Dr. Joe Robinson Jr, MD

Dr. Joe Robinson Jr, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
73 y/o

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Dr. Joe Robinson Jr, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Macon, GA and has been practicing for 40 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Georgia Neurosurgical Institute

840 Pine St Ste 880

Macon, GA 31201
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)

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more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Robinson Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Robinson Jr "Dr. Joe Sam Robinson is one of the area's most experienced neurosurgeons; he has served the patients of Central Georgia for over 35 years. During that time, Dr. Robinson has also developed National and International neurosurgical research which is a lifelong passion. Additionally, he served as part of the Trauma Commission of Georgia and was very instrumental in getting The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Navicent Health, named as one of three, Level 1 Trauma centers in the state. Dr. Robinson also lent his time, talent and resources into getting the Mercer School of Medicine here as well. After receiving an undergraduate degree from Harvard University with honors in 1967, he continued his studies at the University of Virginia, from which he received his doctorate in medicine in 1971. He completed neurosurgery training with rotations in London, England, Northwestern University, Emory University and Yale University where he was named a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. In 1981, Dr. Robinson began his neurosurgical practice at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Navicent Health. He became Chief of the Neurosurgery Department there in 1988. His resume includes many teaching assignments, including stints at the University of Illinois, Yale University, Mercer University and The Medical College of Georgia, as well as visiting professorships and lecture dates in Thailand, Scotland, Honduras, Italy, China, Lithuania and Peru. He is currently a Professor of Neurosurgery at Mercer University and a Clinical Professor at Medical College of Georgia. As his abilities are widely recognized, Dr. Robinson has fulfilled many invitations to lecture on disorders of the brain and spinal cord all over the world. He has also contributed over 115 articles for publication in such noted periodicals as the Journal of Chronic Diseases, and the Journal of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience. Additionally, he has authored a book "Toward Healthcare Resources Stewardship" and is currently working on a second one about trauma. Dr. Robinson hosts a weekly television show called Observations on Cox Channel 112 where he discusses current topics of politics, religion and healthcare with variety of guests. He and his research team continuously look for ways to improve healthcare as well as cost efficiency."
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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16  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Harvard University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1967
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Emory University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Emory University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Meml Sloan Kettering
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Robinson Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Joe Robinson Jr, MD
Dr. Robinson was a blessing to me. I broke my neck in three places and was seen by Dr. Robinson in the hospital for three days and then in his office a month later. I really believe my quick recovery was due to him and his excellent staff at GNI. I would highly recommend him to anyone that has...Read More
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BJ Jaros – Jun 20, 2018
Mr. Jaros - Thank you for sharing your experience...Read More
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Three years ago I was trying to teach kindergarten and could hardly walk. I was holding on to the walls at work and using a cane at times and a walker. It was suggested that I see Dr. Joe Sam Robinson. After he did a mylogram he suggested screws and rods for my back. I told him I would think...Read More
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Carol Searcy in Thomaston Georgia – May 01, 2017
Carol, I am so glad that Dr. Robinson's treatment...Read More
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Dr.Robinson is truly a miracle worker who found where my back pain was coming from and did surgery now my pain is gone.
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Lori Tucker in Macon,Ga. – Jan 10, 2017
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I would totally recommend Dr. Robinson, Jr. - he was very conscientious, very caring, and, I believe, very knowledgeable about his field. He did the surgery for my wife who had a tumor in her spine, unfortunately she passed away, but I don't believe it was due to anything that was not beyond Dr....Read More
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Gary Whatley in Macon, Ga – Dec 18, 2016
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This is my second review for Dr. Robinson...not much different than the first. Dr. Robinson, his office staff, and surgical team are amazing. Everything went extremely well for my second surgery. Everyone did exactly what they were supposed to do and I didn't have any problems. I am one week out of...Read More
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Kelly W. in Barnesville, ga – Nov 30, 2016
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