Welcome to the
Robert A. Good Honor Society (RGHS)
Robert A. Good, MD, PhD, DSc, FACP (1922-2003)
In memory, recognition and appreciation of a key Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) leader and physician scientist who spearheaded scholarship locally, nationally and internationally.
Dr. Good is internationally known as a “father of modern immunology” and his specific contributions include documenting the importance of the lymphocyte in the immune response, the role of the thymus in immune development and the action of the tonsils in mucosal immune defense. Dr. Good’s understanding of the basic sciences facilitated his work on transplantation, where he performed the first successful human bone marrow graft between a 5-month-old boy with immune deficiency and his 8-year-old sister in 1968.
At MCOM, Dr. Good was an active leader in the Department of Pediatrics and served as Physician-in-Chief at All Children's Hospital between 1985-2001.
He has authored, co-authored or edited more than 2,000 peer-reviewed scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters and received more than a dozen awards and honorary degrees.
Dr. Good has been described as always exhibiting enormous enthusiasm in the pursuit and debate of biomedical research. Dr. Good’s legacy includes inspiring hundreds of students and fellows to integrate research into their clinical knowledge and practice. As such, he raised the level of excitement for scientific issues including the translational applications of laboratory findings.
One of Bob Good's most enduring traits was his enormous enthusiasm in the pursuit and debate of biomedical research.
Excerpt taken from Max D. Cooper's obituary on Dr. Good from the Journal of Immunology