Distinguished Professorship, Department Chair, Dean: $2.5 million+

A distinguished professorship is the highest honor bestowed upon Jefferson’s faculty, reserved for the visionary leaders in our ranks who embody, promote, and inspire others to live our institutional values: to be bold and think differently, do the right thing, and put people first.

Division Chief, Institute/Center Director, Senior Administrator: $2 million+

Jefferson is home to world-renowned centers and institutes in a myriad of disciplines and disease areas. It is vital that we recruit and retain internationally acclaimed program directors who will strengthen our reputation for excellence. Endowing a center or institute directorship ensures that we continue to attract future-focused, elite-level leaders—now and in perpetuity.

Full Professorship $1.5 million+

A full professorship is one of the highest honors in higher education, reserved for trailblazing faculty who live and breathe our institutional vision to reimagine the future of health, education, and discovery to create unparalleled value.

Assistant/Associate Professorship: $1 million+

Assistant/Associate professorships are a powerful catalyst for innovation, enabling the holder to bring bold new ideas, programs, and research to life.

Visiting Scholar in the Institute for Advanced Study: $500K+

Visiting scholars are drawn from the ranks of the world’s brightest academic stars and most accomplished professionals. They catalyze research, provoke dialogue, and inspire deep thinking and collaboration among our faculty and students. Learn more about the Institute for Advanced Study.

Existing Professorships

Michael E. Mahla, MD James Donald Wentzler Professorship in Anesthesiology

Benefactor: Estate of Betty C. Wentzler

Emad Alnermri, PhD Eakins Professorship

Andrew E. Alpin, PhD Kalbach-Newton Professorship in Cancer Research

Benefactor: Estate of Raymond B. Kalbach, Estate of Caroline Newton

Jeffrey L. Benovic, PhD Eakins Professorship

Christine Eischen, PhD Herbert A. Rosenthal, MD'56 Professorship in Cancer Research

Dr. Eischen is the vice chair of the Department of Cancer Biology. Her research focuses on identifying cancer cell vulnerabilities to improve targeting and treatment of human malignancies. Dr. Eischen leads a productive cancer research laboratory. They primarily study B cell lymphoma, but investigate T cell lymphomas as well as lung, breast, and ovarian carcinomas.

Benefactor: Estate of Herbert A. Rosenthal

Karen E. Knudsen, PhD Hilary Koprowski Professorship in Cancer Biology

Dr. Knudsen is the Enterprise Director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, one of only 70 National Cancer Institute (NCI)–designated centers of excellence in the nation. She is also the chair of the department of Cancer Biology at Thomas Jefferson University. In 2019, she was appointed executive vice president for Oncology Services for Jefferson Health. Dr. Knudsen is a leading expert in the molecular basis of hormone-dependent cancer development and progression with an emphasis on prostate cancer.

Benefactor: Multiple Benefactors

Isidore Rigoutsos, PhD Richard W. Hevner Professorship in Computational Medicine

Dr. Rigoutsos is the founding director of the Computational Medicine Center in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and a member of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. He is a professor in the Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, and has joint appointments in the Department of Cancer Biology and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Rigoutsos has more than 30 years of computer science experience and more than 25 years of experience in computational molecular biology.

Benefactor: Multiple Benefactors

Robert Diecidue, DMD, MD, MBA, MSPH D. Walter Cohen, DDS, and Claire H. Reichlin Professorship in Dental Biosciences

Dr. Diecidue is chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College. He has been a member of Jefferson's faculty for 27 years and is an esteemed educator who has trained more than 40 residents and fellows, preparing new generations of dental practitioners with state-of-the-art skill and knowledge.

Benefactor: Lynne and Harold Honickman, The Resnick Foundation

Theodore A. Christopher, MD The Green Family Foundation and John and Patricia Walsh Professorship in Emergency Medicine

Dr. Christopher serves as chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Methodist Hospital Division. He continues to be an instrumental mentor to Jefferson residents and medical students, as well as a recognized international leader in his field.

