- Family Medicine
- B.A., Rice University 2014
- M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical School 2018
Dr. Vest was born and raised in the lone star state of Texas, where she stayed for college at Rice University and then medical school at The University of Texas Southwestern. While in college, she first discovered her love for Family Medicine while pursuing a minor in the unique area of Poverty, Justice and Human Capabilities. Through this field of study, Dr. Vest learned about disparities in healthcare and the importance of understanding patient’s lives and their communities holistically to truly effect health improvements.
She further explored these ideas while interning at a non-profit for preventing childhood obesity, where she fostered a life-long love of nutrition, exercise, community gardening, and policy advocacy all to help patients lead healthier lives. In an effort to understand differences and inequalities in health on a global scale, Dr. Vest went on several global health trips throughout college and medical school, including leading medical students on a trip to a rural clinic in Guatemala, as well as spending a summer working at a group home for patients living with HIV in Costa Rica. These trips exemplified the concept of healthcare as a human right to Dr. Vest, and furthered her passion for learning about different cultures and how to be the most effective and compassionate healer for every patient no matter where they come from.
Dr. Vest is ecstatic to continue her career learning and working in Family Medicine at OHSU. She is interested in broad spectrum care that is focused on the patient as a whole. In her spare time, Robin loves to hike, cook, play volleyball, travel and brew her own kombucha.Read more
Memberships and associations
- American Academy of Family Physicians