Robert S. Swinney, M.D.
Dr. Swinney, has been a director since 1998 and previously served as a director from 1989 to October 1995. He is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee. Dr. Swinney has more than 30 years experience as a critical care physician in a large, public teaching hospital, where he has formerly served as the critical care unit director and Chair of the ICU Committee. Dr. Swinney also has as experience in private primary care practice and emergency medicine. He holds two patents for medical products and, in his daily work, is frequently called upon to examine and evaluate new medical products. Additionally, the Board benefits from Dr. Swinney's work with patents, which has provided him with a high level of technical expertise and as well as his ongoing work, which has ensured that he is at the forefront of new developments in medical technology.