Family Medicine Residency Program

Robin M Maier, MD, MA

Assistant Professor


Dr. Robin Maier is Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine.  She was awarded a B.S. in physics-in-medicine and English literature by the University of Notre Dame in 1990. She was a part of the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois, earning her MA in English and American literature in 1992, and her MD in 1998. 

She completed her residency in Family Medicine at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in 2004.

Dr. Maier served as a volunteer faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, teaching Medicine and Literature starting in 2006, while working clinically at the Mon Valley Community Health Center, a FQHC. In 2008, she joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, initially working clinically at the Matilda Theiss Health Center.

Dr. Maier is the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in the department.  She works as a Family Physician at the Squirrel Hill Family Practice, and at Magee Hospital.  She offers a mini-elective course on “Literature and Medicine” periodically to medical students. She also developed and is currently serving as the Director of the Longitudinal Alliance Project.


  • University of Notre Dame: Majors: Physics-in-medicine, English. Magna Cum Laude. Honors Program
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Medical Scholars Program. M.A. 1992, M.D. 1998, A.B.D. English Literature and Medicine.
  • UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency, Pittsburgh, PA. 2004
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine: Medical Student Educators’ Development Institute Fellowship. 2013

Professional Affilitations

  • Phi Beta Kappa (elected 1990)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (elected 1998)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (beginning in 2005)
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (beginning in 2010)