Dr. Robert P. Drucker, an advisory dean for the School of Medicine, works closely with students as they progress through their medical school careers. Since 1994 he has been the director of pediatric student education, coordinating the pediatric clerkship for all second-year medical students and the acting internships for fourth-year students who choose to take that elective. In addition, he has been an associate director of graduate pediatric education since 1991, working closely with the residency training program in pediatrics.
Dr. Drucker was born in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating cum laude with a degree in applied mathematics from Harvard, he earned his medical degree from Duke. He was a resident in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also spent a year in pediatric nephrology. He returned to Duke in 1983 for fellowship training in pediatric infectious diseases and was chief resident in pediatrics. He joined the pediatrics faculty in 1987 and is currently an associate clinical professor.
Dr. Drucker’s clinical interests are in general pediatrics and in pediatric infectious diseases, and he serves as an inpatient attending in both roles. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society and has received multiple teaching awards.