ROCKY MOUNT, NC, August 04, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Robert Eugene Zipf Jr., MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Zipf celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Retired since 2011, Dr. Zipf led an incredible career as a clinical and forensic pathologist, medical laboratory director, legal medicine consultant and educator who had the pleasure of working with many wonderful physicians and administrators for more than 40 years. After earning his medical degree, he worked for Duke University Health System as director of autopsy pathology and assistant professor of pathology on campus. He later earned an opportunity to work as a forensic pathologist and deputy coroner for Franklin County, Ohio, in 1974 before being named regional forensic pathologist for North Carolina from 1978 to 2006. Among other noteworthy roles, Dr. Zipf maintained his own practice in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, from 1978 to 2005, was director of laboratories for Nash Health Care Systems from 1978 to 2006, and was the founder of Clintrac Pathology Software.
Outside of his medical appointments, Dr. Zipf had the opportunity to teach later in his career. Named as a clinical assistant professor at East Carolina University in the school of medicine, he also taught as an adjunct professor at Atlantic Christian College (now known as Barton College) in the school of medical technology.
Dr. Zipf investigated many deaths associated with radiation overdoses. He also enjoyed converting a county coroner's system to a medical examiner's system, was responsible for establishing a medical examiner system that was overseen by several pathology residents, and assisted in the design and installation of some of the earliest laboratory information systems. As a researcher and scholar, Dr. Zipf also published numerous scholarly articles in peer reviewed journals. In retirement, Dr. Zipf began serving on numerous college and hospital boards, including the board of trustees of Nash Community College in 2016, and began providing scholarships for higher education.
Invested in his community, Dr. Zipf has been a longtime mentor of the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools since 1980, member of the Mayor's Committee on Drug and Substance Abuse since 1987 and the Nash Chamber of Commerce since 2005, a forensic advisory board member of the North Carolina Department of Justice since 2012, and a member of the board of directors of the Nash Community College since 2015. Among other activities, Dr. Zipf has also been recognized as an Eagle Scout of the Boy Scouts of America.
Dr. Zipf earned a Bachelor of Arts at DePauw University in 1962, followed by a Doctor of Medicine at The Ohio State University in 1966. Additional medical training included an internship at Miami Valley Hospital and a residency in pathology at Duke University Medical Center. He is board certified in pathology. During his studies, Dr. Zipf notably enlisted in the military as a major in the U.S Air Force in 1967. Serving to chief anatomic pathologist, he ultimately spent two years as a consultant to the surgeon general until 1974.
Dr. Zipf has aligned himself with numerous industry-related organizations throughout his prestigious career, including the Nash County Medical Society and past president. He was also named a fellow of the College of American Pathologists, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Other memberships include the Association of Clinical Scientists, the American College of Nuclear Medicine and the North Carolina Medical Society.
A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Zipf has been cited in over 40 editions of Who's Who, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who's Who in the World.
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