Endowments

Endowments are created through philanthropy and provide permanent, annual support of the University Hospitals mission – To Heal. To Teach. To Discover. Gifts of endowment are a wonderful way for individuals or family to honor a particular physician, while establishing a lasting legacy at UH. Those who give gifts of endowment are recognized and honored through permanent membership in the Diamond Legacy Society.

Endowments offer a number of ways to make a unique, deep impact and advance the UH mission, including:

Chairs

Endowed chairs support the retention and recruitment of preeminent physician-scientists. Endowed chairs recognize and honor a physician-scientist for outstanding contributions to medical science, and provide a perpetual income stream for leading-edge research and innovative practices. Click on each title below to view a complete list of endowed chairs at UH.*

University Hospitals

Endocrinology

Mary B. Lee Chair in Adult Endocrinology
Funded by the Estate of Mary B. Lee
Established on April 21, 2009


Family Medicine

Ann S. & Anthony J. Asher Chair in Family Medicine
Funded by Anonymous Donor

Chair currently held by Masahiro Morikawa, MD
Established on April 24, 2009


Medicine

Scott R. Inkley, MD, Chair in General Internal Medicine
Funded by friends and colleagues

Chair currently held by Michael Lederman, MD
Established on June 4, 1987


Edgar B. Jackson, Jr., MD, Chair of Clinical Excellence and Diversity
Funded by many friends

Chair currently held by Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, MD
Established on October 17, 2000


Orthopedics

Henry H. Bohlman, MD Chair in Spine Surgery
Funded by the Foundation for Spine Research and Education and many friends and colleagues

Chair currently held by Christopher Furey, MD
Established on May 15, 2007


Victor M. Goldberg, MD Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery
Funded by the Victor and Harriet Goldberg Foundation

Chair currently held by Ray Liu, MD
Established on December 16, 2016


Kingsbury G. Heiple MD and Fred A. Lennon Chair in Orthopaedics
Funded by Fred A. Lennon

Chair currently held by Matthew Kraay, MD
Established on May 17, 2005


Barbara Peterson Ruhlman Chair in Orthopaedics
Funded by Barbara P. Ruhlman

Chair currently held by Patrick John Getty, MD
Established on May 15, 2007


Otolaryngology

Anthony J. Maniglia, MD Chair in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Funded by Anthony J. Maniglia, MD, and many friends and colleagues

Chair currently held by Kumar Alagramam, Ph.D.
Established on September 22, 2008


Richard W. and Patricia R. Pogue Chair in Auditory Surgery and Hearing Sciences
Funded by Richard W. and Patricia R. Pogue

Chair currently held by Cliff Megerian, MD
Established on September 22, 2008


Psychiatry

Bipolar Disorders Chair
Funded by many friends and family, the Humphrey Family Endowment, and matching funds from the Andrews Research Fund

Chair currently held by Joseph Calabrese, MD
Established on May 15, 2007


James A. Horner Chair in Child Psychiatry
Funded by The Marguerite M. Wilson Foundation, Mary Adelle and Douglas Horner, Gerald A. Conway, and matching funds from the Andrews Research Fund

Chair currently held by John Hertzer, MD
Established on April 21, 2009


Pulmonary Medicine

Virginia Hubbell Chair in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Funded by the Estate of Virginia Hubbell
Established on July 18, 2000


Scott R. Inkley, MD, Chair in Pulmonary/Critical Care
Funded by friends and associates

Chair currently held by Rodney Folz, MD
Established on March 28, 2006


Surgery

Charles A. Hubay, MD, Chair in Surgery
Funded by Gladyce Hubay and friends

Chair currently held by Julian Kim, MD
Established on February 20, 2001


Elizabeth King Family Chair
Funded by Estate of Elizabeth King

Chair currently held by David Dietz, MD
Established on November 21, 2000


Margaret G. and Walter K. Remen Chair in Surgical Innovation
Funded by Margaret G. and Walter K. Remen, with support from the King Family Estate

Chair currently held by Raymond Onders, MD
Established on February 19, 2008


Urology

Leo & Charlotte Goldberg Chair in Advanced Surgical Therapies
Funded by the Evergreen Philanthropic Fund, with support from the King Family Estate

Chair currently held by Lee Ponsky, MD
Established on April 8, 2008


UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute

Figgie Family Clinical Chair in Cardiovascular Excellence
Funded by The Figgie Foundation, with matching funds from the UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute

