Robert Dollinger, M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer of Student Health Services at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Affiliate Professor of Clinical Biomedical Sciences at the FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, arriving in August 2015. He also currently is a founding faculty member for the Florida International University (FIU) Center for Leadership and provides presentations to CEO’s, company presidents and executive leadership, as well as principals and teachers.
Prior to arriving at FAU, he served as the Founding Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. He has taught clinical skills to medical and nursing students, emphasizing communication skills, empathy, physical exam, and diagnostic skills. He also has experience “coaching” undergraduate, graduate, and medical students to enhance their interpersonal skills, manage stress, improve academic performance, and cultivate professionalism, mentorship, and leadership.
Dr. Dollinger previously served as the Executive Director of the FIU University Health Services from 1989-2008. Recognized as a leader in the field of college health, Dr. Dollinger is Past President of the Southern College Health Association (SCHA) from 1996-97 and also from 2006-07. He has been a member of the American College Health Association (ACHA) Board of Directors as the Regional Representative for the southern and southwest colleges and universities. He remains the Chair of the ACHA Consultation Services Program and is a past Chair of the ACHA Awards Committee and the Association’s National College Health Assessment Committee. He chaired the FIU Healthy University Task Force from 1997-2015. His areas of interest include preventive medicine, health and wellness for improving performance, as well as teaching clinical skills and facilitating case-based learning to medical and allied health professional students.
Prior to arriving at FIU, Dr. Dollinger was the founding President of Westgate Medical Center, his private practice in Southwest Broward County with three other primary care physicians from 1985 to 1989. He was also the Medical Director for the Bonaventure Resort and Spa from 1986 to 1989. He has made several professional presentations on a variety of topics in the field of college health and has received several local, state, and national grants.
Dr. Dollinger earned his M.D. with A.O.A. recognition from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed internship and residency training in general internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FL.