The 91 Endowed Chairs of Rush University

1963

THE JEAN SCHWEPPE ARMOUR CHAIR OF NEUROLOGY
This was the first endowed chair at any private hospital in the country. It was established as a memorial to Jean Schweppe Armour by Trustee A. Watson Armour III, other members of the Armour family, and by her friends as a tribute to her leadership as a Medical Center volunteer and a member of its Woman's Board.

Holders: Leyla deToledo-Morrell, PhD
The Jean Schweppe Armour Professor of Neurology

Jeffrey H. Kordower, PhD
The Jean Schweppe Armour Professor of Neurology

Maynard M. Cohen, MD, PhD
The Jean Schweppe Armour Professor of Neurology
Emeritus

1965

THE JOHN W. AND HELEN H. WATZEK CHAIR OF BIOCHEMISTRY
Established by John W. Watzek, Jr., an industrialist, to honor the memory of his parents. Mr. Watzek's philanthropy grew out of a relationship with the Medical Center and with Richard B. Capps, MD, his physician.

(The chair is currently unfilled)

Theodore E. Oegema, Jr., PhD
The John W. and Helen H. Watzek Professor of Biochemistry
Emeritus

Klaus E. Kuettner, PhD
The John W. and Helen H. Watzek Professor of Biochemistry
Emeritus

1967

THE WILLARD L. WOOD, MD, CHAIR OF RHEUMATOLOGY
Established through a bequest of the late Charles S. Pillsbury, his family, and other grateful patients to honor their physician, Willard L. Wood, MD, a 1930 graduate of Rush Medical College and a Rush Medical College faculty member for more than 45 years.

Holder: Joel A. Block, MD
The Willard L. Wood, MD, Professor of Rheumatology
Director, Section of Rheumatology

1968

THE HARRIET BLAIR BORLAND CHAIR OF PATHOLOGY
Established by Chauncey B. Borland, a Trustee of St. Luke's Hospital for many years, in memory of his mother, who shared his interest in clinical pathology and supported the same interests during her lifetime.

Holders: Robert De Cresce, MD
The Harriet Blair Borland Professor of Pathology Chair, Department of Pathology

Meryl H. Haber, MD
The Harriet Blair Borland Professor of Pathology
Emeritus

THE RICHARD B. CAPPS, MD, CHAIR OF HEPATOLOGY
Established by friends, patients and family in recognition of the contributions of Richard B. Capps, MD, to medicine, particularly his pioneering research and study of hepatitis.

Holder: (the chair is currently unfilled)

THE JOSEPHINE DYRENFORTH CHAIR OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
Established by a bequest of Mrs. Josephine Dyrenforth in appreciation of the care given her husband, Arthur, a well-known Chicago attorney.

Holders: Ali Keshavarzian, MD
The Josephine Dyrenforth Professor of Gastroenterology
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Professor of Pharmacology

Seymour M. Sabesin, MD
The Josephine Dyrenforth Professor of Gastroenterology
Emeritus

THE WOMAN'S BOARD CHAIR OF PEDIATRICS
Established by the Woman's Board of Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital, it was the first endowed chair of pediatrics at any hospital in the nation and the first major endowment by the Woman's Board.

Holders: Kenneth M. Boyer, MD
The Woman's Board Professor of Pediatrics
Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Samuel P. Gotoff, MD
The Woman's Board Professor of Pediatrics
Emeritus

Joseph R. Christian, MD
The Woman's Board Professor of Pediatrics
Emeritus

1969

THE ELODIA KEHM CHAIR OF HEMATOLOGY
Established through the bequest of Elodia Kehm, widow of the owner of Kehm Construction, who died of cancer in 1932.

Holders: Stephanie A. Gregory, MD
The Elodia Kehm Professor of Hematology
Director, Section of Hematology
Co-Director, The Lymphoma Center, Rush Cancer Institute

William H. Knospe, MD
The Elodia Kehm Professor of Hematology
Emeritus

1970

THE MARY AND JOHN BENT CHAIR OF CARDIOVASCULAR-THORACIC SURGERY
Established through the leadership of Trustee John P. Bent. The chair, originally created as the Chair of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery, was renamed on February 12, 1992, to honor the Bents, who provided the major philanthropy for this professorship.

Holders: (the chair is currently unfilled)

Hassan Najafi, MD
The Mary and John Bent Professor of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery
Emeritus

THE HARRY BOYSEN, MD, CHAIR OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
Established by gifts from the Woman's Board of Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, the Trustees, and grateful patients of Harry Boysen, MD.

Holders: (the chair is currently unfilled)

Lourens J. Zaneveld, DVM, PhD
The Harry Boysen, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Emeritus

THE JOHN M. SIMPSON CHAIR OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
Established when John M. Simpson, a dedicated Trustee, first of Presbyterian Hospital, then of the merged Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital for 38 years, permitted his name to be identified with this endowment, which was made possible largely through his generosity.

Holders: Howard T. Strassner, MD
The John M. Simpson Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

George D. Wilbanks, MD
The John M. Simpson Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Emeritus

THE BISHOP ANDERSON CHAIR OF RELIGION AND MEDICINE
Established through the philanthropy of Mrs. Laurance Armour, Sr., and the leadership of Bishop Charles P. Anderson, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago from 1900 to 1930, as an important recognition of the heritage and commitment of Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center.

Holder: The Rev. Clayton L. Thomason, JD, MDiv
The Bishop Anderson Professor of Religion and Medicine
Chair, Department of Religion, Health and Human Values

THE RALPH C. BROWN, MD, CHAIR OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
Established by the family and friends of Ralph C. Brown, MD, a 1904 graduate of Rush Medical College, who served as a professor of medicine and who was a member of the medical staff of Presbyterian Hospital until he died in 1954. Dr. Brown's son, R. Gordon Brown, MD, a 1939 graduate of Rush Medical College, continued his father's tradition of dedication to patients and to Rush Medical College, as a former president of the Alumni Association of Rush Medical College, as a senior attending physician (emeritus) in Internal Medicine and as a Life Trustee of the Medical Center until his death in 1996.

Holder: Stuart Levin, MD
The Ralph C. Brown, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine

1971

THE THOMAS J. COOGAN, SR., MD, CHAIR OF IMMUNOLOGY
Established in tribute to the late Thomas J. Coogan, Sr., MD, and in memory of Benjamin F. Lindheimer by Mr. Lindheimer's daughter, Marjorie Lindheimer Everett, who recognized Dr. Coogan's outstanding service to the medical profession and encouraged great progress in the discipline of immunology at Rush.

Holders: Alan L. Landay, PhD
The Thomas J. Coogan, Sr., MD, Professor of Immunology
Chair, Department of Immunology/Microbiology

Henry Gewurz, MD
The Thomas J. Coogan, Sr., MD, Professor of Immunology
Emeritus

THE JAMES LOWENSTINE CHAIR OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
Created by the Lowenstine Foundation to honor the president of Central Steel and Wire Company and to inspire and promote the Rush philosophy of patient-centered care and, in particular, the clinical training of the family doctor.

Holder: Gordon M. Trenholme, MD
The James Lowenstine Professor of Internal Medicine
Director, Section of Infectious Disease

1972

THE STANLEY G. HARRIS, SR., CHAIR OF PSYCHIATRY
Established as a lasting memorial to the late Stanley G. Harris, Sr., who, as a Trustee provided his leadership and generous philanthropy to Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center for many years.

Holder: Jan Fawcett, MD
The Stanley G. Harris, Sr., Professor of Psychiatry

THE J. BAILEY CARTER, MD, CHAIR OF CARDIOLOGY
Established by a bequest of his widow, Ruth Carter, this chair honors J. Bailey Carter, MD, a well-known professor of cardiology on the Rush Medical College faculty from 1928 to 1938.

Holder: Robert A. Balk, MD
The J. Bailey Carter, MD, Professor of Cardiology
Director, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

1973

THE STANTON A. FRIEDBERG, MD, CHAIR OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY AND
BRONCHOESOPHAGOLOGY

Established by family, friends and grateful patients in honor of Stanton A. Friedberg, MD, a pre-eminent physician, a 1934 graduate of Rush Medical College, emeritus professor, former department chair and former president of the Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital medical staff.

Holder: David D. Caldarelli, MD
The Stanton A. Friedberg, MD, Professor of Otolaryngology
Chair, Department of Otolaryngology

1974

THE JACK FRASER SMITH CHAIR OF SURGERY
Established by Bertha Spaeti Smith, in memory of her husband, to recognize and honor outstanding physicians and surgeons in the department of surgery.

Holder: S. Forrest Dodson, MD
The Jack Fraser Smith Professor of Surgery
Director, Section of Abdominal Transplantation

1975

THE OTHO S. A. SPRAGUE CHAIR OF PATHOLOGY
Established to recognize the Otho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute, which was created through the will of Otho S. A. Sprague, a civic leader in Chicago at the turn of the 20th century, and which, since 1938, has supported research at Rush, especially in the departments of biochemistry, immunology/microbiology and pathology.

Holders: Paolo Gattuso, MD
The Otho S. A. Sprague Professor of Pathology

Melvin M. Schwartz, MD
The Otho S. A. Sprague Professor of Pathology
Emeritus

THE FRANCIS N. AND CATHERINE O. BARD CHAIR OF PHYSIOLOGY
Established in 1975 by bequest of Trustee Francis N. Bard, who took an active interest in the Medical Center that his family continues.

Holder: Robert S. Eisenberg, PhD
The Francis N. and Catherine O. Bard Professor of Physiology
Chair, Department of Molecular Biophysics and Physiology

1977

THE WILLIAM A. HARK, MD-SUSANNE G. SWIFT CHAIR OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
Established by the bequest of Miss Susanne G. Swift, a patient of William A. Hark, MD, and a generous gift of Mrs. William A. Hark, as well as personal gifts by members of the medical staff and the department of orthopaedic surgery.

Holders: Joshua J. Jacobs, MD
The William A. Hark, MD-Susanne G. Swift Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Gunnar B. J. Andersson, MD, PhD
The William A. Hark, MD-Susanne G. Swift Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Emeritus

1978

THE SAMUEL G. TAYLOR III, MD, CHAIR OF ONCOLOGY
Established by friends, patients, and colleagues to honor Samuel G. Taylor III, MD, a 1932 graduate of Rush Medical College and professor emeritus of internal medicine. Dr. Taylor remained involved in the section of medical oncology, which he founded, until his death in 1997.

Holder: Parameswaran Venugopal, MD
The Samuel G. Taylor III, MD, Professor of Oncology
Associate Director, Division of Hematology/ Oncology/ Stem Cell Transplant

THE ROBERT C. BORWELL CHAIR OF NEUROLOGY
Established by Trustee Robert C. Borwell, to set an example for others to follow in providing for the endowment needs of the new Rush University and to support the research and treatment of multiple sclerosis and related diseases.

Holders: David A. Bennett, MD
The Robert C. Borwell Professor of Neurology
Director, The Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center

Floyd A. Davis, MD
The Robert C. Borwell Professor of Neurology
Emeritus

THE JOHN L. AND HELEN KELLOGG DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF NURSING
Established by the John L. and Helen Kellogg Foundation as a memorial to Mr. and Mrs. Kellogg as part of a $4.5 million gift to the College of Nursing. This commitment also named the Kellogg Pavilion and created the John L. and Helen Kellogg National Center for Excellence in Nursing at the Medical Center.

