Medical Partnership and Guidance
On-Campus Medical Advisor
Robert Lutz, M.D., is part of the leadership team guiding Davidson College’s COVID-19 strategy and response. He brings to this role: a long relationship with Davidson, the network and connections of one of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations and extensive experience in preventive and emergency medicine with infectious diseases.
Dr. Lutz is a 1987 graduate of Davidson and has served as Davidson’s primary care sports physician since August 2018. He also serves as a physician with Atrium Health, a Charlotte-based health care leader with 40 hospitals and 900 care locations.
Dr. Lutz served as a physician in the U.S. Army for three decades, through 14 deployments around the globe, including active combat theaters in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. His focus included implementing preventive medicine plans to deal with infectious diseases, a leading cause of injury among military personnel.
Dr. Lutz earned his medical degree at the Uniformed Services University, and following residency, received certification from the American Board of Emergency Medicine in 1997.
After his retirement from the Army in 2017, he completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Duke University. During his fellowship, he worked with athletic teams at Duke and Elon universities and the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL.
He and his wife, Suzy, lead “Continuing the Mission,” a non-profit they co-founded that helps returning veterans with PTSD by pairing them with service dogs.
Marie Haselden, R.N., has joined the college from Atrium Health. She will aid with contact tracing activities and provide additional support for the college’s health and safety efforts in response to COVID-19.