Dr. Robert J. Kipnis, board-certified in rheumatology with Arthritis and Osteoporosis Consultants of the Carolinas (AOCC), will retire after 36 years of practicing medicine.

Dr. Kipnis graduated from Brown University and Duke University School of Medicine. He completed an Internal Medicine residency followed by a Rheumatology fellowship at Yale University. In 2000, he became a founding partner of AOCC where he has practiced ever since.

Throughout his career, Dr. Kipnis has invested his knowledge and service into healthcare and his community. His leadership as a founding member has contributed to the growth and development of AOCC as a widely-respected practice. Furthermore, he is esteemed by patients and colleagues alike for being understanding, compassionate, and thorough.

During his years of practice, Dr. Kipnis has received numerous awards including Top Doctor in Rheumatology (2007-2009, 2015, 2017) as well as the Physician Leadership Award from the Lupus Foundation of America. He has been a member of the American College of Rheumatology, North Carolina Medical Society, and Mecklenburg County Medical Society.

Dr. Kipnis would like to express his sincere gratitude to all of his patients, as well as the partners, staff, and the administration of AOCC.


  1. Anonymous

    Thank you Dr. Kipnis for caring for my aches and pains over the past few years. You have been a God send and will be sorely missed by all.
    Antonia (Toni) Bartlett

    • Anonymous

      Congrats on your retirement. I have another great provider there at AAOC. I have spoken to patients that you have served. May God Bless and enjoy your retirement.
      Selma Berkley

  2. Anonymous

    You will be missed more than you know!!

  3. Anonymous

    For thirty years you have provided care for me and given direction that enabled me to have a good quality of life. I can’t thank you enough. You will be missed. Good luck and life to you and your wife.

    Pat Gardiner

  4. Anonymous

    Best of luck to you on your retirement. Brenda McGowan

  5. Anonymous

    Dr Kipnis–Thanks for your care. I can not thank you enough. You have helped me live with my underlying rheumatologic issue. Best wishes to you and your family
    Sanjeev Shah.

  6. Anonymous

    You were always my favorite doctor and I credit you for making my life active and productive. I’ve retired, too, and relocated to the beach. The only regret I had about that decision was leaving you behind. But once again you have solved my problem! I will forever be grateful for having you in my life.

    Sara Nomellini

    P.S. Retirement rocks!

  7. Anonymous

    I counted our meeting in 2006, when you became my RA Doc, as God Sent event. Now that you’re planning a new chapter in your life I wish you more then normal happiness.
    As an avid Retiree myself I’m sure you’ll wonder why you waited so long to join in on the fun.
    Safe Travels my Friend. It’s been a pleasure. Your the best

    Harry Hamelink

  8. Anonymous

    Congratulations on your retirement!! I truly enjoyed working for you over the last 25 years. Retirement is great, we have enjoyed it. Have a drink and enjoy it!!

    Wayne & Teresa Williams

    • Anonymous

      Steve and I wish to congratulate you on your retirement. The Rheumatology specialty is a better space because of you and all of your advocacy for the patients. I learned so much and truly appreciate the 14 years of working for and with you! May you see your dreams come true! Enjoy the special time with Nancy and the kids. The future will be an exciting place.

      Steve and Iris Nichols

  9. Anonymous

    Congratulations !!!


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Dr. Robert J. Kipnis Announces Retirement