PRESIDENT AND CEO
For the International Longevity Center- USA (ILC-USA), he is like an asset because when he joined the institute in 1995, he was a gerontologist, physician, public servant, psychiatrist and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Moreover, he was involved in doing notable work in numerous fields relating to health and social issues. All these qualities make him a standalone person for the institute.
Amongst these qualities, the outstanding quality that managed Robert N. Butler to seek his current position in the International Longevity Center- USA (ILC-USA) which is policy research and education center, is his best skill of support for the privileges of the elders. He also made significant contribution on topics such as dementias and healthy ageing.
The worth mentioning achievements to add to the profile of Robert N. Butler include his position as one of the leading directors of the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health in 1975 and to be there until 1982. After that he laid the foundation of the Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Established in 1982, this department of geriatrics was the first one of its type in a medical school in United States. Besides, Robert N. Butler not only served as a professor but was also appointed as the Chairman until 1995.
Despite being appointed as the CEO and President at the ILC-USA in 1995, Robert Neal Butler continued to work at Mount Sinai as the Professor of Geriatrics. Since 1995 and to date, he is performing his duties with due diligence and contributing to the success of the International Longevity Center- USA (ILC-USA) with his undying efforts.
Robert Butler passed away on July 7th 2010 at the age of 83.