After completing his residency and fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Robison completed an additional fellowship in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology at the Dana-Farber / Children’s Hospital Cancer Center in Boston. He served as clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and attending staff in the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital from 2010 to 2013.
In April 2013 he joined the faculty of the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine as assistant professor of pediatrics, and now serves as attending staff in the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Dr. Robison's primary research focus is developing clinical trials that test new strategies in the treatment of children with brain tumors. Specific areas of interest include molecular targeted treatment of low-grade glioma, diffuse pontine glioma, and medulloblastoma; novel treatments targeting the tumor microenvironment, including antiangiogenic and immunomodulatory strategies; and neurofibromatosis.
Blüml S, Margol AS, Sposto R, Kennedy RJ, Robison NJ, Vali M, Hung LT, Muthugounder S, Finlay JL, Erdreich-Epstein A, Gilles FH, Judkins AR, Krieger MD, Dhall G, Nelson MD, Asgharzadeh S. Molecular subgroups of medulloblastoma identification using noninvasive magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Neuro Oncol. 2016 Jan; 18(1):126-31. View in: PubMed
Margol AS, Robison NJ, Gnanachandran J, Hung LT, Kennedy RJ, Vali M, Dhall G, Finlay JL, Erdreich-Epstein A, Krieger MD, Drissi R, Fouladi M, Gilles FH, Judkins AR, Sposto R, Asgharzadeh S. Tumor-Associated Macrophages in SHH Subgroup of Medulloblastomas. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Mar 15; 21(6):1457-65. View in: PubMed
Robison NJ, Kieran MW. Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma: a reassessment. J Neurooncol. 2014 Aug; 119(1):7-15. View in: PubMed
Bandopadhayay P, Bergthold G, London WB, Goumnerova LC, Morales La Madrid A, Marcus KJ, Guo D, Ullrich NJ, Robison NJ, Chi SN, Beroukhim R, Kieran MW, Manley PE. Long-term outcome of 4,040 children diagnosed with pediatric low-grade gliomas: An analysis of the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Jul; 61(7):1173-9. View in: PubMed
Robison NJ, Campigotto F, Chi SN, Manley PE, Turner CD, Zimmerman MA, Chordas CA, Werger AM, Allen JC, Goldman S, Rubin JB, Isakoff MS, Pan WJ, Khatib ZA, Comito MA, Bendel AE, Pietrantonio JB, Kondrat L, Hubbs SM, Neuberg DS, Kieran MW. A phase II trial of a multi-agent oral antiangiogenic (metronomic) regimen in children with recurrent or progressive cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Apr; 61(4):636-42. View in: PubMed
Erdreich-Epstein A, Robison N, Ren X, Zhou H, Xu J, Davidson TB, Schur M, Gilles FH, Ji L, Malvar J, Shackleford GM, Margol AS, Krieger MD, Judkins AR, Jones DT, Pfister SM, Kool M, Sposto R, Asgharazadeh S. PID1 (NYGGF4), a New Growth-Inhibitory Gene in Embryonal Brain Tumors and Gliomas. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Feb 15; 20(4):827-36. View in: PubMed
Robison NJ, Prabhu SP, Sun P, Chi SN, Kieran MW, Manley PE, Cohen LE, Goumnerova L, Smith ER, Scott RM, London WB, Ullrich NJ. Predictors of neoplastic disease in children with isolated pituitary stalk thickening. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Oct; 60(10):1630-5. View in: PubMed
Liu D, Song L, Brawley VS, Robison N, Wei J, Gao X, Tian G, Margol A, Ahmed N, Asgharzadeh S, Metelitsa LS. Medulloblastoma expresses CD1d and can be targeted for immunotherapy with NKT cells. Clin Immunol. 2013 Oct; 149(1):55-64. View in: PubMed
Bandopadhayay P, Dagi L, Robison N, Goumnerova L, Ullrich NJ. Morning glory disc anomaly in association with ipsilateral optic nerve glioma. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Aug; 130(8):1082-3. View in: PubMed
Robison NJ, Kieran MW. Identification of novel biologic targets in the treatment of newly diagnosed diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2012; 625-8. View in: PubMed
Stapleton CJ, Walcott BP, Kahle KT, Codd PJ, Nahed BV, Chen L, Robison NJ, Delalle I, Goumnerova LC, Jackson EM. Diffuse central neurocytoma with craniospinal dissemination. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Jan; 19(1):163-6. View in: PubMed
Robison NJ, Dawlabani N, Lastra CR, Dhall G. Cerebral sinus thrombosis in a child with active ulcerative colitis and factor V Leiden. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2009 Jul; 52(7):867-9. View in: PubMed
Robison NJ, Hodgman JE, Barton L, Pavlova Z. Causes of nursery death beyond the neonatal period. J Perinatol. 2003 Mar; 23(2):142-7. View in: PubMed