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Endowed Chairs & Professorships

The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) has 77 endowed chairs, distinguished professorships, and professorships.

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These vital positions support our faculty, who advance medical education, discovery, and clinical innovation. Click on the names below to learn more about UMSOM faculty members who hold endowed positions.

Investiture Ceremonies

Since 2007, UMSOM has hosted Investiture Ceremonies to celebrate these prodigious achievements with faculty, families, and friends. To watch past events, please visit our Investiture Ceremonies page.

Mathew Frieman, PhS

Alicia and Yaya Viral Pathogen Research Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Matthew B. Frieman, PhD

Investiture Ceremony: January 31, 2023


Dr. Bizhan Aarabi Professor of Neurotrauma

J. Marc Simard, MD, PhD

Konstantin G. Birukov, MD, PhD

Anesthesiology Endowed Professor of Entrepreneurial Research

Konstantin G. Birukov, MD, PhD


Anesthesiology Endowed Professor of Translational Research

Wei Chao, MD, PhD, FAHA

Zhongjun Jon Wu, PhD

Peter Angelos Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurial Surgical Science

Zhongjun Jon Wu, PhD

Alexander Krupnick

Peter Angelos Distinguished Professor of Surgery

Alexander S. Krupnick, MD

Investiture Ceremony: November 18, 2021

Jeffrey D. Hasday, MD

Dr. Herbert Berger Professor of Medicine

Jeffrey D. Hasday, MD

Dean Mark T. Gladwin, MD

John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean

Mark T. Gladwin, MD

Lisa M. Shulman, MD

Eugenia Brin Endowed Professor of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

Lisa M. Shulman, MD

Stuart Martin

Drs. Angela and Harry Brodie Professor of Translational Cancer Research

Stuart S. Martin, PhD

Investiture Ceremony: August 27, 2020

Alan Faden, MD

David S. Brown Professor of Trauma

Alan I. Faden, MD


Shawn Gaurav Kwatra

Dr. Joseph Warren Burnett Professor of Dermatology

Shawn Gaurav Kwarta, MD

Christine Lau, MD, MBA

Dr. Robert W. Buxton Chair of Surgery

Christine L. Lau, MD, MBA

Investiture Ceremony: June 17, 2020

Deanna Kelly

Dr. William and Carol Carpenter Professor in Psychiatry for Mental Illness Research

Deanna L. Kelly, PharmD, BCPP

Investiture Ceremony: November 28, 2023

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

CARTI Endowed Professor

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

Dr. Rodney Taylor

Bruce and Isobel Cleland Chair of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Rodney Taylor, MD, MPH

Investiture Ceremony: June 1, 2022

R Adams Cowley, MD Professor of Shock and Trauma

Deborah M. Stein, MD, MPH

Ozhan Turan, MD, PhD

M. Carlyle Crenshaw, Jr., MD and Lillian Ruth Blackmon, MD Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Ozhan Mehmet Turan, MD, PhD

Investiture Ceremony: September 26, 2023

Elias Melhem

Dean John M. Dennis Chair of Radiology

Elias R. Melhem, MD

Rajabrata Sarkar, MD, PhD

Barbara Baur Dunlap Professor of Surgery

Rajabrata Sarkar, MD, PhD

Jonathan Bromberg, MD, PhD

Charles Reid Edwards, MD Professor of Surgery

Jonathan Bromberg, MD, PhD

Investiture Ceremony: March 9, 2022

Graeme F. Woodworth, MD

Howard M. Eisenberg, MD Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery

Graeme F. Woodworth, MD

Investiture Ceremony: April 11, 2023

William Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO

Isadore & Fannie Schneider Foxman Chair of Radiation Oncology

William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO

Margaret McCarthy

James and Carolyn Frenkil Dean's Professor

Margaret M. McCarthy, PhD

James Kaper, PhD

James and Carolyn Frenkil Distinguished Dean's Professor

James B. Kaper, PhD

Irina Burd

Sylvan Frieman, MD Endowed Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Irina Burd, MD, PhD

Investiture Ceremony: August 30, 2023

George Lewis

Robert C. Gallo, MD Endowed Professor of Translational Medicine

George K. Lewis, PhD

Taofeek Owonikoko

Marlene & Stewart Greenebaum Distinguished Professor of Oncology

Taofeek K. Owonikoko, MD, PhD

Investiture Ceremony: June 4, 2024

Mohan Suntha

Marlene & Stewart Greenebaum Professor of Radiation Oncology

Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA

Investiture Medal

Marlene & Stewart Greenebaum Professor of Radiation Oncology

Seemant Chaturvedi, MD

Stewart J. Greenebaum Endowed Professor of Stroke Neurology

Seemant Chaturvedi, MD


Simon and Bessie Grollman Distinguished Professor

Myron M. Levine, MD, DTPH

Robert C. Gallo, MD

Homer & Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Robert C. Gallo, MD

Bartley P. Griffith, MD

Thomas E. and Alice Marie Hales Distinguished Professor of Transplant Surgery

Bartley P. Griffith, MD

Peixin Yang, PhD

Christopher R. Harman, MD Endowed Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Peixin Yang, PhD

