Robert K. Crone, MD

Robert K. Crone, MD

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Vice Dean for Clinical and Faculty Affairs
Consultant Anesthesiology, HMC

 (+974) 4492 8814


Albany Medical College of Union University, New York, 1972

Resident in PediatricsMassachusetts General Hospital, (Harvard Medical School), Boston, MA, 1973-1974

Resident in AnaesthesiaMassachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School), Boston, MA, 1974-1976

Fellow in Pediatrics and AnesthesiologyCardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, 1976-1977


Dr. Robert Crone is Vice Dean for Clinical and Faculty Affairs and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Clinical Anesthesiology, at Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar (WCM-Q). In this role, Dr. Crone works closely with physician faculty at WCM-Q affiliate hospitals in Qatar and WCM affiliate hospitals in New York.

After building a career as a pediatric intensivist and directing pediatric intensive care at both Boston Children’s Hospital (Harvard Medical School) and Seattle Children’s Hospital (University of Washington School of Medicine), Dr. Crone moved into international medicine to focus on programs that would improve the quality of healthcare for patients globally. He served as Senior Vice President for Operations at The People to People Health Foundation, Inc., (Project HOPE) prior to becoming the Founding President, and Chief Executive Officer for Harvard Medical International, Inc., a not-for-profit subsidiary corporation of Harvard Medical School (HMS). Subsequently, Dr. Crone founded and developed Huron Consulting Group’s Global Healthcare Practice and founded Strategy Implemented, Inc., through which he worked closely with the healthcare regulatory, assessment and accreditation communities, both in the US and internationally, to expand their programs and standards beyond their traditional constituencies.

In Qatar, Dr. Crone has had the privilege to contribute to the development of the rapidly growing healthcare and medical education sector in different capacities over the last 12 years. He is currently a member of the Board of Academic Health System Partners of Hamad Medical Corporation and a member of the Quality and Safety Committee of Sidra Medical and Research Center. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of numerous healthcare organizations in the US and internationally. Most recently he has accepted an invitation to serve as the chair of the IRB Committee of Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar.