Dr. Robert Wilmouth was named president of Rocky Mountain College in April 2013, and he comes to the presidency after serving as the program director of Rocky Mountain College's Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program since June 2008. Dr. Wilmouth brings extensive leadership experience to Rocky Mountain College along with interests in fundraising, cost containment, and marketing outreach services.
An Illinois native, Dr. Wilmouth earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from the University of Illinois. Coming to Billings, Montana, in 1991, Dr. Wilmouth worked as a cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgeon for Billings Clinic until 2004; during his time at Billings Clinic, Dr. Wilmouth also served as medical director (1995-2001) and chief of cardiac services (1997-2003). Since 2005, Dr. Wilmouth has been part of the faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (Cambridge, Mass.), and in 2008, he joined RMC as the program director and assistant professor for the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program.
Dr. Wilmouth holds certifications from the American College of Surgeons, the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Heart Association, the American Board of Surgery, and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He has also devoted time to numerous organizations and committees, including Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Foundation, Cambridge Health Resources, Riverstone Health Foundation, American Medical Director Association, Montana Medical Association, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons.