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professorships

Recruiting and retaining top-tier scientists is a priority at the medical school as we seek to expand our research programs and accelerate our progress. The long-term success of our medical research enterprise depends on our ability to provide the intellectual environment and resources necessary to recruit outstanding new physician-scientists.

Recruitment

We are actively recruiting ambitious investigators who are developing international reputations in their areas of study. At the same time, we are competitively seeking senior scientists who are firmly established as leaders and trailblazers in their fields and who have significant external grant funding already in place.

Private gifts provide “start-up” packages to attract these sought-after academicians to Northwestern and equip them for their investigations. Recruitment costs include furnishing initial salaries and providing support for the necessary resources to establish these scientists in a laboratory setting. In most cases, mid- and senior-level investigators will immediately bring additional resources to the university in the form of grants from their previous institutions.

Professorships

A named and endowed professorship, created in perpetuity, represents the highest honor a university can bestow upon its faculty. These positions represent the pinnacle of academic achievement and excellence and are reserved for our most distinguished and productive physicians and scientists. They carry great prestige and impact for the benefactor, the appointed holder of the professorship, and the university and medical school.

The creation of named and endowed professorships is enormously important as the Feinberg School of Medicine endeavors to double the research enterprise and rise in the competitive pantheon of research-intensive schools. As we move forward, these singular positions will enable us to attract and recruit world-class investigators to Northwestern and encourage their active collaboration with faculty at the medical school and across the Northwestern campus.

 Feinberg Named Professorships (and Incumbents)

  • Edmund Andrews Professorship in Urology
    held by Edward M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD
  • Dr. John Sherman Appleman Professorship in Medical Education
    held by Diane Wayne, MD
  • Leslie B. Arey Professorship in Cell, Molecular, and Anatomical Sciences
    held by Vladimir I. Gelfand, PhD
  • Norman and Helen Asher Professorship in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    held by Katherine L. Wisner, MD
  • Clifford Joseph Barborka Professorship in Medicine
    held by Stephen B. Hanauer, MD
  • Dr. Marjorie C. Barnett Professorship in Hematology/Oncology
    held by Hau C. Kwaan, MD
  • Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professorship in Dermatology
    held by Kurt Q. Lu, MD
  • Ernest S. Bazley Professorship in Asthma and Related Disorders
    held by Jacob I. Sznajder, MD
  • Ernest S. Bazley Professorship in Airway Diseases
    held by G.R. Scott Budinger, MD
  • Raymond and Hazel Speck Berry Professorship in Neonatology
    held by Aaron Hamvas, MD
  • Bluhm Family Professorship in Cancer Research
    held by Seema Khan, MD
  • Robert Bonow, MD Professorship
    held by Neil J. Stone, MD
  • Benjamin and Virginia T. Boshes Professorship in Neurology
    held by Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD
  • Drs. Frederick John Bradd and William Kennedy Memorial Professorship in Radiology
    held by James C. Carr, MD
  • Betsy Bramsen Professorship in Breast Oncology
    held by William J. Gradishar, MD
  • William N. Brand, MD Professorship in Radiation Oncology
    held by Bharat B. Mittal, MD
  • John and Ruth Brewer Professorship in Gynecology and Cancer Research
  • Paul C. Bucy Professorship in Neurological Surgery
    held by Roger Stupp, MD
  • Buehler Professorship in Geriatric Medicine
    held by Lori Ann Post, PhD
  • Duane and Susan Burnham Professorship in Molecular Medicine
    held by Feng Yue, PhD
  • Joseph C. Calandra Research Professorship in Pathology and Toxicology
    held by Guang-Yu Yang, MD, PhD
  • Chang-Lee Professorship in Preventive Rheumatology
    held by Leena Sharma, MD
  • Chez Family Professorship in Myeloma Research
    held by Jayesh Mehta, MD, and Seema Singhal, MD
  • Children's Research Fund Professorship in Basic Science
    held by Patrick C. Seed, MD, PhD
  • Chester C. and Deborah M. Cooley Distinguished Professorship in Cardiology
    held by Bradley P. Knight, MD
  • Owen L. Coon Professorship in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    held by Linda A. Teplin, PhD
  • Lillian Sherman Cowen Reiger and Harold L.S. Cowen Research Professorship in Pediatric Ophthalmology
    held by Marilyn B. Mets, MD
  • Crown Family Professorship in Pediatrics
    held by Michael D. Kelleher, MD
  • David W. Cugell, MD Professorship in Medicine
    held by Navdeep Chandel, PhD
  • Beatrice Cummings Mayer Professorship in Pediatric Autonomic Medicine
    held by Debra E. Weese-Mayer, MD
  • Raymond H. Curry, MD Professorship in Medical Education
    held by Marianne M. Green, MD
  • Arthur Hale Curtis, MD Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    held by William A. Grobman, MD
  • Irving S. Cutter Professorship in Medicine
    held by Douglas E. Vaughan, MD
  • Irving S. Cutter Professorship in Medicine Emeritus
    held by Lewis Landsberg, MD
  • Davee Professorship in Alzheimer Research
    held by Robert J. Vassar, PhD
  • Ken and Ruth Davee Professorship in Stem Cell Biology
    held by John A. Kessler, MD
  • Ruth Dunbar Davee Professorship in Neuroscience
    held by M. Marsel Mesulam, MD
  • A Todd Davis, MD Professorship in General Pediatrics and Primary Care
    held by Matthew M. Davis, MD
  • Loyal and Edith Davis Professorship in Surgery
    held by Nathaniel J. Soper, MD
  • Nathan Smith Davis Professorship in Physiology
    held by D. James Surmeier, PhD
  • Susan B. DePree Founders' Board Professorship in Pediatric Adolescent and Maternal HIV Infection
    held by Ellen Gould Chadwick, MD
  • Diana, Princess of Wales Professorship in Cancer Research
    held by Daniela E. Matei, MD
  • Harry W. Dingman Professorship in Cardiology
    held by Philip Greenland, MD
  • Johanna Dobe Professorship in Hematology/Oncology
  • Dunbar Professorship in Bipolar Disease
    held by Jelena Radulovic, MD, PhD
  • Ruth and Evelyn Dunbar Professorship in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    held by Peter Penzes, PhD
  • Earle, del Greco, and Levin Professorship in Nephrology/Hypertension
    held by Daniel Batlle, MD
  • James E. Eckenhoff Professorship in Anesthesiology
    held by Charles W. Hogue Jr., MD
  • George M. Eisenberg Professorship in Pediatrics
  • Edward G. Elcock Professorship in Surgical Research
    held by Jason Wertheim, MD, PhD
  • Louis Feinberg, MD Professorship in Ophthalmology
    held by Lee M. Jampol, MD
  • Samuel M. Feinberg Professorship in Medicine
    held by Bruce S. Bochner, MD
  • Marie A. Fleming Research Professorship in Pathology
    held by Ximing J. Yang, MD, PhD
  • Eileen M. Foell Professorship
    held by Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM
  • Vincent W. Foglia Family Research Professorship in Dermatology
    held by Dennis P. West, PhD
  • Founders' Board Centennial Professorship
    held by Thomas P. Shanley, MD
  • Founders' Board Chair in Neurocritical Care
  • Founders' Board Chair in Urology
    held by Earl Y. Cheng, MD, PhD
  • Ruth K. Freinkel, MD Research Professorship in Dermatology
