Tyler Robin, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology

Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Colorado College (CO)
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology
Languages: English
Department: Radiation Oncology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
  • Director of Genitourinary Radiation Oncology

Recognition & Awards

  • Top Doctor, 5280 (2021)


  • Medical Student Clerkship Director (2021)
    School of Medicine, Radiation Oncology


  • Robin TP, Geiger CL, Callihan EB, Kessler ER. Prostate Cancer in Older Adults: Risk of Clinically Meaningful Disease, the Role of Screening and Special Considerations. Curr Oncol Rep. 2021 Aug 27;23(11):130. PubMed PMID: 34453258
  • Robin TP, Rusthoven CG. Radiosurgery for small-cell lung cancer brain metastases: a review. J Thorac Dis. 2020 Oct;12(10):6234-6239. PubMed PMID: 33209462
  • Robin TP, Olsen JR. SABR for metastasis-directed therapy - what we've learned and what's to come. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2020 Oct;17(10):593-594. PubMed PMID: 32699308
  • Rusthoven CG, Camidge DR, Robin TP, Brown PD. Radiosurgery for Small-Cell Brain Metastases: Challenging the Last Bastion of Preferential Whole-Brain Radiotherapy Delivery. J Clin Oncol. 2020 Nov 1;38(31):3587-3591. PubMed PMID: 32776807
  • Rusthoven CG, Brown PD, Robin TP. Deferring a Change in the Standard of Care for Small Cell Lung Cancer Brain Metastases-Reply. JAMA Oncol. 2020 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33180104
  • Rusthoven CG, Yamamoto M, Bernhardt D, Smith DE, Gao D, Serizawa T, Yomo S, Aiyama H, Higuchi Y, Shuto T, Akabane A, Sato Y, Niranjan A, Faramand AM, Lunsford LD, McInerney J, Tuanquin LC, Zacharia BE, Chiang V, Singh C, Yu JB, Braunstein S, Mathieu D, Touchette CJ, Lee CC, Yang HC, Aizer AA, Cagney DN, Chan MD, Kondziolka D, Bernstein K, Silverman JS, Grills IS, Siddiqui ZA, Yuan JC, Sheehan JP, Cordeiro D, Nosaki K, Seto T, Deibert CP, Verma V, Day S, Halasz LM, Warnick RE, Trifiletti DM, Palmer JD, Attia A, Li B, Cifarelli CP, Brown PD, Vargo JA, Combs SE, Kessel KA, Rieken S, Patel S, Guckenberger M, Andratschke N, Kavanagh BD, Robin TP. Evaluation of First-line Radiosurgery vs Whole-Brain Radiotherapy for Small Cell Lung Cancer Brain Metastases: The FIRE-SCLC Cohort Study. JAMA Oncol. 2020 Jul 1;6(7):1028-1037. PubMed PMID: 32496550
  • Stumpf PK, Cittelly DM, Robin TP, Carlson JA, Stuhr KA, Contreras-Zarate MJ, Lai S, Ormond DR, Rusthoven CG, Gaspar LE, Rabinovitch R, Kavanagh BD, Liu A, Diamond JR, Kabos P, Fisher CM. Combination of Trastuzumab Emtansine and Stereotactic Radiosurgery Results in High Rates of Clinically Significant Radionecrosis and Dysregulation of Aquaporin-4. Clin Cancer Res. 2019 Jul 1;25(13):3946-3953. PubMed PMID: 30940654
  • Zakem SJ, Robin TP, Smith DE, Amini A, Stokes WA, Lefkowits C, Fisher CM. Evolving trends in the management of high-intermediate risk endometrial cancer in the United States. Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Mar;152(3):522-527. PubMed PMID: 30876498
  • Robin TP, Grover S, Reddy Palkonda VA, Fisher CM, Gehl B, Bhattacharya K, Mallick I, Bhattasali O, Viswanathan AN, Sastri Chopra S, Mahantshetty U, Hardenbergh PH. Utilization of a Web-Based Conferencing Platform to Improve Global Radiation Oncology Education and Quality-Proof of Principle Through Implementation in India. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 Jan 1;103(1):276-280. PubMed PMID: 30071293
  • Amini A, Robin TP, Rusthoven CG, Schefter TE, Akhavan D, Chen YJ, Glaser SM, Corr BR, Ashing KT, Fisher CM. Disparities Predict for Higher Rates of Cut-through Hysterectomies in Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2019 Jan;42(1):21-26. PubMed PMID: 29889138
