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    Donald Roberts, MD, FACS

    Dean of Basic Sciences, Professor of Anatomy and Preclinical Science

    After Dr. Roberts completed premedical studies at Millsaps College, he earned his Medical Doctorate degree (Summa cum laude) in 1975 at the University of Mississippi Medical School. Residency training in Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery was completed at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans in 1975-1980.

    American Board of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery Certification was awarded in 1980, and Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons in 1983. He is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellow in the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. He maintains active Medical Licenses in Florida and Belize, Central America.

    Dr Roberts served as Chief of the Otolaryngology Service at Wright Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center in Ohio 1980-82, receiving the USAF Commendation Medal. He held a Clinical Assistant Professorship at Wright State University Medical School in Dayton Ohio during his active duty military.

    After 19 years of private practice in ENT in the US, during which he was a Clinical Associate Professor at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans, he served as Anatomy Department Chairman and Dean of Basic Sciences at St. Matthews University Medical School in Belize and Cayman Islands, 2001-2004, where he also served as Diving Medical Officer and ENT consultant.

    For 13 years he served as Senior Consultant and Chairman of the Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery Department at Sheikh Khalifa Medical Center, the tertiary referral center for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where he was also in charge of Clinical rotations for Medical Students, Interns, and Surgery Residents.

    Dr. Roberts has served since Winter, 2019, as the Dean of Basic Sciences and Professor of Anatomy at UMHS. He brings a long and distinguished international career and extensive experience in Clinical, Administrative, and Academic Medicine to the University.