Endowed Chairs

Endowed chairs at Nationwide Children's Hospital represent the most prestigious and significant recognition of a scientist's or clinician's work.

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David A. Axelson, MD

John W. Wolfe Endowed Chair in Pediatric Psychiatry

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Lauren O. Bakaletz, PhD

Tillie E. Coleman Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research
This chair supports research in genetics and molecular medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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John A. Barnard, MD

Ann I. Wolfe Endowed Chair in Research Leadership
This chair recognizes the ongoing transformative contributions Ann Isaly Wolfe makes to Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a leader, fundraiser and philanthropist.

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Gail E. Besner, MD

H. William Clatworthy Jr, Professorship in Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine
This chair is designated for a distinguished scholar in pediatric surgery. The chair is named in honor of the first pediatric surgeon at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

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Christopher K. Breuer, MD

Nationwide Endowed Chair in Surgical Research
This chair is part of a suite of chairs made possible by generous support from Nationwide. It supports innovative work in identifying the best possible surgical techniques that yield the best possible outcomes for patients.

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Richard J. Brilli, MD, PAAP, MCCM

John F. Wolfe Endowed Chair in Medical Leadership and Pediatric Quality and Safety

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Irina A. Buhimschi, MD

John E. Fisher Endowed Chair in Neonatal Research
This chair is part of a suite of chairs made possible by generous support from Nationwide. It supports cutting edge inquiries into the causes pre-term delivery and strategies for reducing the incidence rates of this major health problem.

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John P. Cheatham, MD

George H. Dunlap Endowed Chair in Interventional Cardiology
This chair is part of a $50 million gift to Nationwide Children's Hospital from the Nationwide Foundation.

Timothy Cripe

Timothy P. Cripe, MD, PhD

Gordon Teter Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer
This chair was established in 2002 to recruit/support the efforts of the pediatric cancer program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

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Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD

Robert F. and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology
This chair is one of four permanent endowment funds established by the Wolfe Foundation, which provides support for a nationally eminent pediatric researcher at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Timothy Feltes

Timothy F. Feltes, MD

Andy Paxton Endowed Chair in Cardiology
This chair ensures that funds are available in perpetuity to retain a highly prominent physician in a leadership position in the Section of Cardiology at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Jonathan L. Finlay, MD

Elizabeth and Richard Germain Chair in Pediatric Cancer
This endowed chair supports world-class pediatric cancer innovation through clinical trials and novel treatment methods.

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Kevin M. Flanigan, MD

Robert F. and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Endowed Chair in Neuromuscular Research

Mark Galantowicz

Mark E. Galantowicz, MD

Murray D. Lincoln Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery
This chair is part of a $50 million gift to Nationwide Children's Hospital from the Nationwide Foundation.

Vidu Garg

Vidu Garg, MD

Nationwide Foundation Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research

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Mark W. Hall, MD

Development Board Endowed Chair in Critical Care Medicine
This chair is made possible by a dynamic group of Columbus area business professionals who raise funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The chair supports examinations and research into the nature of optimal critical care delivery.

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Kelly J. Kelleher, MD

Chlapaty/ADS Endowed Chair for Innovation in Pediatric Practice
This chair, made possible by Joe Chlapaty and Advanced Drainage Systems, supports creative examinations of ways to improve the delivery and mechanisms of pediatric healthcare.

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Richard E. Kirschner, MD

Robert F. and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Chair in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
This chair is one of four permanent endowment funds established by the Wolfe Foundation, which provides support for a nationally eminent pediatric researcher at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

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Rajesh Krishnamurthy, MD

William E. Shiels, II, DO Endowed Chair in Radiology

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Dean A Lee, MD

DiMarco Family Endowed Chair in Cell Based Therapy

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Jeffrey R. Leonard, MD

Robert F. and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery

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Elaine R. Mardis, PhD

Nationwide Foundation Endowed Chair in Genomic Medicine

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Jerry R. Mendell, MD

Dwight E. Peters and Juanita R. Curran Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research
This chair supports Dr. Mendell's research on neuromuscular disorders and is intended to benefit children for generations to come.

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Leif D. Nelin, MD

Dean Jeffers Endowed Chair in Neonatology
The Dean Jeffers Endowed Chair in Neonatology is the first-of-five endowed chairs made possible by the extraordinary gift to Nationwide Children’s Hospital from Nationwide Foundation.

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Octavio Ramilo, MD

Henry Cramblett Chair in Medicine
This chair provides salary and program support in the Department of Pediatrics for a distinguished pediatrician who is nationally noted for leading research and patient care in the area of infectious diseases.

Gary A Smith

Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

Dimon R. McFerson Endowed Chair in Injury Research
This chair is part of a $50 million gift to Nationwide Children's Hospital from the Nationwide Foundation.

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William E. Smoyer, MD

Robert Kidder Chair in Clinical and Translational Research
This chair supports pediatric clinical and translational research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

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Veronica J. Vieland, PhD

Battelle Chair in Quantitative and Computational Biology
This chair supports research in mathematical medicine, quantitative and computational biology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

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Christopher M. Walker, PhD

Wilby S. Cowan Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research
This chair supports research in genetics and molecular medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Richard K. Wilson, PhD

Nationwide Foundation Endowed Chair in Genomic Medicine