Dr. Robin Travers graduated magna cum laude from the Boston University School of Medicine, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and was the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Medical Women’s Association Citation, and the Janet Glasgow Award to the woman who graduated first in her class. After completing an Internship in Internal Medicine at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital, she trained in dermatology in the Boston University/Tufts-New England Medical Center Combined Residency in Dermatology.
Dr. Travers has been an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) at the Dartmouth Medical School. Before becoming a Boston-area dermatologist at SkinCare Physicians, she served as Chief of Dermatology at the Boston Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. She is the author of several papers and teaching articles about pregnancy-associated melanomas and computer-aided instruction in Dermatology and was the guest editor of a recent issue of Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery on “Communication Technologies in Dermatologic Practice”. Dr. Travers writes a monthly column in the JAMA Dermatology summarizing the most relevant and exciting recent dermatology research.
Dr. Travers has been named Top Doctor in Boston for the past 13 years by Boston Magazine. Dr. Travers is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology, the Women’s Dermatology Society, the Skin Cancer Foundation, the Dermatology Foundation, and the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE). She serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the MFNE and coaches MFNE’s Marathon Team for the Boston Marathon every year. She has lectured to primary care physician and dermatologist groups, both in Boston and nationally, on a variety of topics such as the use of the internet in dermatology and common dermatologic conditions. Dr. Travers’ clinical interests include general medical dermatology, in-patient dermatology and women’s dermatology.
Dr. Travers is an avid endurance athlete. In addition to completing the 87-mile Athens-to-Atlanta inline speedskating race 5 times, she has run 22 marathons. She has qualified for and run the Boston Marathon many times, and she ran her 16th consecutive Boston Marathon in October, 2021!
Dr. Travers grew up in Portland, Maine with her identical twin sister. She attended Mount Holyoke College, where she met her husband during a college Parliamentary Debate “pub round” with the invited team from Harvard College. They have a young son. Dr. Travers has a particular mind for trivia, and has appeared on television’s Jeopardy! quiz show. (Please don’t make her answer anything in the form of a question, though!)
To meet with Dr. Travers, request a consultation online or call our office at (617) 731-1600 to schedule your appointment.