Holders: Melanie C. Dreher, PhD, RN
The John L. and Helen Kellogg Dean of the College of Nursing

Kathleen G. Andreoli, DSN
The John L. and Helen Kellogg Dean of the College of Nursing
Emeritus

1980

THE HELEN SHEDD KEITH CHAIR OF GENERAL SURGERY
Established in tribute to Helen Shedd Keith, a member of St. Luke's Hospital Woman's Board and later of the combined boards of both Presbyterian and St. Luke's Hospitals, a founder of the Anchor Cross Society, and generous donor to Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center. The chair was endowed by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and John Bent.

Holder: Daniel J. Deziel, MD, MS
The Helen Shedd Keith Professor of General Surgery
Chairperson, Department of General Surgery

1981

THE CLARK WYLIE FINNERUD, MD, CHAIR OF DERMATOLOGY
Established by Mrs. Clark W. Finnerud in tribute to the life and memory of her husband, a 1915 graduate of Rush Medical College, a professor and towering figure in the field of dermatology.

Holders: Michael D. Tharp, MD
The Clark Wylie Finnerud, MD, Professor of Dermatology
Chair, Department of Dermatology

Frederick D. Malkinson, MD
The Clark Wylie Finnerud, MD, Professor of Dermatology
Emeritus

THE JAMES A. CAMPBELL, MD, DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CHAIR
Established by a group of former chairmen of the Board of Trustees and special friends of the Medical Center to permanently recognize the vision, imagination, and personal dedication of the Medical Center's first president.

Holder: Larry Goodman, MD
The James A. Campbell, MD, Distinguished Service Professor
Professor, Internal Medicine
President, Rush University

THE MUEHRCKE FAMILY CHAIR OF NEPHROLOGY
Established by Robert C. Muehrcke, MD, and his family. The decision to establish this chair grew out of the training Dr. Muehrcke received at Rush and especially from the training he received from Robert C. Kark, MD, who, as professor of internal medicine at Rush Medical College, is world-renowned for his pioneering work in renal biopsies.

Holder: Edmund J. Lewis, MD
The Muehrcke Family Professor of Nephrology
Director, Section of Nephrology

1984

THE WILLIAM GOTTSCHALK, MD, CHAIR OF ANESTHESIOLOGY
Established and named in honor of William Gottschalk, MD, a distinguished member of the departments of anesthesiology and obstetrics and gynecology. The chair was made possible through a bequest intention of Patricia Gottschalk and gifts from members of the department of anesthesiology.

Holder: Anthony D. Ivankovich, MD
The William Gottschalk, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology

THE MAX S. SADOVE, MD, CHAIR OF ANESTHESIOLOGY
Established primarily by gifts from members of the department of anesthesiology and patients and friends of Max S. Sadove, MD, former chair of the department.

Holder: David S. Rothenberg, MD
The Max S. Sadove, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Section of Anesthesia Critical Care

1985

THE WOMAN'S BOARD CHAIR OF CHILD PSYCHIATRY
Established by the Woman's Board of Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center as one of the first endowed chairs in child psychiatry in the nation, to serve the psychiatric needs of the children in the community. It is the second endowed Chair established by the Woman's Board.

Holders: Louis J. Kraus, MD
The Woman's Board Professor of Child Psychiatry
Director, Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Elva O. Poznanski, MD
The Woman's Board Professor of Child Psychiatry
Emeritus

THE COLEMAN FOUNDATION CHAIR FOR BLOOD AND BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION
Established by the Coleman/Fannie May Candies Foundation to strengthen resources in the Midwest for cancer treatment and research, honoring the memory of Thomas Hazen Thorne, a former director of the Foundation who died of leukemia.

Holder: Henry Chi Hang Fung, MD
The Coleman Foundation Professor of Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation
Director, The Coleman Foundation Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Center

1987

THE CIBA-GEIGY CHAIR OF BIOCHEMISTRY
Established by CIBA-GEIGY, the American arm of the multinational chemical and pharmaceutical firm headquartered in Switzerland, with hopes of conquering arthritis as one of mankind's most widespread afflictions, and as an example of the productive relationships between industry and academic medicine.

Holders: Susan G. Chubinskaya, PhD
The Ciba-Geigy Professor of Biochemistry

Klaus E. Kuettner, PhD
The Ciba-Geigy Professor of Biochemistry
Emeritus

THE CLAUDE N. LAMBERT, MD - HELEN S. THOMSON CHAIR OF ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY
Established through the bequest of Helen S. Thomson, a patient, longtime friend and neighbor of the late Claude N. Lambert, MD. Dr. Lambert served the Medical Center for 40 years and was a leader in setting the department of orthopedic surgery on the course which has brought it world recognized stature.

Holder: Bernard R. Bach, Jr., MD
The Claude N. Lambert, MD–Helen S. Thomson Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Director, Section of Sports Medicine

THE CHARLES J. AND MARGARET ROBERTS CHAIR OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
Established through a trust created by the bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Roberts, who were patients and longtime friends of the late physician, George W. Stuppy, MD. In gratitude for Dr. Stuppy's care and friendship, Mr. and Mrs. Roberts directed a generous bequest to establish the Charles J. and Margaret Roberts Fund for Preventive Medicine.

Holders: Lynda H. Powell, PhD
The Charles J. and Margaret Roberts Professor of Preventive Medicine
Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine

Henry R. Black, MD
The Charles J. and Margaret Roberts Professor of Preventive Medicine
Emeritus

James A. Schoenberger, MD
The Charles J. and Margaret Roberts Professor of Preventive Medicine
Emeritus

THE GEORGE W. STUPPY, MD, CHAIR OF ARTHRITIS
Established through the bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Roberts to honor their special relationship with Dr. George Stuppy. It recognizes Dr. Stuppy's distinguished career of nearly 50 years as a physician, scientist and teacher at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center.

