Robert Toto, M.D., is directly accountable to J. Gregory Fitz, M.D., Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and Dean of Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Fitz reports to Daniel Podolsky, M.D., President of UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Toto is responsible for oversight of all Center for Translational Medicine activities.
The organization and structure of the Center for Translational Medicine (formerly UT-STAR) transcends departmental boundaries. The Center is charged with shaping our research environment to meet the needs of translational scientists at UT Southwestern and its partnering institutions. The Center is the designated executor of the institutional strategy to align and integrate our basic and clinical research communities and provide access to research resources, with the goal of accelerating the translation from scientific discovery into improved medical practice.