Roberta Levy Schwartz, PhD, FACHE
Roberta L. Schwartz is the executive vice president/chief innovation officer for Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the Texas Medical Center’s founding institutions. She is responsible for overseeing all operations at the 952-bed hospital, which has been named by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 hospital in Texas for 10 straight years and has been named to the publication’s prestigious “Honor Roll” of America’s best 20 hospitals four times. In her role as chief innovation officer, Dr. Schwartz is responsible for advancing and expanding Houston Methodist’s digital innovation platforms, including telemedicine, artificial intelligence and big data. Prior to joining Houston Methodist, Dr. Schwartz worked as director of business development for Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, as a consultant and project manager to several academic medical centers for APM/Computer Sciences Corporation, and for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (Health Care Finance Administration). Dr. Schwartz earned a master’s degree in health science from Johns Hopkins University and an honors undergraduate degree from Barnard College at Columbia University. She has a doctorate from the University of Texas School of Public Health. Dr. Schwartz has been recognized nationally for her professional and nonprofit work. She was most recently recognized on Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Women Leaders” list as one of its “10 Women to Watch.” She is also involved in many nonprofit organizations, including Lifegift OPO, Robert M. Beren Academy, UOS Synagogue, Young Survival Coalition and many breast cancer organizations. Dr. Schwartz is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.