Chair currently held by Barry Effron, MD
Established on April 24, 2009


Marcella "Dolly" Haugh Chair in Valvular Surgery
Funded by John Haugh, with support from the King Family Estate

Chair currently held by Alan Markowitz, MD
Established on February 19, 2008


Herman K. Hellerstein, MD, Chair in Cardiovascular Research
Funded by many friends and family

Chair currently held by Daniel Simon, MD
Established on January 20, 1998


Robert S. & Sylvia K. Reitman Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Innovation
Funded by Robert S. and Sylivia K. Reitman Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Chair currently held by Jonathan Stamler, MD
Established on February 17, 2009


Ellery Sedgwick, Jr. Chair and Distinguished Scientist in Cardiovascular Research
Funded by Elizabeth Sedgwick in memory of her husband Ellery Sedgwick Jr.

Chair currently held by Mukesh Jain, MD
Established on February 20, 2001


UH MacDonald Women's Hospital

Lilian Hanna Baldwin Chair in Gynecology and Obstetrics
Funded by Estate of Lilian Hanna Baldwin
Established on February 22, 1993


UH Neurological Institute

Harvey Huntington Brown, Jr. Chair in Neurosurgery
Funded by Estate of Harvey Huntington Brown, Jr.

Chair currently held by Warren Selman, MD
Established on December 5, 1950


Willard W. Brown Chair In Neurological Outcomes
Funded by Barbara Brown and the Brown Family, the Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation, and Perkins Charitable Foundation, with matching funds from the Humphrey Family Endowment

Chair currently held by Martha Sajatovic, MD
Established on April 21, 2009


Peter D. Cristal Chair in Neurosurgery
Funded by Thomas and Sondra Cristal, with matching funds from the Humphrey Family Endowment

Chair currently held by Andrew Sloan, MD
Established on June 24, 2008


Maxeen Stone and John A. Flower Chair in Neurology
Funded by Maxeen Stone and John A. Flower, and Robert Meyerson

Chair currently held by Michael DeGeorgia, MD
Established on August 24, 2004


Gilbert W. Humphrey Professor of Neurology
Funded by the Humphrey Family

Chair currently held by Anthony Furlan, MD
Established on June 23, 1980


George M. Humphrey, II Chair in Neurology
Funded by the Humphrey Family

Chair currently held by Cathy Sila, MD
Established on October 17, 2006


Morley-Mather Chair in Neuropsychiatry
Funded by The John C. & Sally S. Morley Family Foundation and The Elizabeth Ring Mather & William Gwinn Mather Fund, with matching funds from the Humphrey Family Endowment
Established on April 21, 2009


Neurological Institute Chair for Memory and Cognition
Funded by an anonymous donor, with matching funds from the Humphrey Family Endowment

Chair currently held by Alan Lerner, MD
Established on March 20, 2007


UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

William R. and Margaret E. Althans Chair in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Funded by the Althans Foundation, with matching funds from the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation

Chair currently held by Faruk Örge, MD
Established on April 17, 2012


Eliza Henry Barnes Chair in Neonatology
Funded by Karen and Alan Krause

Chair currently held by Anna Maria Hibbs, MD
Established on October 17, 2000


William and Lois Briggs Chair in Neonatology
Funded by Williams and Lois Briggs and The Cleveland Foundation, with matching funds from the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation

Chair currently held by Michele Walsh, MD
Established on August 30, 2011


Connie and Jim Brown Chair in Pediatric Pulmonary Survivorship
Funded by Connie and Jim Brown, with matching funds from the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation
Established on May 15, 2007


William T. Dahms Chair in Pediatric Endocrinology
Funded by Beverly Dahms, MD, with matching funds from the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation

Chair currently held by Rose Gubitosi-Klug, MD
Established on August 4, 2007


Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Funded by Anonymous Donor, The Honor Project Trust, and many friends, with matching funds from the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation

Chair currently held by George H. Thompson, MD
Established on August 24, 2016


Drusinsky-Fanaroff Chair in Neonatology
Funded by Michael Drusinsky, with matching funds from the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation

Chair currently held by Richard Martin, MD
Established on August 22, 2006


Mary D. Fergus Endowed Chair in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Funded by Mary D. and Terrence P. Fergus, with matching funds from the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation

Chair currently held by Honor Wolfe, MD
Established on February 2, 2010


Angie Fowler Chair in Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Research
Funded by the Char and Chuck Family Foundation, with matching funds from the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation

