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.

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Ebola has fallen from the headlines in recent weeks, but it’s still on the minds of travelers and organizations operating in West Africa. Here are some highlights from the latest World Health Organization situational update. There are some positive signs in this latest report. Read full blog post »

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Ebola and Travel Restrictions: Know the Score

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Planning for Events: Prepare, Educate and Practice

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Fall is a busy time when it comes to conferences and meetings. Vacation has wound down and business is back in full swing. It’s important for conference and meeting planners to know that they also have a Duty of Care to protect attendees. Read full blog post »

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Planning for Ebola: Learn from SARS

As the Ebola virus continues to spread in West Africa, as well as crop up in the United States and Spain, organizations are taking a look at their emergency and pandemic plans. It’s not enough to just have a plan on the shelf. It needs to be constantly updated as well as practiced. Read full blog post »

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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 »

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Share this Website: Prevent the Spread of Ebola

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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 »

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Timely Tips for Healthy and Safe International Summer Travel

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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 »

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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 »

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When it Comes to Malaria, Prevention is Key

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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 »

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