Robert S. Dittus
Outstanding Industrial Engineer (2005)
Werthan Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine
Vanderbilt Medical Center
"The education and training I received in industrial engineering at Purdue provided me with a point of view, a paradigm, strategies and techniques to systematically examine problems at a micro and macro level and to design, implement and evaluate interdisciplinary solutions widely applicable to many areas of focus, including healthcare."