[imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”bottomshadow” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”left” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””]Roy Smythe[/imageframe]Dr. Smythe is Chief Medical Officer for AVIA (the Chicago-based provider-led technology accelerator), and CEO of HX360, a joint initiative created by AVIA and HIMSS. Prior, he was Senior Vice President for Institute Development and Medical Director of Innovation for the Scott & White Healthcare system, as well as tenured Professor of Surgery, Medicine, and Molecular Medicine, and the Glen and Rita K. Roney Endowed Chair at Texas A&M University. He started his clinical career at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, where he was tenured Associate Professor of Surgery, and the recipient of the institutional Physician Scientist Award.

He is an expert in the areas of healthcare innovation and integrated care delivery, and has been an internationally-recognized practicing surgeon, a federally-funded molecular therapeutics laboratory investigator, medical school and health system department chair, and health system executive. He has published more than 300 manuscripts, articles and essays and is a featured contributor to Forbes magazine.

Dr. Smythe is a passionate evangelist for improving the global delivery of health care by leveraging technology, process and structure, while also thoughtfully preserving the humanity of medicine.