The American Health Council has warmly welcomed Dr. Robert Letton as “Best in Medicine”, in recognition of over 20 years of dedicated service to his profession. Based in Jacksonville, Florida Dr. Robert Letton is the esteemed Albert H. Wilkinson, Jr., MD, Endowed Professor in Pediatric Surgery at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care and Wolfson Children’s Hospital. He is highly regarded for his extensive contributions.
Dr. Letton became involved in his current profession due to his desire to help treat innocent children who are victims of the disease process. His academic achievements in pursuit of this goal include; the completion of his MD from University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1990, a Residency at Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center and a Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center. Prior to his position at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Dr. Letton served as Professor of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center for the past 10 years. Dr. Letton is Board Certified in Pediatric Surgery and General Surgery.
Nemours Children’s Specialty Care strives to be among the highest ranking pediatric health care providers, as determined by both regulatory and health care scoring systems. Caring for patients is crucial, especially through means of teamwork by open and effective communication and respect among colleagues and co-workers. Nemours Children’s Specialty Care in partnership with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, continues to improve by harnessing innovation alongside basic and clinical research; this is in addition to providing an outstanding educational program.
Dr. Letton is a distinguished member of the medical community, reflected in his roles as President of the Pediatric Trauma Society, and as an esteemed member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. He is also affiliated with the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the Western Trauma Society, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Eastern Trauma Society and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
Among his many achievements, Dr. Letton is proud to have several journal publications on topics including pediatric trauma, abdominal wall defects, and studies in post-operative surgical metabolism. He attributes his success to enjoying what he does and being dedicated to the cause.
Dr. Letton’s professional goals for the next five years include further development and innovation of the department of surgery at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, with a focus on increased academic production as well as improved efficiency and patient safety. When not busy working, Dr. Letton enjoys a round of golf, cruising on the river, playing the guitar, and attending live shows and sports events with his wife. He also contributes to numerous charitable organizations which impact the delivery of quality healthcare to children.
Previously a Pediatric Surgeon at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
- At the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, the experience is one of a kind. OU Medicine strives to be among the highest ranking health care providers, as determined by both regulatory and health care scoring systems.
Source: OU Medicine
- American College of Surgeons
- American Pediatric Surgical Association
- Western Trauma Society & Eastern Trauma Society
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society