Robert Willim studied at Cornell University as an undergraduate and completed his M.D. at Stony Brook University. He then went on to Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA where he subsequently served as a fellow in Hematopathology. He is currently an instructor at Harvard Medical School and medical director of the Hematology Laboratories at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His clinical and research interests lie primarily with molecular alterations and their clinical and morphologic correlations in T cell and B cell lymphoma as well as quality improvement approaches to improving the efficiency of the Hematology laboratories.