Robert C. Kimbrough III

A memorial service for Dr. Robert C. Kimbrough III, 68, Lubbock, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul’s on the Plains Episcopal Church in Lubbock.
He died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock.
Dr. Kimbrough was born Nov. 26, 1941, in Washington, D.C., the son of Drs. Robert C. Jr. and Victoria Kimbrough.
He graduated from Lawrence, Kan., High School in 1959, from Kansas University in 1963 and from Kansas University School of Medicine in 1969.
Dr. Kimbrough was an internal medicine intern and resident at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and was chief resident at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Kimbrough started a fellowship in infectious diseases under Dr. Temple W. Williams at Baylor and completed his studies with Dr. Richard E. Bryant at the University of Oregon.
Dr. Kimbrough was chief of infectious diseases at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Ore., and was a faculty member of the Oregon Health Sciences University from 1974 to 1989. He practiced infectious diseases from 1989 to 1993 at Ferrell-Duncan Clinic in Springfield, Mo. For the past 17 years he had been a professor in the division of infectious diseases, department of internal medicine, at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. During his tenure at Texas Tech, Dr. Kimbrough also served as chief of infectious diseases and clerkship director.
Dr. Kimbrough was recently named a Master in the American College of Physicians. He was also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He was a past president of the Oregon chapter of the ACP and held several leadership positions in the Oregon Medical Association. He was also a past president of the Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society and an active member and leader in the Texas Medical Association, the Texas chapter of the ACP, the American Association of the History of Medicine, and the Society of Healthcare Epidemiologists of America. He also was a member of the American Osler Society.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Susan Kimbrough; three sons, Bob and wife Jody, Olathe, Kan., John, Chicago, and Brad and wife Sarah, Louisville, Ky.; a daughter, Susie Gilson and husband Alan, Olathe; and three sisters, Victoria, New York City, Eliza, Kansas City, Kan., and Lydia, San Diego.