    held by Jaehyuk Choi, MD, PhD
  • Abby and John Friend Professorship in Oncology Research
    held by Leo I. Gordon, MD
  • Robert Francis Furchgott Professorship
    held by Ali Shilatifard, PhD
  • Nancy and Warren Furey Professorship in Community Medicine
    held by Deborah S. Clements, MD
  • John P. Gallagher Research Professorship in Rheumatology
  • George H. Gardner Professorship in Clinical Gynecology
    held by Melissa A. Simon, MD
  • Albert B. Gerbie, MD Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    held by Magdy Peter Milad, MD, MS
  • Michael A. Gertz Professorship in Medicine
    held by Jeffrey A. Linder, MD, MPH
  • Lizzie Gilman Professorship in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    held by John G. Csernansky, MD
  • Max and Lilly Goldberg Distinguished Professorship in Cardiology
    held by Robert O. Bonow, MD
  • Jack W. Graffin, MD Research Professorship in Dermatology
    held by Robert M. Lavker, PhD
  • John T. Grayhack, MD Professorship in Urological Research
    held by Sarki A. Abdulkadir, MD, PhD
  • Judy Gugenheim Research Professorship in Microbiology-Immunology
    held by Stephen D. Miller, PhD
  • Walter J. Hamlin Professorship in Dermatology
    held by Amy S. Paller, MD
  • Heller-Sacks Professorship in Cardiothoracic Surgery
    held by Patrick M. McCarthy, MD
  • Lawrence Hicks Professorship in Critical Care Medicine
  • James R. Hines, MD Professorship in Surgery
    held by Scott A. Strong, MD
  • Hospira Foundation Professorship in Translational Cancer Biology
  • John and Nancy Hughes Distinguished Professorship in Rheumatology
    held by John Varga, MD
  • Susy Y. Hung Research Professorship
    held by Ji-Yong Julie Kim, PhD
  • Hosmer Allen Johnson Professorship in Pathology
    held by Deyu Fang, PhD
  • Charles F. Kettering Professorship in Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Charles F. Kettering Professorship in Medicine
    held by Joseph T. Bass, MD, PhD
  • Arthur C. King Professorship in Anesthesiology
    held by Santhanam Suresh, MD
  • Lester B. and Frances T. Knight Professorship in Cardiac Imaging
    held by Michael Markl, PhD
  • Knight Family Professorship in Cardiac Imaging
  • Posy and John Krehbiel Professorship in Critical Care
    held by Zena Leah Harris, MD
  • Herman L. Kretschmer Professorship in Urology
    held by Anthony J. Schaeffer, MD
  • Lewis Landsberg Dean
    held by Eric G. Neilson, MD
  • Raymond J. Langenbach, MD, Professorship in Internal Medicine
    held by Gary Joseph Martin, MD
  • Anna Lapham Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    held by Lee P. Shulman, MD
  • Leonard and Bernice Lavin Ophthalmology Research Professorship
    held by Alice T. Lyon, MD
  • Lavin/Fates Professorship in Neurological Surgery
    held by James P. Chandler, MD
  • Adam and Richard T. Lind Professorship in Medical Genetics
    held by Rex L. Chisholm, PhD
  • Jesse, Sara, Andrew, Abigail, Benjamin, and Elizabeth Lurie Professorship in Oncology
    held by Leonidas C. Platanias, MD, PhD
  • Robert I. Lurie, MD and Lora S. Lurie Professorship
    held by John D. Crispino, PhD
  • Magerstadt Professorship
    held by Clyde Yancy, MD
  • Magerstadt Professorship in Ophthalmology
    held by Debra Anne Goldstein, MD
  • Magerstadt Professorship in Pathology
    held by Daniel Brat, MD, PhD
  • Magerstadt Professorship in Pharmacology
    held by Alfred L. George Jr., MD
  • Ernest J. and Hattie H. Magerstadt Memorial Research Professorship in Physiology
    held by John F. Disterhoft, PhD
  • Paul B. Magnuson Professorship in Rehabilitation Medicine
    held by Elliot J. Roth, MD
  • Michael J. Marchese Chair in Neurosurgery
    held by Maciej (Matt) S. Lesniak, MD
  • Gilbert H. Marquardt Professorship in Medicine
    held by Peter J. Kahrilas, MD
  • John F. Marquardt, MD Clinical Research Professorship in Vascular Surgery
  • Joseph L. Mayberry Sr. Professorship in Pathology and Toxicology
    held by Kathleen J. Green, PhD
  • Charles H. Mayo, MD Professorship
    held by Susan Quaggin, MD
  • Fowler McCormick Professorship in Surgery
  • Fowler McCormick Professorship in Surgery
    held by Joseph Leventhal, MD, PhD
  • Helen Myers McLoraine Professorship in Rheumatology
  • Harold L. and Margaret N. Method Research Professorship in Surgery
    held by Ankit Bharat, MD
  • Jean Malnati Miller Professorship in Brain Tumor Research
    held by C. David James, PhD
  • James Roscoe Miller Distinguished Professorship in Medicine
  • Dr. Charles L. Mix Research Professorship in Neurology and Psychiatry
    held by Jane Y. Wu, MD, PhD
  • Margaret Gray Morton Professorship in Medicine
  • John Benjamin Murphy Professorship in Surgery
    held by Karl Bilimoria, MD, MS
  • Mabel Greene Myers Professorship in Medicine-Rheumatology
    held by Harris R. Perlman, PhD
  • Albert Nemcek Education Professorship in Radiology
    held by Robert L. Vogelzang, MD
  • Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. Research Professorship in Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders
    held by Tanya Simuni, MD
  • O'Connor Family Research Professorship in Urology
    held by Praveen Thumbikat, PhD
  • Ralph Seal Paffenbarger Professorship
    held by David Cella, PhD
  • Roswell Park Professorship
  • Floyd Elroy Patterson Research Professorship in Pathology
    held by Jian-Jun Wei, MD
  • Roy and Elaine Patterson Professorship in Medicine
    held by Robert P. Schleimer, PhD