Holder: Eugene J.-M.A. Thonar, PhD
The George W. Stuppy, MD, Professor of Arthritis
Professor, Internal Medicine

THE JAMES B. HERRICK, MD, CHAIR OF HEART RESEARCH
Established through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Roberts, this chair recognizes the significant contributions of James B. Herrick, MD, to cardiology and internal medicine. Dr. Herrick, a 1888 graduate of Rush Medical College, served on the college's faculty for many years.

Holder: James E. Calvin, Jr., MD
The James B. Herrick, MD, Professor of Heart Research
Director, Section of Cardiology
Co-director, Rush Heart and Vascular Institute

1988

THE ALLA V. AND SOLOMON JESMER CHAIR OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRIC MEDICINE
Established through the bequest of Solomon Jesmer, the chair is a tribute to Mr. Jesmer's late wife, Alla V. Jesmer, and to the care they both received in their last years at the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center for the Elderly. Mr. Jesmer hoped to advance research and education in the fields of gerontology and geriatric medicine.

Holder: Denis A. Evans, MD
The Alla V. and Solomon Jesmer Professor of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
Director, Center for Research on Health and Aging
Co-Director of Research, Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center

THE CATHARINE AND R. WINFIELD ELLIS-PHILIP N. JONES, MD, CHAIR OF UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS
Established through the bequest of R. Winfield Ellis, this chair recognizes the importance of the patient-physician bond upon which the Medical Center has been built. In honoring their friend and physician, Philip N. Jones, MD, the Ellises directed this gift to offer financial assistance for future health care providers educated at Rush University, with preference given to medical and nursing students.

Holders: David C. Shelledy, PhD
The Catharine and R. Winfield Ellis-Philip N. Jones, MD,
Professor of University Affairs
Dean, College of Health Sciences

John E. Trufant, EdD
The Catharine and R. Winfield Ellis-Philip N. Jones, MD,
Professor of University Affairs
Emeritus

1989

THE JOHN W. CURTIN, M.D., CHAIR OF PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
Established by Mr. and Mrs. William A. Thomas, Sr., and other friends, patients, students and colleagues of John W. Curtin, MD, former chair of the department of plastic and reconstructive surgery, to pay tribute to him and his many accomplishments in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Holders: John W. Polley, MD
The John W. Curtin, MD, Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Chair, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Randall E. McNally, MD
The John W. Curtin, MD, Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Emeritus

THE COLONEL ROBERT R. McCORMICK CHAIR OF DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
Created through a gift from the Robert R. McCormick Charitable Trust, the McCormick chair builds upon the Trust's commitment to scientific investigation and diagnostic imaging as provided in The Colonel Robert R. McCormick Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility, which was established in 1983.

Holders: Sharon E. Byrd, MD
The Colonel Robert R. McCormick Professor of Diagnostic Imaging
Chair, Department of Diagnostic Radiation and Nuclear Medicine

David A. Turner, MD
The Colonel Robert R. McCormick Professor of Diagnostic Imaging
Emeritus

THE DR. GLENN G. AND BLANCHE S. EHRLER CHAIR OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
Established through a bequest of Dr. and Mrs. Glenn G. Ehrler. Dr. Ehrler was a 1931 graduate of Rush Medical College, took his internship at Presbyterian Hospital and subsequently enjoyed a successful career in surgery.

Holder: Ewa Radwanska, MD, PhD
The Glenn G. and Blanche S. Ehrler Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

THE INDEPENDENCE FOUNDATION CHAIR IN NURSING EDUCATION
Established through the generosity of the Independence Foundation of Pennsylvania to advance nursing education and promote the pivotal role of nursing in the 21st century.

Holder: JoEllen Wilbur, PhD, APN
The Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education
Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing

THE CYNTHIA OUDEJANS HARRIS, MD, CHAIR OF PSYCHIATRY
Established through the dissolution of the Stanley G. Harris, Sr. Trust, of which the Medical Center was a beneficiary, this professorship honors the daughter of former Trustee Stanley G. Harris, Sr. and the sister of Life Trustee, Stanley G. Harris, Jr., who dedicated her life to the practice of psychiatric medicine.

Holder: Arnold I. Goldberg, MD
The Cynthia Oudejans Harris, MD, Professor of Psychiatry

THE STANLEY G. HARRIS FAMILY CHAIR OF PSYCHIATRY
Also established through the dissolution of the Stanley G. Harris, Sr. Trust, this chair pays tribute to the Harris family's faithful stewardship of the Medical Center through the years.

Holder: Howard M. Kravitz, D.O., M.P.H
The Stanley G. Harris Family Professor of Psychiatry

THE JOSEPH AND FLORENCE MANASTER FOUNDATION CHAIR OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Established through a gift from the Joseph and Florence Manaster Foundation. Because of his concern for multiple sclerosis patients, and in tribute to the life and memory of his first wife, Florence, Joseph Manaster stipulated in his will that monies he left to the foundation be used to provide compassionate care for people with multiple sclerosis.

Holder: Jacob H. Fox, MD
The Joseph and Florence Manaster Foundation Professor of Multiple Sclerosis
Chair and Professor of Neurological Sciences
Co-director, Rush Neuroscience Institute

1990

THE FRANCES T. AND LESTER B. KNIGHT CHAIR OF GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY
Established through the philanthropy of the Lester B. Knight Charitable Trust, at the direction of Mrs. Frances T. Knight, for the purposes of furthering the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer through education and research. This chair pays tribute to the memory of the late Mr. Knight and recognizes Mrs. Knight for her foresight and commitment to Rush. Furthermore, it is an expression of Mrs. Knight's gratitude to the Medical Center for excellence in patient care and, in particular, to George D. Wilbanks, MD.

Holder: Jacques S. Abramowicz, MD
The Frances T. and Lester B. Knight Professor of Gynecologic Oncology
Director, Section of Gynecologic Oncology

1991

THE UNITED PARKINSON FOUNDATION CHAIR IN NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES
Established in large measure through the philanthropy of the United Parkinson Foundation. The chair pays tribute to the United Parkinson Foundation now merged to become The Parkinson's Disease Foundation, which has, through steady support over two decades, helped the Parkinson's disease program at Rush achieve international renown.

