William Clifford Roberts
Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute
Baylor University Medical Center, 3500 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, USA
William C. Roberts was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 11, 1932. His father (1878-1941) was Clinical Professor of Medicine at Emory University, and President of the American Heart Association in 1933. In 1958, Dr. Roberts graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. His internship was in internal medicine at the Boston City Hospital and his medical residency was at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the National Institutes of Health. He also trained in anatomic pathology at the National Institutes of Health. From July 1964 to March 1993, he was Chief of Pathology in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. He has published over 1500 articles, authored or edited 25 books, and lectured in over 2,000 cities throughout the world. He has contributed information on many major cardiovascular conditions.During the past 37 years, Dr. Roberts has been program director for the Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease held every December in Williamsburg, Virginia. The conference has been sponsored by the American College of Cardiology Foundation, Imedex, Inc., and the A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System. Since March 1993, he has been executive director of the Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is also the editor in chief of the Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings and Dean of the A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Education at Baylor Healthcare System. He has been the editor in chief of The American Journal of Cardiology since June 1982 He has received many honors including the 1978 Gifted Teacher Award of the American College of Cardiology, the 1983 College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians, the Richard and Hilda Rosenthal Foundation Award for 1984 from the Council of Cardiology of the American Heart Association, the Public Health Service Commendation Medal in 1979, an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines, in 1995, and in 2004 the designation of Master American College of Cardiology Award.
Human Anatomy; Physiology