Robert Lane, MD
Robert Lane is physician-in-chief and an executive vice president at Children’s Mercy. He completed his clinical training in the Northwestern University Medical School system and his research training at the University of Chicago under the aegis of the Pediatric Scientist Training Program, which is a National Institutes of Health-sponsored program. Dr. Lane then moved through the ranks to full tenured professor at Northwestern University Medical School, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Utah, respectively. He held many roles as he moved through the ranks, including neonatology–perinatology fellowship director, vice chair of research and division chief of neonatology. Dr. Lane also received NIH funding, served as president of the international Perinatal Research Society and earned his master’s degree in healthcare management during this time. Dr. Lane subsequently became chair of pediatrics and pediatrician-in-chief in 2013 at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Wisconsin. He rose to the rank of associate dean of research during his tenure in Wisconsin, and he became president of the United States Developmental Origin of Health and Disease Society while maintaining his NIH funding during this time. Dr. Lane moved to Kansas City, Mo., in January of 2020 to assume his current role.