Arthur “Archie” Roberts, MD, graduated from Columbia College in New York City. He was a student- athlete, playing three sports in college. He was an All American baseball player and pre-season Playboy All American football quarterback. Following college, he went to Medical School at Case Western Reserve Medical School and simultaneously played back-up NFL QB with the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins (1967).
After Medical school & NFL football, he became a nationally known cardiac surgeon performing over 5,000 open heart surgeries and training dozens of young doctors in the art of cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Roberts trained at Yale, the National Institute of Health and Cornell New York Hospital. He practiced as a heart surgeon at six hospitals around the country, including a period as Professor and Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Boston University. He has published over 120 peer reviewed articles and written 5 books. Dr. Roberts is currently the Founder of the Living Heart Foundation (LHF), a 501 (c) (3) national organization dedicated to combating cardiovascular disease and obesity. In this role, he travels the country, working with physicians, hospitals, NFL players & the public everywhere, in the battle to create “HOPE” (Heart, Obesity, Prevention, and Education).
His special awards include: editor-in- chief of Cardiac Chronicle, Visiting International Professor to China & India, John Jay most prestigious Columbia graduate award for Distinguished Professional Services, Silver Anniversary National NCAA award for Distinguished Lifetime Contribution, American Heart Association Humanitarian Award 2012 for preventive health achievement, the National Football Foundation’s 2011 Distinguished American Award for leadership, teaching, research, clinical excellence and motivation skills (earlier two years won by Bill Cosby and Tom Brokaw) and the Ivy League Football Association Dinner Honoree for Outstanding Achievement in 2015.