Holder: Christopher Goetz, MD
The United Parkinson Foundation Professor of Neurological Sciences
Director, Section of Movement Disorders

1992

THE GRAINGER CHAIR OF PSYCHIATRY
Established through the generosity of The Grainger Foundation. This chair represents the Foundation's dedication to advancing research and treatment in psychiatry.

Holders: Mark H. Pollack, MD
The Grainger Professor
Chairperson, Department of Psychiatry

William A. Scheftner, MD
The Grainger Director, Emeritus

Jan Fawcett, MD
The Grainger Director, Emeritus

THE MORTON INTERNATIONAL CHAIR OF ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY
Since the 1940s, when the chair of Morton Salt, Sterling Morton, joined the Board of Trustees of St. Luke's Hospital, Morton International's top leadership has sustained a commitment to Rush. The Morton International Chair of Orthopedic Surgery was established to benefit the countless individuals who suffer from lower back pain.

Holder: Howard S. An, MD
The Morton International Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Director, Division of Spine Surgery

THE DR. RALPH AND MARIAN C. FALK CHAIR OF BIOCHEMISTRY
Established through the philanthropy of the Dr. Ralph and Marian C. Falk Medical Research Trust for the purpose of furthering the study of osteoarthritis and cartilage physiology within the Rush Arthritis and Orthopedics Institute. This chair pays tribute to the memory of Dr. and Mrs. Falk and their great commitment to the advancement of patient care through scientific investigation and the exploration of medical science .

Holder: (The chair is currently unfilled)

THE HENRY P. RUSSE, MD, DEAN OF RUSH MEDICAL COLLEGE
Established through the philanthropy of Dr. Henry P. Russe's family, friends, students and colleagues for the purpose of providing funds to be used at the discretion of the dean of Rush Medical College. These funds are used to sustain the research of young investigators who are working to establish their careers. This chair pays tribute to the late Dr. Russe for his tireless commitment to the practice of medicine, medical education and administration.

Holders: Thomas A. Deutsch, MD
The Henry P. Russe, MD, Dean of Rush Medical College
Provost, Rush University
Professor of Ophthalmology

Erich E. Brueschke, MD
The Henry P. Russe, MD, Dean of Rush Medical College
Emeritus

THE CROWN FAMILY CHAIR OF ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY
Established through the generosity of the Crown family. The family has a special interest in the area of orthopedics, and their gift established this chair for the study of joint replacement in the Rush Arthritis and Orthopedics Institute.

Holder: Joshua J. Jacobs, M.D.
The Crown Family Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

1993

THE JAMES A. HUNTER, MD, UNIVERSITY PROFESSORSHIP
This first university-wide professorship was established to recognize and perpetuate outstanding contributions in any discipline, was made possible through the philanthropy of friends, colleagues and grateful patients in honor of the contributions James A. Hunter, M.D., made to medicine as a teacher, mentor and exemplar to thousands of medical students and residents in specialty training.

Holders: Ziyad M. Hijazi, MD, MPH, FACC
The James A. Hunter, MD, University Professor
Professor of Pediatrics and of Internal Medicine
Director, Rush Center for Congenital and Structural Heart Disease

Rosalind D. Cartwright, PhD
The James A. Hunter, MD, University Professor
Emeritus

THE DR. ANDREW AND PEG THOMSON CHAIR OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
Established to honor Trustee and Rush physician, Andrew Thomson, MD, and his wife, Peg, a member of the Woman's Board, on the occasion of Dr. Thomson's retirement from active medical practice.

Holder: David Baldwin, Jr., MD
The Dr. Andrew and Peg Thomson Professor of Internal Medicine
Director, Section of Endocrinology

THE CHARLES ARTHUR WEAVER CHAIR OF CANCER RESEARCH
Established with a gift from the trust estate of Charles Arthur Weaver, who died in 1941, and who, with his wife, was cared for by physicians at Presbyterian Hospital. The president of the Medical Center, with unanimous approval by the Board of Trustees, determined the Rush Cancer Institute to be a suitable and eloquent memorial to Charles Arthur Weaver, with the philanthropy from the trust estate going for the foreseeable future to provide support for the talents of the current and future faculty of the Institute.

Holder: Guy Petruzzelli, MD, PhD, MBA
The Charles Arthur Weaver Professor of Cancer Research
Professor of Otolaryngology
Director, Section of Head, Neck, and Skull Base Surgery

THE MARY DENNY WEAVER CHAIR OF CANCER RESEARCH
The second of two research professorships established with a gift from the trust estate of Charles Arthur Weaver. It honors Mr. Weaver's wife, Mary Denny Weaver, who died of complications of cancer. The president of the Medical Center, with unanimous approval by the Board of Trustees, determined the Rush Cancer Institute to be a suitable and eloquent memorial to Mary Denny Weaver.

Holder: Michael J. Liptay, MD
The Mary Denny Weaver Professor of Cancer Research
Vice Chair, Department of Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery

1994

THE C. ANDERSON HEDBERG, MD, PROFESSORSHIP IN INTERNAL MEDICINE
Established through the philanthropy of Trustee Frederick A. Krehbiel and John H. Krehbiel, Jr., as a perpetual memorial to their father, Life Trustee John Hammond Krehbiel, Sr. The professorship pays a lasting tribute to C. Anderson Hedberg, MD, friend and primary care physician to Mr. Krehbiel, Sr., acknowledging his excellent and compassionate care and dedication to the clinical practice of medicine and the education of future physicians.