  • John Philip Phair Professorship in Infectious Diseases
    held by Robert L. Murphy, MD
  • Hans Popper Professorship in Medicine
    held by John E. Pandolfino, MD
  • John Edward Porter Professorship in Biomedical Research
    held by H. Steven Seifert, PhD
  • Potocsnak Family CSC Professorship
    held by Frank Palella, MD
  • Potocsnak Family Professorship in Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine
    held by Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH
  • Willis J. Potts, MD Professorship in Surgery
    held by Joseph M. Forbess, MD, MBA
  • Clifford C. Raisbeck, MD Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery
    held by Wellington K. Hsu, MD
  • Stephen Walter Ranson Professorship in Cell Biology
    held by Robert D. Goldman, PhD
  • Robert Laughlin Rea Professorship in Anatomy
  • Janardan K. Reddy, MD Professorship in Pathology
  • Jules J. Reingold Professorship in Electrophysiology
    held by Rod S. Passman, MD
  • Alfred Newton Richards Professorship in Pharmacology
    held by Richard J. Miller, PhD
  • Howard Taylor Ricketts, MD Professorship
    held by Richard T. D'Aquila, MD
  • Lee F. Rogers, MD Professorship in Medical Education
    held by Frank H. Miller, MD
  • Lisa A. Rone, MD Professorship in Psychiatric Education and Research
  • Steven T. Rosen Professorship in Cancer Biology
  • Edwin Warner Ryerson Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery
    held by Terrance D. Peabody, MD
  • Samuel Jefferson Sackett Professorship in Infectious Diseases
    held by Steven M. Wolinsky, MD
  • Mary and Patrick Scanlan Professorship in Urology
    held by Jennifer Wu, PhD
  • Anthony J. Schaeffer, MD Professorship in Urology
    held by David J. Klumpp, PhD
  • John J. Sciarra, MD, PhD Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    held by Serdar E. Bulun, MD
  • John G. Searle Professorship in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
    held by D. Martin Watterson, PhD
  • Sally Burnett Searle Professorship in Pediatrics and Transplantation
    held by Estella M. Alonso, MD
  • Martha Leland Sherwin Professorship
  • David Shoch, MD, PhD Professorship in Ophthalmology
    held by Steven H. DeVries, MD, PhD
  • George A. Sisson, MD Professorship in Otolaryngology
    held by Robert C. Kern, MD
  • Dr. Charles and Leslie Snorf Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery
    held by Michael A. Terry, MD
  • Solovy-Arthritis Research Society Professorship in Medicine
    held by Richard M. Pope, MD
  • Solovy/Arthritis Research Society Research Professorship
    held by Yvonne C. Lee, MD, MMSc
  • Solovy/Arthritis Research Society Research Professorship
    held by Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, MD
  • Dan and Bertha Spear Research Professorship
    held by Richard M. Longnecker, PhD
  • Thomas D. Spies Professorship
  • Thomas D. Spies Professorship in Genetic Metabolism
    held by William L. Lowe Jr., MD
  • Thomas D. Spies Professorship in Lymphatic Metabolism
    held by Guillermo Oliver, PhD
  • Thomas D. Spies Professorship in Cancer Metabolism
    held by Marcus Ernst Peter, PhD
  • Jeremiah Stamler Professorship in Medicine
    held by Mary McGrae McDermott, MD
  • David Lawrence Stein Research Professorship in Psychiatric Diseases Affecting Children and Adolescents
  • Paul E. Steiner Research Professorship in Pathology
    held by Eileen H. Bigio, MD
  • Marcia Stenn Professorship in Gynecologic Oncology
    held by John Robert Lurain III, MD
  • Gene Stollerman Professorship in Medicine
    held by Babafemi O. Taiwo, MBBS
  • Neil J. Stone, MD Professorship
    held by Sanjiv Shah, MD
  • S. David Stulberg, MD Professorship in Advanced Surgical Education
    held by Eric S. Hungness, MD
  • Orion H. and Lucille W. Stuteville Professorship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    held by Gregory Ara Dumanian, MD
  • Jacob R. Suker, MD Professorship in Medical Education
    held by Roopal V. Kundu, MD
  • Cyrus Tang and Lee Jampol Professorship in Ophthalmology
    held by Amani A. Fawzi, MD
  • George and Edwina Tarry Professorship in Ophthalmology
    held by Nicholas J. Volpe, MD
  • Irene and Walter Wayne Templin Professorship in Oral Pathology
  • Genevieve E. Teuton Professorship in Medicine
    held by Maha H.A. Hussain, MBChB
  • Mary Harris Thompson, MD Professorship
    held by Mercedes Carnethon, PhD
  • Les Turner Professorship
    held by Robert G. Kalb, MD
  • Les Turner ALS Foundation/Herbert C. Wenske Foundation Professorship
    held by Teepu Siddique, MD
  • Julia and David Uihlein Professorship in Bioethics and Medical Humanities
    held by Kelly N. Michelson, MD, MPH
  • Derrick T. Vail Professorship in Ophthalmology
    held by Gregory W. Schwartz, PhD
  • Aaron Montgomery Ward Professorship in Neurology
    held by Dimitri Krainc, MD, PhD
  • Elizabeth J. Ward Professorship in Genetic Medicine
    held by Elizabeth M. McNally, MD, PhD
  • Thomas J. Watkins Memorial Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    held by Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD
  • James S. T. Yao, MD, PhD Professorship in Vascular Surgery
    held by Mark K. Eskandari, MD
  • Guy and Anne Youmans Professorship in Microbiology-Immunology
    held by Laimonis Laimins, PhD
  • Dean Richard H. Young and Ellen Stearns Young Professorship
  • Quentin D. Young Professorship in Health Policy
    held by Mark D. Huffman, MD, MPH
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