Endowed Professors

The highest honor Harvard Medical School (HMS) can bestow on a faculty member is an appointment to an endowed professorship.  Endowed professorships recognize extraordinary clinicians, researchers and educators who serve on the HMS quadrangle or as faculty at one of HMS' affiliated institutions.  The Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) also bestows endowed professorships.  The funding, term creation and incumbent nominations are managed independently at HSDM.  Some HMS endowed professorships are intended to honor expertise within a broad field of study (e.g., psychiatry), whereas others have a more specific focus.  Incumbents are appointed in recognition of their singular contributions to medical science in an area supported by a named professorship, as well as their national and often international reputations as leaders in education, clinical expertise, and/or investigation. Endowed professorships stand in perpetuity, generating invaluable support for incumbents, their institutions and HMS while building a history of remarkable scholarship and leadership under one name.

RESPONSIBILITIES BY OFFICE
OFFICE OF ALUMNI AFFAIRS AND DEVELOPMENT: The HMS Office of Resource Development coordinates the required fundraising activities and customizes standard donor terms language for each professorship. Once the initial professorship incumbent has been nominated and approved by the University, ORD typically sponsors a celebratory event.

OFFICE FOR FACULTY AFFAIRS: The HMS Office for Faculty Affairs collaborates with the Office of Resource Development, the Office of Finance and the Office of the Dean, among others, to manage professorship incumbent nomination, approval and installation.

OFFICE OF FINANCE: Coordinating with the University’s Recording Secretary and General Accounting offices, the HMS Office of Finance is responsible for the financial aspects of endowed professorships: fund establishment, income activation, expenditure reimbursement and financial stewardship reporting.

Recently Named Endowed Professors: AY 16-17

Incumbent Name Endowed Chair Title Department Institution
Laurie H. Glimcher Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine Medicine Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Scott A. Armstrong David G. Nathan Professor of Pediatrics Pediatrics Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Toni K. Choueiri Jerome and Nancy Kohlberg Associate Professor of Medicine Medicine Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
George Q. Daley Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine Dean's Office Harvard Medical School
Megan B. Murray Ronda Stryker and William Johnston Professor of Global Health Global Health and Social Medicine Harvard Medical School
Laura E. Riley Charles Montraville Green and Robert Montraville Green Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology Massachusetts General Hospital
Giles W.L. Boland Philip H. Cook Professor of Radiology Radiology Brigham and Women's Hospital
Lecia V. Sequist Landry Family Associate Professor of Medicine in the Field of Medical Oncology Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital
Jeffrey L. Ecker Joe Vincent Meigs Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology Massachusetts General Hospital
Daniel A. Haber Kurt J. Isselbacher Professor of Oncology Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital
Mark A. Varvares John W. Merriam/William W. Montgomery Associate Professor of Otolaryngology Otolaryngology Massachusetts Eye & Ear
Robert E. Gerszten Herman Dana Professor of Medicine Medicine Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
Peter J. Zimetbaum Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Professor of Medicine in the Field of Cardiovascular Medicine Medicine Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
Timothy T. Hla Patricia K. Donahoe Professor of Surgery Surgery Boston Children's Hospital
Gregory L. Fricchione Mind/Body Medical Institute Professor of Psychiatry Psychiatry Massachusetts General Hospital
Rachael A. Clark Shing-Yiu Yip and Celcilia M. Hepp Associate Professor of Dermatology Dermatology Brigham and Women's Hospital
Madhusmita Misra  Fritz Bradley Talbot and Nathan Bill Talbot Professor of Pediatrics Pediatrics Massachusetts General Hospital
Michael A. Schwarzschild Julieanne Dorn Professor of Neurology Neurology Massachusetts General Hospital
Steven A. McCarroll Dorothy and Milton Flier Associate Professor of Biomedical Science and Genetics Genetics Harvard Medical School
David H. Roberts Steven P. Simcox, Patrick A. Clifford and James H. Higby Associate Professor of Medicine External Education Harvard Medical School
Bruce D. Walker Phillip T. and Susan M. Ragon Professor of Medicine Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital
Facundo Batista Phillip and Susan Ragon Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology Microbiology and Immunobiology Massachusetts General Hospital
Kenneth D. Mandl Donald A. B. Lindberg Professor of Pediatrics Pediatrics Boston Children's Hospital
Jan L. Shifren Vincent Trustees Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reporductive Biology Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology Massachusetts General Hospital
Clare M. Tempany-Afdhal Ferenc Jolesz, MD Professor of Radiology Radiology Brigham and Women's Hospital
James P. Rathmell Leroy D. Vandam Professor of Anaesthesia Anaesthesia Brigham and Women's Hospital
Joan W. Miller David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology  Ophthalmology Massachusetts Eye & Ear
John D. Halamka International Healthcare Innovation Professor of Emergency Medicine Emergency Medicine Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Tari A. King Anne E. Dyson Associate Professor of Surgery in the Field of Women's Cancers Surgery Brigham and Women's Hospital
Vikram H. Patel Pershing Square Professor of Global Health Global Health and Social Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Elena Losina Robert W. Lovett Professor of Orthopedic Surgery Orthopedic Surgery Brigham and Women's Hospital
Manuel Hidalgo Theodore W. and Evelyn G. Berenson Professor of Medicine in the Field of Oncology Medicine Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Adam S. Kibel Elliott Carr Cutler Professor of Surgery  Surgery  Brigham and Women's Hospital
Hadine Joffe Paula A. Johnson Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Women's Health Psychiatry Brigham and Women's Hospital
Tal Geva  Farb Family Professor of Pediatrics in the Field of Cardiology Pediatrics Boston Children's Hospital
Thomas L. Delbanco John F. Keane Family Professor of Medicine Medicine Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Haiden Huskamp 30th Anniversary Professor of Health Care Policy Health Care Policy Harvard Medical School