Randy Bertolette, founding dean of the College of Medicine's regional campus in Fort Pierce, died Thursday, Oct. 22.
Dr. Bertolette had a private pediatric practice in Vero Beach from 1979-2007, where he was a beloved figure for the children and families he served. He left his practice to open the College of Medicine’s new campus in Fort Pierce in 2007.
The campus began in offices at Indian River Community College (now State College). Dr. B, as he was affectionately known, served as campus dean until 2015, and continued as Doctoring 3 course director through 2016.
Under his leadership, the campus established affiliations with hospitals and health-care facilities throughout the Treasure Coast, recruiting more than 300 community physicians to teach FSU medical students.
Read his obituary online
A scholarship will be created in Bertolette’s name to support medical students at the Fort Pierce Regional Campus. Donations are accepted online https://bit.ly/35EM8D9, or checks can be made payable to the FSU Foundation (earmarked for F00712).
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