About Burke Robinson, MD, FACS
People of all ages come to Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery seeking improvements in their appearance but apprehensive of cosmetic surgery. No matter what procedure they are interested in, those who visit our offices unfailingly want to look natural and beautiful – like themselves, only better! He earnestly believes that “giving a person back their youthful appearance with facial rejuvenation or correcting a minor cosmetic flaw is a privilege.” Patients from Atlanta and beyond have placed their trust in plastic surgeon Burke Robinson, MD, FACS for over 20 years. With offices in Alpharetta and Dunwoody, Dr. Robinson provides comprehensive surgical & non-surgical treatment options for patients throughout Georgia.
Dr. Robinson earned his medical degree with honors at the University of Arizona and completed his residency at the University of Minnesota, where he studied head and neck surgery. During this time, he also obtained a master’s degree studying wound healing of the face, and his efforts were specifically recognized by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as some of the best work done to date in the field.
To further his education and training, Dr. Robinson was accepted for a fellowship through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). The AAFPRS fellowship is particularly noted among physicians as one of the most competitive; Dr. Robinson was chosen from among 37 applicants to fill one of only 27 positions available. During his year-long fellowship, Dr. Robinson underwent intensive one-on-one training with Dr. Devinder S. Mangat, one of the world’s foremost facial plastic surgeons. Unlike other plastic surgery fellowships that require study on the entire body, the AAFPRS fellowship allowed Dr. Robinson to focus solely on facial plastic surgery for the entire year.
“Becoming double board-certified was very important to me,” says Dr. Robinson. “To my colleagues, it is a sign of my dedication to my discipline. It shows my complete commitment to providing the most advanced, meticulous and comfortable care possible of the facial structures.”
Over the course of Dr. Robinson’s academic and professional career, he has performed extensive medical research. Of particular note was his research from 1988 to 1989, when Dr. Robinson performed research as a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grant Research Fellow. He served as the primary investigator in evaluating the optimum microscopic pore size in relation to conduction of new bone formation through a polymerized lactic acid matrix. The eventual goal was its application in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the facial skeleton. The study was based upon his Master’s thesis, and the data evaluated by Dr. Robinson at the Bone Physiology Lab of Walter Reed’s Research Campus in Washington, D.C., in collaboration with Jeffrey Hollinger, D.D.S., Ph. D.
Burke Robinson, M.D.’s extensive study of the functions of the delicate structures of the face and neck informs his work as a facial plastic surgeon. As one of the few plastic surgeons in the Alpharetta area certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), Dr. Robinson is uniquely qualified to operate on patients seeking to improve their facial appearance. In fact, Dr. Robinson is one of only five plastic surgeons in the country composing the Oral Examination Review Committee for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Furthermore, Dr. Robinson has been asked repeatedly since 2003 to serve as an examiner in Washington, D.C. for the annual American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) examination. This group of examiners is comprised of approximately 30 of the most highly respected surgeons in the country, and Dr. Robinson is proud to serve alongside them.
Dr. Robinson has been nationally recognized as an expert facial plastic surgeon by peers and patients alike. He has lectured at medical conferences around the world and is regularly invited to speak on the subject of facial surgery to residents studying medicine. Additionally, he serves as a National Trainer for Galderma Aesthetics on Sculptra®, educating fellow physicians on the benefits and correct, safe application of the injectable filler. Recently, Dr. Robinson was chosen from among hundreds of plastic surgeons across the country to chair a meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.
- Robinson B.P., Hollinger J., Szachowicz E.H., Brekke J.: Calvarial Bone Repair with Porous D,L-Polylactide. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 1995;112(6):707-713.
- Mangat D.S., Robinson B.P.: Adjunctive Treatment of Deep-Pitted Acne Scars. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics 1994;2(1):69-75.
- Robinson B.P., Mangat D.S.: Complications of Otoplasty. In Eisele, D.: Complications in Head and Neck Surgery Copyright 1993, Mosby-Yearbook Inc., Part VI, Chapter 72, pp 666-673.
- Robinson B.P., Hilger P.A.: Hereditary Agensis of Nasal Cartilage – Surgical Implications. Archives of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 1989;115(8):985-988.
- Robinson B.P., Marentette L., Hilger P.A.: An Algorithmic Approach to Zygoma Factures. Results evaluated in 110 Cases. Archives of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Submitted.
- Robinson B.P., Seeger J.F., Zak S.M.: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Positional Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency. Journal of Neurosurgery 1986 Jul;6(1):11-1.
- Robinson B.P., Yates A.: Angel Dust: Medical and Psychiatric Aspects of Phencyclidine Intoxication. Arizona Medicine 1984 Dec;41(12):808-11.
Dr. Robinson continues his cutting edge approach with his practice while keeping patient safety and education top of mind. He is an active medical staff member of Northside Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta Outpatient Surgery Center, Northside Hospital Outpatient Meridian Mark Center and other local hospitals.
In the Media & Charitable Work
Burke Robinson, M.D. has lent his expertise in facial surgery to CNN and a number of other media outlets. Some of his most rewarding work, however, was accomplished through Atlanta Makeover With a Mission 2004. Through this event, Dr. Robinson used his talents as a plastic surgeon to raise money for Face-to-Face, a program providing plastic reconstructive surgery to women disfigured by domestic violence. Dr. Robinson also raises funding for the American Cancer Society, Leukemia-Lymphoma Foundation, Charities for Norcross and the American Heart Association among others.
The Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery Experience
Today, Dr. Robinson is proud not only of his ability to deliver subtle yet effective results consistently, but also of the relationships that he develops with his patients throughout their treatment. It is not uncommon for former patients to stop by just to say hello, and they are always warmly welcomed by our staff and Dr. Robinson himself.
At Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery, we aren’t striving to become the biggest practice in the area. Rather, we’re dedicated to maintaining a practice where individualized care, safety, compassion, and the opportunity to form genuine relationships remain uncompromised. We focus on making our practice and patients feel like family, which has resulted in the ongoing success of Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery and the main reason so many of our new patients come from patient referrals.
To view past patients’ results and learn more about their experiences with Atlanta plastic surgeon Burke Robinson, M.D., visit our gallery of before-and-after photos.