Dr. Robert Shirley is a native of Oklahoma. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Kentucky in Louisville. He and his wife, Heather, then moved to the East Texas area where he enjoyed a successful surgical practice for 9 years. The Shirley’s relocated to the coast to be closer to family and were drawn to the Sugar Land/Richmond/Rosenberg area because of the friendliness of the community and the vast array of amenities that the region has to offer.
Dr. Shirley desired to become a surgeon at an early age, and considers improving his patients’ health and increasing their longevity his lifelong calling. He specializes in board-based general, laparoscopic, and robotic surgeries, and is board certified by the American College of Surgeons. When away from the hospital, Dr. Shirley enjoys saltwater fishing, golfing, biking, kayaking, and most of all, coaching & playing sports with his son, Daniel. He also participates in medical missions and has had the opportunity to volunteer his services over the years in several villages in Ecuador and Malawi, Africa.