Chair currently held by Yousif (Joe) Matloub, MD
Established on August 22, 2006


Robert J. Izant, Jr., MD, Chair in Pediatric Surgery
Funded by the DJ Foundation

Chair currently held by Edward Barksdale, MD
Established on October 17, 2000


KeyBank-Meyer Family Chair for Excellence in Leadership
Funded by KeyBank Foundation, with matching funds from the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation

Chair currently held by Christopher Scott Snyder, MD
Established on June 21, 2011


Theresia G. and Stuart F. Kline Family Foundation Chair in Pediatric Oncology
Funded by Theresia G. and Stuart F. Kline Family Foundation, with matching funds from the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation

Chair currently held by Alex Huang, MD
Established on November 12, 2013


Mary Blossom Lee Chair in Pediatric Diabetes
Funded by the Estate of Mary B. Lee

Chair currently held by Jamie R. Wood, MD
Established on November 21, 2000


Linsalata Family Chair in Pediatric Critical Care and Emergency Medicine
Funded by Jocelyne K. and Frank N. Linsalata, with matching funds from the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation

Chair currently held by Alexandre Rotta, MD
Established on February 9, 2011


Dr. Gail and Hoyt Murray Chair in Pediatric Audiology and Cochlear Implants
Funded by Dr. Gail and Hoyt Murray, Cochlear Americas, and many friends, with matching funds from the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation
Established on February 26, 2014


Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation John Kennell Chair of Excellence in Pediatrics
Funded by the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation

Chair currently held by Grace McComsey, MD
Established on May 15, 2001


Austin Ricci Chair in Pediatric Pulmonary Care and Research
Funded by Kenneth C. Ricci, with matching funds from the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation

Chair currently held by Michael Konstan, MD
Established on October 2, 2007


Martin and Betty Rosskamm Endowed Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Funded by Martin and Betty Rosskamm

Chair currently held by Thomas Sferra, MD
Established on October 25, 2004


J.S. Rube Endowed Chair in Pediatric Sleep Medicine
Funded by J.S. Rube, with matching funds from the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation

Chair currently held by Carol Rosen, MD
Established on December 4, 2012


Jane and Lee Seidman Chair in Pediatric Cancer Innovation
Funded by Jane and Lee Seidman, with matching funds from the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation

Chair currently held by John Letterio, MD
Established on February 19, 2008


James E. Arnold, MD and Nancy P. and Thomas W. Seitz Chair in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Funded by Nancy P. and Thomas W. Seitz, the Maniglia Foundation for Head & Neck Medicine & Surgery, and many friends, with matching funds from the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation

Chair currently held by Todd Otteson, MD, MPH
Established on February 26, 2014


UH Seidman Cancer Center

Charles S. Britton, II Chair in the Division of Hematology and Oncology
Funded by the Britton Fund

Chair currently held by Clark Distelhorst, MD
Established on October 21, 1997


Rosalie and Morton A. Cohen Chair in Oncology
Funded by Rosalie and Morton A. Cohen

Chair currently held by Afshin Dowlati, MD
Established on December 4, 2007


Dr. Lester E. Coleman, Jr. Chair in Cancer Research & Therapeutics
Funded by The Lester E. and Kathleen A. Coleman Family Foundation and The Lubrizol Foundation

Chair currently held by Neal Meropol, MD
Established on October 16, 2001


Diana Hyland Chair for Breast Cancer
Funded by Edward J. and Diana M. Hyland, Hyland family and friends and The Miracle Fund, with support from the Dr. Donald J. and Ruth W. Goodman Philathropic Fund of The Cleveland Foundation
Established on April 24, 2009


Robert W. Kellermeyer, MD Chair in Oncology
Funded by many friends and associates

Chair currently held by Alvin Schmaier, MD
Established on February 22, 1993


George and Edith Richman Chair and Distinguished Scientist in Cancer Research
Funded by Estate of Edith Richman

Chair currently held by Hillard Michael Lazarus, MD
Established on October 16, 2001


Vincent K. Smith Chair in Radiation Oncology
Funded by Vincent K. & Edith H. Smith Memorial Trust

Chair currently held by Mitchell Machtay, MD
Established on October 24, 1992


Master Clinicians

The Endowed Master Clinician recognizes our leading physician-scientists and honors our most talented experts. It is one of the highest honors at UH for physician-scientists who have had a profound impact on the lives of our patients. Master Clinicians enable UH to recruit and retain leading physician-scientists who advance the excellence of UH for the great benefit of the community we serve. Click on each title below to view a complete list.*

