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Robert N. Butler, M.D. is the President and CEO of the International Longevity Center- USA. (ILC-USA), and Professor of Geriatrics and Adult Development at the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development in Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Physician, gerontologist, psychiatrist, public servant, and Pulitzer-Prize winning author, Dr. Robert N. Butler has long been involved in a broad array of social and health issues. He is perhaps best known for his advocacy of the medical and social needs and rights of the elderly and his research on healthy aging and the dementias. In 1975 he became the founding director of the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health, where he remained until 1982. In 1982, he founded the Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, the first department of geriatrics in a U.S. medical school, and served as Chairman and Brookdale Professor until 1995. In 1995 he became President and CEO of the International Longevity Center (ILC-U.S.), a policy research and education center, while continuing as Professor of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai.