Professorships


An endowed professorship at Jefferson offers a significant and lasting benefits to Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals.

We thank the benefactors for creating an opportunity for the Jefferson professors to advance groundbreaking research and help the next generation of physicians hone their skills.

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Thomas Jefferson University Professorships


Anesthesiology
Professorship: The James Donald Wentzler Chair and Professorship in Anesthesiology
Current Holder: Zvi Grunwald, MD
Year Established: 2004
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Cancer Biology
Professorship: Koprowski Professor in Cancer Biology
Current Holder: Karen E. Knudsen, PhD
Year Established: 2006
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Eakins Professorships
Holder: Emad Alnermri, PHD

Holder: Jeffrey L. Benovic, PhD
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Family and Community Medicine
Professorship: The Ellen M. and Dale W. Garber Professor of Family Medicine
Current Holder: Howard K. Rabinowitz, MD
Year Established: 1984

Professorship: The Gustave and Valla Amsterdam Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Current Holder: George P. Valko, MD
Year Established: 2009
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Jefferson Medical College
Professorship: The Anthony F. and Gertrude M. DePalma Dean of Jefferson Medical College
Current Holder: Mark L. Tykocinski, MD
Year Established: 2007

Professorship: Roger B. Daniels Associate Dean of Professionalism in Medicine
Current Holder: John M. Spandorfer, MD
Year Established: 2010
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Jefferson School of Population Health
Professorship: The Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Chair of Health Policy
Current Holder: David B. Nash, MD, MBA
Year Established: 2004
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Medical Oncology
Professorship: K. Hasumi, MD Professor of Medical Oncology
Current Holder: Takami Sato, MD, PhD
Year Established: 2013
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Medicine
Cardiology

Professorship: Bernard L. Segal Endowed Professorship in Clinical Cardiology
Current Holder: Howard H. Weitz, MD, FACP, FACC
Year Established: 2009

Professorship: The Lubert Family Professorship in Cardiology
Current Holder: Paul J. Mather, MD
Year Established: 2011

Professorship: Ralph J. Roberts Professor of Cardiology
Current Holder: Michael P. Savage, MD
Year Established: 2013

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Professorship: The William Rorer Professor of Medicine
Current Holder: Anthony J. DiMarino, Jr., MD
Year Established: 1986

Professorship: J. Edward Berk Professor of Medicine
Current Holder: Sidney Cohen, MD
Year Established: 2013

Hematology

Professorship: The Thomas Drake Martinez Cardeza Research Professor of Medicine
Current Holder: Paul F. Bray, MD
Year Established: 1939

Infectious Diseases & Environmental Medicine

Professorship: W. Paul & Ida H. Havens Professorship in Infectious Disease
Current Holder: Kathleen Squires, MD
Year Established: 2013

Nephrology
Professorship: The Robert A. Capizzi Professorship in Medicine
Current Holder: Jerry McCauley, MD, MPH, FACP
Year Established: 1997

Professorship: Beatrice F. Nicoletti Professor of Nephrology
Current Holder: George C. Francos, MD
Year Established: 2010

Pulmonary & Critical Care

Professorship: Jane and Leonard Korman Professor of Pulmonary Medicine
Current Holder: Gregory C. Kane, MD
Year Established: 2012

Professorship: Robley Dunglison Professor of Pulmonary Research
Current Holder: Raymond Penn, PhD
Year Established: 2014

Jefferson Coordinating Center for Clinical Research

Professorship: The James C. Wilson Professor of Medicine
Current Holder: David J. Whellan, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA
Year Established: 1974
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Microbiology and Immunology
Professorship: The Dr. V. Watson Pugh and Frances Plimpton Pugh Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Current Holder: Timothy L. Manser, PhD
Year Established: 1985
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Neurological Surgery
Professorship: Jewell L. Osterholm, MD Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery
Current Holder: Robert H. Rosenwasser, MD, FACS
Year Established: 2010
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Neurology
Professorship: Lynne and Harold Honickman Professor of Neurology
Current Holder: Rodney D. Bell, MD
Year Established: 2014
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Neuroscience
Professorship: The Paul C. Brucker MD, Professorship in Neuroscience Research
Current Holder: Irwin Levitan, PhD
Year Establshed: 2006

Professorship: Frances and Joseph Weinberg Professorship in Neuroscience Research
Current holder: Davide Trotti, PhD
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Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professorship: The Paul A. and Eloise B. Bowers Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current Holder: William Schlaff, MD
Year Established: 1995 Read more
Ophthalmology
Professorship: The Thomas D. Duane Professor of Ophthalmology
Current Holder: Ralph C. Eagle, MD
Year Established: 1985
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Orthopaedic Surgery
Professorship: James Edwards Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Current Holder: Javad Parvizi, MD
Year Established: 1931

