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Samaritan Welcomes Melissa Robinson, MD

Electrophysiologist Melissa Robinson, MD, has joined the Cardiology Department at Samaritan Heart Center. Dr. Robinson specializes heart rhythm disorders. 

She earned a bachelor’s degree at University of California Berkeley and a medical degree at University of California San Francisco. She completed residency training at University of California at Davis Medical Center, a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at University of California at Davis and a fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at University of Pennsylvania Hospital.

Dr. Robinson performs catheter ablation procedures to treat arrhythmias, irregular, fast or erratic heartbeat, including atrial fibrillation. She treats genetic arrhythmia syndromes, arrhythmias during pregnancy and cardiomyopathy, a disease that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood. She also provides pacemaker and defibrillator care. 

She was drawn to her specialty because she wanted to comfort patients who are fearful of their diagnosis.

“Electrophysiology has a cloak of mystery around it,” Dr. Robinson said. “It is important to me that patients have someone they can turn to who can shepherd them through scary situations.”

After working in a university setting for nine years, she chose Samaritan because she believes that patients in smaller communities deserve ready access to advanced cardiac care. 

“Through training and networking, I have known several of the dedicated staff and clinicians who work at Samaritan, and I am honored to join this community,” she said. 

She is married to cardiologist Greg Wood, MD, who recently joined Samaritan Heart Center. 

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family outdoors, beachcombing, camping and exploring. 

Dr. Robinson can be reached by calling Samaritan Heart Center at 541-768-5205.

Samaritan Heart Center provides a wide range of advanced cardiology and cardiac surgery services. Our affiliation with Stanford Health Care provides access to even more life-saving cardiac procedures for local patients.