Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

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photo Keven Mara Robinson, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Associate Program Director for Scholarly Activities, Pulmonary Fellowship


Phone: 412-692-2211

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-2211
Fax: 412-692-2260
Administrative Assistant:
Shannon McKenzie
Phone: 412-692-2211
Fax: 412-692-2260
Education and Training
BA, Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, 2001
MD, Jefferson Medical College, 2005
Residency - Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2009
Fellowship, Pediatric Pulmonology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2014
Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2014
Research Interest
My research interests include pulmonary host defense, immunology of acute respiratory infections, and immunology of chronic respiratory infections. My current projects examine influenza and bacterial super-infection.
Clinical Interest
Cystic Fibrosis
Non - CF Bronchiectasis
Lung Transplantation
Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Robinson KM, Choi SM, McHugh KJ, Mandalapu S, Enelow RI, Kolls JK, Alcorn JF. Influenza A exacerbates Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia by attenuating IL-1ß production in mice. Journal of Immunology. 2013; 191(10): 5153-9.
Robinson KM, McHugh KJ, Mandalapu S, Clay ME, Lee B, Scheller EV, Enelow RI, Chan YR, Kolls JK, Alcorn JF. Influenza A virus exacerbates Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia in mice by attenuating antimicrobial peptide production. The Journal of infectious diseases. 2014; 209(6): 865-75.
Robinson KM, Lee B, Scheller EV, Mandalapu S, Enelow RI, Kolls JK, Alcorn JF. The role of IL-27 in susceptibility to post-influenza Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia. Respiratory research. 2015; 16: 10.
Kudva A, Scheller EV, Robinson KM, Crowe CR, Choi SM, Slight SR, Khader SA, Dubin PJ, Enelow RI, Kolls JK, Alcorn JF. Influenza A Inhibits TH17-mediated Host Defense Against Bacterial Pneumonia in Mice. Journal of Immunology. 2011; 186 (3): 1666-74.
Lee B, Robinson KM, McHugh KJ, Scheller EV, Mandalapu S, Chen C, Di YP, Clay ME, Enelow RI, Dubin PJ, Alcorn JF. Influenza-induced type I interferon enhances susceptibility to gram-negative and gram-positive bacterial pneumonia in mice. American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology. 2015; 309(2): 158-67.
Robinson KM, Kolls JK, Alcorn JF. The immunology of influenza virus-associated bacterial pneumonia. Current opinion in immunology. 2015; 34: 59-67.
Rynda-Apple A, Robinson KM, Alcorn JF. Influenza and Bacterial Superinfection: Illuminating the Immunologic Mechanisms of Disease. Infection and immunity. 2015; 83(10): 3764-70.
Robinson, KM, Alcorn, JF. T-cell immunotherapy in cystic fibrosis: weighing the risk/reward. American Journal Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2013; 187(6): 564-6.
Robinson KM, Manni ML, Biswas PS, Alcorn JF. Clinical consequences of targeting IL-17 and TH17 in autoimmune and allergic disorders. Current allergy and asthma reports. 2013; 13(6): 587-95.
Manni ML, Robinson KM, Alcorn JF. A tale of two cytokines: IL-17 and IL-22 in asthma and infection. Expert review of respiratory medicine. 2014; 8(1: 25-42.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis Complicating Influenza
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Samuel and Emma Winters Foundation
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2018
Title: Program for Adult Care in Excellence in Cystic Fibrosis
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2017
Title: Role of IL-Beta in Influenza and Staphylococcus Aureus Co-Infection
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Parker B. Francis Foundation
Grant Number: FELLOW
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2017
Title: Therapeutic Development Center
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Start Year: 2009
End Year: 2016
Notable Achievements
PACCM Robert M. Rogers Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievment, 2014