It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Robert Acland. Dr. Acland was, and is, a legend and pioneer in the field of microsurgery and anatomy. Dr. Acland graduated from the London Hospital Medical College in 1964, and completed his training in plastic and reconstructive surgery in Glasgow, Scotland in 1972. Dr. Acland went on to a distinguished career in surgery and anatomy and was the Director of the Microsurgery Training Laboratory and the Fresh Anatomy Dissection Laboratory (now named in his honor) at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where he developed multiple microsurgical techniques as well as instruments now in common use. He was a founding member of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, among many other honors. Most importantly, he was a cherished friend, educator, mentor and colleague of the faculty, staff, and fellows of the Christine M. Kleinert Institute. We send our condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. The world is diminished by his loss, and heaven just acquired a noble spirit, healer, and teacher!