Robert B. Greenblatt, MD
Robert B. Greenblatt, MD

Who Was Dr. Greenblatt?

You have seen his name above the entrance to the Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library. You have passed by the bronze bust of Dr. Greenblatt as you entered the Library.

But who was Dr. Robert B. Greenblatt?

On Thursday, January 23 Dr. Paul G. McDonough will present “The Life and Times of Robert B. Greenblatt, MD” as part of the History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series. The presentation is free and begins at 12:00 p.m. and will be held in the Historical Collections and Archives Room (AB-225) in the Greenblatt Library. Attendees may bring their lunch to enjoy during the lecture.

Dr. Greenblatt was a distinguished physician and medical researcher whose work in the management and treatment of endocrine disorders was documented in hundreds of scientific articles and book chapters. His work brought national attention to the Medical College of Georgia. From 1946 to 1972, he served as a professor and chair of MCG’s Department of Endocrinology, the first such academic department in the United States.

Dr. McDonough is a Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Pediatrics; and Physiology. He has been with GRU since 1966 and served as the Director of Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility, and Genetics from 1966-1996 and worked with Dr. Greenblatt.

The Historical Collection and Archives houses the Robert B. Greenblatt Papers and his own personal book collection in the Greenblatt Room (AB-155). More information about this collection may be found in this finding aid:

For questions regarding the History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series at Greenblatt Library, please contact Renee Sharrock at or 706-721-3444. Below are dates and info for upcoming lectures:

Thursday, April 24, 2014 – 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Bill Andrews, MA, CMI, FAMI – Interim Chair and Program Director, Medical Illustration

Topic: The Gravid Uterus

Thursday, May 22, 2014 – 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Speaker: A. Bleakley Chandler, MD – Chairman Emeritus, Pathology Department

Topic: Early Detection of Cervical Cancer: The Work of Dr. Edgar Pund

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Lisa Stephens, BSN, MN, DNP – Assistant Professor, Physiological and Technological Nursing

Topic: Historical Overview of Nursing Anesthesia