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photo Keven Mara Robinson, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Associate Fellowship Director for Scholarly Activity, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


Phone: 412-648-3098

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-648-3098
Fax: 412-383-7113
Administrative Assistant:
Brittany Manning
Phone: 412-648-3098
Fax: 412-383-7113
Education and Training
BA, Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, 2001
MD, Jefferson Medical College, 2005
Residency - Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2009
Fellowship, Pediatric Pulmonology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2014
Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2014
Research Interest
My research interests include pulmonary host defense, immunology of acute respiratory infections, and immunology of chronic respiratory infections. My current projects examine influenza and bacterial super-infection.
Clinical Interest
Cystic Fibrosis
Non - CF Bronchiectasis
Lung Transplantation
Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Robinson KM, Ramanan K, Tobin JM, Nickolich KL, Pilewski MJ, Kallewaard NL, Sellman BR, Cohen TS, Alcorn JF. Survival during influenza-associated bacterial superinfection improves following viral- and bacterial-specific monoclonal antibody treatment. JCI Insight. 2019; Jul 25; 4(14): doi:10.1172/jci.insight.125554.eCollection2019.
Liu Q, Dwyer GK, Zhao Y, Li H, Mathews LR, Chakka AB, Chandran UR, Demetris JA, Alcorn JF, Robinson KM, Ortiz LA, Pitt BR, Thomson AW, Fan MH, Billiar TR, Turnquist HR. IL-33-mediated IL-13 secretion by ST2+ Tregs controls inflammation after lung injury. JCI Insight. 2019; Mar 21; 4(6): doi:10.1172/jci.insight.123919.eCollection2019.
Abood RN, McHugh KJ, Rich HE, Ortiz MA, Tobin JM, Ramanan K, Robinson K, Bomberger JM, Kolls JK, Manni ML, Pociask DA, Alcorn JF. IL-22-binding protein exacerbates influenza, bacterial super-infection. Mucosal Immunol. 2019; Sep;12(5): 1231-1243.
Robinson KM, Ramanan K, Clay ME, McHugh KJ, Pilewski MJ, Nickolich KL, Corey C, Shiva S, Wang J, Muzumdar R, Alcorn JF. The inflammasome potentiates influenza/Staphylococcus aureus superinfection in mice. JCI Insight. 2018; Apr 5;3(7): doi:10.1172/jci.insight.97470.eCollection2018A.
Robinson KM, Ramanan K, Clay MD, McHugh KJ, Rich HE, Alcorn JF. Novel protective mechanism for interleukin-33 at the mucosal barrier during influenza-associated bacterial superinfection. Mucosal Immunol. 2018; Jan;11(1): 199-208.
Robinson KM, Lee B, Scheller EV, Mandalapu S, Enelow RI, Kolls JK, Alcorn JF. The role of IL-27 in susceptibility to post-influenza Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia. Respiratory research. 2015; 16: 10.
Lee B, Robinson KM, McHugh KJ, Scheller EV, Mandalapu S, Chen C, Di YP, Clay ME, Enelow RI, Dubin PJ, Alcorn JF. Influenza-induced type I interferon enhances susceptibility to gram-negative and gram-positive bacterial pneumonia in mice. American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology. 2015; 309(2): 158-67.
Robinson KM, McHugh KJ, Mandalapu S, Clay ME, Lee B, Scheller EV, Enelow RI, Chan YR, Kolls JK, Alcorn JF. Influenza A virus exacerbates Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia in mice by attenuating antimicrobial peptide production. The Journal of infectious diseases. 2014; 209(6): 865-75.
Robinson KM, Choi SM, McHugh KJ, Mandalapu S, Enelow RI, Kolls JK, Alcorn JF. Influenza A exacerbates Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia by attenuating IL-1ß production in mice. Journal of Immunology. 2013; 191(10): 5153-9.
Kudva A, Scheller EV, Robinson KM, Crowe CR, Choi SM, Slight SR, Khader SA, Dubin PJ, Enelow RI, Kolls JK, Alcorn JF. Influenza A Inhibits TH17-mediated Host Defense Against Bacterial Pneumonia in Mice. Journal of Immunology. 2011; 186 (3): 1666-74.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: The Role of IL-33 During Influenza and Staphylococcus Aureus Co-Infection
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: K08 HL133445
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2021
Notable Achievements
American Thoracic Society, Allergy, Immunology and Inflammation Assembly, Center for Science and Innovation Rising Star Award, 2019
American Association of Medical Colleges Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Seminar Attendee, 2019
Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine Award for Outstanding Junior Investigator, University of Pittsburgh, 2018
PACCM Robert M. Rogers Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievment, 2014