Office of Institutional Advancement

Professorships

Jefferson Professorships

For nearly two centuries, Jefferson has been world renowned for reimagining in health, health education and discovery. Endowed professorships enable Jefferson to recruit and retain the most creative, committed and influential minds in medicine.

Endowed professorships are held by the most distinguished and revered scholars, clinicians and scientists at Thomas Jefferson University. While these chairs represent an array of disciplines, they have one thing in common: An endowed professorship is the ultimate recognition of faculty scholarship and excellence.

To view existing professorships, click on the department name.

Thomas Jefferson University Professorship

Professorship: James Donald Wentzler Professorship in Anesthesiology
Current Holder: Zvi Grunwald, MD
Year Established: 2004

Professorship: Richard W. Hevner Professorship in Computational Medicine
Current Holder: Isidore Rigoutsos, PhD
Year Established: 2017

Professorship: Hilary Koprowski Professorship in Cancer Biology
Current Holder: Karen E. Knudsen, PhD
Year Established: 2006

Professorship: Kalbach-Newton Professorship in Cancer Research
Current Holder: Andrew E. Alpin, PhD
Year Established: 2017

Professorship: Herbert A. Rosenthal, MD'56 Professorship in Cancer Research
Current Holder: Christine Eischen, PhD
Year Established: 2017

Current Holder: Emad Alnermri, PhD
Current Holder: Jeffrey L. Benovic, PhD

Professorship: The Green Family Foundation and John and Patricia Walsh Professorship in Emergency Medicine
Current Holder: Theodore A. Christopher, MD
Year Established: 2017

Professorship: The Alumni Professorship in Family Medicine
Current Holder: Christine Ann Arenson, MD
Year Established: 1987

Professorship: Ellen M. and Dale W. Garber Professorship in Family Medicine
Current Holder: Howard K. Rabinowitz, MD
Year Established: 1984

Professorship: Gustave and Valla Amsterdam Professorship in Family and Community Medicine
Current Holder: George P. Valko, MD
Year Established: 2009

Professorship: Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professorship in Health Policy
Current Holder: David B. Nash, MD, MBA
Year Established: 2004

Professorship: Victor Heiser, MD Endowed Professorship in Population Health
Current Holder: Trina Thompson, DrPH, MPH, BSN
Year Established: 2016

Professorship: Walter Curran Professorship in Radiation Oncology
Current Holder: Maria Werner-Wasik, MD, FASTRO
Year Established:
 2000

Professorship: K. Hasumi, MD Professorship in Medical Oncology
Current Holder: Takami Sato, MD, PhD
Year Established: 2013

Professorship: The Margaret Q. Landenberger Professorship
Current Holder: Nicole L. Simone, MD
Year Established: 2005

Cardiology

Professorship:  William Wikoff Smith Professorship in Cardiovascular Research
Current Holder: Shey-Shing Sheu, PhD
Year Established: 1998

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

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

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Professorship: Dorrance H. Hamilton Professorship in Medicine
Current Holder: Anthony J. DiMarino, Jr., MD
Year Established: 1992

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

Hematology

Professorship: Thomas Drake Martinez Cardeza Research Professorship in Medicine
Current Holder: Steven McKenzie, MD, PhD
Year Established: 1941

Professorship: Leandro M. Tocantins, MD - Farid I. Haurani, MD Directorship of the Cardeza Foundation for Hematologic Research at Thomas Jefferson University
Current Holder: Steven McKenzie, MD, PhD
Year Established: 2014

Professorship: Paul F. Bray, MD Professorship in Hematology
Current Holder: Douglass A. Drelich, MD
Year Established: 2016

Infectious Diseases & Environmental Medicine

Professorship: W. Paul & Ida H. Havens Professorship in Infectious Disease
Current Holder: John J. Zurlo, MD
Year Established: 2013

Internal Medicine

Professorship: Ludwig A. Kind Professorship in Medicine
Current Holder: Jesse Roman, MD
Year Established: 1992

Jefferson Coordinating Center for Clinical Research

Professorship: James C. Wilson Professorship in Medicine
Current Holder: David J. Whellan, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA
Year Established: 1974

Nephrology

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

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

Pulmonary & Critical Care

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

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

Professorship: Dr. V. Watson Pugh and Frances Plimpton Pugh Professorship in Microbiology and Immunology
Current Holder: Timothy L. Manser, PhD
Year Established: 1985

Professorship: Ellen and Ron Caplan Directorship of the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health
Current Holder: Daniel A. Monti, MD, MBA
Year Established: 2015

