An emergency medicine physician with over 20 years of experience in Level I and II trauma centers, Dr. Robert Risch has served as medical director and chairman of the ED at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine since 2011. He also acts as chairman of the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance best care subcommittee on emergency medicine. At IES, Risch developed and directs the annual IES Quality Summit, a conference designed to share best practices with frontline providers. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in microbiology and attended medical school at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Risch completed a residency in emergency medicine at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte and obtained an MBA from Auburn University. Risch was previously president of Georgia Emergency Physician Specialists, and he served on the Georgia College of Emergency Physicians Board. He has also directed multiple continuing medical education programs including Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine’s Sepsis Symposium Program.