Alumnus named to Tuskegee University Board of Trustees


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (November 8, 2013) — Dr. Alexander Robbins, a general surgeon and private practice physician, has been chosen as a new member of the Tuskegee University Board of Trustees. Robbins, an alumnus, replaces former member Solomon Banks. 

From 1975 to 1979, Robbins was a surgical resident at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. From 1979 to 1980, he was chief surgical resident at the hospital. From 1980 to 1987, he was director of emergency care at the former John A. Andrews Community Hospital in Tuskegee. 1986 to 1988, he was chief of staff elect at John A. Andrews. And, from 1988 to 1995, he was director of emergency care at Community Hospital in Tallassee, Ala. 

Robbins is licensed to practice medicine in Alabama, Georgia, Maryland and Texas. Since 1987, he has been in private practice in Tallassee. He currently practices medicine at Community Medical Arts Center in Tallassee. 

In 1987, he was president of the Alabama State Medical Association. He served on the Board of Directors from 1982 to 1987. He was a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and American Society of Abdominal Surgeons.

His service organizations include: Local Tuskegee Alumni Club, Montgomery Tuskegee Alumni Club, Connecting Links of America, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., 100 Black Men of America, Inc. — Greater Montgomery Area Chapter, the NAACP, life member; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., life member; Eminent Presidential Associates — Tuskegee University, vice chairman; Howard University Medical Alumni Association, National Medical Association, House of Delegates; and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. Robbins is also a deacon and adult Sunday School class teacher at Mt. Coney Missionary Baptist Church in Midway, Ala. 

Robbins was born in Midway and graduated from Bullock County High School, Union Springs, Ala., in 1968 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Tuskegee University (then Tuskegee Institute) in 1971. He is a former member of the Marching Crimson Pipers Band. He was also a dormitory counselor and a laboratory assistant. 

He received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from Howard University, College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. in 1975 and completed a general surgery residency from Howard University Hospital in 1980.

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