Investiture Ceremony: April 24, 2024

Investiture Medal

Dr. Martin A. Helrich Chair of Anesthesiology

Masahiro Iwamoto, PhD

Maxwell Hurston, MD Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedics

Masahiro Iwamoto, PhD

Steven Czinn

Drs. Rouben and Violet Jiji Endowed Professor

Steven J. Czinn, MD

Aaron Rapoport

Gary Jobson Professor of Medical Oncology

Aaron P. Rapoport, MD

Thomas M. Scalea, MD, FACS, MCCM

The Honorable Francis X. Kelly Distinguished Professor of Trauma Surgery

Thomas M. Scalea, MD

Andrew N. Pollak, MD

James Lawrence Kernan Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics

Andrew N. Pollak, MD

Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH, FIDSA

Myron M. Levine, MD, DTPH Professor of Vaccinology

Kathleen M. Neuzil, MD, MPH, FIDSA

Investiture Medal

Carl M. Mansfield, MD Endowed Professor of Radiation Oncology

Paul N. Manson, MD Distinguished Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Michael P. Grant, MD, PhD


Matjasko Professor of Anesthesiology Education

Mary J. Njoku, MD

Gary M. Fiskum, PhD

Matjasko Professor of Anesthesiology Research

Gary M. Fiskum, PhD

Bradley Taylor, MD

Dr. Joseph S. and Irene P. McLaughlin Professor of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Bradley S. Taylor, MD, MPH

Investiture Ceremony: January 19, 2022

Nader M. Habashi

Hamish S. and Christine C. Osborne Distinguished Professor of Advanced Pulmonary Care

Nader M. Habashi, MD, FACP, FCCP

Investiture Ceremony: June 12, 2023

Jean-Pierre Raufman, MD

Moses Paulson, MD and Helen Golden Paulson Chair of the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Jean-Pierre Raufman, MD

Investiture Medal

Professor of Pediatric Cardiology


Campbell and Jeanette Plugge Professor of Surgery

Stephen M. Kavic, MD

Investiture Ceremony: December 6, 2023

Stephen G. Reich, MD

Frederick Henry Prince Distinguished Professor of Neurology

Stephen G. Reich, MD

Claire M. Fraser, PhD

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA Dean's Professor

Claire M. Fraser, PhD

Terry Watnick, MD

Joan B. and John H. Sadler, MD Professor of Nephrology

Terry J. Watnick, MD

Tori Marchese, PhD, PT

Jane Kroh Satterfield Endowed Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Victoria G. Marchese, PhD, PT

Investiture Ceremony: November 2, 2021

Investiture Medal

Elijah B. Saunders, MD Professor of Hypertension

Sharon Henry, MD

Anne Scalea Professor of Trauma

Sharon M. Henry, MD

David T. Efron, MD

Thomas M. Scalea, MD Distinguished Professor of Trauma Surgery

David T. Efron, MD

Karen Kotloff, MD

John A. Scholl, MD and Mary Louise Scholl, MD Professor of Pediatrics

Karen L. Kotloff, MD

Investiture Ceremony: March 28, 2023


Joseph and Corinne Schwartz Professor of Surgery

Jian-Ying Wang, MD, PhD

Valeria Mas

Joseph and Corinne Schwartz Professor of Surgical Sciences Research in Transplantation

Valeria R. Mas, MS, PhD

Investiture Ceremony: February 6, 2024

Investiture Medal

Albert Shapiro, MD Professor of Dermatology

Investiture Medal

Melvin Sharoky, MD Professor of Medicine

Lishan Su, PhD

Charles Gordon Smith Endowed Professor of HIV Research

Lishan Su, PhD

Jill Rachbeisel

Dr. Irving J. Taylor Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry

Jill RachBeisel, MD

Investiture Ceremony: March 18, 2021

Peter Crino

Dr. Richard and Kathryn Taylor Endowed Professor of Neurology

Peter B. Crino, MD, PhD

Investiture Ceremony: May 4, 2022


R.K. Thompson, MD Professor of Neurosurgery

Howard M. Eisenberg, MD

Investiture Medal

Thompson-Hevey Professor of Neurosurgery

Investiture Medal

Elizabeth L. Tso, MD Professor of Emergency Medicine

Investiture Medal

John F.B. Weaver Professor

Alan Shuldiner

John L. Whitehurst Professor of Medicine

Alan R. Shuldiner, MD

Asaf Keller, PhD

Donald E. Wilson, MD, MACP Distinguished Professor

Asaf Keller, PhD

Investiture Ceremony: November 30, 2022


Celeste Lauve Woodward, MD Professor of Humanism and Ethical Medical Practice

Susan D. Wolfsthal, MD

Stephen Davis, MBBS

Theodore E. Woodward Chair of Medicine

Stephen N. Davis, MBBS


Hansjörg Wyss Medical Foundation Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma

Robert V. O'Toole, MD

Michael J. Naslund, MD

John D. Young Jr. Professor of Urology

Michael J. Naslund, MD

Investiture Ceremony: October 29, 2020

Curt I. Civin, MD

Philip A. Zaffere Distinguished Professor of Regenerative Medicine

Curt I. Civin, MD

Investiture Ceremony: January 25, 2022