Robert Dolgoff, M.D. (THS 1960)

2013 Hall of Fame Inductee

Psychiatrist and Medical Volunteer.

Topeka High activities were typical (debate, Boy’s Pep, Key Club) with one unique first; Dr. Dolgoff was Topeka High’s first A.F.S. student to study abroad, in France. College honors include Magna Cum Laude in English Literature from Harvard (1964) and Phi Beta Kappa followed with a medical degree, also from Harvard. After psychiatric residency in New York, Dr. Dolgoff moved to California, eventually becoming Chief Psychiatrist, Berkeley Therapy Institute (1978 – 2001) and then the Institute’s Medical Director (2001 – present). In 1990 he and another physician were invited to Laos to meet clinicians in that country. Seeing needs there, upon his return to America he sent textbooks, journals, and medications to Laos to bring them up-to-date. Out of this endeavor he established the non-profit, all-volunteer Doctor to Doctor program assisting medical facilities across the globe.