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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital names new chief legal officer

Memphis, Tennessee, October 10, 2013

Robin Diaz, JD, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel

Robyn Diaz, J.D., tapped to serve as chief legal officer and senior vice president

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has named Robyn Diaz, J.D., as its chief legal officer and senior vice president. With 10 years of health law experience and 15 years of experience in the health care industry, Diaz joined the hospital’s Office of General Counsel as associate general counsel in August 2010 and was promoted to deputy general counsel in May 2012.

“Robyn’s expertise and experience provide a strong foundation upon which she will continue to excel as a member of our senior management team at St. Jude,” said St. Jude director and CEO Dr. William E. Evans.

Diaz has served as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies, where she taught classes on law and health care administration, and served as an academic preceptor to undergraduates in Georgetown’s program in healthcare management and policy.

A member of the American Health Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association and the Memphis Bar Association, Diaz also founded the Memphis Bar Association’s Health Law Section and was nominated to serve as its first chair in 2012. Diaz was previously co-chair of the District of Columbia Bar Health Law Section Steering Committee.

A graduate of Brandeis University, Diaz received her Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center and earned a certificate in executive leadership for health care professionals from Cornell University. Prior to joining St. Jude, Diaz was associate general counsel at MedStar Health and an attorney in the health care practice group at Crowell & Moring, LLP, both located in Washington, D.C.

Diaz has been published in a variety of health-related publications, including the Health Lawyer, the Journal of Health Care Law and Policy, the American Bar Association Health eSource, the Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Health Law, and the American Health Lawyers Association HMOs & Health Plans Newsletter.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80% since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. To learn more, visit or follow St. Jude on social media at @stjuderesearch.