Raised in Cleveland, Bob came to Princeton from Choate. At Princeton he majored in chemistry, joined Quadrangle, and played 150-pound football. After graduation Bob attended Johns Hopkins Medical School, where he was a member of the notorious Pithotomy Club, a social club. Married to Polly Campbell in 1962, he completed his residency (and Army Reserve service) in cardiac surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in 1970 and remained on the medical school faculty until 1972, when he moved to a cardiac surgery practice in Norfolk, Va.
In 1985, deciding that at some point he wouldn’t be able to continue doing cardiac surgery but was “not psychologically suited for retirement,” Bob entered Washington and Lee Law School. He practiced law for two years in Norfolk. In 1991 he joined Sentara Hospitals as vice president for medical affairs, becoming medical director for clinical effectiveness until his retirement in 1997. From there he and his second wife, Susan, took up residence in the Caribbean for three years aboard their boat. In 2000 they moved to Crested Butte, Colo., where Bob served on the board of Gunnison Valley Hospital from 2005 to 2013, after which they moved to Charlottesville.
Bob is survived by his wife, Susan; five children from his first marriage; and eight grandchildren. We have sent condolences.