Roy Smythe, M.D.

Senior Medical Advisor

Physician, Innovator, Strategist, Writer

Clinical Training and Clinical and Scientific Experience

Training in Gen Surgery, Onc Surgery and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Medical school at Texas A&M – Helen Salyer Anderson Medal (Graduating Senior with Highest Academic Achievement). Staff surgeon at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center – international complex cancer surgical practice, NIH and an DOD funded molecular therapeutics lab, tenure in the University of Texas System as Associate Professor.

Administrative Experience

Glen and Rita K. Roney Endowed Chair at Texas A&M, Professor with tenure and Chair of Surgery for Texas A&M and Scott & White (now Baylor Scott & White) Health System. Senior Vice President for Institute Development, and the Medical Director of Innovation for Scott & White. Chief Medical Officer for AVIA and CEO of HX360 – a HIMSS / AVIA co-created initiative.

Innovation Training

Certificate in Innovation and Strategy, the MIT Sloan School of Business – 2013.


300 scientific, clinical and essay manuscripts , DISCOVER magazine series, monthly column for Forbes

Awards and Honors

Charles A. Dana Scholar, Univ of Penn 1987-1988
Anderson Medal, Texas A&M – 1989
Penn Pearls Award, Univ of Penn 1991, 1993, 1997
Jonathan Rhoads Research Award, Univ of Penn 1996
William Inouye Teaching Award, Univ of Penn 1996
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Physician-Scientist Award – 2000-2002
Ally Sheridan Scholar, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University – 2003
Best Doctors©In America (2003-present)
Castle-Connolly Top Doctors, Top Doctors for Cancer (2009-2014)
Texas Monthly Magazine Super Doctor (2009-2014)
Consumer Research Council Award, America’s Top Surgeons (2010-2011)
Julius Mackie Award, Distinguished Medical School Alumni (Dept of Surgery), the Univ of Penn School of Medicine (2011)

My goal is to contribute to meaningful change in health care delivery.