Lary Robinson, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Tampa, FL, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

LaryRobinsonMDFACS, FCCP

Thoracic Surgery Tampa, FL

Cardiovascular Surgery

Senior Member, Moffitt Medical Group, Moffitt Cancer Center and Professor of Surgery (Thoracic), University S Fla College of Medicine

Overview of Dr. Robinson

Dr. Lary Robinson is a thoracic oncologic surgeon in Tampa, FL and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area but currently practices at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. He received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He did his residency and fellowship at the Duke university medical center. He was a flight surgeon (Major, USAF) stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam War. He has been in practice 47 years and speaks multiple languages, including Spanish. He is experienced in adult general thoracic surgery, video-assisted thoracic surgery, thoracic neoplasms and is involved in basic and clinical research studies in the microbiome, nutrition and viral carcinogenesis..

Education & Training

  • Clinica Anglioamericana, Lima, PeruOTHER_TRAINING
  • Duke University Hospital
    Duke University HospitalFELLOWSHIP
  • St. Thomas' Hospital, The Rayne Institute, London, UKOTHER_TRAINING
  • Flight Surgeon, Major, U.S. Air Force, ThailandOTHER_TRAINING
  • Duke University Hospital
    Duke University HospitalRESIDENCY
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
    Washington University School of Medicine in St. LouisMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • University of Kansas
    University of KansasOTHER_TRAINING
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de MexicoOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 1995 - 2021
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 1981 - 1998
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Tampa's Top Docs Tampa Magazine, 2020
  • U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service U.S. Air Force, 1975
  • Physician of the Year Award Moffitt Cancer Center, 2016
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • "Should Clinicians Recommend Dog Ownership to their Patients?"  
    Lary A. Robinson, J Royal Soc Medicine, 10/2020
  • Is 'inflammaging' fuelling severe COVID-19 disease?  
    Lary A. Robinson, Christine M. Pierce, J Roy Soc Medicine, 8/17/2020
  • Preoperative nutrition-enhanced recovery after surgery protocol for thoracic neoplasms  
    Lary A. Robinson, Tawee Tanvetyanon, Deanna Grubbs, Noah Robinson, Christine Pierce, Kevin McCarthy, Rosemarie Garcia Getting, Sephalie Patel., J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surgery, 6/2020
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Therapeutic Lung Resection in Biliopancreatic Cancer Patients
    Robinson LA, Springett G, Pimiento J, Fontaine J, Toloza, E, Hodul P, Malafa M, J Thorac Oncol, 1/1/2015
  • Molecular Evidence of Viral DNA in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and Normal Lung
    Robinson LA, Jaing CJ, Giuliano AR, Pierce Campbell CM, Yoder SJ, Teer JK, Antonia SJ, J Thorac Oncol, 1/1/2015
  • Survival rates after surgery for Stage-3A (N2) non-small cell lung cancer with induction versus adjuvant chemotherapy +/- radiation therapy
    Toloza E, Tanvetyanon T, Chen D, Chiappori A, Creelan B, Dilling T, Fontaine J, Gray J, Haura E, Pinder-Schenk M, Robinson LA, Stevens C, Williams C, Antonia S, J Thorac Oncol, 1/1/2015
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Lectures

  • The Role of Surgery in the Management of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: An Evidence-Based Approach 
    Ponce, Puerto Rico - 1/14/2016
  • Therapeutic Lung Resection in Biliopancreatic Cancer Patients 
    Denver, CO - 1/9/2015
  • Molecular Evidence of Viral DNA in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and Normal Lung 
    Denver, CO - 1/9/2015
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Other

  • Diagnosis and management of thoracic trauma (audio teaching cassette) 
    Robinson LA, Center for Continuing Education University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Omaha, NE - 1/1/2015
  • “The Death Penalty: A Pragmatic View.”  Op-Ed column 
    Robinson LA, The Tampa Tribune
    1/29/2007
  • “Stricter Gun Control is Long Overdue.” Op-Ed column 
    Robinson LA, The Tampa Tribune
    1/2/2007
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Authored Content

  • America Is Angry and Depressed. Could It Be Our Diet?January 2020
  • America Is Angry and Depressed. Could It Be Our Diet?January 2020
  • We're Paid to Cure, Not to PreventSeptember 2019
  • We're Paid to Cure, Not to PreventSeptember 2019
  • The Real Driver of Health Care CostsApril 2019
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Press Mentions

  • The Great American Smokeout Can Help You Quit for Good
    The Great American Smokeout Can Help You Quit for GoodNovember 15, 2009

Grant Support

  • “Evaluation of the gut microbiome in female never smokers with early stage lung cancer."Pinellas Partners Grant2020–2022
  • "Metagenomic Characterization of the Tracheobronchial Microbiome in Lung Cancer."Moffitt Cancer Center Team Science Grant2014–2015

Committees

  • Founder and President, Prelude to a Cure, Non-Profit Lung Cancer Research Foundation 2013 - Present
  • Member, Medical Executive Committee 2007 - Present
  • Chair, Credentials Committee, Moffitt Cancer Center 2007 - Present

Research History

  • Co-Principal Investigator"The Gut Microbiome and Immune Checkpoint inhibitor Therapy in Solid Tumors."2020 - 2025
  • Principal Investigator“Evaluation of the gut microbiome in female never smokers with early stage lung cancer.”2020 - 2022

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    AvMed Health Open Access
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
    BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
    BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
    CIGNA HMO
    CIGNA Open Access
    CIGNA PPO
    Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    Pacificare HMO
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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