Published on December 12, 2017

Local Physician Earns Fellow Status Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

(December 12, 2017 – Sandusky, Ohio) Larry E. Robinson Jr., DO, CMD, FAAHPM, attending physician and medical director of Stein Hospice and senior faculty of the Medical Education Program at Firelands Regional Medical Center, has earned the designation Fellow of the Amerian Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). The Academy is a professional organization for physicians who care for patients with serious illness.

Advancement to fellowship status within the academy honors dedication to and scholarship in the field of the hospice and palliative medicine. This distinction represents a minimum of 5 years of membership, participation in AAHPM activities, letters of recommendation, and board certification in hospice and palliative medicine.

A graduate of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Robinson began his medical career with an internship and family medicine residency at Firelands Regional Medical Center. He also served in the United States Army and was deployed to Iraq in 2006, during which he served as a Squadron Surgeon. Dr. Robinson began working at Partners in Primary Care and Family Health Services of Erie County in 2008, as well as Stein Hospice in and the Ohio Veterans Home in 2009. He has received numerous awards, including the Ohio ACOFP Resident of the Year award in 2004, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005, and Family Physician of the Year in 2011 and 2014.

“I’ve enjoyed working in hospice and palliative medicine, and appreciate the opportunity it gives me to grow in a profession that I love,” said Dr. Robinson.

Dr. Robinson is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, and is a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine from the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM). He will receive the fellow status award during the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association in Boston, MA in February 25, 2018.

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s membership includes more than 5,000 physicians and other healthcare professional committed to improving the care of patients with serious or life-threatening conditions. Since 1988, AAHPM has supported hospice and palliative medicine through advancement of clinical practice standards, fostering research, providing education, and through public policy advocacy.

For more than 45 years, Firelands Regional Medical Center has provided osteopathic medical education in Northwest Ohio. Fostering a collegial environment, both allopathic and osteopathic physicians work together to offer a quality clinical medical education to the trainees. Firelands Regional Medical Center is a 400-bed, full service, not-for-profit hospital. Serving the five-county region, Firelands provides comprehensive diagnostic, medical, surgical, emergency and rehabilitation services for people of all ages.

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