Robert L. Chatburn, (MHHS, RRT-NPS, FAARC) is clinical research manager of the Section of Respiratory Therapy at the Cleveland Clinic, as well as adjunct professor in the Department of Medicine, Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He is also the Simulation Fellowship Director for the Cleveland Clinic Simulatipn and Advanced Skills Center.
Previously, he served as technical director of respiratory care at University Hospitals for 20 years. Rob has authored nine textbooks and over 300 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. He serves on the Editorial Board of Respiratory Care Journal and is recognized internationally as a research scientist and authority on mechanical ventilation. Rob teaches classes in mechanical ventilation for Youngstown State University at the bachelor’s and master’s level programs.
Rob was among the first 13 people awarded a fellowship in the American Association for Respiratory Care in 1998 and was the recipient of the 2007 Forrest M. Bird Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award. Rob holds an AS degree from Cuyahoga Community College, and BS and MHHS degrees from Youngstown State University.