About Robert L. Quigley, M.D., D.Phil

Regional Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Assistance, Americas Region

Robert Quigley, M.D., D.Phil, Professor of Surgery, Regional Medical Director, is responsible for leading the delivery of high quality medical assistance, healthcare management and medical transportation services.

Prior to joining International SOS, Dr. Quigley was a board-certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon who directed two open heart programs within the Jefferson Health System in Philadelphia where he was a professor of surgery at Jefferson Medical College. He is also board certified in general surgery and critical care.

He is considered an expert on mitral valve repair and beating heart surgery. Dr. Quigley has authored more than 100 clinical and basic science articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been an invited guest lecturer globally throughout his career. After 25 years in the clinical arena where he pioneered multiple surgical procedures/techniques, he worked as a healthcare consultant, Key Opinion Leader (KOL), offering medical expertise in the medical device and infectious disease areas. Most recently, Dr. Quigley has been appointed to the Circulatory System Devices Panel and the Medical Devices Advisory Committee at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health for the FDA.

Dr. Quigley received his Medical Degree, with distinction, from the University of Toronto, his post graduate training at Duke University Medical Center and completed a Doctorate in Philosophy (D.Phil) in immunology at the University of Oxford. He has been awarded multiple research grants including two from the Medical Research Council of Canada, one from the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom as well as from the American College of Surgeons.

Tips for Prevention: Respiratory Illness Affects Children in Several States

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You may have seen news stories in the past few days about hundreds of children across several states in the Midwest who have been affected by “enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).” This mostly causes a mild respiratory illness similar to the common cold, but can become severe. It likely spreads from person to person through respiratory droplets. There is no vaccine for EV68 and there is no specific treatment. Read full blog post »


Share this Website: Prevent the Spread of Ebola


The largest ever Ebola outbreak is underway in several countries in West Africa and has dominated the headlines recently. The epidemic continues to grow and spread into new areas, threatening more lives and potentially the economies of affected countries. International SOS has made its special Ebola website public now – www.internationalsos.com/ebola – in an effort to further support public health efforts to help prevent further outbreak. Read full blog post »


Timely Tips for Healthy and Safe International Summer Travel


With the summer season in full swing, many of your employees are likely taking advantage of time off to travel abroad. That means they may be headed further from home and to unfamiliar destinations. During this busy season, extra vigilance and advance planning can go a long way toward avoiding many common summer travel problems. Read full blog post »


Chikungunya in the Caribbean: Advice to Stay Safe

Travelers heading to the Caribbean may face the “The Deadliest Animal in the World,” a pesky and deadly little critter – the mosquito that’s infecting individuals with a less commonly known disease, chikungunya. In fact, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation list this little fly as way more dangerous than shark and snake bites. Read full blog post »


When it Comes to Malaria, Prevention is Key


As organizations send travelers and expatriates overseas, many are heading to areas with higher medical risks, including Africa, where malaria is a challenge. World Malaria Day on April 25 reinforces the need for prevention and gives you an opportunity to further educate and remind your employees that it’s preventable. Read full blog post »


Ebola Outbreak Spreads Across Three Countries: What Do Travelers Need to Know?

As the global workforce continues to expand with travelers, expatriates and businesses pushing further into remote regions, so too does the risk of exposure to previously unheard of infectious diseases. It’s against that backdrop that it’s all the more important for organizations to have plans in place to deal with any medical and security risks. Read full blog post »


With Confederations Cup in the Rear-View, Brazil Looks to the World Cup


The 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil had been anticipated as a full dress rehearsal for next year’s World Cup. But was it? What lessons were learned that will allow international visitors to have an easier time next summer? Read full blog post »


Confederations Cup Kicks Off in Brazil: Key Considerations for Travelers


As international travelers begin streaming into Brazil for the start of next week’s 2013 Confederations Cup, it’s a good idea to take a look at the health and safety aspects of what should prove to be an exciting, worthwhile event, that is, for those who prepare in advance. Read full blog post »


Because 200 Million Is Too Many: Recognizing World Malaria Day


About 3.3 billion people, half of the world’s population, are at risk of malaria. As we recognize World Malaria Day on April 25, it’s important to remember that this disease, which is spread by mosquitoes, infects 219 million people each year. And according to the World Health Organization, it kills 660,000 of them. Read full blog post »