Office of Institutional Advancement


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.

There has never been a better time than now in Jefferson’s history to make a gift to create an endowed professorship. Thanks to a special matching opportunity, your investment will go further. There is a limited pool of matching funds, so now is the time to create your legacy.

To view existing professorships, click on the department name.

Thomas Jefferson University Professorship

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

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

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

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

Professorship: The Alumni Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Current Holder: Christine Ann Arenson, MD
Year Established: 1987

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

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

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

Professorship: K. Hasumi, MD Professor of 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


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 Professor of Cardiology
Current Holder: Michael P. Savage, MD
Year Established: 2013

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

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

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


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

Infectious Diseases & Environmental Medicine

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

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


Professorship: The Robert L. Capizzi Professor 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

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

Professorship: Ellen and Ron Caplan Director of the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine
Current Holder: Daniel A. Monti, MD, MBA
Year Established: 2015

Professorship: Anthony Alfred Chiurco, MD, Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery
Current Holder: David W. Andrews, MD
Year Established: 2017

Professorship: Jewell L. Osterholm, MD Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery
Current Holder: Robert H. Rosenwasser, MD, FACS
Year Established: 2010

Professorship: Lynne and Harold Honickman Professor of 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: The Paul C. Brucker MD, Professorship in Neuroscience Research
Current Holder: Irwin Levitan, PhD
Year Establshed: 2006

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

Professorship: The Thomas D. Duane Professor of Ophthalmology
Current Holder: Ralph C. Eagle, MD
Year Established: 1985

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

Professorship: Dr. Everett J. and Marian Gordon Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Current Holder: Michael G. Ciccotti, MD
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: The Richard H. Rothman Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery
Current Holder: Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, 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

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

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.

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

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

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 Samuel M.V. Hamilton Family Professor of Medicine
Current Holder: Scott A. Waldman, MD, PhD
Year Established: 1992

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

Professorship: The David C. Levin, MD Chair of Radiology
Current Holder: Vijay M. Rao, MD, FACR
Year Established: 2008

Professorship: The Michie Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Current Holder: John L. Melvin, MD, MMSc
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: 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: Rohinton J. Morris, 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

Professorship: G. Fritz Blechschmidt, MD, Professor of Clinical Skills
Current Holder: Dale D. Berg, MD
Year Established: 2013

Professorship: Bernard W. Godwin, Jr. Professor of Prostate Cancer 
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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