  • Pacheco JM, Gao D, Smith D, Purcell T, Hancock M, Bunn P, Robin T, Liu A, Karam S, Gaspar L, Kavanagh B, Rusthoven C, Aisner D, Doebele R, Camidge DR. Natural History and Factors Associated with Overall Survival in Stage IV ALK-Rearranged Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2019 Apr;14(4):691-700. PubMed PMID: 30599201
  • Robin TP, Rusthoven CG. Strategies to Preserve Cognition in Patients With Brain Metastases: A Review. Front Oncol. 2018;8:415. PubMed PMID: 30356657
  • Amini A, Robin TP, Stumpf PK, Rusthoven C, Schefter TE, Shinde A, Chen YJ, Glaser SM, Corr BR, Fisher CM. Rising Rates of Upfront Surgery in Early Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer: What Factors Predict for This Treatment Paradigm?. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2018 Oct;28(8):1560-1568. PubMed PMID: 30247249
  • Robin TP, Raben D, Schefter TE. A Contemporary Update on the Role of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for Liver Metastases in the Evolving Landscape of Oligometastatic Disease Management. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2018 Oct;28(4):288-294. PubMed PMID: 30309639
  • Robin TP, Maroni PD, Chin BB, La Rosa FG, Bernard B, Pugh TJ. Post-Prostatectomy Radiation Therapy: Patient Selection, Timing, Imaging, and Therapy Intensification. Oncology (Williston Park). 2018 Jul 15;32(7):360-3, 369, CV3. PubMed PMID: 30080921
  • Robin TP, Breeze RE, Smith DE, Rusthoven CG, Lewis KD, Gonzalez R, Brill A, Saiki R, Stuhr K, Gaspar LE, Karam SD, Raben D, Kavanagh BD, Nath SK, Liu AK. Immune checkpoint inhibitors and radiosurgery for newly diagnosed melanoma brain metastases. J Neurooncol. 2018 Oct;140(1):55-62. PubMed PMID: 29909499
  • Robin TP, Jones BL, Amini A, Koshy M, Gaspar LE, Liu AK, Nath SK, Kavanagh BD, Camidge DR, Rusthoven CG. Radiosurgery alone is associated with favorable outcomes for brain metastases from small-cell lung cancer. Lung Cancer. 2018 Jun;120:88-90. PubMed PMID: 29748022
  • Robin TP, Sannes TS, Spring Kong FM, Mornex F, Hirsch FR, Rusthoven CG, Gaspar LE. Physician Bias in Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation Decision Making-An Opportunity for a Patient Decision Aid. Clin Lung Cancer. 2018 Nov;19(6):476-483. PubMed PMID: 29544717
  • Robin TP, Camidge DR, Stuhr K, Nath SK, Breeze RE, Pacheco JM, Liu AK, Gaspar LE, Purcell WT, Doebele RC, Kavanagh BD, Rusthoven CG. Excellent Outcomes with Radiosurgery for Multiple Brain Metastases in ALK and EGFR Driven Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2018 May;13(5):715-720. PubMed PMID: 29269007
  • Stokes WA, Robin TP, Jackson MW, Amini A, Schefter TE, Lefkowits CC, Fisher CM. Patterns of Adjuvant Therapy Utilization in Uterine Carcinosarcoma Stages I to III: A National Cancer Database Analysis. Am J Clin Oncol. 2018 Oct;41(10):927-932. PubMed PMID: 28654573
  • Oweida A, Phan A, Vancourt B, Robin T, Hararah MK, Bhatia S, Milner D, Lennon S, Pike L, Raben D, Haugen B, Pozdeyev N, Schweppe R, Karam SD. Hypofractionated Radiotherapy Is Superior to Conventional Fractionation in an Orthotopic Model of Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer. Thyroid. 2018 Jun;28(6):739-747. PubMed PMID: 29774792
  • Robin TP, Goodman KA. Radiation therapy in the management of pancreatic adenocarcinoma: review of current evidence and future opportunities. Chin Clin Oncol. 2017 Jun;6(3):28. PubMed PMID: 28705005
  • Robin TP, Jones BL, Gordon OM, Phan A, Abbott D, McDermott JD, Goddard JA, Raben D, Lanning RM, Karam SD. A comprehensive comparative analysis of treatment modalities for sinonasal malignancies. Cancer. 2017 Aug 15;123(16):3040-3049. PubMed PMID: 28369832
  • Jackson MW, Palma DA, Camidge DR, Jones BL, Robin TP, Sher DJ, Koshy M, Kavanagh BD, Gaspar LE, Rusthoven CG. The Impact of Postoperative Radiotherapy for Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma. J Thorac Oncol. 2017 Apr;12(4):734-744. PubMed PMID: 28126540