Benefactor: The Daniel B. and Florence E. Green Foundation, John and Patricia Walsh

Robert J. Motley, MD Ellen M. and Dale W. Garber Professorship in Family Medicine

Benefactor: Estate of Dale W. Garber

George P. Valko, MD Gustave and Valla Amsterdam Professorship in Family and Community Medicine

In addition to his role as vice chair of Clinical Programs and Quality, Dr. Valko also serves as medical director of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. His passion lies in patient care and teaching. Dr. Valko is proud to be both a preceptor and advisor within one of the best family medicine residency programs in the United States. As the former chief medical information officer at Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Valko was instrumental in implementing the electronic medical record to Jefferson University Physicians (JUP).

Benefactor: Valla Amsterdam*

Daniel A. Monti, MD, MBA Ellen and Ron Caplan Professorship and Chair of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences

Dr. Monti is the CEO of the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. For the past fifteen years, he has developed integrative medicine at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) from a part-time clinical program to a featured clinical service line and the first-ever Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at an American medical school. This follows another historic first of having organized all integrative medicine activities at Jefferson into an institute structure, the only one of its kind. Dr. Monti leads all major clinical, research, and business planning and has developed multiple unique products for integrative medicine.

Benefactor: Ellen and Ronald Caplan

Mitchell Kaminski, MD, MBA Navvis Professorship in Population Health

Dr. Mitchell Kaminski joined the Jefferson College of Population Health in August 2018 as program director for Population Health. He had most recently served as chief clinical officer for the Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO) from June of 2015. He is a family physician who has practiced, taught medical students and residents, and led quality initiatives and practice innovations throughout his career.

Benefactor: Navvis & Company, LLC

David B. Nash, MD, MBA Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professorship in Health Policy

Dr. Nash is a board-certified internist who is internationally recognized for his work in public accountability for outcomes, physician leadership development, and quality-of-care improvement. He is the founding dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH). Dr. Nash stepped down from the Deanship of JCPH on July 1, 2019, in order to pursue a global sabbatical and to recruit international students to JCPH.

Benefactor: Raymond C. Grandon*

Takami Sato, MD, PhD K. Hasumi, MD Professorship in Medical Oncology

Dr. Sato is the director of the Department of Medical Oncology’s Metastatic Uveal Melanoma Program. This is one of the few programs in the United States treating melanoma originating in the eye. Uveal melanoma is very rare, affecting only six or seven people per one million. This cancer commonly spreads to the liver, and patients who do not receive treatment live an average of six months. Dr. Sato has devoted his career to improving understanding of this disease and developing new treatments, particularly for patients who are not eligible for surgery.

Benefactor: Kenichiro Hasumi

Nicole L. Simone, MD The Margaret Q. Landenberger Professorship

Dr. Simone is the leader of the Breast Cancer Research Program at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson and the radiation director for the Jefferson Breast Care Center. Dr. Simone is an expert in using dietary alteration to increase the effectiveness of cytotoxic therapy, such as radiation and chemotherapy, in breast and prostate cancer. Her research interest is to change the landscape of cancer care by empowering patients to use dietary interventions to improve outcomes.

Benefactor: The Margaret Q. Landenberger Research Foundation

Maria Werner-Wasik, MD, FASTRO Walter Curran Professorship in Radiation Oncology

René J. Alvarez, Jr., MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP The Lubert Family Professorship in Cardiology

Dr. Rene Alvarez is a heart failure/heart transplant cardiologist. He has been involved in the care of patients with cardiomyopathies for more than two decades. Dr. Alvarez joined Jefferson as chief of the Division of Cardiology in September 2018. Prior to Jefferson, Dr. Alvarez was the director of Heart Failure/Transplantation at Temple University Hospital.

Benefactor: Multiple Benefactors

Sidney Cohen, MD J. Edward Berk Professorship in Medicine (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)

Dr. Cohen has been in practice for more than 50 years. His subspecialty within the division of gastroenterology is motility and muscle disorders. He is the co-director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Program. Dr. Cohen joined the staff at Jefferson in 2001, and previously held roles at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Benefactor: Richard Berk

Anthony J. DiMarino, Jr., MD Dorrance H. Hamilton Professorship in Medicine (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)

A preeminent consultative gastroenterologist, Dr. DiMarino is the enterprise service line president for Gastroenterology and Digestive Diseases. He has been chief of the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology since 1996. During his tenure as the head of GI, Dr. DiMarino has grown the faculty from 9 to 40 clinical faculty, many with national and international reputations who together treat 60,000 patients each year.

