Spirit of Maryville 2017: Robert Tucker

Robert E. Tucker, MD, MBA, AIF, has enjoyed two successful careers. He was an orthopedic hand surgeon for more than 25 years and served as medical director of the St. Louis Orthopedic Institute, but he changed his career path 10 years ago.

During his years as a surgeon, Tucker involved himself deeply in the business side of medicine, while at the same time envisioning the day this would become his “second chapter.” According to plan, in 2006 he jumped from being a client of Plancorp, a financial planning and investment management firm, to becoming a member of the firm itself.

Now as a vice president of Plancorp, Tucker uses his accrued knowledge of investment and planning to help physicians and other clients achieve their own dreams. Tucker earned his MBA from Maryville in 1998, and served as a longtime member of the John E. Simon School of Business Advisory Board. He is also a longstanding member of the Duchesne Society and serves on the National Leadership Council Executive Committee.