Friday Medical Conference
Feb. 14, 7:30 – 8:30 am
Gallagher Room or streaming live
FREE CME Available
Robert grew up in North Carolina, and went to Duke University for his undergraduate degree and medical school. He completed residency and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals, where he also finished his training in cardiology in 1992, followed by completion of interventional cardiology and endovascular training in 1993. Prior to moving to Missoula, Montana in June 2017, Rob worked for 24 years as an interventional cardiologist and endovascular specialist in Rockford, Illinois where he developed a multi-disciplinary endovascular program focusing on new device technologies. He served as an investigator in the first U.S. clinical trials evaluating stents for coronary, peripheral and carotid artery disease. During this time, he initiated a “hands-on” training program offering first operator experiences in advanced endovascular interventions to visiting physicians from around the U.S. Rob was then asked to extend this “hands-on” training to Asia, and over a 4-year period, made trips to train vascular specialists in Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Korea and India.
While in Illinois, he also developed a new program for venous interventions, with a focus on stent-graft therapies for dialysis patients with central venous obstruction. He has published in numerous medical journals, and continues to provide education for vascular specialists by speaking as faculty at U.S. and international meetings. He serves as a consultant for endovascular industry device engineers and product managers.
Rob is currently the Director for Endovascular Interventions for the Billings Clinic Heart and Vascular Center, at Community Medical Center in Missoula, Montana. His clinical interests include transradial access with same-day-discharge for coronary, carotid and endovascular interventions, and innovative therapies for critical limb ischemia using embolic filter protection. Rob’s hobbies include downhill skiing, scuba diving, hiking, and collecting Western art. He enjoys traveling with his wife Sandy, and spending time with his four adult children and their growing families.