Benefactor: Dorrance H. Hamilton* and Family

Douglass A. Drelich, MD Paul F. Bray, MD Professorship in Hematology (Hematology)

Dr. Drelich is currently the director of the Cardeza Foundation Hemostasis & Thrombosis Center and associate director of the Cardeza Special Coagulation Laboratory. The facilities provides state-of-the-art testing for disorders of hemostasis and thrombosis, including testing for coagulation factors and inhibitors, anticoagulation factors, fibrinolytic assays and complex platelet function testing.

Benefactor: Dorrance H. Hamilton* and Family

George C. Francos, MD Beatrice F. Nicoletti Professorship in Nephrology (Nephrology)

Dr. Francos has been a member of the Jefferson faculty since 1982. He has always practiced all disciplines in nephrology-consultative, dialysis and transplant. Until 2018, Dr. Francos was the medical director of Jefferson’s Kidney and Pancreas transplant programs. Working closely with surgery and the transplant team they built a busy and extremely high quality program that was recognized nationally for patient selection for transplant surgery and outcomes. For five years, Dr. Francos mentored Dr. Pooja Singh to replace him as medical director.

Benefactor: Robert V. Nicoletti* and Family

Gregory C. Kane, MD Jane and Leonard Korman Professorship in Pulmonary Medicine (Pulmonary & Critical Care)

Dr. Kane is the chair of the department of medicine and a proud member of the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute – Jefferson Health and National Jewish Health. His clinical expertise is in lung cancer screening, diagnosis, and management; sarcoidosis; bronchiectasis; asthma, and general pulmonary medicine. Dr. Kane is a national leader in medical education, having received the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Courage to Teach Award in 2010 and having served as president of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine.

Benefactor: Jane* and Leonard Korman

Jerry McCauley, MD, MPH, FACP Robert L. Capizzi Professorship in Medicine (Nephrology)

Dr. McCauley has been the Chief of Nephrology at Jefferson since 2013. He is an expert in transplantation. Dr. McCauley’s research interests include examining the various effects of transplantation, methods to improve organ donation, and ethics of transplantation, among others. In addition to his research, Dr. McCauley has developed a regional presence in leadership training and mentoring for physicians.

Benefactor: Dorrance H. Hamilton* and Family

Steven McKenzie, MD, PhD Thomas Drake Martinez Cardeza Research Professorship in Medicine (Hematology) and Leandro M. Tocantins, MD - Farid I. Haurani, MD Directorship of the Cardeza Foundation for Hematologic Research at Thomas Jefferson University (Hematology)

Steven E. McKenzie, MD, PhD leads the Division of Hematology. In his role, he continues to serve as an attending physician at Jefferson and supervise Hematology/Oncology fellows, Neonatalogy fellows, and Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Microbiology and Immunuology, Genetics and Chemical, and Biomolecular Engineering graduate students in laboratory and seminars.

Benefactor: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Cardeza*; Farid I. Haurani*

Raymond Penn, PhD Robley Dunglison Professorship in Pulmonary Research (Pulmonary & Critical Care)

Dr. Penn is the director of the Center for Translational Medicine. His research expertise focuses on the application of basic receptor biology research to develop new drugs and treatment strategies for lung diseases, including asthma, COPD, and cancer.

Benefactor: Jane* and Leonard Korman

J. Eduardo Rame, MD, MPhil, FAHA, FESC Louis R. Dinon, MD Professorship in Clinical Cardiology

Benefactor: Louis R. Dinon, MD Foundation

Jesse Roman, MD Ludwig A. Kind Professorship in Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Benefactor: Estate of Hester C. Kind

Michael P. Savage, MD Ralph J. Roberts Professorship in Cardiology (Cardiology)

Dr. Savage has been in practice for more than three decades. His specialties include cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. As director of the Angioplasty Center, Dr. Savage leads a team that has pioneered minimally invasive angioplasty procedures and continues to develop advances to make these procedures better and safer for patients. In addition to his role as director of the Jefferson Angioplasty Center, Dr. Savage also serves as director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.

