R. Paul Robertson, M.D.

R. Paul Robertson, M.D.

Director of Islet and Endocrine Research,
Swedish Medical Center

R. Paul Robertson, M.D., is an endocrinologist who serves as the medical center's director of Islet and Endocrine Research. He has been on staff at Swedish since 1998.

Dr. Robertson specializes in endocrinology, with a clinical interest in diabetes.

In addition to his role at Swedish, he is also president, CEO and scientific director of the Pacific Northwest Research Institute in Seattle.

In this role, Dr. Robertson is the principal investigator on the Human Islet Transplantation in Seattle (HITS) project, which is funded by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. HITS is a multi-institution collaborative study involving six Seattle research organizations that have joined forces to create an islet transplantation program in conjunction with kidney transplantation in Seattle.

Dr. Robertson earned his bachelor's degree from San Diego State College and graduated from Creighton Medical School in Omaha, Neb. He then did a two-year medical residency followed by a two-year appointment as senior research fellow in endocrinology and metabolism, through the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has been board-certified in internal medicine since 1973.

Dr. Robertson is a member of numerous national and international professional societies and has received several prestigious awards for his research into diabetes. He is also a board member of the American Diabetes Association's Seattle and Pacific Northwest chapters, in addition to being a member of the National Institutes of Health Metabolism Study Section.

If you are a member of the news media and would like to speak with Dr. Robertson, contact the media manager in Swedish Medical Center's Marketing Communications Department at (206) 405-6481 or via media@swedish.org.

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