Medical World Americas - MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS Announces Executive Advisory Committee Chair, Dr. Robert C. Robbins

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."
Ortale went on to explain that, "Dr.  Robbins' obvious passion for the success of Medical World Americas has prompted some extraordinary medical pioneers to agree to serve with him on this committee."

Joining Robbins on the Executive Advisory Committee to provide strategic  direction and resources for the conference and plenary sessions is an impressive roster of lauded health care thought-leaders,  including:
Dr. Ronald DePinho, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, President
Dr. James "Red" Duke, The University of Texas Medical School, Professor, Department of Surgery
Dr. Ken Mattox, Baylor College of Medicine, Distinguished Service Professor, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
Dr. James T. Willerson, Texas Heart Institute, President and Medical Director
Dr. William Zoghbi, Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates, Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS takes place April 28-30, 2014 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The innovative conference and exposition brings together professionals from across the Americas to examine the latest advancements, technologies and products available in:
• Cardiology
• Medical Technology & Devices
• Infection control
• Hospital Disaster Readiness
• Oncology
• Hospital Occupational Health & Safety


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