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Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® Success Stories Fonda G. Robinson, DMD

Fonda G. Robinson, MD

 As a result of the valuable learning experience and the success the program has brought me professionally and personally, I believe it is an honor to financially support the efforts of ELAM so that others may achieve their maximum potential. 
Fonda G. Robinson, DMD, ELAM '11

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In Fonda's own words...

In a word, my ELAM experience can be described as inspiring.

The ELAM experience introduced me to new leadership tools, techniques and ideas. This enriching program developed me into a more confident leader and validated my personal and professional values and ethics. ELAM cultivated networking opportunities internal and external to the dental profession. It taught me to embrace shifting from the "comfort zone" to diversify my leadership experience. What I learned and applied during ELAM culminated in my being selected as the associate dean of clinical administration and patient care at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.

I communicate with my ELUM colleagues to discuss leadership issues, new career opportunities and personal matters. The ELUM community has become an "inner circle" of trusted advisers. I have been fortunate to have served in several leadership positions, but most importantly, I have been provided with educational and training opportunities to enhance my leadership skills that have led to success at every stage of my professional development.

I am a firm believer that one's return (success) is directly related to one's investment (commitment). One of my life's mottos is, "To whom much is given, much is expected." I was honored to be nominated and selected for the ELAM program.

About Fonda G. Robinson, DMD

Fonda G. Robinson is a 1988 graduate from the University of Kentucky with a BS degree in biology. She earned a doctor of dental medicine (DMD) degree from the U.K. College of Dentistry in 1992. She moved to Augusta, Georgia, and completed her residency training earning a certificate in Prosthodontics at the Medical College of Georgia in 1994.

After completing her residency program, Fonda served on the faculty at MCG until 1997 when she returned to Kentucky to practice dentistry in Greenup. Fonda was recruited out of private practice to the U.K. College of Dentistry's faculty in 1999. While at the U.K. College of Dentistry, Fonda served as division chief of prosthodontics, division chief of restorative dentistry and assistant dean for pre-doctoral clinical operations. She also served as associate dean of clinical affairs, and she practiced primarily fixed-implant prosthodontics in the college's intramural dental practice. Her research interests include the areas of implant outcomes and implant prosthodontics. Previously, Fonda earned diplomate status from the American Board of Prosthodontics (1999), and served on the faculty at the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. Since May 2012, Fonda has served as the associate dean of clinical administration and patient care at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.

Thank you, Class of 2011!

Drexel Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellowship - Class of 2011

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ELAM is a core program of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. The Institute continues the legacy of advancing women in medicine that began in 1850 with the founding of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, the nation's first women's medical school and a predecessor of today's Drexel University College of Medicine.