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A health care professional drawing from a quarter-century of experience in medicine and nearly 20 years in administration, Dr. Robert Groves has completed various post-doctoral appointments and numerous research studies. Following his receipt of a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, he studied at the Medical College of Georgia (Georgia Health Sciences University) in Augusta. 

Dr. Robert Groves spent the years following graduation from medical school as an intern and resident in internal medicine with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Licensed to practice in Colorado, Texas, Nebraska, and Arizona, Dr. Robert Groves has specialized in pulmonary and critical care treatment at Colorado institutions including Pulmonary & Critical Care of Northern Colorado and Big Thompson Medical Group, P.C., prior to focusing on administrative positions. 

Today, Dr. Robert Groves applies his leadership acumen, understanding of technology, and broad knowledge of medicine to several roles. As System Medical Director of Intensive Care at Banner Health in Phoenix, Arizona, since 2005, Dr. Robert Groves leads research initiatives evaluating a remote ICU monitoring system, maintains important relationships with software providers, and supervises a staff of 24 physicians. Dr. Robert Groves also acts as the institution’s Critical Care System Medical Director, a role in which he manages physician recruitment, evaluation, and quality for the multi-state system with over 450 intensive care unit beds. 

Dr. Groves’ previous positions in Colorado include Chief Medical Officer for Ascriptus Inc. (Verbal World Inc.) in Boulder, Medical Director of Health Recovery Center in Fort Collins, and Medical Director of Subacute Care at Bonnell Good Samaritan Center in Greeley. In addition to fulfilling engagements at various facilities, Dr. Robert Groves has published his insights in a number of periodicals, among them Clinics in Chest Medicine, Current Pulmonology, and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Work experience

Sep 2005Present

System Medical Director, Critical Care

Banner Health



Medical Doctorate

Medical College of Georgia

Bachelor of Science

Centre College of Kentucky