Robert L. Lippa, 55, of Bala Cynwyd, a former emergency room physician at Lankenau Hospital, died Saturday, Jan. 7, of sudden cardiac arrest while rowing in a four-person shell during a morning practice on the Schuylkill.
The website of the Fairmount Rowing Association reported that, as a member for several years, Dr. Lippa "achieved a personal milestone last summer when he won a gold medal . . . at the Masters Nationals in Oklahoma City."
Born in Swampscott, Mass., Dr. Lippa earned a bachelor's degree in neuroscience at Amherst College in 1979 and graduated in 1983 from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.