The College notes the passing of Robert B. Copeland, MD, MACP.

Robert B. Copeland, MD, MACP

Robert (Bob) B. Copeland, MD, MACP, died April 21, 2024.

Dr. Copeland became an MACP in 1993 and served as Governor of the Georgia Chapter from 1986 to 1991. He later became Chair of the Board of Regents, serving from 1998 to 1999. In 1993, Dr. Copeland was the Georgia Chapter Laureate Award winner. He received the Alfred Stengel Memorial Award for Outstanding Service in 2002 and the Georgia Chapter Leadership Award in 2011.

Dr. Copeland graduated from the Medical College of the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1960 and subsequently attended Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency and fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and later moved to LaGrange, Ga., to begin his cardiology practice. By 1972, he helped found the Georgia Heart Clinic and was its first medical director.

Dr. Copeland also founded and was president of Southern CardioPulmonary Associates, was a former president of the Georgia chapter of American Heart Association, and served on The Joint Commission's board of trustees. In 2000, he was selected by former President Bill Clinton to take part in an international working group that created a new charter for medical professionalism. Dr. Copeland taught at Emory University Hospital and University of Alabama at Birmingham and co-chaired the International Echo Conference with the latter institution for more than 25 years.

A full obituary is online.