Cliff A. Robertson, MD, MBA  Senior Vice President of Divisional Operations, CHI
Chief Executive Officer, CHI Health

Cliff Robertson, M.D., is the chief executive officer (CEO) of CHI Health, Catholic Health Initiative’s (CHI) Nebraska/Southwest Iowa Division. An experienced family practice physician and health system executive, Dr. Robertson is also a senior vice president of CHI’s Divisional Operations. He has more than 15 years of business leadership experience in both healthcare and as the chief executive officer of a private business franchise.

Dr. Robertson previously served CHI in a dual role as interim CEO of St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston and as chief operating officer (COO) of CHI Franciscan Health in Washington State. At Franciscan, which he originally joined in 1995, Dr. Robertson was responsible for daily operations and strategic direction of the seven-hospital system. Prior to that, he served Franciscan Medical Group as senior vice president of Physician Development and as chief medical officer from 1999 to 2009.

Dr. Robertson earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his medical degree from Ohio State College of Medicine. He completed his residency and internship in family practice at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma. He later received his master’s in business administration from Pacific Lutheran University.  

Dr. Robertson serves on various community and civic boards. He is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine.  His other current professional affiliations include The Geneva Foundation, Carena, Inc., and CHI’s Institute for Research and Innovation (CIRI) and the Omaha Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Robertson is married and has three children. When he is not working, Dr. Robertson enjoys playing golf, skiing and traveling with wife, Carol, and his family.