Thursday, September 29, 2016

It's been 3 years.....

August 24th marked the 3rd anniversary of Mark's passing. It seems like both an eternity and a minute if that makes sense. It probably doesn't because nothing makes sense regarding Mark's passing. It was totally unexpected. A lot of people were very affected, for many, it rocked their world. Mark was everyone's rock. We could always count on him. His wisdom, his brilliance, that corny sense of humor, the help he offered everyone on the drop of a dime without question. He told me quite a few times that he felt that he was put here to help people and boy was that true. It's really hard not having Mark around. He has a presence that was all his own and the house is very quiet now. My heart is broken as I'm sure many others are, too. He was the best human being I've ever met. I'm grateful that I had the opportunity to spend some time with him here on earth and I cherish the love that we felt for each other.

The Mark A. Robbin MD Fellowship Fund was established to financially help students at the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac Univ., especially those who express a desire to specialize in Primary Care. Above all, it was set up to remember Mark because he left an indelible 'mark' on our lives and we want his name and spirit kept alive forevermore.
Please know that you can contribute any amount to this fund (which is confidential) directly online or you can mail a contribution to Quinnipiac University. This goes specifically into the Mark A. Robbin MD Fellowship Fund. Your donation is really appreciated.

All of the donation information is in the cloud graphic that I'm posting alongside one of my favorite pics of Mark.

Best regards,
Carolyn Robbin

Monday, January 11, 2016

Room at the Netter School of Medicine named for Mark!

We are happy to announce that our fundraising so far has allowed a room to be dedicated to Mark! Here is a photo of one of the study rooms (and some students say it's their favorite!)

Hopefully more rooms will be adorned with Mark's name as our fundraising continues!

Please make your contribution, however big or small. Thank you.

The Mark A. Robbin, M.D. Fellowship Fund has been established to honor an outstanding physician and human being.

Please join us in honoring Dr. Mark A. Robbin, an outstanding and highly respected primary care physician for over 25 years in Simsbury, Connecticut.


We have established the Mark A. Robbin, M.D. Fellowship Fund to financially assist a full-time Quinnipiac University student enrolled in the Frank H. Netter, M.D. School of Medicine.

This fellowship will be granted annually to a medical student who demonstrates a strong commitment to pursuing a career in primary care medicine and who exemplifies Dr. Robbin's commitment to humanism in medicine, patient-centered care and the "art of healing".

In addition, designated rooms at the School of Medicine will be named in honor of Dr. Mark Robbin.


The Mark A. Robbin, M.D. Primary Care Fellowship Fund
To help us reach our financial goal 

To Contribute by Check:

Quinnipiac University
Office of Development & Alumni Affairs AH-DVP
275 Mount Carmel Ave.
Hamden, CT 06518-98890

Please make checks payable to Quinnipiac University 
Note on check: 
"Mark Robbin MD Fellowship Fund M14A"


For online giving visit: 
and under Gift Information/Designation/Other: 
type in: 'Mark Robbin, MD Fellowship M14A’

100% of your contribution goes directly into the endowed fellowship fund at the 
Frank H. Netter MD Medical School with no administrative fees taken from your donation.


On August 24, 2013 we lost too soon an exceptional and beloved human being. Mark was our trusted physician, friend, colleague and loved one.

Mark was an "old school" doctor. Cultural and economic boundaries did not exist in Mark's world. He did not wear a white coat nor did he favor being called doctor. He was humble. He was an extraordinary physician and trusted friend. His loyalty to medicine and his patients was unwavering. Mark loved medicine. He loved the process of diagnosing. He gave unconditionally of his time and resources and expected nothing in return. Mark engaged us and made us feel comfortable and without a doubt made us laugh.

Dr. Robbin exemplified and perfected the art and science of patient care. He was a brilliant man with a huge heart.

Let's keep his name alive in the minds of future doctors
let's pay tribute to and say thanks to Mark.

Carolyn Robbin,, 860-985-0801
John Eckel,, 860-651-1716

To address the escalating shortage of primary care physicians, The Frank H. Netter, M.D. School of Medicine is the only medical school in Connecticut intentionally recruiting students interested in becoming primary care physicians. Students have the opportunity to work side by side with students at Quinnipiac University's School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing in a new team-based educational model. These highly trained physicians will be the driving force for a more collaborative, economical and efficient health care system.

Thank you so much.