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Robert V Hill, PhD

Robert V. Hill, PhD

Associate Professor, Science Education

PhD, Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University, 2003 

Research and Interests
Robert V. Hill, PhD, is an associate professor of science education who serves as a facilitator in both the Structure Lab and in PEARLS case-based learning groups. His expertise includes human anatomy in clinical perspective, evolutionary biology, and comparative anatomy. He earned a PhD and MPhil in anatomical sciences from Stony Brook University, and an MS in basic health sciences. He received a BS in biology at Hofstra University. Prior to joining the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Dr. Hill was associate professor and chair of the department of anatomy at the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) where he served as an anatomy lecturer, laboratory instructor, and course coordinator for multiple systems-based courses. He also oversaw the department’s willed body program and helped organize an annual memorial ceremony honoring body donors. During his tenure at NYITCOM, Dr. Hill received the Standard of Excellence Award in 2010, followed by the student-chosen Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Basic Sciences in 2012. Beginning in 2012, he served as acting assistant dean for academic affairs, and was a team leader for the college’s Curriculum Transformation Initiative. In 2013 he graduated from the Health Policy Fellowship program, earning a certificate from the American Osteopathic Association. His career beginnings include teaching biology courses at Philadelphia University, Hofstra and Stony Brook. A dedicated educator and researcher, Dr. Hill has authored and co-authored more than 30 scientific articles, in addition to numerous invited lectures and presentations. He is also a member of several national scientific organizations, including American Association of Anatomists, American Association of Clinical Anatomists, and the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.