Dr. Caroline Robinson is a board-certified medical and cosmetic dermatologist in Chicago with subspecialty expertise in alopecia, preventative skincare, and ethnic skin dermatology. Dr. Robinson is also the CEO and founder of Tone Dermatology, an innovative skin and hair practice on Chicago’s near south side. She is a physician, speaker, and advocate for diversity in dermatology and in the beauty industry working to bring awareness to issues of inclusivity and healthcare disparities. Dr. Robinson is a graduate of Cornell University where she obtained her bachelors degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Genetics and Development. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Louisville graduating with a distinction in research. She subsequently completed her residency at Southern Illinois University where she served as Chief Resident in her final year. She has served as clinical faculty and Director for Diversity Initiatives with Northwestern University and is active in such organizations as the Skin of Color Society and American Academy of Dermatology.
Her expertise and ability to educate on topics of skin and hair health has been sought in an advisory capacity and she has been featured in various media outlets including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Elle, Allure, Self, Women’s Health, Martha Stewart Magazine, Refinery29, The Strategist, Washington Post, Well + Good, CRWN magazine and more. She has partnered with various organizations and skin care brands on initiatives to educate and promote skin health for deeper skin tones. In 2019, she was awarded the Chicago Scholars 35 Under 35 Award for young leaders making an impact in the Chicago area and in 2020 received the National Minority Quality Forum 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health award. She continues to dedicate her practice and her work to advocacy for diversity as well as education on issues that disproportionately affect skin of color.