Endowed Chairs & Professorships

Walter A. Bloedorn, M.D., Professorship of Administrative Medicine

Jeffrey S. Akman, M.D. ’81, RESD ‘85

Established in 1983 by the Walter A. Bloedorn Foundation in memory of Walter A. Bloedorn, M.D. The income earned by this fund supports a full professor who is Dean for Academic Affairs of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

» Read Dr. Akman's remarks from his installation ceremony in October 2013


Walter A. Bloedorn, M.D., Chair in Cardiology

Richard J. Katz, M.D., FACC

Established in 1996 by the Walter A. Bloedorn Foundation. The income earned by this fund supports a full-time medical school faculty member who is a specialist in cardiology.


Eugene Meyer Chair of Medicine

Alan G. Wasserman, M.D., MACP
Chair, Department of Medicine

Established in 1955 by multiple donors. The income earned by this fund supports the Eugene Meyer Chair of Medicine.


King Fahd Professorship of Cancer Biology

Edward Seto, Ph.D.
Associate Center Director for Basic Sciences, GW Cancer Center
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Established in 1993 by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The income earned by this fund supports an endowed professorship in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


Leon M. Yochelson Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

James L. Griffith, M.D.
Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Established in 1982 by Joseph E. Rankin, M.D. ’46, in honor of Leon Yochelson, M.D., chair of the GW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 1959-1970. The incomed earned by this fund supports the chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.


Meta Amalia Neumann Professorship in Neurology

Henry J. Kaminski, M.D.
Chair, Department of Neurology

Established in 2007 by Dr. Robert Cohn,  M.D. ’36.  The income earned by this fund will support the chair of the Department of Neurology.


Murdock Head Chair in Medicine and Health Policy

Fitzhugh Mullan, M.D.

Established in 1995 by the Airlie Foundation. The income earned by this fund supports an individual who will contribute to the Medical Center’s activities in teaching, management, and direction of major programs related to preventive medicine.


Oscar I. and Mildred S. Dodek and Joan B. and Oscar I. Dodek, Jr. Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Nancy Gaba, M.D. ’93, RESD ’97, FACOG
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Established in 1982 by Oscar I. Dodek and Mildred S. Dodek and Joan B. and Oscar I. Dodek, Jr. M.D. ’56, J.D. ’85. The income earned by this fund supports the chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


Lewis B. Saltz Chair in Surgery

Anton Sidawy, M.D., M.P.H., FACS
Chair, Department of Surgery

The endowed position was established in 1961 through a bequest from the Lewis B. Saltz estate.


Ralph E. Loewy Professorship in Oncology

Vincent A. Chiappinelli, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology

Established in 1990 by Dr. Samuel  Adler, M.D. ’27, along with his late wife, Edna Loewy Adler, directed from the proceeds of a trust from Mrs. Loewy’s late brother, Ralph E. Loewy. The income earned by this fund supports a member of the basic faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The recipient will be known as the Ralph E. Loewy Professor.


Dr. Hugo V. Rizzoli Professorship in Neurosurgery (Created by the Rizzoli-Ammerman Endowment Fund)

Anthony J. Caputy, M.D.
Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery

Established in 1994 to honor the career of Hugo V. Rizzoli, professor emeritus of Neurosurgery. The income earned by this fund supports the chair of the Department of Neurosurgery.


Dr. Seymour Alpert Chair in Anesthesiology

Michael J. Berrigan, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

This endowment fund was established in 1982 by gifts in honor of Seymour Alpert, M.D., LLD 1984, GW Vice President Emeritus for Development and GW Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology. Income earned by this fund supports the Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.


Vivian Gill Distinguished Research Chair

Robert H. Miller, Ph.D.

Established n 1967 by Thomas H. Gill in memory of his wife, Vivian Gill. The income earned by this fund supports the Vivian Gill Distinguished Research Professor.


Ross Professorship Endowment of Basic Science Research

Douglas F. Nixon, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine

Established in 2006 by the Walter G. Ross Foundation under the guidance of Dr. Lloyd Elliott and Eugene Bernard, J.D. ’51. The income earned by this fund supports the salary and activities of a School of Medicine and Health Sciences faculty member with a significant portfolio of basic science research, for translational research in various stages.


Ross Professorship of Clinical Research

Gary Simon, M.D.

Established in 2006 by the Walter G. Ross Foundation under the guidance of Dr. Lloyd Elliott and Eugene Bernard, J.D. ’51. The income earned by this fund supports the salary and activities of a School of Medicine and Health Sciences faculty member with a significant portfolio of clinical research, for translational research in various stages.


Frank N. Miller, M.D., Distinguished Teaching Professor

Patricia Latham, M.D., Ed.D. '15

Established in 1996 by gifts in honor of Frank N. Miller, M.D., professor emeritus of pathology, for his nearly 50 years of service to the School of Medicine and Health Sciences as a teacher, mentor, and administrator. The income earned from this fund supports a distinguished teaching professorship.


Carbonell Family Professorship in Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Kevin A. Pelphrey, Ph.D.
Director, Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute

Established in 2014 by Nelson A. Carbonell, Jr., B.S. '85, chair of the GW Board of Trustees; his wife, Michele M. Carbonell; and their family, this professorship supports the director of the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute.


For more information about Endowments and Professorships, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at (202) 994-7511 or Laura Violand at (202) 994-0877 or mcdltv@gwu.edu.