Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

37 Patient Ratings
26 Patient Comments

J. Robinson Singleton, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

37 Patient Ratings
26 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7575
Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


J. Robinson Singleton, MD is Director of the Neurophysiology Laboratory at the Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Hospital. He teaches neuromuscular disease diagnosis and electrodiagnostic techniques to neurology, physical medicine, and rehabilitation residents, and has helped train 15 neuromuscular fellows. Dr. Singleton also serves on the Centers for Translational and Clinical Science Advisory Board, and is a grant review panelist for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the American Diabetes Association.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Professor
Dermatology - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Neuromuscular
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Clinical Neurophysiology)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

August 28, 2015

I am very impressed with everyone at the clinic. They spent a lot of time asking questions, examination, and course of treatment. Very impressed.

August 22, 2015

He was very nice, but had to be honest in explaining that an error had been made in scheduling me to see him instead of Dr. Patel. So my trip to SLC was pretty much a waste. He was apologetic and understanding about my disappointment.

July 10, 2015

Was very impressed with the knowledge and concern of Doctors.

May 22, 2015

very good experience. care provider spent lots of time going over a plan to help with my condition.

December 11, 2014

I felt heard, cared about, and conversed with/from Dr. Singleton is a very compassionate manner.

December 04, 2014

The doctor spent a reasonable amount of time discussing my personal and family medical history to determine the nature/cause of my condition. He also spent a reasonable amount of time discussing previous tests and the nature of my condition, however, I think the would have been a little clearer and easier to understand with some sort of visual/graphic aid.

July 20, 2014

I have already recommended two friends.

May 20, 2014

I was very relieved by the kindness I recieved from everyone there.

March 28, 2014

I was impressed that the doctor and his staff spent so much time with me. I'm used to seeing the doctor for about 10 minutes. I felt like they were very thorough and answered all my concerns and questions. Time will tell if we will be able to determine the cause of my problems.

November 21, 2013

I really appreciate that the provider took time to review my records and understand the situation. He also did a great job explaining everything to me.

October 31, 2013

Dr Singleton spent a lot of time with me going over the results of my EMG, which I greatly appreciated. I thought that I might have to wait for the referring MD to talk to me about the results. Dr Singleton is very kind and explains things well.

May 14, 2013


May 03, 2013

Dr. Singleton & Dr. Gibson have exceeded my expectations. I have already discussed how exceptional they are with my family physician (Craig Julien, MD)(20 plus years). I've seen several neurologist not associated with the University of Utah, I was not impressed with any of them. I search out my retired Orthopedic Surgeon's PA, Jared Spackman, P.A. for the name of a good Neurologist. He recommended Dr. Singleton. Thank you, Dr. Singleton for the excellent training you ar providing Dr. Gibson (and I'm sure others). Thank you, Dr. Gibson for your excellent treatment.

March 24, 2013

I had an amazing experience, and so appreciated the time spent with me by Dr. Singleton.

March 07, 2013

Outstanding in office care.

January 14, 2013

Both Dr Onofrei and Dr Singleton were exceptional in engaging me in conversation and addressing my concerns and their understanding and recommendations

November 23, 2012

Dr Singleton is a very professional Doctor. We also really appreciated Dr Gibson.

October 04, 2012

We couldn't ask for better care givers.

September 22, 2012

The PA was very good. Dr. Singleton was fantastic. His bedside manner was excellent. He explained my situation perfectly, and I have the highest confidence in his diagnosis. Everyone treated me with the utmost respect, courtesy, and concern.

July 12, 2012

We were so impressed that we truly felt the long drive and expense of the hotel rooms were well worth the trip. HE gave us a lot of information and solutions that we are going to try and implement over the next few months. I am grateful for the my chart

July 05, 2012


June 28, 2012

Dr. Singleton is marvelous.

March 12, 2012

Dr. Singleton was amazing

February 13, 2012

Excellent individual care by staff, and especially effective care from "team" of resident, staff doc, and other helpers.

January 30, 2012

I'm always very impressed by the level of care and attention given.

January 23, 2012

So far Im very pleased and impressed with the physicians that are treating me.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Professor
Dermatology - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Neuromuscular
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Clinical Neurophysiology)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6873 School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

I am a neuromuscular specialist with expertise in clinical investigation of metabolic nerve and muscle disease. My research has focused on the relationship between early hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, obesity and length dependent nerve injury. Our research group established an epidemiological link between otherwise idiopathic sensory predominant neuropathy and prediabetes, identified obesity and hypertriglyceridemia as risk factors for diabetic neuropathy independent of glucose control, and showed that small fiber aspects of prediabetic neuropathy improve with diet and exercise. We developed and validated a clinical exam scale for sensory predominant neuropathy, the Utah Early Neuropathy Scale, and showed that skin biopsy for intraepidermal nerve fiber density (IENFD) determination is a sensitive measure of the painful, small fiber predominant neuropathy that is among the most common early complications of type I diabetes. We have shown that reduced IENFD predicts progression to clinical neuropathy symptoms in patients with diabetes. We have adapted IENFD following capsaicin axotomy to demonstrate that metabolic syndrome inhibits cutaneous reinnervation, and that intensive diet counseling and observed exercise improves reinnervation rate in these patients. We have received NIH funds to study lifestyle intervention to prevent neuropathy in patients with diabetes. I have had continuous NIH funding for 15 years, and have used the Utah GCRC and CCTS as an Investigator since 2001. As Director of the Utah CCTS Clinical Services Core I oversee the 140 adult and pediatric human study protocols currently using the CSC. In this role I have developed a predictive and tracking instrument for nursing effort and protocol acuity, integrated the CCTS protocol and IRB applications, and expanded CCTS outreach to the Intermountain Health Care affiliated Primary Children's Medical Center and non-medical University departments that conduct human subject research.


Education History

Type School Degree
Research Fellow University of Michigan
Research Fellow
Fellowship University of Michigan
Residency University of Michigan Hospitals
Internship Boston City Hospital
Professional Medical University of Colorado
Undergraduate Davidson College


Selected Provider Publications

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

  • ADAPT Study
    Keywords: diabetic nerve pain, diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, exercise, dietary counseling
    Status: Recruiting Principal Investigator: Rob Singleton

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