Dr. Arthur L. Diskin
Dr. Diskin is the current Global Chief Medical Officer for Royal Caribbean International, Ltd. – Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Azamara Club Cruise Lines. Dr. Diskin attended college and medical school at the University of Miami. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Los Angeles County Medical Center/University of Southern California. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Diskin is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP), Past President of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians (FCEP), former Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH), in Miami, Florida and past Chair of the Section on Cruise Ship and Maritime Medicine of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Diskin has served as a physician on board ships intermittently since the 1980’s and was a consultant to Carnival Cruise Lines from 1990-2008 and their Medical Director through 2008 when he came to Royal Caribbean. He co-developed the Institute of Cruise Ship Medicine (ICSM), open to physicians from numerous cruise lines while with Carnival Cruise Lines and has now created a similar program at RCI – the International Academy of Cruise Ship Medicine (IACSM). In his current role, he is responsible for recruiting, retaining and reviewing the credentials of the ship’s physicians and nurses, determining which medications and equipment to stock, developing medical evacuation and disaster management policies and advising the ships’ physicians as needed. He is also responsible for the clinical management of crew medical care on the ships and in their home countries, management of the CareTeam, the Crew Wellness program, and all Public Health related issues.
Dr. Diskin is proud to have led a team at the forefront of the delivery of healthcare in the maritime environment having published many academic articles about the management of a variety of different medical and public health issues, including blood transfusions at sea. He regularly lectures on medical and maritime health topics.