Founder Story

Caroline Robinson, MD, FAAD

Dr. Caroline Robinson is a board-certified medical and cosmetic dermatologist in Chicago with subspecialty interests in alopecia, preventative skincare, and ethnic skin dermatology.  She is a physician, speaker, and advocate for diversity in dermatology and in the beauty industry working tirelessly to bring awareness to issues of inclusivity and healthcare disparities.  Dr. Robinson’s dedication to delivering excellent dermatologic care lead her to found her own practice, Tone Dermatology.  Tone is an innovative, patient-oriented medical and aesthetic office reimagining modern dermatologic care.

Dr. Robinson is a graduate of Cornell University, where she obtained her bachelor’s 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 many organizations, including the Skin of Color Society and American Academy of Dermatology.

Her expertise and ability to educate on topics of skin and hair health have been sought in an advisory capacity and she has been featured in various media outlets including the Chicago Tribune, Refinery29, The Strategist, Washington Post, Self, Women’s Health, Well + Good, CRWN magazine, and more.  In 2019, she was a panelist at the 25th annual Essence Festival alongside actress Meagan Good in New Orleans, LA, discussing the importance of sun protection for darker skin types.  She has partnered with various brands on initiatives to educate and promote skin health for diverse skin.  In 2019, she was awarded the Chicago Scholars 35 Under 35 Award for young leaders making an impact in the Chicago area and in Spring 2020 received the National Minority Quality Forum 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health award. She brings her energy and expertise to Chicago’s Near South Side with Tone Dermatology.