Benefactor: John Reginald Alchin and Colin Halford Edward Maryatt, Christine J. Smith and Lawrence S. Smith*

Shey-Shing Sheu, PhD William Wikoff Smith Professorship in Cardiovascular Research (Cardiology)

Dr. Sheu is the associate director of the Center for Translational Medicine. Dr. Sheu’s lab studies the mechanisms in which mitochondria—the power plants of living cells—can balance the energy demand and supply in cardiac muscle cells. Disruptions in the supply of energy currencies to the cells lead to morbidity and mortality. His research aims to elucidate the fundamental principles of how the cardiac mitochondria can respond to “fight or flight” stressful conditions with a stable energy homeostasis.

Benefactor: The W.W. Smith Charitable Trust

Howard H. Weitz, MD, FACP, FACC Bernard L. Segal Endowed Professorship in Clinical Cardiology (Cardiology)

Dr. Howard Weitz is Associate Chairman and Master Clinician of the Department of Medicine. He is the co-developer of “Consult Guys,” a production of the Annals of Internal Medicine, read by thousands of physicians worldwide each month. As a senior cardiologist, he helps set the national standard for cardiologist training and competency as a member of the American College of Cardiology Competency Management Committee. His role at SKMC will be to lead the approach to the development of the “Master Clinician” for learners at a variety of phases of their careers.

Benefactor: Bernard L. Segal

David J. Whellan, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA James C. Wilson Professorship in Medicine (Jefferson Coordinating Center for Clinical Research)

Benefactor: Estate of Beatrice A. Wilson

John J. Zurlo, MD W. Paul & Ida H. Havens Professorship in Infectious Disease (Infectious Diseases & Environmental Medicine)

Dr. Zurlo is an infectious disease specialist who has been practicing for close to four decades. His areas of expertise include HIV/AIDS, outpatient antimicrobial therapy (OPAT), and medical education. Dr. Zurlo was named chief of Jefferson’s Division of Infectious Diseases in 2018. Prior to coming to Jefferson, Dr. Zurlo spent 28 years at Penn State Health’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Benefactor: John P. Havens, Peter H. Havens

Matthias J. Schnell, MS, PhD Dr. V. Watson Pugh and Frances Plimpton Pugh Professorship in Microbiology and Immunology

Benefactor: V. Watson Pugh and Frances Plimpton Pugh

David W. Andrews, MD Anthony Alfred Chiurco, MD Professorship

The Brain Tumor Center at Jefferson, under the direction of Dr. Andrews, is home to a robust program integrating world-class surgical and medical care, leading-edge research into the development of new therapies and techniques, and a highly competitive training program. One of the Center’s signature research efforts has been led by Dr. Andrews: the development of an immunotherapy treatment for glioblastoma (GBM), the most common and most aggressive brain tumor.

Benefactor: Anthony A. and Kim Chiurco

Robert H. Rosenwasser, MD, FACS Jewell L. Osterholm, MD Professorship in Neurological Surgery

Dr. Rosenwasser is internationally renowned for his unique specialty as both a cerebrovascular neurosurgeon as well as an interventional neuroradiologist. He is president, chief executive officer, and director of clinical operations for the Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neurosciences at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, one of the leading neuroscience programs in the country.

Benefactor: Jewell L. Osterholm*

Rodney D. Bell, MD Lynne and Harold Honickman Professorship in Neurology

Dr. Bell is the chief of the Division of Cerebrovascular Disease and Neurological Critical Care. Dr. Bell focuses his studies on stroke prevention and modification of risk factors, neurophysiological monitoring of the critically ill patient, hypothermia, and novel therapies to treat brain ischemia. He was the nation’s first doctor to perform brain perfusion for stroke treatment.

Benefactor: Lynne and Harold Honickman

Irwin Levitan, PhD Paul C. Brucker MD, Professorship in Neuroscience Research

Dr. Levitan is the founding chair of the department of neuroscience at Jefferson. He has been interested in the regulation of nerve cell communication for more than 40 years. His studies in the mid-1970s on large identified neurons in snails helped to define the then-emerging field of neuromodulation, which is the alteration of nerve activity through targeted delivery of a stimulus, such as electrical stimulation or chemical agents, to specific neurological sites in the body.

