Dr. Robert Packman brings a distinguished medical background combined with a wealth of musical associations. He was born and raised in St. Louis attending Washington University, the University of Missouri, Columbia and the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Packman did internal medicine training on theBarnes Hospital Ward Medical Service and specialty training in endocrinology at Duke University. Specializing in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, Dr. Packman maintained a successful internal medicine practice over 3 decades, which counted numerous notables of the St. Louis music scene, Dr. Packman has maintained a relationship with the Washington University School of Medicine as a Professor of Clinical Medicine and as a member of the clinical teaching faculty for more than 35 years. In addition he has served on the admissions committee, as a Course Master for Washington University Senior Student Elective in Ambulatory Medicine and was awarded the Washington University Distinguished Alumni Scholarship Award.Having begun interests and piano studies at the age of 5 he has continued his musical interests with service on the Boards of a number of musical organizations such as the St. Louis Little Symphony, as Chairman of the Board of the St. Louis String Quartet, and now brings his wisdom and experience to the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis. Dr. Packman was the creator of the 4-hour Sunday classical music program on radio station KDNA and also originated and hosted the segments of radio station KFUO’s From the Garden entitled “The Practicing Physician”. He also served as a member of the Radio Arts Foundation Board working to preserve classical music radio in St. Louis. Exhibiting his characteristic sense of humor, Dr. Packman observes that while his passion for music has not subsided, his skills at the keyboard have disintegrated.In addition to authoring numerous articles, textbooks and publications, currently Dr. Packman is the Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at Centene Corporation.