Holder: Robert A. Weinstein, MD
The C. Anderson Hedberg, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine
Interim Chair, Department of Medicine, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Co-Director, Section of Infectious Disease (Rush)

THE GRAINGER DIRECTORSHIP OF THE RUSH ARTHRITIS AND ORTHOPEDICS INSTITUTE
Established by The Grainger Foundation, to provide, in perpetuity, for the innovative patient care programs and important research within the Rush Arthritis and Orthopedics Institute.

Holder: Jorge O. Galante, MD
The Grainger Director, Rush Arthritis and Orthopedics Institute

THE STEVEN G. ECONOMOU, MD, CHAIR OF GENERAL SURGERY
Established through the philanthropy of the Pritzker Foundation and Trustee Robert A. Pritzker, a friend and grateful patient of Steven G. Economou, MD. The chair recognizes Dr. Economou's many accomplishments and ensures such excellence in the field of general surgery will continue at the Medical Center through the recruitment of surgeons with the same dedication to research, patient care and the education of future surgeons as exemplified by Dr. Economou.

Holder: Alexander Doolas, MD
The Steven G. Economou, MD, Professor of General Surgery

THE BRIAN PICCOLO CHAIR FOR CANCER RESEARCH
Established through the philanthropy of the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund and contributions from its largest donor, the National Football League, for the purpose of finding a cure for breast cancer. Upon future discovery of a cure for breast cancer, funds will be directed to areas of research in other cancers.

Holders: (the chair is currently unfilled)

Janet Wolter, MD
The Brian Piccolo Professor of Cancer Research
Emeritus

1995

THE HARRY J. AND HELEN W. WILLIAMS CHAIR IN CANCER RESEARCH
Established by Harry and Helen Williams' charitable remainder unitrust, this chair advances cancer care and research and honors Harry and Helen Williams for their generosity. With great foresight, Mr. and Mrs. Williams designated the proceeds of the unitrust to help meet the Medical Center's greatest needs, as determined by the Trustees. The Board chose to use the proceeds to fund cancer research in the Rush Cancer Institute.

Holder: (the chair is currently unfilled)

THE FLOYD A. DAVIS, MD, CHAIR OF NEUROLOGY
This chair was established by friends, patients and admirers of Floyd A. Davis, MD, to recognize Dr. Davis' tireless devotion to the fight against multiple sclerosis and to provide perpetual funding for innovative research into this illness.

Holder: Kalipada Pahan, PhD
The Floyd A. Davis, MD, Professor of Neurology

THE FRANK R. HENDRICKSON, MD, CHAIR IN RADIATION ONCOLOGY
Established through the generosity of colleagues, friends, former students and patients, this chair honors Dr. Hendrickson's long and distinguished career at the Medical Center and recognizes the innovations he made in the field of radiation oncology. The chair bearing his name is a fitting tribute to his extraordinary accomplishments, and will carry Dr. Hendrickson's legacy of excellence in radiation oncology forward to new heights in patient care, research and education.

Holder: Ross A. Abrams, MD
The Frank R. Hendrickson, MD, Professor of Radiation Oncology
Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology

THE JOHN H. AND MARGARET V. KREHBIEL PROFESSORSHIP IN CARDIOLOGY
Established as a perpetual memorial to John H. and Margaret V. Krehbiel by their sons, Trustee Frederick K. and his brother John H., Jr., the professorship recalls the Krehbiels' dedication and service to Rush. It further symbolizes the family's commitment to the prevention and treatment of heart disease within the Rush Heart Institute.

Holder: Lynda H. Powell, PhD
The John H. and Margaret V. Krehbiel Professor of Cardiology

THE ANTHONY D. IVANKOVICH, MD, CHAIR OF ANESTHESIOLOGY
Established by faculty, former students and friends in tribute to Dr. Anthony D. Ivankovich, MD, for his achievements and contributions to Rush and to the field of anesthesiology, to provide support for basic and clinical research as well as educational initiatives.

Holder: Kenneth J. Tuman, MD
The Anthony D. Ivanovich, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology

THE ROGER C. BONE, MD, PRESIDENTIAL CHAIR OF RUSH UNIVERSITY

Established by friends and admirers of the late Roger C. Bone, MD, to pay tribute to him for his tireless commitment to the practice of medicine, medical education, and scientific research.

Holder: (the chair is currently unfilled)

1996

THE RUSH UNIVERSITY CHAIR OF ORTHOPEDIC ONCOLOGY
The Rush University Chair of Orthopedic Oncology was established by grateful patients and admirers of Steven Gitelis, MD. Generous donors to this chair, which supports ongoing research in bone cancer research, include the Kemper Educational and Charitable Fund and the Thomas B. Hunter III Family.

Holder: Steven Gitelis, MD
The Rush University Professor of Orthopaedic Oncology
Director, Section of Orthopaedic Oncology

THE GRACE DEFOREST AND WILLIAM LOUIS VEECK ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP IN CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH
This chair was established at the direction and through the philanthropy of the grandchildren of William and Grace Veeck: John H. Krehbiel, Jr., Frederick A. Krehbiel II, Michael Veeck, Marya Veeck, Dr. Gregory Veeck, Lisa Veeck, Dr. Juliana Veeck-Brosnan, Christopher Veeck, Peter Raymond Veeck, Ellen Veeck Maggs and William Louis Veeck III. It serves as a perpetual memorial to William and Grace and demonstrates their love of family, their dedication to the city of Chicago and their commitment to the health of the community.

Holder: Richard G. Trohman, MD
The Grace DeForest and William Louis Veeck Professor of Cardiovascular Research

THE ALLA V. AND SOLOMON JESMER CHAIR IN AGING
Established through the bequest of Mr. Solomon Jesmer and gifts from stewards of the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, this chair is an enduring tribute to Mr. Jesmer and his late wife, Alla, who received care at the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center for the Elderly during their last years. Mr. Jesmer had a deep interest in advancing research in the fields of gerontology and geriatric medicine at Rush.

