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Chair

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.

Below is the current list of endowed chairs:

Endowed Chair

Faculty Holder

School

Endowment Established

A.G. McNeese Chair in Pediatric Surgery

Kevin P. Lally, MD

McGovern Medical School

10/7/1982

Andrew R. Burgess, M.D. Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery Trauma

Milton L. Routt, Jr. MD

McGovern Medical School

8/17/2015

Atilla Ertan, MD Chair in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Nirav C. Thosani, MD

McGovern Medical School

1/28/2016

Bernice Weingarten Chair in Ophthalmology

Charles Garcia, MD

McGovern Medical School

11/1/2011

Bob and Hazel Casey Chair in Biochemistry

Vacant

McGovern Medical School

1/18/2017

C. Frank Webber, M.D. Chair of Family Medicine

Carlos A. Moreno, MD

McGovern Medical School

12/5/1997

Cecil M. Crigler, M.D. Chair in Urology

Run Wang, MD

McGovern Medical School

10/11/1991

Chair for Precision Health

Zhongming Zhao, PhD

School of Biomedical Informatics

2/21/2017

Chair in Biomedical Engineering

Ponnada Narayana, PhD

McGovern Medical School

8/29/2008

Cullen Chair in Molecular Medicine

Qingchun Tong, PhD

McGovern Medical School

12/1/2008

Denton A. Cooley, M.D. Chair in Surgery

Richard Andrassy, MD

McGovern Medical School

12/4/1986

Dr. Bernard and Gloria P. Katz Chair in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Mark E. Wong, DDS

School of Dentistry

1/13/2014

Dr. Thomas D. Cronin Chair in Plastic Surgery

Richard Andrassy, MD

McGovern Medical School

10/9/1986

Edward Randall, III Chair in Internal Medicine 

Philip R. Orlander, MD

McGovern Medical School

6/16/1983

Edward T. Smith, M.D. Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery

Walter R. Lowe, MD

McGovern Medical School

5/11/1995

Elizabeth Bidgood Chair in Rheumatology

Maureen D. Mayes, MD, MPH

McGovern Medical School

3/11/1997

Endowed Chair of Mitochondrial Medicine

Mary Kay Koenig, MD

McGovern Medical School

4/19/2010

Fondren Chair in Cellular Signaling

Edgar T. Walters, PhD

McGovern Medical School

5/20/1997

Frank M. Yatsu, M.D. Chair in Neurology

Sean Savitz, MD

McGovern Medical School

1/18/2013

Fred A. and Dianne F. Garrett Endowed Chair in Orthodontics

Jeryl D. English, DDS, MS

School of Dentistry

9/23/2011

Frederic B. Asche Chair in Ophthalmology

Ruth Heidelberger, MD, PhD

McGovern Medical School

9/18/2000

Guy S. Parcel Chair in Public Health

Barry R. Davis, MD, PhD

School of Public Health

8/29/2008

Harriet and Joe Foster Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience

Linda Ewing-Cobbs, PhD

McGovern Medical School

6/23/2011

Harvey S. Rosenberg, M.D., Chair in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Robert E. Brown, MD

McGovern Medical School

2/12/1987

Herbert L. and Margaret W. DuPont Chair in Biomedical Sciences

Theresa M. Koehler, PhD

McGovern Medical School

5/30/2005

Herbert L. and Margaret W. DuPont Chair in Infectious Diseases

Cesar A. Arias, MD, PhD

School of Public Health

7/30/2009

Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair in Nursing Education Leadership

Lorraine Frazier, PhD, RN

Cizik School of Nursing

9/30/2011

Isla Carroll Turner Chair in Gerontological Nursing

Vacant

Cizik School of Nursing

10/7/1982

Jack H. Mayfield, M.D. Chair in Surgery

Lillian S. Kao, MD

McGovern Medical School

4/26/2007

James C. Grotta, M.D. Chair in Neurological Recovery and Stroke

Elizabeth Noser, MD

McGovern Medical School

3/30/2012

James T. and Nancy B. Willerson Chair

David D. McPherson, MD

McGovern 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, PhD

McGovern Medical School

8/4/2004

Jesse H. Jones Chair in Molecular Biology

Ann-Bin Shyu, PhD

McGovern Medical School

2/12/1997

Joe M. Green, Jr. Chair in Ophthalmology

Stella K. Kim, MD

McGovern Medical School

11/29/2004

John P. McGovern, M.D. Chair in Medical Humanities

Thomas Cole, PhD

McGovern Medical School

4/21/2006

John S. Dunn, Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

William Dowhan, PhD

McGovern Medical School

9/22/1998

Joseph C. Gabel, M.D. Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology

Vacant

McGovern Medical School

11/26/1997

June and Virgil Waggoner Chair

John H. Byrne, PhD

McGovern Medical School

6/28/2002

Kozmetsky Family Chair in Human Genetics

Eric Boerwinkle, PhD, Director

McGovern Medical School

8/2/2004

Linda K. Finger Chair in Autoimmune and Connective Tissue Diseases

Filemon K. Tan, MD, PhD

McGovern Medical School

12/16/2008

Lynn and Oscar Wyatt Chair in Metabolic Research

Erik B. Wilson, MD

McGovern Medical School

5/4/2015

M. David Low Chair in Public Health

Eric Boerwinkle, PhD

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, MD

McGovern Medical School

6/16/1983

Meg and Dick Weekley Chair in Childhood Reading and Learning

Carolyn A. Denton, PhD

McGovern Medical School

8/31/2006

Pat R. Rutherford, Jr. Chair in Psychiatry

Jair C. Soares, MD

McGovern Medical School

2/12/1982

President George Bush Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine

Dianna M. Milewicz, MD, PhD

McGovern Medical School

9/23/1998

R. Palmer Beasley, M.D. and Lu-Yu Hwang, M.D. Chair

Vacant

School of Public Health

12/17/2012

Rochelle and Max Levit Chair in the Neurosciences

Vittorio Cristini, PhD

McGovern Medical School

11/27/2002

Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Chair in Gerontology

Carmel Dyer, MD

McGovern Medical School

4/15/1988

Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Chair in Neurology

Jaroslaw Aronowski, PhD

McGovern Medical School

4/15/1988

Samuel E. Karff, D.H.L. Chair in the John P. McGovern, M.D. Center for Humanities and Ethics

Nathan Carlin, PhD

McGovern Medical School

6/21/2006

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