It is with deep sadness that the Fellows, President, and Staff of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia note the passing of Dr. Paul C. Brucker.
Dr. Brucker was a distinguished Fellow of the College for over 40 years, having been inducted into the Fellowship in 1971.
During that time, he served as President of the College (2008 to 2010), a Trustee of the College, and as a valuable advisor to the Governance and Investment committees. Beyond these advisory roles, Dr. Brucker chaired the Nominations Committee and the Administration Committee and served on numerous others including the Development, Finance, and Executive committees.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Brucker quickly became a highly regarded family physician in suburban Philadelphia. After 13 years in private practice, he joined Jefferson Medical College as the Founding Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Brucker went on to serve as President of Thomas Jefferson University and led the formation of Jefferson Health System.
Dr. Brucker was the recipient of numerous national honors and awards. He was a proud husband, father, and grandfather. His dedicated service to the College and its mission to advance the cause of health while upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine, will not be forgotten.
Dr. Brucker will be profoundly missed.