Benefactor: Vickie and Jack Farber

Piera Pasinelli, PhD Frances and Joseph Weinberg Professorship in Neuroscience

Dr. Pasinelli’s research focuses on understanding the mechanisms regulating normal physiology as well as pathophysiology of the motor neurons. The main goal is to understand and identify the pathogenic mechanisms underlying motor neuron degeneration and death in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). At Jefferson, she is the founder and director of the Weinberg ALS Center, a program that combines basic, translational, and clinical research with clinical practices and education on ALS.

Benefactor: Vickie and Jack Farber

William Schlaff, MD The Paul A. and Eloise B. Bowers Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Benefactor: Paul A.* and Eloise B. Bowers*

Leslie Hyman, PhD Thomas D. Duane Professorship in Ophthalmology

Benefactor: Estate of Jane T. Freedman, Morgan Cowperthwaite*

Michael G. Ciccotti, MD Dr. Everett J. and Marian Gordon Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Ciccotti is currently chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at the Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University as well as the director of the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Education and Fellowship Program. He has served as head team physician and medical director for the Philadelphia Phillies since 1999, and head team physician for Saint Joseph’s University sports since 1998. Additionally, he has served as a consultant for the Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers, and Villanova University.

Benefactor: Everett J.* and Marian Gordon*

Andrzej Fertala, PhD Biomet Professorship in Orthopaedics

Dr. Fertala runs a laboratory whose current work is focused on fibrosis. Following knee injury or knee replacement surgery, fibrosis can cause a painful and debilitating condition known as “stiff knee.” Dr. Fertala, together with a group of orthopaedic surgeons, are examining novel ways to block excessive collagen production with the goal of preventing abnormal scarring in order to improve recovery.

Benefactor: Biomet, Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Dane A. Miller, Marty Whalen

Alan Hilibrand, MD Joseph M. and Marie H. Field Professorship in Spinal Surgery

Dr. Hilibrand is the vice chairman of academic affairs and faculty development for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Sidney Kimmel College (SKMC) at Thomas Jefferson University. He is also the co-chief of spinal surgery for the department and the director of the spine fellowship at Rothman Institute. Dr. Hilibrand has served as director of orthopaedic medical education for SKMC for nearly two decades. He has also maintained the role of chief compliance officer for Rothman since 2001.

Benefactor: Joseph M. Field and Marie H. Field

William J. Hozack, MD Walter H. Annenberg Professorship in Joint Replacement Surgery

Dr. Hozack is an internationally-recognized expert in total hip and knee replacement. He is the former director of Joint Replacement Service at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Orthopaedic surgeons from around the world visit regularly to learn his techniques. He is the recipient of several awards, including a Rhodes Scholar candidacy, The Knee Society’s Insall Award, and The Hip Society’s Frank Stinchfield and Otto Aufranc Awards.

Benefactor: Multiple Benefactors

Javad Parvizi, MD James Edwards Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery

Benefactor: Catherine R. Edwards*

Makarand V. Risbud, PhD James J. Maguire, Jr. Professorship in Spine Research

Dr. Risbud is co-director of the Cell and Developmental Biology PhD program and director of the Spine Research Laboratory. He and his team investigate the importance of local environmental factors in regulating cell function in the intervertebral discs—the soft tissue between vertebrae that serves as shock absorbers in the spine. Back pain is a ubiquitous condition and the second-most prevalent neurological ailment in the United States, costing the country upwards of $100 billion each year.

Benefactor: The Maguire Family

Irving M. Shapiro, BDS, PhD Anthony F. and Gertrude M. DePalma Professorship in Orthopaedic Research

Dr. Shapiro’s research focus is orthopaedic basic science. His work examines understanding the mechanism of degeneration of the intervertebral disc and its relationship to lower back pain, and developing new approaches to prevent and treat joint infection.

Benefactor: Gertrude M. DePalma*

Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD Richard H. Rothman Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Vaccaro has served as president of the Rothman Institute since 2014. He is a professor of neurosurgery and orthopaedic surgery. He is a renowned spine surgeon and is the past president of the American Spinal Injury Association and the Association for Collaborative Spine Research. As chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Vaccaro leads the largest orthopaedic surgery program in the Delaware Valley—one that is consistently chosen by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best in orthopaedics.