Holder: Elliott J. Mufson, PhD
The Alla V. and Solomon Jesmer Professor in Aging
Professor of Neurological Sciences
Director, Section of Neurobiology

THE RONALD L. DEWALD, MD, ENDOWED CHAIR IN SPINAL DEFORMITIES
Established as the first endowed chair in the country devoted solely to research in spinal deformities, the chair honors Ronald L. DeWald, MD, a pioneer in modern spine surgery. Dr. DeWald's colleagues, former students and grateful patients contributed to the chair, which was launched by a significant gift from Sofamor Danek Group, Inc., a manufacturer of spinal implant materials.

Holder: Gunnar B.J. Anderson, MD, PhD
The Ronald L. DeWald, MD, Professor in Spinal Deformities

THE JORGE O. GALANTE, MD, DMSc, CHAIR IN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
Established through the philanthropy of friends, grateful patients and colleagues from around the world to recognize the profound impact Jorge O. Galante, MD, DMSc, has had on the field of orthopaedic surgery. The chair will support, in perpetuity, important orthopaedic research that will ensure that future generations continue to receive the most appropriate and up-to-date treatments of orthopaedic disorders, carrying on Dr. Galante's tradition of excellence in patient care and research.

Holder: Tibor Glant, MD, PhD, DSc
The Jorge O. Galante, MD, DMSc Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

THE A. WATSON ARMOUR III AND SARAH ARMOUR PRESIDENTIAL PROFESSORSHIP
The Trustees of Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's paid special tribute to their late colleague, A. Watson Armour III, and to his loving wife and confidante, Sarah Wood Armour, by establishing this chair. This endowed professorship was created to formally recognize Mr. Armour who, with foresight and generosity, through his estate and the A. Watson Armour III Charitable Lead Trust, made the Medical Center the recipient of a magnificent endowment to provide philanthropy for professorships, fellowships, scholarships and research.

Holder: Roy A. E. Bakay, MD
The A. Watson Armour III and Sarah Armour Presidential Professor
Professor of Neurosurgery

THE ALICE PIRIE WIRTZ PROFESSORSHIP OF MEDICAL ONCOLOGY
The chair recognizes excellence in cancer treatment and research and was made possible through the generosity of Alice and William Wirtz - a family with longtime ties to the Medical Center and a deep commitment to supporting the health and well-being of the community. In creating this chair, Mr. and Mrs. Wirtz honor physicians like Philip D. Bonomi, MD, who bring innovative research to the bedside every day. By establishing this endowed professorship, Mr. and Mrs. Wirtz hope that this aggressive approach to oncology research will continue.

Holder: Philip D. Bonomi, MD
The Alice Pirie Wirtz Professor of Medical Oncology
Director, Division of Hematology/Oncology

THE NURSES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CHAIR IN HEALTH AND THE AGING PROCESS
Established through the generosity of the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Nurses Alumni Association, nursing faculty and friends, this chair is dedicated to providing a base of financial support which will enable nurses to answer research questions and develop strategies to keep people healthy as they age. It is only the second chair in the country established by an alumni association for nursing.

Holder: Carol Farran, DNSc
The Nurses Alumni Association Professor in Health and the Aging Process

1997

THE GEORGE D. WILBANKS, MD, ENDOWED CHAIR IN GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY
The Wilbanks Chair was made possible through a $500,000 matching grant from the Lester B. Knight Charitable Trust. Significant contributions were also received from Dr. Wilbanks' patients and colleagues. The chair provides funding for research in ovarian cancer, with the hope of some day finding a cure for this disease.

Holder: Jacob Rotmensch, MD
The George D. Wilbanks, MD, Professor of Gynecologic Oncology
Director, Section of Gynecologic Oncology

THE DEUTSCH FAMILY PROFESSORSHIP OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
Established through the generosity of the Deutsch family, grateful patients, current faculty and employees of the Department of Ophthalmology, and former ophthalmology residents, this chair recognizes more than 65 years of unequaled service to the Medical Center in the delivery of patient care, the education of students and residents, and the scientific investigation of diseases of the eye from three generations of one family of Rush ophthalmologists, Drs. Emil, William and Thomas Deutsch.

Holder: Jonathan B. Rubenstein, MD
The Deutsch Family Professor of Ophthalmology

THE DEBORAH R. AND EDGAR D. JANNOTTA PRESIDENTIAL PROFESSORSHIP
Established through the Mr. and Mrs. Jannotta's lead gift to the Campaign for Rush and the proceeds of a philanthropic tribute to Edgar D. Jannotta from the firm and various partners of William Blair and Company, LLC, upon Mr. Jannotta's retirement as that company's managing partner, this Presidential Professorship was created to recognize Debby and Ned Jannotta for their unequaled tradition of stewardship, generosity of spirit and exceptional personal philanthropy to Rush University Medical Center.

Holder: Paul M. Carvey, PhD
The Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Presidential Professor
Dean, The Graduate College
Chair, Department of Pharmacology

1998

THE JUDD AND MARJORIE WEINBERG PRESIDENTIAL PROFESSORSHIP
Established through the generosity of the Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg Family Foundation, this presidential professorship may be held by faculty members from any discipline, chosen at the president's discretion. It was the Weinberg family's desire that Jules E. Harris, MD, be recognized for his outstanding achievements in patient care and medical research.

Holders: Stevan A. Hobfoll, PhD
The Judd and Marjorie Weinberg Presidential Professor
Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences

Jules E. Harris, MD
The Judd and Marjorie Weinberg Presidential Professor
Emeritus

THE MARIA ALBANESE PRESIDENTIAL PROFESSORSHIP IN BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
Established through the bequest of Maria Albanese, this presidential professorship is held by a faculty member at the discretion of the president. Miss Albanese chose to direct the proceeds of her estate to Rush as an expression of her deep admiration of Edgar Staren, MD and Melody Cobleigh, MD, and her gratitude for the care she received from them. Miss Albanese requested that the professorship exclusively support activities which advance scientific knowledge in the area of breast cancer research.

