Endowed Chair Mahalakshmi Halasyamani.

Meet Our Endowed Chairs

The title of Endowed Chair is considered the highest academic honor in medicine. It recognizes a faculty member for excellence in medical research and patient care. The remarkable NorthShore physicians below are some of the brightest, most influential minds in our field. Their transformational work is funded by philanthropic partners like you—who recognize the importance of investing in the future of medicine.

Clinical Department Chairs

Julian E. Bailes, Jr., MD

Arlene and Marshall Bennett and Joseph A. Tarkington, MD, Chair of Neurosurgery

Chair since 2011

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Bennett in 1978

William D. Bloomer, MD

Anna Hamann, MD, Chair of Radiation Medicine

Chair since 1996

Established by NorthShore Radiation Medicine Institute in 1996

Michael S. Caplan, MD

The Auxiliary of NorthShore Chair of Pediatrics

Chair since 2001

Established by NorthShore Auxiliary in 1992

Robert R. Edelman, MD

Robert R. Edelman, MD

William B. Graham Chair of Radiology

Chair since 2000

Established by William B. Graham in 2000

John Erwin, III, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP

John Erwin, III, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP

Louise W. Coon Chair of Medicine

Chair since 2020

Established by Owen L. Coon Foundation in 1970

Bernard G. Ewigman, MD

Bernard G. Ewigman, MD

Owen L. Coon Chair of Family Medicine

Chair since 2012

Established by Owen L. Coon Foundation in 2012

Karen L. Kaul, MD, PhD

Karen L. Kaul, MD, PhD

Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Duckworth Family Chair

Chair since 2013

Established by Connie and Thomas Duckworth in 2003

Jason L. Koh, MD

Mark R. Neaman Family Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery

Chair since 2013

Established by Mark Neaman Family in 2018
(formerly the Board of Directors Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery)

Frederick E. Miller, MD, PhD

Board of Directors Chair of Psychiatry

Chair since 2007

Established by Mark Neaman in 2007

Mohammed M. Minhaj, MD, MBA, FASA, FACHE

Harris Family Foundation Chair of Anesthesiology

Chair since 2021

Established by Harris Family Foundation in 2007

Susan M. Rubin, MD

Ruth Cain Ruggles Chair of Neurology

Chair since 2019

Established by Mrs. Ruth Cain Ruggles in 1999

Richard K. Silver, MD

The Auxiliary of NorthShore Chair of Obstetrics/Gynecology

Chair since 2001

Established by NorthShore Auxiliary in 1992

Mark S. Talamonti, MD

Stanton and Margaret Rogers Palmer Chair of Surgery

Chair since 2007

Established by Mrs. Stanton Palmer in 1972

Additional Endowed Chairs

Ann Borders, MD

Ian Horowitz Chair of Obstetrics

Chair since 2021

Established by Frank and Pam Smith Horowitz in 2021

Bruce E. Brockstein

Kellogg-Scanlon Chair of Oncology

Chair since 2008

Established by H.L. and Helen Kellogg Foundation in 1979

Jubao Duan, PhD

Charles R. Walgreen Research Chair

Chair since 2019

Established by the estate of Charles R. Walgreen, Jr. in 2008

Mahalakshmi K. Halasyamani, MD

Davis Family Chair

Chair since 2017

Established by Mr. and Mrs. William L. Davis in 2007

Simon W. Hayward, PhD

Jean Ruggles Romoser Chair of Cancer Research

Chair since 2016

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Ruggles in 1989

Brian Helfand, MD

Ronald L. Chez Family and Richard Melman Family Chair of Prostate Cancer

Chair since 2018

Established by Ronald L. Chez and Richard Melman in 2007

Peter Hulick

Janardan D. Khandekar, MD Chair of Personalized Medicine

Chair since 2021

Established by Board through Walgreen gift and other donors, 2011

Lynne S. Kaminer, MD

Virginia and James Cozad Chair of Hematology/Oncology

Chair since 2006

Established by Virginia and James Cozad in 2006

Philip Krause, MD

Abraham M. Chervony Chair of Medical Affairs

Chair since 2016

Established by Individual donors and foundations/corporations in 1995
Campaign was started in 1994 by Rush North Shore to raise $1M for this chair

John M. Lee, MD, PhD

Board of Directors/Ivan S. Ciric, MD Chair of Neurosciences

Chair since 2013

Established by Mark Neaman in 2011

Aikaterini Markopoulou, MD, PhD

Stanley C. Golder Chair of Neuroscience Research

Chair since 2020

Established by Golder Family Foundation in 2000

Gregory Mishkel, MD

Allstate Foundation/Judson B. Branch Chair of Cardiology

Chair since 2019

Established by Allstate Foundation in 1972

Gustavo C. Rodriguez, MD

Matthews Family Chair of Gynecologic Oncology Research

Chair since 2007

Established by Matthews Family Foundation in 2007

Hyde M. Russell, MD

Owen L. Coon Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Chair since 2017

Established by Owen L. Coon Foundation in 2003

Nancy Schindler, MD

E. Stephen Kurtides, MD Chair of Medical Education

Chair since 2013

Established by NorthShore Physicians and Friends in 1998

Leslie Mendoza Temple, MD, ABOIM

Owen L. Coon Chair of Integrative Medicine

Chair since 2021

Established by Owen L. Coon Foundation in 2021

Michael Ujiki, MD

Louis W. Biegler Chair of Surgery

Chair since 2018

Established by Louis W. Biegler in 1992

Bridget Wild, MD

Alvin H. Baum Family Fund Chair of Simulation and Innovation

Chair since 2021

Established by Alvin H. Baum Family Fund in 2012

David J. Winchester, MD

Board of Directors/David P. Winchester, MD Chair of Surgical Oncology

Chair since 2008

Established by an anonymous donor in 2007

Jianfeng Xu, MD

Ellrodt-Schweighauser Family Chair of Cancer Genomic Research

Chair since 2014

Established by Elizabeth Ellrodt and Scott Schweighauser in 2007