This article is from the ER FAQ, by Rose Cooper firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
A timid Polish woman who worked in the ER during the early
first season, she had a name that apparently no one could pronounce
(or want to, anyway), so the ER staffers re-dubbed her "Bob".
She appeared scatteringly over the course of the first
season, gradually asserting herself while working for the
administrative desk. An interesting thread was raised with her
character in "Blizzard" , when Bob impulsively jumped in the
middle of a failing operation and saved a patient with some impromptu
(and surprising) surgical work. Afterward, she revealed that she had
been a surgeon in Poland, but had no license to practice medicine in
America. Carter offered to help tutor her if she wanted to pursue
The last time she appeared, as of this writing, was in
"Summer Run" , where she was very efficient at carrying out the
wishes of new chief resident Kerry Weaver (to Doug`s dismay). Since
then, she hasn`t been on the show at all.
No one seems to know why, although it`s possible that actress
Malgoscha Gebel (who`s been in Schindler`s List among other films) has
been busy with other work, or otherwise unavailable. It`s also
possible that the writers have simply deigned not to use the
character, for their own reasons.
"Just wanted to correct question 5.37. Malgoscha's last name is
spelled 'Gebel'. She's Polish born and educated, but a German citizen.
Currently working in Los Angeles as freelance journalist for German TV.
Lives in Berlin part of the year."
-(Information courtesy Tim Lowery)