Dr. Robin Felder is a Professor of Pathology and Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry at the University of Virginia and was awarded the University of Virginia’s first Innovator of the Year award in 2012. He is considered one of the early pioneers in clinical laboratory robotics and medical automation and has been awarded 18 patents. Dr. Felder also has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1984 for his work on the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of hypertension and salt sensitivity. Altogether he has published over 330 peer reviewed papers, reviews, and chapters.
In addition to his academic career, Dr. Felder has co-founded 9 private ventures spun out from the University of Virginia, including Medical Automation Systems (point of care management software): Global Cell Solutions (regenerative medicine biotech), Hypogen (pharmaceutical company), and Well Aware Systems (personalized medicine). Several of Dr. Felder’s inventions and commercially available instruments were named a top 10 pick by the Scientist Magazine in 2010 and 2012.
Robin is an avid organic pear farmer and is working to expand commercial pear farming in Virginia by expanding the number of blight resistant pear trees and capturing their essence in the form of a brandy (eau-de-vie) in his future commercial craft distillery.
Robin will be speaking at Health Beyond the Hospital.