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Robyn A. Filipink, MD

Robyn Filipink, MD
Job Title Medical Director, Fragile X Center
Job Title Director, Movement Disorders Clinic
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 2
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5520 Phone
412-692-6787 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

2002 State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biological Sciences, Buffalo, NY


2004 Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


Neurodevelopmental Disabilities / Pediatric Neurology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Child Neurology Society


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics


Academic Achievements, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine

  • Humanism in Medicine Award, sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation
  • Prize in Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC 
  • Neuroanatomy Award, Morris & Sadie Stein  
  • Cardiovascular Drug Monograph Award, AstraZeneca  
  • Dean’s Letter of Commendation, SUNY at Buffalo Medical School  
  • James A. Gibson Anatomical Honor Society, SUNY at Buffalo Medical School  

Academic Achievements, Canisius College

  • Outstanding Senior of the Year Award, Canisius College Chronicle  
  • Certificate for Dean’s List for Eight Consecutive Semesters, Canisius College  
  • Psychology Department Student of the Year Award, Canisius College  
  • Alpha Theta Chapter of Beta Beta Beta Award for Outstanding Achievement in Science: Highest Grade Point Average
  • Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology
  • Beta Beta Beta National Honor Society in Biology

National Awards

  • Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges
  • American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental
  • Therapeutics (ASPET) Summer Undergraduate Fellowship
  • National Science Foundation Award
  • National Mensa Award

Research Achievements

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Summer Medical Research Fellowship
  • The 52nd Eastern Colleges Science Conference at Niagara
  • University Outstanding Presentation in Biology Award
  • Biology Department Excellence Award in Experimental Therapeutics Research Award, Canisius College  
  • Undergraduate Summer Research Grant at New York University’s Center for Neural Science, Howard Hughes Medical Foundation  
  • Research Assistantship, Howard Hughes Medical Foundation  
  • Research Assistantship, William Randolph Hearst Foundation  


  • Filipink R. A., Painter M. J. (2008 in press) The challenge of extra-cardiac complications. Neurological: Intracranial bleeding, stroke and seizures. In: Handbook of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care. Munoz R., Morell V., Wearden P., Da Cruz E., editors. London: Springer.
  • Winter J. C., Filipink R. A., Timineri D., Helsley S. E., Rabin R. A. (2000) The paradox of 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine: An indoleamine hallucinogen that induces stimulus control via 5-HT1A receptors. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 65 (1): 75–82.
  • Winter J. C., Fiorella D. J., Timineri D. M., Filipink R. A., Helsley S. E., Rabin R. A. (1999) Serotonergic receptor subtypes and hallucinogen-induced stimulus control. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 64 ( 2 ): 283–293. Review.

    View Dr. Filipink's full list of publications from PubMed.
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March 26, 2015
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