W. Roy Smythe
Who is W. Roy Smythe?
W. Roy Smythe is the Senior Vice President, Institute Development, and the Medical Director of Innovation for the Scott & White Healthcare System. He is also Professor of Surgery and Molecular Medicine with Tenure and served as Chairman of Surgery for the Scott & White Memorial Hospital and Health System and the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine from 2004-2012. He holds the Glen and Rita K. Roney Endowed Chair in Surgery. He was one of the first biomedical researchers to investigate the use of adenoviral based gene therapy for cancer.
Smythe grew up in Belton, Texas where he was a National Merit Scholarship recipient and an all-state football and track athlete. He attended Baylor University on combined athletic and academic scholarships and lettered on the 1980 Southwest Conference champion football team coached by Grant Teaff.
Smythe attended the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, where he received the Helen Salyer Anderson Award as the Outstanding Graduating Medical Student for Academic Achievement, along with Outstanding Student in Surgery and Psychiatry awards. During medical school, he was chosen to be a Charles A. Dana Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and the Wharton School of Business, studying clinical research methodology, health care delivery and economics.
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