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Endowed Professorships

One of the most valuable means of recruiting, retaining and rewarding exceptional faculty is through endowed chairs and professorships. Supported in large part by philanthropic gifts, endowments produce annual income that becomes a stream of perpetual support. Endowments allow faculty to invigorate research interests, refine and enhance teaching skills and build bridges to academic disciplines. The Department is humbled to acknowledge the generosity of philanthropists who have made the ultimate investment in our future by establishing professorships which will exist in perpetuity.

Endowed Professorships

For the University of Maryland Department of Surgery to continue its leadership role in academic and scientific circles, and to be counted among the premier institutions of medical education and research in the world, it must sustain an outstanding faculty. There is no better incentive to attract and retain the best scholars, researchers, and teachers than the endowed professorship. To learn more please read Endowed Professorships and Chairs.

The Dr. J. Laurance Hill Professorship in Pediatric Surgery

As a longtime faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), Dr. J. Laurance Hill provided surgical interventions for generations of children and mentored countless surgeons.

Dr. Hill keenly understood the ongoing funding needs for research and education, which is why he established a generous endowment for pediatric surgical research and education.

The Division of Pediatric Surgery at the School of Medicine is launching a fundraising campaign with the goal to elevate Dr. Hill’s generous endowment to an endowed professorship.

We invite you to join us in honoring Dr. Hill with your gift to establish this professorship that will lead to new frontiers in pediatric surgical discoveries.

Make a gift to the Dr. J. Laurance Hill Endowed Professorship in Pediatric Surgery

The Dr. Joseph S. McLaughlin Professorship in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

"Giving Back to Dr. Mac" 

Joseph McLaughlinSometimes the most modest individuals have the biggest effect on our lives. For many generations of University of Maryland medical students, residents, fellows and faculty members, Dr. Mac was enormously influential both professionally and personally. Through his superior skills as a surgeon and educator, as well as his limitless good nature, he made numerous contribution to the Department of Surgery and the School of Medicine’s growth and reputation. Just a few of his numerous accomplishments directing the Thoracic Surgery Residency Program and heading the Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery for nearly 30 years. After an association with the University of Maryland School of Medicine for nearly 50 years, Dr. McLaughlin announced his retirement in December, 1999. In order to preserve his legacy, a group of colleagues and former students established the initiative to create an endowed professorship in his name. We are grateful to the hundreds of people who have already made a gift to the professorship, and welcome renewed pledges from these donors, as well new gift commitments. Today we are in sight of our $1.5 million goal with $312,000 left to raise to complete this important professorship.

Make a gift to the Dr. Joseph S. McLaughlin Professorship Fund