Surgeon-in-Chief, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas
Dr. Robert D. Schlechter is the appointed Surgeon-in-Chief at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. Dr. Schlechter is a native of Western Pennsylvania and graduated from Johns Hopkins University and The Chicago Medical School. He trained in General Surgery at Tulane University in New Orleans and in Pediatric Surgery at McGill University/The Montreal Children’s Hospital. After completing his training, he moved to Austin with his wife and two children in 1984. He is Board Certified in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery.
Dr. Schlechter has been President of Children’s Hospital of Austin Medical Staff and Seton’s Network Medical Staff, as well as Chief of Trauma at Children’s Hospital. He is a member of many state and national professional societies. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Pediatrics Surgical Section and a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association.