Professorship: Anthony Alfred Chiurco, MD Professorship
Current Holder: David W. Andrews, MD
Year Established: 2017

Professorship: Jewell L. Osterholm, MD Professorship in Neurological Surgery
Current Holder: Robert H. Rosenwasser, MD, FACS
Year Established: 2010

Professorship: Lynne and Harold Honickman Professorship in Neurology
Current Holder: Rodney D. Bell, MD
Year Established: 2014

Professorship: Frances and Joseph Weinberg Professorship in Neuroscience
Current Holder: Piera Pasinelli, PhD
Year Established: 2006

Professorship: Paul C. Brucker MD, Professorship in Neuroscience Research
Current Holder: Irwin Levitan, PhD
Year Establshed: 2006

Professorship: The Paul A. and Eloise B. Bowers Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current Holder: William Schlaff, MD
Year Established: 1995

Professorship: Thomas D. Duane Professorship in Ophthalmology
Current Holder: Leslie Hyman, PhD
Year Established: 1985

Professorship: Biomet Professorship in Orthopaedics
Current Holder: Andrzej Fertala, PhD
Year Established: 1994

Professorship: James Edwards Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery
Current Holder: Javad Parvizi, MD
Year Established: 1931

Professorship: Dr. Everett J. and Marian Gordon Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery
Current Holder: Michael G. Ciccotti, MD
Year Established: 1991

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

Professorship: Richard H. Rothman Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery
Current Holder: Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD
Year Established: 2007

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

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

Professorship: Walter H. Annenberg Professorship in Joint Replacement Surgery
Current Holder: William J. Hozack, MD
Year Established: 2014

Professorship: James J. Maguire, Jr. Professorship in Spine Research
Current Holder: Makarand V. Risbud, PhD
Year Established: 2016

Professorship: Herbert Kean, MD Professorship in Otolaryngology
Current Holder: William M. Keane, MD
Year Established: 2003
Dr. Keane was honored in 2012 at Jefferson's 10th annual awards gala.

Professorship: Gonzalo E. Aponte Professorship in Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology
Current Holder: Renato V. Iozzo, MD
Year Established: 1980

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

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

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

Professorship: Raphael Rubin, MD Professorship in Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology
Current Holder: Gyorgy Hajnoczky, MD, PhD
Year Established: 1998

Professorship: Richard W. Hevner Professorship in Computational Medicine
Current Holder: Isidore Rigoutsos, PhD
Year Established: 2017

Professorship: Robert L. Brent Professorship in Pediatrics
Current Holder: Jay S. Greenspan, MD
Year Established: 1990

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

Professorship: The Samuel M. V. Hamilton Family Professorship in Medicine
Current Holder: Scott A. Waldman, MD, PhD
Year Established: 1992

Professorship: The Daniel Lieberman Professorship in Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Current Holder: Michael J. Vergare, MD
Year Established: 1990

Professorship: David Levin, MD Professorship in Radiology
Current Holder: Vijay M. Rao, MD, FACR
Year Established: 2008

Professorship: The Michie Professorship in Rehabilitation Medicine
Current Holder: Steve R. Williams, MD
Year Established: 1984

Professorship: The Anthony F. and Gertrude M. DePalma Dean of Sidney Kimmel 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

Professorship: Harold A. Honickman Physician Director of Jefferson Signature Services
Current Holder: P. Kenneth Brownstein, MD, FACS
Year Established: 2018

Professorship: Francis E. Rosato Professorship in Surgery
Current Holder: Ernest L. Rosato, MD, FACS
Year Established: 1995

Professorship: Samuel D. Gross Professorship in Surgery
Current Holder: Charles J. Yeo, MD, FACS
Year Established: 1910

Professorship: Anthony E. Narducci Professorship in Surgery
Current Holder: Rohinton J. Morris, MD, FACS
Year Established: 1998

Colon & Rectal Surgery
Professorship: Gerald J. Marks Professorship in Colorectal Surgery
Current Holder: Scott D. Goldstein, MD, FACS
Year Established: 1992

General Surgery
Professorship: Francis E. Rosato Professorship in Surgery
Current Holder: Gary L. Rosato, MD, FACS
Year Established: 2000

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

Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Professorship: William Maul Measey Endowed Professorship in Surgery
Current Holder: Paul J. Dimuzio, MD, FACS
Year Established: 1999

Professorship: George Fritz Blechschmidt, MD Professorship in Clinical Skills
Current Holder: Dale D. Berg, MD
Year Established: 2013

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

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

Professorship: Demetrius H. Bagley, MD Professorship in Endourology
Current Holder: Scott G. Hubosky, MD
Year Established: 2013

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