Robert A. Cascella

Chief Business Leader Diagnosis & Treatment

Robert A. Cascella leads Philips’ Diagnosis & Treatment businesses, including Diagnostic Imaging (DI), Interventional Devices and Therapies and Ultrasound (US).


These businesses capitalize on the rapidly transforming global healthcare industry, in particular the areas of integrated diagnostic imaging and image-guided minimally invasive therapy solutions. Supported by integrated clinical informatics, these are among the pillars of modern healthcare.


Prior to joining Philips in 2015, Robert was president and later CEO at Hologic, a global leader in women’s health. Under his tenure, Hologic broadly diversified its product portfolio and substantially grew revenues through a combination of innovative product development and acquisition, as well as the building of strong customer relationships.


At Philips, we see imaging as an ecosystem. We deliver innovation that supports the needs of all the people behind the images by seamlessly integrating technology and data to enable first time right diagnosis and

Robert A. Cascella

Chief Business Leader Diagnosis & Treatment, Royal Philips

Over more than 30 years, Robert has an impressive track record in value creation in the healthcare industry, with a strong focus on integrated solutions. He contributes a wealth of expertise in diagnostic imaging, together with deep customer insights at a crucial time for Philips as the company works to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation and to improve the lives of three billion people a year by 2025.


Robert was named executive vice president of Royal Philips and appointed to the Philips Executive Committee in 2016. He and his wife live in Texas and are the parents of four children.

At a glance


  • Current role: Chief Business Leader Diagnosis & Treatment, Royal Philips
  • Since: 2015
  • Born: Bridgeport, Connecticut, 
    USA in 1954
  • Nationality: American
  • Graduated: Fairfield University,
    BA Accounting

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