Tom Robertson

Tom Robertson

Executive Director, Vizient Research Institute

With oversight of Vizient member relations and insights functional area, Robertson directs business strategy and development, product innovation and clinical integration. In his former role as senior vice president of business strategies and tactics, Robertson established the Vizient Research Institute, which is composed of two complementary research centers designed to address the critical needs of academic medical centers: improving effectiveness and efficiency in clinical care and ensuring economic sustainability.

Prior to joining the company, Robertson served as vice president for Aon Consulting, where he managed relationships with Fortune 500 clients, concentrating on employee health benefits design and actuarial services. Previously, Robertson was director of planning for the nation’s largest Taft-Hartley trust fund, negotiating regional and national managed care contracts. Beginning in 1979, Robertson spent eight years managing health maintenance organizations and was chief executive officer of health plans in South Carolina and Arizona.

Robertson is a nationally recognized speaker in the area of health care economics, with a particular emphasis on academic medicine.

Robertson holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Illinois and a master of business administration degree from the University of Chicago.