Robert Schwab, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen

Dr. Schwab is Chief Medical Officer for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Virginia and completed emergency medicine residency training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, as well as a fellowship in Patient Safety sponsored by the Health Research and Educational Trust. During his academic career, Dr. Schwab was Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Humanities at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.  He practiced emergency medicine for twenty years before switching to Palliative Medicine in 2007.  In 2010, he left clinical practice to join Texas Health Resources.  Dr. Schwab has a special interest in the role of the humanities in medical education; he has lectured nationally on this subject and continues to lecture about healing as well as health care at the end of life. He is adjunct faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he teaches a class on the healing power of stories.