Bio – Robert Misbin


Vice President Emeritus


B.S., Brooklyn College
M.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Professional Experience

Dr. Misbin was on the staff of the University of Florida School of Medicine from 1976 to 1995.  He moved to Washington, DC in May 1995 to take a position at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Dr. Misbin retired from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2010 in order to pursue his passion for opera and classical music.  However, he continues to work as a consultant for developing drugs to treat diabetes.

Other Volunteer Activities

Dr. Misbin lectures on opera in the greater Washington, DC area.  He has served as an English language coach in the Young Artists Program at Washington National Opera and as a timekeeper in the Feder String Competition of Washington Performing Arts.  Dr. Misbin sponsors a chamber music competition at Levine Music, special awards for young string players with Washington Performing Arts, the student performance fund of the National Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra Project.  He is a member of the Encore Society of the Metropolitan Opera, the concert selection committee of the Heritage Hunt community in Gainesville, Virginia, for which he also started the classical music and opera group, and the Legacy Societies of WETA, WMPT, and WBJC.