Founder Story

Caroline Robinson, MD, FAAD

Dr. Caroline Robinson is a board-certified medical and cosmetic dermatologist in Chicago and the founder and CEO of Tone Dermatology, an innovative and inclusive dermatologic practice on Chicago’s Near South Side She has expertise in preventative and regenerative dermatology as it related to skin and hair as well as skin of color dermatology. She is a skilled aesthetic injector known for her cultural consideration of facial anatomy and is a member of the esteemed Allergan Medical Institute of injectors. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Robinson through her work with organizations and brands serves as an advocate for diversity in dermatology and the beauty industry, working to bring awareness to inequities in skin care and healthcare.

She 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 is on the Board of Directors of the Skin of Color Society and committees of the American Academy of Dermatology, Women’s Dermatologic Society, and American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. She has previously worked as faculty at both Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. Her recent awards include: ULTA Beauty 2021 MUSE 100, 2020 National Minority Quality Forum 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health Award, Refinery29 2020 Most Innovative Skin Expert.


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