Holder: Melody A. Cobleigh, MD
The Maria Albanese Presidential Professor of Breast Cancer Research
Director, Rush Comprehensive Breast Center, Rush Cancer Institute
Director, Section of Medical Oncology

1999

THE ROBERT S. KATZ, MD - JOAN AND PAUL RUBSCHLAGER PRESIDENTIAL PROFESSORSHIP IN OSTEOARTHRITIS RESEARCH
Established through the generosity of long-time Rush supporters, Joan and Paul Rubschlager, who wished to honor Robert S. Katz, MD, for the superb care he has provided. It was the Rubschlagers' desire that the first use of the chair be in the area of osteoarthritis.

Holder: Anna H.K. Plaas, PhD
The Robert S. Katz, MD - Joan and Paul Rubschlager Presidential Professor in Osteoarthritis Research
Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Biochemistry

2000

THE MARY LOU BELL McGREW PRESIDENTIAL PROFESSORSHIP FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH
Established by the Board of Trustees to recognize the memory and generosity of nursing alumna Mary Lou Bell McGrew (St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1934), income from this presidential chair will help further scientific investigation to improve the quality of life for all mankind. Through her estate, Mrs. McGrew directed that a perpetual trust be created at Citizens National Bank of Paris, Illinois, for the sole benefit of the Medical Center. Net income from this $3 million trust is divided equally between medical research and indigent care.

Holder: Dale R. Sumner, Jr., PhD
The Mary Lou Bell McGrew Presidential Professor for Medical Research
Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

2001

THE LESTER AND MURIEL ANIXTER PROFESSORSHIP IN NEPHROLOGY
Established by the Board of Trustees to recognize the philanthropic investment by Mr. and Mrs. Lester J. Anixter in the health and well-being of patients with kidney disease. The chair also recognizes the Anixters' support for the Medical Center's physician-scientists, in particular, Janis Orlowski, MD.

Holder: Stephen M. Korbet, MD
The Lester and Muriel Anixter Professor of Nephrology
Director, Division of Nephrology and Nephrology Transplantation

2002

THE GLORE FAMILY CHAIR IN NEONATOLOGY
Established by the Board of Trustees to recognize the philanthropy of Trustee Robert Hixon Glore and his family. Four generations of Hixons and Glores have been associated with the Medical Center and its predecessor institution, St. Luke's Hospital. The family wished to support patient care, education and research in neonatology, including the study of infant brain function through the chair, and chose the timing of their gift to express confidence in and support of the new president and chief executive officer of Rush, Larry Goodman, MD.

Holder: (the chair is currently unfilled)

2004

THE MADELEINE AND JAMES M. McMULLAN - CARL E. EYBEL, MD, CHAIR FOR EXCELLENCE IN CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY
Established by the Board of Trustees to recognize the philanthropy of Mr. and Mrs. James M. McMullan and to honor the career of Carl E. Eybel, MD, for his exemplary skills as a clinician and as a teacher of fellows, residents and medical students. Dr. Eybel has been Mr. McMullan's personal physician for many years.

Holder: Philip R. Liebson, MD
The Madeleine and James M. McMullan - Carl E. Eybel, MD, Professor for Excellence in Clinical Cardiology

2006

THE MICHAEL E. KELLY, MD, PRESIDENTIAL CHAIR OF RUSH UNIVERSITY
Established by the Board of Trustees to recognize the philanthropy of Life Trustee Robert A. Pritzker, who in turn sought to honor and recognize the important role a young surgery resident, Dr. Kelly, played in Mr. Pritzker's care. The chair supports medical student financial aid at Rush University.

2008

THE STUART LEVIN, M.D., PRESIDENTIAL CHAIR OF RUSH UNIVERSITY
Established by the Trustees in February 2008 to recognize Dr. Levin's distinguished career as a clinician and teacher of medical students, residents and fellows, and as a tribute to Dr. Levins's dedication to Rush and his lasting influence on his students' professional lives. The chair specifically supports medical student financial aid at Rush Medical College.

THE ARTHUR E. DIGGS, M.D., AND L. PENFIELD FABER, M.D., CHAIR OF SURGICAL SCIENCES
Established by the Trustees in June 2008 to recognize and honor the contributions of Dr. Diggs, a 1928 graduate of Rush Medial College and longtime attending physician at Presbyterian, then Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital, and Dr. Faber, who was Dr. Diggs' protégée and later his colleague on the hospital staff. The chair supports surgical sciences with a preference for general thoracic surgery and neurosurgery.

2010

THE CAROLE B. AND GORDON I. SEGAL PRESIDENTIAL CHAIR IN WOMEN’S CANCER ISSUES
Established by the Trustees to recognize the commitment and generous philanthropy of Carole B. and Gordon I. Segal who wanted to establish a fund to support and accelerate research into a spectrum of common cancers that affect women. Mrs. Segal, who currently chairs the Rush University Board of Overseers, has long been an advocate for women’s cancer issues as a member of the Rush University Cancer Center Leadership Committee. She also serves on the Rush Research Mentoring Program Advisory Committee.

2011

THE ROBERT C. AND NAOMI T. BORWELL PRESIDENTIAL CHAIR
Established by the Trustees to recognize extraordinary philanthropy to Rush through a generous estate gift from the late Robert C. Borwell and his late wife, Naomi. The Borwells’ support and involvement with Rush spanned their lifetimes; Mr. Borwell was elected a Trustee of St. Luke’s Hospital in 1954 and served until his death in 1989 and Mrs. Borwell was a member of the Woman’s Board for many years. They were founding members of the Anchor Cross Society and endowed their first chair, the Robert C. Borwell Chair of Neurology, in 1978.