Houston, Texas– Robert C. Robbins, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Medical Center, will serve as chair of the Medical World Americas’ Executive Advisory Committee. Dr. Robbins is an internationally renowned cardiac surgeon, lecturer, author and researcher with focused efforts in acquired cardiac diseases. The former professor and chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the prestigious Stanford University School of Medicine joined Texas Medical Center in November.
As chair, Robbins will combine his insights as a leading clinician, esteemed administrator and sought-after speaker to assemble a committee of specialists to develop a conference program for peers and healthcare professionals across the country.
“Medical World Americas gives Houston a powerful platform to tell the story about the Texas Medical Center and our community,” Robbins explained with enthusiasm about his participation, “When people across the globe think of health, we want them to immediately think of Houston.” The Texas Medical Center, which he oversees, is home to the largest concentration of life sciences experts anywhere in the world with 54 member institutions that lead the highest standards of patient care, research, and education.
Greg Ortale, president and CEO of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, underlined the importance of the collaboration with Dr. Robbins and the Texas Medical Center, “I am truly honored that Dr. Robbins has agreed to participate with Medical World Americas as Chairman of the Executive Advisory Committee. Having a leader of his stature in Houston provides us with tremendous resources.”
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