He came to Princeton from Montclair (N.J.) College High School, where he was vice president of the school, president of his class, editor of the paper, business manager of the yearbook, and played on the varsity baseball team.
At Princeton, Bob majored in biology and graduated magna cum laude with election to Phi Beta Kappa. He was a member of Whig-Clio, the Pre-Medical Society, WPRB, and Tower Club.
After graduation, Bob earned a medical degree from Harvard Medical School, followed by an internship at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. After two years in Heidelberg, Germany, as a captain in the Army, he returned to Brigham for his residency, followed by a clinical and research fellowship in endocrinology. Bob’s lengthy career was defined by an unwavering dedication to advancing the field of medicine through research in endocrinology, patient care, teaching, and mentoring. He was first and foremost a compassionate and dedicated healer. His work ranged from teaching at Harvard Medical School to leadership in the Division of Endocrinology and its fellowship program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
In addition to his wife, Deborah, and daughter Leonore, Bob leaves an extended family. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.