About Robert Tomchik, MD

About Robert Tomchik, MD

Robert Steven Tomchik, M.D. resides and practices in Miramar, Florida.

Doctor Tomchik studied medicine at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Following graduation from medical school he completed his internship in Family Practice at the University of South Carolina, Richmond Memorial Hospital. He then served two years in the Public Health Service Corps, a branch of the United States Military, on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency Montana. He served as chief-of-staff at the Crow Agency Hospital. He then went on to complete a residency in Preventive Medicine at the University of Michigan.

Upon completion of his medical studies Doctor Tomchik served as Public Health Officer in county health departments, including: Kalamazoo, Michigan, Fort Myers, Florida, and Goshen, Indian. In Fort Myers, Florida, Doctor Tomchik was recognized for significantly increasing the rate of immunization of school children in Lee County. He later became Chief Epidemiologist in Broward County, Florida.

During the time he was Chief Epidemiologist he conducted a research study to discover the cause of sea lice, a rash some people experience after swimming in the ocean. He discovered the causative agent was the sting of the larval stage of the thimble jellyfish. His results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and covered by USA Today newspaper and CNN. During Hurricane Andrew, August 1992, he served as medical liaison at the emergency center at Miami-Dade County, Florida. Following the storm he briefed the late Governor Lawton Chiles on the possibility of disease outbreak, and was interviewed by National Public Radio (NPR).

Doctor Tomchik left government service in 1999 to enter private practice; he formed Health Circle at that time, in Pembroke Pines, Florida. He practices to this day in Miramar, Florida.