Born to Meriam Murr Zipf and Robert E. Zipf Sr., MD, in Ohio.
Earns a Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University.
Obtains a Doctor of Medicine from Ohio State University.
Serves in the U.S. Air Force as a major, chief anatomic pathologist, surgeon general and consultant until 1974.
Is director of forensic pathology and an assistant professor at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC until 1972.
Is director of radioisotope pathology at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH until 1978.
Is deputy coroner and a forensic pathologist for Franklin County, Ohio until 1978.
Is president of R.E. Zipf, PA, Pathology Associates in Rocky Mount, NC until 2005; Is director of clinical and diagnostic laboratories at Nash General Hospital until 2006.
Is a clinical associate professor at East Carolina University School of Medicine; Is a trustee of the United Fund until 1984.
Is an adjunct professor at Atlantic Christian College, now Barton College, until 1989; Is a mentor at Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools through today.
Serves on the board of directors of the Rocky Mount Kiwanis Club.
Serves as president of the Laboratory Users Group of the New York Academy of Sciences until 1990 and again in 1992.
Serves as president of the Nash County Medical Society.
Is an advisor for the Zipf Charitable Trust and Fund through today.
Serves on the board of directors of the North Carolina Wesleyan College Foundation and Nash Community College through today.
Commences his retirement.
Serves on the forensic advisory board for the North Carolina Department of Justice through today.
Receives the President’s Cup for Services from Nash Community College.
Is recognized by North Carolina Wesleyan College with an Honor for Services and the Zipf Learning Center in his name.
Receives the President’s Award from North Carolina Wesleyan College.