Professorship: The Dr. Everett J. and Marian Gordon Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Current Holder: Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD
Year Established: 1991

Professorship: The Anthony F. and Gertrude M. DePalma Professor of Orthopaedic Research
Current Holder: Irving M. Shapiro, BDS, PhD
Year Established: 2007

Professorship: Joseph M. and Marie H. Field Professor of Spinal Surgery
Current Holder: Alan Hilibrand, MD
Year Established: 2013

Professorship: John M. Fenlin, Jr., MD Professor of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Current Holder: Gerald R. Williams, Jr., MD
Year Established: 2014

Professorship: Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Joint Replacement Surgery
Current Holder: William J. Hozack, MD
Year Established: 2014
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Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Professorship: The Herbert Kean, MD Chair in Otolaryngology
Current Holder: William M. Keane, MD
Year Established: 2003
Dr. Keane was honored in 2012 at Jefferson's 10th annual awards gala. Read more
Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology
Professorship: The Gonzalo E. Aponte Professor of Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology
Current Holder: Renato V. Iozzo, MD
Year Established: 1980

Professorship: The Peter A. Herbut Professor of Pathology
Current Holder: Stephen C. Peiper, MD
Year Established: 1985

Professorship: The Warren R. Lang Professor of Pathology
Current Holder: Marluce Bibbo, MD, ScD
Year Established: 1989

Professorship: The Daniel B. Baugh Professor of Anatomy & Director of the Daniel B. Baugh Institute
Current Holder: James S. Schwaber, PhD
Year Established: 1921

Professorship: The Jacob and Sophie Rubin Professor of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology
Current Holder: Gyorgy Hajnoczky, MD, PhD
Year Established: 1995

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Pediatrics
Professorship: The Louis and Bess Stein Professor of Pediatrics
Current Holder: Robert L. Brent, MD, PhD
Year Established: 1985
In 2013, Dr. Brent received the John Scott Award.

Professorship: The Robert L. Brent Professor of Pediatrics
Current Holder: Jay S. Greenspan, MD
Year Established: 1996
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Pharmacology and Experimental Therapy
Professorship: The Samuel M. V. Hamilton Family Professor of Medicine
Current Holder: Scott A. Waldman, MD, PhD
Year Established: 1992
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Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Professorship: The Daniel Lieberman Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Current Holder: Michael J. Vergare, MD
Year Established: 1990
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Radiology
Professorship: The David C. Levin, MD Chair of Radiology
Current Holder: Vijay M. Rao, MD, FACR
Year Established: 2008
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Rehabilitation Medicine
Professorship: The Michie Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Current Holder: John L. Melvin, MD, MMSc
Year Established: 1984
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Surgery
Professorship: Samuel D. Gross Professor of Surgery
Current Holder: Charles J. Yeo, MD, FACS
Year Established: 1910

Professorship: The Anthony E. Narducci Professorship of Surgery
Current Holder: Herbert E. Cohn, MD, FACS
Year Established: 1998

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Professorship: The Gerald J. Marks Professor of Colorectal Surgery
Current Holder: Scott D. Goldstein, MD, FACS
Year Established: 1992

General Surgery

Professorship: The Francis E. Rosato Professor of Surgery
Current Holder: Gary L. Rosato, MD, FACS
Year Established: 2000

Surgical Research

Professorship: The J. Wallace and Gail G. Davis Professorship in Surgery
Current Holder: Jonathan R. Brody, PhD
Year Established: 2006

Transplant Surgery

Professorship: The Nicoletti Family Professorship of Transplantation Surgery
Current Holder: Cataldo Doria, MD, PhD, FACS
Year Established: 2008

Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

Professorship: The William Maul Measey Professor of Surgery
Current Holder: Paul J. Dimuzio, MD, FACS
Year Established: 1999
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University Clinical Skills & Simulation Center
Professorship: G. Fritz Blechschmidt, MD, Professor of Clinical Skills
Current Holder: Dale D. Berg, MD
Year Established: 2013

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Urology
Professorship: The Bernard W. Godwin, Jr. Professor in Prostate Cancer Research
Current Holder: Leonard G. Gomella, MD, FACS
Year Established: 1989

Professorship: The Nathan Lewis Hatfield Professor of Urology
Current Holder: Demetrius H. Bagley, MD
Year Established: 1944
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