  • Robin TP, Amini A, Schefter TE, Behbakht K, Fisher CM. Brachytherapy should not be omitted when treating locally advanced neuroendocrine cervical cancer with definitive chemoradiation therapy. Brachytherapy. 2016 Nov - Dec;15(6):845-850. PubMed PMID: 27720204
  • Robin TP, Amini A, Schefter TE, Behbakht K, Fisher CM. Disparities in standard of care treatment and associated survival decrement in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Nov;143(2):319-325. PubMed PMID: 27640961
  • Amini A, Jasem J, Jones BL, Robin TP, McDermott JD, Bhatia S, Raben D, Jimeno A, Bowles DW, Karam SD. Predictors of overall survival in human papillomavirus-associated oropharyngeal cancer using the National Cancer Data Base. Oral Oncol. 2016 May;56:1-7. PubMed PMID: 27086480
  • Robin TP, Gan GN, Tam M, Westerly D, Riaz N, Karam SD, Lee N, Raben D. Safety of contralateral submandibular gland sparing in locally advanced oropharyngeal cancers: A multicenter review. Head Neck. 2016 Apr;38(4):506-11. PubMed PMID: 25482748
  • Yadav BS, Sharma SC, Robin TP, Sams S, Elias AD, Kaklamani V, Kelly Marcom P, Schaefer S, Morris GJ. Synchronous primary carcinoma of breast and ovary versus ovarian metastases. Semin Oncol. 2015 Apr;42(2):e13-24. PubMed PMID: 25843740
  • Krueger AB, Drasin DJ, Lea WA, Patrick AN, Patnaik S, Backos DS, Matheson CJ, Hu X, Barnaeva E, Holliday MJ, Blevins MA, Robin TP, Eisenmesser EZ, Ferrer M, Simeonov A, Southall N, Reigan P, Marugan J, Ford HL, Zhao R. Allosteric inhibitors of the Eya2 phosphatase are selective and inhibit Eya2-mediated cell migration. J Biol Chem. 2014 Jun 6;289(23):16349-61. PubMed PMID: 24755226
  • Smith AL, Robin TP, Ford HL. Molecular pathways: targeting the TGF-ß pathway for cancer therapy. Clin Cancer Res. 2012 Sep 1;18(17):4514-21. PubMed PMID: 22711703
  • Robin TP, Smith A, McKinsey E, Reaves L, Jedlicka P, Ford HL. EWS/FLI1 regulates EYA3 in Ewing sarcoma via modulation of miRNA-708, resulting in increased cell survival and chemoresistance. Mol Cancer Res. 2012 Aug;10(8):1098-108. PubMed PMID: 22723308
  • Drasin DJ, Robin TP, Ford HL. Breast cancer epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition: examining the functional consequences of plasticity. Breast Cancer Res. 2011;13(6):226. PubMed PMID: 22078097
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Member
  • American Brachytherapy Society (ABS), Member

Practice Locations

Radiation Oncology - Anschutz
1665 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045

UCH - Cancer Center
1665 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Radiation Oncology, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers
  • Cancers - Brachytherapy
  • Cancers - Cervical Cancer
  • Cancers - Bladder Cancer
  • Cancers - Gynecologic Cancer
  • Cancers - Uterine Cancer
  • Cancers - Urologic Cancer
  • Cancers - Radiation Therapy
  • Cancers - Prostate Cancer
  • Cancers - Kidney Cancer
  • Cancers - Colorectal Cancer
  • Cancers - Anal Cancer
Clinical Interests
Genitourinary cancers including prostate, bladder, and kidney cancer; Gynecologic cancers including cervical cancer, uterine cancer, vulvar cancer, and vaginal cancer; Colorectal and Anal cancers; Brachytherapy; Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT); Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)

Care Philosophy
I am committed to providing personalized, compassionate, patient-centered care, and I strive to prioritize effective communication and shared decision-making with patients and their families.

Public Speaking

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (0001)
Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (0001)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Colorado College (CO) (0001)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology (0001)
Languages: English
Department: Radiation Oncology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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