Robin L. Smith, MD, MBA

Author, Industry Leader, Influencer




Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF) 2019 Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Action Awards, International Diplomacy, 2019
2019 World Stem Cell Summit



Woman of the Year – Government or Non-Profit, Gold Stevie® Award, 2018
15th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Woman of the Year 2018, Small Company
Business Intelligence Group, October 2018


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HEALinc Future Health Humanitarian Award, 2018
2018 HEALInc Future Health Innovation Summit

NACD Directorship 100: Directors
NACD Magazine, August 2018



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Lifetime Achievement in Healthcare and Science Award
The National Museum of Catholic Art & Library, May 2017


Dame Commander with Star
Pontifical Equestrian Order of Saint Sylvester Pope and Martyr, 2016

Pope Francis appointed Dr. Robin L. Smith Dame Commander of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of Saint Sylvester Pope and Martyr. The recognition is intended to honor Dr. Smith for her active involvement as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Vatican’s Science and Faith Foundation, and for her contribution to building bridges and fostering a dialogue between science, faith, and culture. The award was presented to Dr. Smith by His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State on April 29th, 2016. 


Women of Power and Influence Award
National Organization of Women (NOW), 2016

NOW-NYC’s annual gala honors exemplary women who have boldly forged their way to the top of their industries, breaking barriers along the way, and earning the title of pioneer and role model. Each year we gather to celebrate these extraordinary women working in business, finance, entrepreneurship, technology, law and government.


Brava! Award
SmartCEO, 2014

SmartCEO’s Brava! Awards celebrate top female CEOs who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community. Brava! Award winners are exemplary leaders of their companies and their communities. They encourage local philanthropy, mentor future leaders and set their companies on the path to tremendous growth.


Cell Therapeutics Technology Innovation Leadership Award
Frost & Sullivan, 2014

Received as CEO of Neostem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBS).


EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Finalist for New York Area
Ernst & Young, 2014 and 2013

Finalist as CEO of Neostem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBS).


Key Founders Award
Pontifical Council for Culture, Vatican, 2013

Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture awarded Dr. Robin L. Smith with the Key Founders Award for her work in building bridges between science and faith.


Technology Fast 500™, #1 Tri-State Region, 2012 and 2013 Deloitte, 2012 and 2013

Received as CEO of Neostem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBS).

Best Stem Cell Company
New Economy Magazine, 2010

Received as CEO of Neostem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBS).

Power Women Award
Moves Magazine, 2010



Dedication and Service Honor
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, 2009


Distinguished Trustee Award, 2007
Outstanding Young Americans Award, 1997
United Hospital Fund


Meritorious and Distinguished Service
Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1997

Health Care Alumni Award, 1997
Directors List, 1997
Wharton School of Business


Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), 1992
Cum laude, 1992
Farr Scholar, 1991
Yale University School of Medicine

Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement
American Medical Women’s Association, 1992


Elected to Sigma Xi Yale University, 1988
Cum laude with distinction in Psychology, 1986
Yale College