Peggy Riley Robinson, M.S., MHS, PA-C

Class of 1992
Induction: 2018


Justine Strand de OliveiraPeggy Riley Robinson, M.S., MHS, PA-C, graduated from the Duke Physician Assistant Program in 1992. She earned a Bachelor of Science in 1973 from Springfield College, a Master of Science in 1975 from Virginia Commonwealth University, and gained experience as a medical technician and taught biology and microbiology courses at several colleges before entering PA school.

Ms. Robinson’s career as a clinical PA spans 24 years, dominated by her practice as a primary care provider for the Duke Family Medicine Center. For 15 years, she also worked a second clinical job while raising her two children. In 1997, she joined the PA faculty and, since then, has taught and/or coordinated courses in microbiology, infectious disease, rheumatology, gastroenterology, pediatrics and physical diagnosis. Her list of academic, scientific and clinical publications is long and she has been a presenter at numerous conferences. She currently holds the rank of associate professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine and is the director of curriculum for the PA program. Over two decades, she has served on numerous committees for the university, the medical center and the department.

Ms. Robinson has received a number of awards for her academic achievements, beginning with the Richard J. Scheele Award as outstanding student in her graduating PA class. She earned the Master Faculty Award given by the Physician Assistant Education Association in 2012, and the Master Clinician/Teacher Award by the Duke University School of Medicine in 2015.

In addition to her many roles at Duke, Ms. Robinson was appointed to the North Carolina Medical Board, where she served on numerous committees from 2006 to 2012. She was the chair of the Diversity Committee for the North Carolina Academy of PAs from 2009 to 2012. From 2012 to 2015, she was appointed to the Federation of State Medical Boards, and she has served on the Board of Directors for the National Commission on the Certification of PAs since 2014.