Robert Schmidt, MD, PhD, MBA

Director, Center for Effective Medical Testing
Director, Quality Optimization
Medical Director, Huntsman Cancer Hospital Clinical Laboratory
Dr. Schmidt is an associate professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He received his MD, MMED in clinical epidemiology and graduate diploma in biostatistics from the University of Sydney, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a PhD in operations management from the University of Virginia. He also earned a master of science in biochemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a graduate diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine from the University of New South Wales. He is board certified in clinical pathology and clinical informatics. Dr. Schmidt is director of the Center for Effective Medical Testing, which performs studies on cost-effectiveness, utilization analysis, and evidence-based evaluation of diagnostic testing. Dr. Schmidt is also medical director of the clinical laboratory at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital and Director of Quality Optimization at ARUP. Prior to joining ARUP, Dr. Schmidt was an associate professor of operations management at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. His research and clinical activities focus on statistical and economic analysis in laboratory testing. He has published over 80 peer reviewed articles, is a frequent presenter at national meetings, and is on the editorial board of several journals.