University Hospitals

Gastroenterology

Ronald P. and Paula Raymond Master Clinician in Gastroenterology
Funded by Ronald P. and Paula Raymond

Master Clinician currently held by Michael Koehler, MD
Established on December 10, 2013


Medicine

Master Clinician in Infectious Diseases
Funded by Roe Green, The STERIS Foundation and the Wolf Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Master Clinician currently held by Robert Salata, MD
Established on December 18, 2014


Nephrology

Centers for Dialysis Care's Leonard C. Rosenberg Renal Research Foundation Master Clinician in Nephrology I
Funded by Centers for Dialysis Care's Leonard C. Rosenberg Renal Research Foundation

Master Clinician currently held by Donald Hricik, MD
Established on March 6, 2012


Centers for Dialysis Care's Leonard C. Rosenberg Renal Research Foundation Master Clinician in Nephrology II
Funded by Centers for Dialysis Care's Leonard C. Rosenberg Renal Research Foundation

Master Clinician currently held by Thomas Hostetter, MD
Established on June 19, 2012


Surgery

David P. Miller and Frances A. Cosentino Master Clinician in Thoracic & Esophageal Surgery
Funded by David P. Miller and Frances A. Cosentino, with support from the Dr. Donald J. and Ruth W. Goodman Philanthropic Fund of The Cleveland Foundation

Master Clinician currently held by Philip Linden, MD
Established on May 13, 2014


Murdough Master Clinician in Colorectal Surgery
Funded by Joy and Thomas G. Murdough Jr.

Master Clinician currently held by Harry Reynolds, Jr., MD
Established on June 1, 2011


Urology

Master Clinician in Urologic Oncology
Funded by the Estate of Daniel R. Lee

Master Clinician currently held by Lee Ponsky, MD
Established on June 17, 2015


Wellness

Christopher M. & Sara H. Connor Master Clinician in Integrative Health
Funded by Christopher M. and Sara H. Connor, with matching funds from the F.J. O'Neill Charitable Foundation

Master Clinician currently held by Francoise Adan, MD
Established on May 22, 2015


Robert and Susan Hurwitz Master Clinician in Wellness
Funded by Robert and Susan Hurwitz with matching funds from the F.J. O’Neill Charitable Foundation

Master Clinician currently held by Roy Buchinsky, MD
Established on February 14, 2014


UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute

John R. Antonucci Master Clinician of Cardiovascular Innovation
Funded by John M. and Marsha L. Antonucci, with matching funds from the UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute

Master Clinician currently held by Mauricio Arruda, MD
Established on June 17, 2015


Lorraine and Bill Dodero Master Clinician in Heart Failure & Transplantation
Funded by Sam J. Frankino Foundation and the Corinne L. Dodero Foundation for the Arts and Sciences

Master Clinician currently held by Guilherme Oliveira, MD
Established on February 3, 2016


Angela and James Hambrick Master Clinician in Innovation
Funded by The James and Angela Hambrick Foundation, with matching funds from the UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute

Master Clinician currently held by Marco Costa, MD, PhD
Established on May 14, 2013


Irving B. and Virginia Spitz Master Clinician in Cardiology
Funded by Virginia and Irving B. Spitz, with matching funds from the UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute

Master Clinician currently held by Judith Mackall, MD
Established on September 13, 2011


UH MacDonald Women's Hospital

Anderson Family Master Clinician in Gynecological Oncology
Funded by Robert L. and Joanne L. Anderson and many friends, with support from the Dr. Donald J. and Ruth W. Goodman Philanthropic Fund of The Cleveland Foundation

Master Clinician currently held by Steven Waggoner, MD
Established on September 25, 2015


UH Neurological Institute

George R. and Constance P. Lincoln Master Clinician in Memory Loss and Behavioral Outcomes
Funded by George R. and Constance P. Lincoln, with matching funds from the Humphrey Family Endowment

Master Clinician currently held by Jonathan Miller, MD
Established on May 14, 2013


Penni and Stephen Weinberg Master Clinician in Brain Health
Funded by the Penni and Stephen Weinberg Fund of the Joseph and Florence Mandel Family Foundation, with matching funds from the Humphrey Family Endowment

Master Clinician currently held by Benjamin Walter, MD
Established on May 14, 2013


UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

William and Lois Briggs Endowed Master Clinician in Neonatology Innovation
Funded by Williams and Lois Briggs and The Cleveland Foundation, with matching funds from the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation

Master Clinician currently held by Richard Martin, MD
Established on August 30, 2011


Anne Hunter Jenkins Endowed Master Clinician in Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Funded by Tom H. and Anne H. Jenkins, with matching funds from the Rainbow Babies & Children's Foundation

Master Clinician currently held by Gerald Ferretti, DDS
Established on May 14, 2013


UH Seidman Cancer Center

Becky Hennessy Endowed Master Clinician in Breast Cancer Genomics
Funded by Sean and Beck Hennessy and The Miracle Fund, with support from the Dr. Donald J. and Ruth W. Goodman Philanthropic Fund of The Cleveland Foundation

Master Clinician currently held by Shaveta Vinayak, MD
Established on April 3, 2014


Maryann Z. and Larry Kennedy Master Clinician in Breast Cancer Prevention and Early Intervention
Funded by Maryann Z. and Lawrence D. Kennedy, with support from the Dr. Donald J. and Ruth W. Goodman Philanthropic Fund of The Cleveland Foundation

Master Clinician currently held by Robert R. Shenk, MD
Established on August 18, 2016


Jerome A. and Joy Weinberger Master Clinician in Surgical Oncology
Funded by the Weingerber Family, with support from the Dr. Donald J. and Ruth W. Goodman Philanthropic Fund of The Cleveland Foundation

Master Clinician Currently held by Julian Kim, MD
Established on October 28, 2015


Endowed Directors

Endowed fellowships provide a significant advantage in our ongoing efforts to recruit young, highly talented physicians to UH, where they will receive further training and benefit from the expertise of accomplished specialists. 

University Hospitals

Nursing

Marian Shaughnessy Endowed Director of Nursing Education
Funded by Michael and Marian Shaughnessy

Endowed Director currently held by Kim Schippits, RN, PhD
Established on December 10, 2013


Orthopedics

Jack and Mary Herrick Endowed Director, Sports Medicine
Funded by John F. and Mary T. Herrick

Endowed Director currently held by James Voos, MD
Established on March 26, 2015


Quality

Fred C. Rothstein, M.D., Chief Experience Officer
Funded by colleagues, friends and family

Currently held by Joan M. Zoltanski, MD
Established on September 21, 2016


Surgery

James A. Schulak, MD Endowed Director of the UH Transplant Institute
Funded by Mary Jane and Jack Breen, J.S. Rube, Chuck and Judie Miller, and many friends, with support from the King Family Estate

Endowed Director currently held by Christopher Siegel, MD, PhD
Established on October 28, 2015


UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute

Harrington Endowed Scientific Director, University Hospitals Harrington Discovery Institute
Funded by The Harrington Family Foundation

Endowed Director currently held by Mukesh Jain, MD
Established on September 9, 2008


UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

Reinberger Endowed Director in Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Funded by the Reinberger Foundation, Sam and Connie Frankino, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Board, and friends and associates

Endowed Director currently held by Krystal Tomei, MD, MPH
Established on January 1, 2005


UH Seidman Cancer Center

Don C. Dangler Endowed Director in Stem Cell Transplant
Funded by Don C. Dangler, with support from the Dr. Donald J. and Ruth W. Goodman Philanthropic Fund of The Cleveland Foundation

Endowed Director currently held by Marcos de Lima, MD
Established on March 26, 2015


Lucile and Robert H. Gries Endowed Director, Center for Cancer Drug Development
Funded by Bob and Sally Gries

Endowed Director currently held by Afshin Dowlati, MD
Established on April 8, 2008


Linda and Les Vinney Endowed Director in Cancer Genetics
Funded by the Linda A. and Les C. Vinney, with support from the Dr. Donald J. and Ruth W. Goodman Philanthropic Fund of The Cleveland Foundation

Endowed Director currently held by Anna Mitchell, MD, PhD
Established on September 21, 2016

Fellowships

Endowed fellowships provide a significant advantage in our ongoing efforts to recruit young, highly talented physicians to UH, where they will receive further training and benefit from the expertise of accomplished specialists. 

Lectureships

Endowed lectureships help bring renowned physician-scientists and other leading medical professionals to UH to share their expertise and knowledge with our staff.

Funds

Endowed funds support a particular area of UH and provide a wonderful way to highlight areas of importance within UH.

Scholarships

Endowed scholarships support medical and nursing students.

To learn more about gifts of endowment at University Hospitals, please contact us at 216-983-2200 or visit our Gift Planning site.

*As of January 3, 2017

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