bypass surgery: a comparative study. J Extra Corpor Tech. 1995;27:70-76. Pubmedid: noPMID.
  • Robinson LA, Rikkers LF, Dobson JR. Benign mediastinal teratoma masquerading as a large multiloculated effusion. Ann Thorac Surg. 1994 Aug;58(2):545-548. Pubmedid: 8067862.
  • Robinson LA, Moulton AL, Fleming WH, Alonso A, Galbraith TA. Intrapleural fibrinolytic treatment of multiloculated thoracic empyemas. Ann Thorac Surg. 1994 Apr;57(4):803-813. Pubmedid: 8166523.
  • Robinson L, Moulton A, Fleming W, Alonso A, Galbraith T. Intrapleural fibrinolytic treatment of multiloculated thoracic empyemas. Ann Thorac Surg. 1994;57:803-814.
  • Robinson L, Moulton A, Fleming W. Techniques to simplify esophagogastric circular stapled anastomoses. J Surg Oncol. 1994;57:266-269.
  • Robinson L, Windle J, Easley A. Options in managing the high defibrillation threshold patient. Ann Thorac Surg. 1994;57:1184-1192.
  • Robinson L, Windle J. Defibrillator Twiddler's syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 1994;58:247-249.
  • Robinson L, Rikkers L, Dobson J. Benign mediastinal teratoma masquerading as a large multiloculated effusion. Ann Thorac Surg. 1994;58:545-548.
  • Robinson L, Reilly R. Localized pleural mesothelioma: the clinical spectrum. Chest. 1994;106:1611-1615.
  • Robinson LA. Adenosine triphosphate enhancement of postischemic function in immature myocardium. Chest. 1993 Sep;104(3):984-985. Pubmedid: 8365338.
  • Robinson L, Fleming W, Galbraith T. Intrapleural doxycycline control of malignant pleural effusions. Ann Thorac Surg. 1993;55:1115-1122.
  • Robinson LA, Harwood DL. Lowering the calcium concentration in St. Thomas' Hospital cardioplegic solution improves protection during hypothermic ischemia. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1991 Feb;101(2):314-325. Pubmedid: 1992242.
  • Halperin ML, Margolis BL, Robinson LA, Halperin RM, West ML, Bear RA. The urine osmolal gap: a clue to estimate urine ammonium in "hybrid" types of metabolic acidosis. Clin Invest Med. 1988 Jun;11(3):198-202. Pubmedid: 3135965.
  • Weiss VC, West DP, Ackerman R, Robinson LA. Hepatotoxic reactions in a patient treated with etretinate. Arch Dermatol. 1984 Jan;120(1):104-106. Pubmedid: 6691707.
  • Robinson LA, Braimbridge MV, Hearse DJ. Creatine phosphate: an additive myocardial protective and antiarrhythmic agent in cardioplegia. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1984 Feb;87(2):190-200. Pubmedid: 6694410.
  • Weiss VC, West DP, Fu TS, Robinson LA, Cook B, Cohen RL, Chambers DA. Alopecia areata treated with topical minoxidil. Arch Dermatol. 1984 Apr;120(4):457-463. Pubmedid: 6703751.
  • Robinson LA, Wright BT. Comment on intravenous nitroglycerin. Drug Intell Clin Pharm. 1983 Jan;17(1):49. Pubmedid: 6402349.
  • Brada M, Robinson LA, Bellingham AJ. The effect of methylprednisolone sodium succinate on erythrocyte and haemoglobin function. Clin Sci (Lond). 1980 Sep;59(3):163-168. Pubmedid: 7000416.
  • Vanderveen TW, Robinson LA, Ray MD. Etiological factors of the Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Am J Hosp Pharm. 1975 Nov;32(11):1149-1153. Pubmedid: 1190237.
  • Robinson L. Aspergillus and other fungi. In: Robinson L, ed. Thoracic disorders in the immunocompromised patient (Chest surgery clinics of North America V. 9). 1st ed. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders; 1999;193-226.
  • Simon G, Ruckdeschel J, Williams C, Cantor A, Antonia S, Haura E, Rocha C, Chiappori A, Wagner H, Robinson L, Sommers E, Alberts M, Bepler G. Gefitinib (ZD1839) in previously treated advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: experience from a single institution. Cancer Control. 10(5):388-395. Pubmedid: 14581894.
  • Robinson L. Bone localization. In: Reintgen D, ed. Radioguided surgery (surgical oncology clinics of north america). 1st ed. PA: W.B. Saunders; 1999;565-576.
  • Robinson L. Bone lesion localization. In: Witman E, Reintgen D, eds. Handbook of sentinel lymph node mapping biopsy. 1st ed. Austin, TX: R.G. Landes; 1999;154-163.
  • Robinson L, Ruckdeschel J. Management of pleural and pericardial effusions. In: Berger A, Portenoy R, Weissman D, et al, eds. Principles and practice of supportive oncology. 1st ed. PA: J.B. Lippincott Company; 1998;327-353.
  • Antonia S, Robinson L, Ruckdeschel J, Wagner, Jr. H. Lung cancer treatment in the older patient. In: Balducci L, Lyman G, Ershler W, et al, eds. Comprehensive geriatric oncology. 2 ed. London. Harwood Academic Publishers; 1998;611-628.
  • Floreani A, Robinson L, Rennard S, Thompson A. Diagnostic techniques: the pleura. In: Baum G, Wolinsky E, eds. Textbook of Pulmonary Diseases. 5th ed. Boston, MA: Little, Brown And Company; 1994;367-378.
  • Thompson A, Floreani A, Robinson L, Shure D, Rennard S. Diagnostic procedures: pulmonary parenchyma and others. In: Baum G, Wolinsky E, eds. Textbook of Pulmonary Diseases. 5th ed. Boston, MA: Little, Brown And Company; 1994;343-365.
  • Walsh F, Rolfe W, Rumbak M. The initial evaluation of the immunocompromised patient. In: Robinson L, ed. Thoracic Disorders in the Immunocompromised Patient. Philadelphia, PA: W. B. Saunders; 1999.

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A Phase 2 Study of Transarterial Chemoperfusion Treatment with Cisplatin, Methotrexate and Gemcitabine in Patients with Unresectable Pleural Mesothelioma
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