Benefactor: The Annenberg Foundation

Gerald R. Williams, Jr., MD John M. Fenlin, Jr., MD Professorship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Dr. Williams’s work centers on clinical management, education, and research of conditions that affect the shoulder. This includes shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff disease, and traumatic injuries. Procedures include shoulder replacement, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic and open management of shoulder dislocations, and open reduction, internal fixation of fractures.

Benefactor: Multiple Benefactors

Marluce Bibbo, MD, ScD Warren R. Lang, MD Professorship in Pathology

Benefactor: Estate of Warren R. Lang

Gyorgy Hajnoczky, MD, PhD Raphael Rubin, MD Professorship in Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology

Renato V. Iozzo, MD Gonzalo E. Aponte Professorship in Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology

Stephen C. Peiper, MD Peter A. Herbut Professorship in Pathology

Dr. Peiper’s expertise is in genomics and precision diagnostics for personalized medicine. As chair of the Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, much of his effort is now directed to administration. This is one of the larger departments at Thomas Jefferson University and one of the departments with significant levels of NIH funding. In addition to his department chair role, Dr. Peiper serves as director of Clinical Laboratories for Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH) and senior vice president of Enterprise Pathology and Laboratory Services.

Benefactor: Multiple Benefactors

James S. Schwaber, PhD Daniel B. Baugh Professorship in Anatomy & Director of the Daniel B. Baugh Institute

Scott A. Waldman, MD, PhD The Samuel M. V. Hamilton Family Professorship in Medicine

Dr. Waldman is chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. He is a physician investigator spearheading molecular delivery and clinical development and application of new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to improve the care of patients with cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. He is a leader in clinical pharmacology whose groundbreaking research has led to multi-institutional clinical trials examining the utility of guanylyl cyclase C (GCC) as a molecular marker for treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal cancers.

Benefactor: Dorrance H. Hamilton* and Family

John Lauriello, MD The Daniel Lieberman Professorship in Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Benefactor: Jane C. MacElree

Levon N. Nazarian, MD, FAIUM, FACR William E. Conrady, MD Professorship in Radiology

Benefactor: Estate of William E. Conrady

Vijay M. Rao, MD, FACR David Levin, MD Professorship in Radiology

Benefactor: Arthur Penn

Baskaran Sundaram, MBBS, MIRC, FRCR Herman I Libshitz, MD Professorship in Thoracic Radiology

Dr. Sundaram, is professor of radiology at Jefferson and director of the Cardiothoracic Imaging Division in the Department of Radiology. Before coming to Jefferson in 2014, Dr. Sundaram served for more than a decade at the University of Michigan Medical School, first as lecturer and finally as clinical associate professor. Dr. Sundaram is a noted teacher and mentor, and has received numerous commendations for excellence in the teaching of residents and medical students. His research focuses on imaging of the thorax and cardiovascular imaging and outcomes.

Benefactor: Herman and Alison Libshitz

Dale D. Berg, MD George Fritz Blechschmidt, MD Professorship in Clinical Skills

Benefactor: Estate of George F. Blechscmidt

Steve R. Williams, MD The Michie Professorship in Rehabilitation Medicine

Benefactor: Estate of Jessie B. Michie

Bon Ku, MD, MPP Marta and Robert Adelson Professorship in Medicine and Design

The assistant dean for Health and Design, Dr. Ku leads the Medicine+Design initiatives at Sidney Kimmel Medical College. As director of the Health Design Lab, he manages a medical device incubator program and oversees the Scholarly Inquiry Design track, the first four-year design program for medical students, which he launched in 2014. Dr. Ku, an emergency medicine physician, spearheads projects such as designing layouts that streamline movement through the emergency department, and using 3D printers to adapt hand-pumped ventilators to keep COVID-19 patients alive amidst mechanical ventilator shortages.

Benefactor: Marta and Robert Adelson

John M. Spandorfer, MD Roger B. Daniels Associate Dean of Professionalism in Medicine

Since 1992, Dr. Spandorfer has been a Thomas Jefferson University attending physician. At least half of his time is dedicated to direct patient care. In addition to his internal medicine practice, in his role as associate dean, Dr. Spandorfer provides oversight at Jefferson to programs related to professionalism in medicine, which both teach professionalism and ensure the learning environment is suitable for role-modeling the ideal traits of physicianship.

