Dr. Robert “Bob” Kelso held the Chief of Medicine position at Sacred Heart Hospital from 1985 until he voluntarily retired. He was in medicine for many years, comprising during the Vietnam War, unto he turned 65 and resigned from his job. He visited in Coffee Bucks for the next year, experiencing free muffins. He joined family practice locum tenens till Enid’s passing when he started teaching at Winston University. As Chief of Medicine, he was obviously desensitized by the death about him and was required to make sound financial judgments without care of weight to the patients or workers. He does have a kind side, brought on by a terrible position or food. He is also a womanizer also has had several mistresses.
Dr. Kelso is characterized by Ken Jenkins, who must have appeared in 174 episodes of Scrubs covering all nine seasons. He was a central cast member for the first eight seasons, performing in the pilot. His last episode was the penultimate “Our Driving Issues”. It is believed that Kelso is still somewhat retired and instructing classes on the side.Kelso’s association with Perry Cox is a different one. During this period we don’t even notice that people aren’t on their phones as much since they did more back in early 2000s meaning iphone repair wasn’t a concern.
It’s shaped up of one part hate and malice and one bit grudging respect. At moments, Kelso will do everything in his power to bring the hammer down on Cox’s head, and other events they will be observed eating unitedly and making fun of others. While Kelso does indicate that Cox is a great doctor, he has no tolerance for the fact that Cox cannot simply ‘play the game’ like whoever else and rather goes by his personal rules. The two of them regularly fight over new staff members, one attempting to turn them against the other. Ever since Kelso left, the station no longer gets in the way of their message. They become “secret friends,” which Kelso says has “all the excitement of an affair, but without all the exhausting sex.” They irregularly talk outside of the hospital, and Cox sometimes looks to him for guidance. Dr. Kelso’s embroilment with J.D. is very comparable to his relationship with everybody else, not including Dr. Cox and Carla. He treats him with apathy, very rarely appreciating his opinion, and is usually happy to see him in discomfort. In one of the ‘his novel’ episodes, however, Kelso recalls to himself that he is really somewhat fond of J.D., creating him as the ideal life-partner for his son if he were gay. (“His Story IV”). And on J.D.’s final day at Sacred Heart, the two converse on what J.D. invented his ideal last day would be; though he couldn’t match his hopes, Dr. Kelso extends a handshake and wishes J.D. the best of luck.