Dr. Robert Berkompas is an Internal Medicine physician who received his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. He and his wife, Cyndie, moved to Nashville for his internal medicine residency training at Vanderbilt School of Medicine. This included an additional year as Chief Resident at the “old” Nashville General Hospital. Following his residency, he joined St. Thomas Medical Group where he practiced primary care preventive medicine for 25 years. In 2008 he worked as the home care team physician for Alive Hospice, overseeing the care of hospice patients in their homes. He enjoyed working with an interdisciplinary team that included social workers, nurses, chaplains, aides, and volunteers, and in November of 2015 Dr. Berkompas accepted the full-time position of Chief Medical Officer of Alive Hospice and achieved Hospice Medical Director certification. In October of 2018 he left Alive Hospice to return to primary care medicine, and has rejoined St. Thomas Medical Group.