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Robert "Bob" Pyle given Emory's Physician Assistant of the Year Award

Bob Pyle

Robert "Bob" Pyle with Marquetha Mayfield as leaders of the M & M Society

Bob served his country proudly in Vietnam earning an honorable discharge from the United States Army. He went on to earn a degree as a Physician Assistant as the first graduating class from Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta in 1973. He survived 3 different rounds of cancer to serve a lifelong passion of helping people and teaching, ultimately retiring from Dekalb Emergency Room in 2012. He continued to teach at Emory in many of the medical school PA classes and labs, sharing with students his vast knowledge and experience in practicing medicine until his passing. Bob was a student society leader with Marqueha Mayfield for 2 years.

Bob was honored with the 2016 Physician Assistant of the Year Award voted on by the PA faculty annualy to recognize outstanding service to the Emory PA program and the PA profession. This award was given to his son Dr. Robert C. Pyle by Marquetha Mayfield at the 2016 Graduation Award Breakfast.

Robert "Bob" Lee Pyle, 69, of Lawrenceville, Ga. Passed away peacefully at his home on September 13, 2016.

Always cheerful and willing to help, he will be sorely missed by many.

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