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Office of Development

Mailing Address:
Office of Development
P.O. Box 1321
Houston, TX 77251-1321
Physical Address:
Office of Development
7000 Fannin, Suite 1200
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-500-3200
Fax: 713-500-3052


An endowed Chair position is a distinction given to high-performing department leaders and senior faculty members. This honor is a valuable retention and recruitment tool that allows the university to recognize the efforts of current educators and researchers, as well as attract leaders in the health science community. As of January 1, 2015, a $1 million gift is required to establish a Chair endowment.

For questions or comments, contact:

Ty Sponberg, Senior Gift Assurance Officer
(713) 500-3210

Below is the current list of endowed chairs:

Endowed ChairFaculty HolderSchoolEndowment Established
Albert and Margaret Alkek Chair in Early Childhood Development Susan H. Landry, Ph.D. Medical School 3/24/2009
A.G. McNeese Chair in Pediatric Surgery Kevin P. Lally, M.D. Medical School 10/7/1982
Andrew R. Burgess, M.D. Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery Trauma Vacant Medical School 8/17/2015
Bernice Weingarten Chair in Ophthalmology Charles Garcia, M.D. Medical School 11/1/2011
C. Frank Webber, M.D. Chair of Family Medicine Carlos A. Moreno, M.D. Medical School 12/5/1997
Cecil M. Crigler, M.D. Chair in Urology Run Wang, M.D. Medical School 10/11/1991
Chair in Childhood Reading and Learning Vacant Medical School 8/31/2006
Chair in Biomedical Engineering Ponnada Narayana, Ph.D. Medical School 8/29/2008
Cullen Chair in Molecular Medicine Peter A. Doris, Ph.D. Medical School 12/1/2008
Denton A. Cooley, M.D. Chair in Surgery Richard Andrassy, M.D. Medical School 12/4/1986
Dr. Thomas D. Cronin Chair in Plastic Surgery Richard Andrassy, M.D. Medical School 10/9/1986
Edward Randall, III Chair in Internal Medicine  Philip R. Orlander, M.D. Medical School 6/16/1983
Edward T. Smith, M.D. Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery Walter R. Lowe, M.D. Medical School 5/11/1995
Elizabeth Bidgood Chair in Rheumatology Maureen D. Mayes, M.D., M.P.H. Medical School 3/11/1997
Endowed Chair of Mitochondrial Medicine Mary Kay Koenig, M.D. Medical School 4/19/2010
Fondren Chair in Cellular Signaling Edgar T. Walters, Ph.D. Medical School 5/20/1997
Frank M. Yatsu, M.D. Chair in Neurology Sean Savitz, M.D. Medical School 1/18/2013
Frederic B. Asche Chair in Ophthalmology John O’Brien, Ph.D. Medical School 9/18/2000
Guy S. Parcel Chair in Public Health Barry R. Davis, M.D., Ph.D. School of Public Health 8/29/2008
Harriet and Joe Foster Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience Vacant Medical School 6/23/2011
Harvey S. Rosenberg, M.D., Chair in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Dr. Robert E. Brown Medical School 2/12/1987
Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair in Nursing Education Leadership Lorraine Frazier, Ph.D., R.N. School of Nursing 9/30/2011
Isla Carroll Turner Chair in Gerontological Nursing Vacant School of Nursing 10/7/1982
Jack H. Mayfield, M.D. Chair in Surgery John B. Holcomb, M.D., F.A.C.S. Medical School 4/26/2007
James C. Grotta, M.D. Chair in Neurological Recovery and Stroke Elizabeth Noser, M.D. Medical School 3/30/2012
James T. and Nancy B. Willerson Chair David D. McPherson, M.D. Medical School 5/10/2001
Jane Dale Owen Chair in Environmental Health Protection Vacant School of Public Health 8/29/2008
Janice Davis Gordon Chair for Bowel Cancer Research Qingyun Liu, Ph.D. Medical School 8/4/2004
Jesse H. Jones Chair in Molecular Biology Ann-Bin Shyu, Ph.D. Medical School 2/12/1997
Joe M. Green, Jr. Chair in Ophthalmology Vacant Medical School 11/29/2004
John P. McGovern, M.D. Chair in Medical Humanities Thomas Cole, Ph.D. Medical School 4/21/2006
John S. Dunn, Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology William Dowhan, Ph.D. Medical School 9/22/1998
Joseph C. Gabel, M.D. Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology Carin A. Hagberg, M.D. Medical School 11/26/1997
June and Virgil Waggoner Chair John H. Byrne, Ph.D. Medical School 6/28/2002
Kozmetsky Family Chair in Human Genetics Eric Boerwinkle, Ph.D., Director Medical School 8/2/2004
Levit Family Chair in the Neurosciences Vacant Medical School 11/27/2002
Linda K. Finger Chair in Autoimmune and Connective Tissue Diseases Filemon K. Tan, M.D., Ph.D. Medical School 12/16/2008
Lynn and Oscar Wyatt Chair in Metabolic Research Vacant Medical School 5/4/2015
M. David Low Chair in Public Health Vacant School of Public Health 8/31/2004
Marcus M. Key, M.D.--Shell Occupational and Environmental Health Endowed Chair Vacant School of Public Health 8/7/2013
Mary W. Kelsey Chair in the Medical Sciences Herbert L. DuPont, M.D. Medical School 6/16/1983
Pat R. Rutherford, Jr. Chair in Psychiatry Jair C. Soares, M.D. Medical School 2/12/1982
President George Bush Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine Dianna M. Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D. Medical School 9/23/1998
R. Palmer Beasley, M.D. Chair Vacant School of Public Health 12/17/2012
Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Chair in Gerontology Carmel Dyer, M.D. Medical School 4/15/1988
Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Chair in Neurology Jaroslaw Aronowski, Ph.D. Medical School 4/15/1988
Samuel E. Karff, D.H.L. Chair in the John P. McGovern, M.D. Center for Humanities and Ethics Jeffrey Spike, Ph.D. Medical School 6/21/2006
William S. Kilroy, Sr. Chair in Pulmonary Disease Michael R. Blackburn, Ph.D. Medical School 4/4/2003