Bob was an all-state football player his senior year on a team that took second in state and earned a spot on the wrestling team that took third.
He graduated from CU Boulder in 1963 where he was a member of the Sophomore Men's Honor Fraternity and Vice-President of the Pre-Medical Honor Society. He attended the CU Denver School of Medicine and won the Merck Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Senior Year.
Bob did his internship in Medicine and Surgery at USC-Los Angles County General Hospital and his residency in Ophthalmology at Marquette University where he was Chief Resident. While serving in the US Army Medical Corps he was awarded the Army Commendation medal for Meritorious Service.
He was a founding partner of the Denver Eye Surgeons in 1974 and a founding member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1976 and received the Honor Award for Teaching and Scientific Presentation by the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 1991. As a Volunteer Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado he continues teaching Optics and Refraction to first year resident physicians. Since retiring from private practice in 2001 he sees patients at the Stout Street Clinic for the Homeless in Denver.