I’ll be tread­ing water until I get back here.”

Dr. Ken Robertson

Robertson Spotlight 1

Dr. Ken Robert­son has been prac­tic­ing medi­cine in Laramie, Wyoming for over 40 years. Dr. Robert­son comes from a family of health­care providers so it was no surprise he chose to study medi­cine. With the strong encour­age­ment from a mentor and profes­sor, he decided on inter­nal medi­cine as his specialty. 

In 1977, after his service in the Air Force, Dr. Robert­son moved to Laramie and started prac­tic­ing as a Board Certi­fied Internist. After many years in private prac­tice, he joined our Hospi­tal­ist team 10 years ago. 

At the age of 12, Dr. Robert­son took a Boy Scout trip to a camp near Taos, New Mexico. Having grown up on the east coast, he hadn’t expe­ri­enced anything like the sunrises and moun­tains in the west. During that trip, he told himself, I’ll be tread­ing water until I get back here.” It wasn’t until after med school, during his resi­dency in Denver, that Dr. Robert­son found his way back to the west. Dr. Robert­son and his wife own a ranch outside of town and he spends every fall guid­ing hunters near the Green River Lakes. He loves Laramie for the small commu­nity feel, the univer­sity, and the oppor­tu­ni­ties he has to teach students. 

Dr. Robert­son is passion­ate about teach­ing and has supported the educa­tion of future medical profes­sion­als for 40 years. He has taught classes for the College of Health Sciences at the Univer­sity of Wyoming, supported the research of master and doctoral students, served on the Insti­tu­tional Review Board at UW, and was involved with the WWAMI Program since its incep­tion until 2016

Dr. Robert­son contributes to a strong team of Hospi­tal­ists, many of whom have been work­ing together for close to 20 years. We work well together, and can take better care of patients because of it,” he said when speak­ing about the conti­nu­ity of care the Hospi­tal­ist team provides. As Dr. Robert­son tran­si­tions from active, inpa­tient prac­tice, he is excited about the growth Ivin­son is seeing in outpa­tient oppor­tu­ni­ties, specif­i­cally, with the reha­bil­i­ta­tion programs. 

We are grate­ful Dr. Robert­son chose to build his career here in Laramie and provide excep­tional care to our commu­nity through the years!