Benefactor: Multiple Benefactors

Mark L. Tykocinski, MD The Anthony F. and Gertrude M. DePalma Dean of Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Dr. Tykocinski was named vice chancellor of Thomas Jefferson University in 2017. He has been dean of Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) since 2008 and provost since 2014. As provost, he is the chief academic officer for the University, responsible for programming and policy implementation, support programs for personnel and students, and academic fiscal management. As Dean of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Dr. Tykocinski oversees a medical school that offers both undergraduate medical education programs and innovative joint degree programs to more than 1,000 students each year.

Benefactor: Gertrude M. DePalma*

P. Kenneth Brownstein, MD, FACS Harold A. Honickman Physician Director of Jefferson Signature Services

A pillar of the Jefferson community for more than 40 years, P. Kenneth Brownstein, MD, is a distinguished clinician and educator whose work in the Department of Urology has touched the lives of thousands of patients and students. Dr. Brownstein joined the Jefferson Office of Institutional Advancement in 2008 to help raise funds for various programs and special projects.

Benefactor: Lynne and Harold Honickman

Persis Rice Lynne R. Honickman Director of Jefferson Signature Services

Persis Rice is the Lynne R. Honickman Director of Jefferson Signature Services. In this role, she guarantees a superior patient experience for our most generous supporters. Part of the Jefferson community since 1990, she previously worked in the radiology department and the patient services department.

Benefactor: Lynne and Harold Honickman

Paul J. DiMuzio, MD, FACS William Maul Measey Endowed Professorship in Surgery (Vascular & Endovascular Surgery)

Dr. DiMuzio is the Director of Jefferson’s Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, and he provides co-leadership to Jefferson’s Vascular Center. Dr. DiMuzio’s own clinical expertise includes carotid artery disease, aneurysms of the thoracic and abdominal aorta, peripheral vascular disease, venous disease, and thoracic outlet syndrome. His research expertise is in the area of vascular tissue engineering and adult stem cells.

Benefactor: The Benjamin & Mary Siddons Measey Foundation

Scott D. Goldstein, MD, FACS Gerald J. Marks Professorship in Colorectal Surgery (Colon & Rectal Surgery)

Dr. Goldstein is the director of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He has been a surgeon at Jefferson for more than three decades and is consistently recognized as a local and national leader in the field of colon and rectal surgery. Dr. Goldstein treats benign and malignant colorectal diseases. He has a passion for the ever-changing surgical technologies and techniques, and serves as a mentor for medical students, residents, and fellows in Jefferson’s surgery program and beyond.

Benefactor: Multiple Benefactors

Warren R. Maley, MD The Nicoletti Family Professorship in Transplantation Surgery

Benefactor: Robert V. Nicoletti* and Family

Rohinton J. Morris, MD, FACS Anthony E. Narducci Professorship in Surgery

Benefactor: Estate of Anthony E. Narducci

Gary L. Rosato, MD, FACS Francis E. Rosato Professorship in Surgery

Dr. Rosato is the vice chair of Surgery and the director of the Division of General Surgery for Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He also serves as co-director of the Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery Fellowship at Jefferson. His surgery expertise includes gastrointestinal, minimally invasive, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, hernia, and esophageal.

Benefactor: Multiple Benefactors

Charles J. Yeo, MD, FACS Samuel D. Gross Professorship in Surgery

Benefactor: Estate of Maria Gross Horowitz

Demetrius H. Bagley, MD Nathan Lewis Hatfield Professorship in Urology

Benefactor: Estate of Henry Reed Hatfield

Leonard G. Gomella, MD, FACS Bernard W. Godwin, Jr. Professorship in Prostate Cancer

Benefactor: Estate of Bernard W. Godwin, Jr.

Scott G. Hubosky, MD Demetrius H. Bagley, MD Professorship in Endourology

Dr. Hubosky is the director of endourology and vice chair of quality and safety for the Department of Urology at Jefferson. Established in 1904, Jefferson’s Department of Urology is one of the oldest in the United States. Dr. Hubosky has been at Jefferson since 2006. His area of expertise is endourological management of complex upper urinary tract diseases such as nephro-ureterolithiasis, upper tract urothelial neoplasms/carcinomas, and upper tract obstructions.

Benefactor: Multiple Benefactors

* Benefactor is deceased.