Nicholas J. Robert, M.D., is a graduate of the McGill Medical School in Montreal. He completed an internship and residency in medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital and went on to complete a second residency in Anatomic Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Robert continued his training during fellowships in Hematology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Medical Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, both affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Robert is a member of several organizations including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the US Oncology Research Network. Highly interested in advancing oncology research, Dr. Robert also serves as chairman of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Community Research Forum. Dr. Robert has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Washingtonian magazine for more then fifteen years. He has also been listed as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor with the distinct honor of being named one of the top 1% of oncologists in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

Dr. Robert is the author of over 100 publications with major research interests in breast cancer and primary brain tumors. He is a reviewer for several medical journals as well as the recipient of numerous research grants. Previously the Clinical Director of Medical Oncology at Tufts University – New England Medical Center, he currently works with Virginia Cancer Specialists in Northern Virginia. He has also served as Chairman of the Cancer Committee and Section Chief of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Dr. Robert takes great pleasure in developing close relationships with his patients and discussing the most cutting-edge breast cancer therapies with them so that they can understand all their options. In this video, he emphasizes the importance of patient involvement in his/her own treatment.