Chair’s Corner

“Through excellence in clinical care, education, research and service, the Department of Family Medicine is leading the transformation of primary care. By leveraging emerging technologies, we provide patient-centered, team-based health and wellness to all patients touched by Keck Medicine of USC, particularly those in the vulnerable communities of East Los Angeles.”

Jehni Robinson, MD
Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
Associate Dean for Primary Care
Chair, Department of Family Medicine

Jehni Robinson

Jehni Robinson, MD
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine (Clinician Educator); Associate Dean for Primary Care


Jehni Robinson, MD is the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and a Professor of Clinical Family Medicine. She previously served as the Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Family Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford and completed medical school at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Robinson completed her internship and residency at Harbor-UCLA in the Family Medicine Residency Program and completed a fourth-year chief residency and faculty development fellowship.

Previous to joining the team at USC, Dr. Robinson served as Chief Medical Officer at the Saban Free Clinic, formerly the Los Angeles Free Clinic, where she developed interdisciplinary teams and created innovative models to provide comprehensive primary care to underserved communities. She also served as Interim Clinical Director at The Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County coordinating quality improvement activities across a consortium of community clinics and served as faculty in the Harbor UCLA Transforming Primary Care Fellowship, where she developed curriculum, coached and developed Family Medicine Fellows and taught the principles of Patient-Centered Medical Home.

Dr. Robinson has a combination of practical administrative experience from leading a large, multi-service community clinic and experience in teaching and developing curriculum. She is passionate about care for underserved communities, developing teams and creating an efficient patient-centered model of care that brings joy back into the practice of medicine. She is interested in developing reliable systems of care that improve quality across multi-specialty practice. She is also a skilled physician who has dedicated her career to caring for children, adolescents, adults and their families in the context of their community.

About Jehni Robinson, MD