NorthShore has recognized three exceptional physicians by appointing them to donor-gifted endowed chairs: Ann E.B. Borders, MD, MSc, MPH, NorthShore obstetrician and maternal-fetal medicine specialist; Peter J. Hulick, MD, MMSc, FACMG, Division Head for the Center for Medical Genetics at NorthShore; and Steven L. Meyers, MD, Vice Chair for Quality and Informatics at the NorthShore Neurological Institute. Established thanks to the generosity of donors, an endowed chair represents the highest level of prestige at academic medical institutions and fosters excellence in care, research and medical education.
Named to the newly established Ian Bernard Horowitz Chair of Obstetrics, Dr. Borders serves as the Executive Director and Obstetric Lead for the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative, a coalition of more than 100 birthing hospitals focused on improving outcomes for mothers and newborns. She also serves on the National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives Executive Committee promoting maternal and newborn health at the state and national level. Her most recent study focuses on examining how the economic and social circumstances in which people live shape their risk for mental and physical health problems. The study also aims to identify biological mechanisms responsible for adverse outcomes.
We are honored that Frank and Pam Horowitz have chosen to memorialize their precious son through an incredibly generous gift of an endowed chair at NorthShore. We are delighted to have Dr. Borders, an exceptional physician-scientist, as the inaugural chair holder. Her contributions to the discipline are significant, particularly her commitment to improving race-based health disparities for pregnant women.”—Richard K. Silver, MD, The Auxiliary of NorthShore Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Ian Bernard Horowitz Chair was established through a generous philanthropic gift from Frank Horowitz and his wife, Pam L. Smith, to honor the memory of their late son, who passed away in 2016. Ian was cared for in the Henrietta Johnson Louis Infant Special Care Unit at NorthShore Evanston Hospital after his birth in 1990, receiving lifesaving surfactant treatment. He passed away tragically and unexpectedly in 2016. With this philanthropic legacy, the Horowitzes wish to bring hope and healing to other infants and families who may face circumstances similar to those they experienced.
Newly named as the Janardan D. Khandekar, MD, Chair of Personalized Medicine, Dr. Hulick is the Division Head for the Center for Medical Genetics at NorthShore and Medical Director of the Mark R. Neaman Center for Personalized Medicine. He became Division Head for the Center for Medical Genetics in 2012. Previously, Dr. Hulick served as an attending physician in medical genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. Hulick also holds the academic rank of Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
I am humbled and honored to be named to the Janardan D. Khandekar, MD, Chair of Personalized Medicine and am so grateful to the donors who made the chair possible. I am committed to ensuring the continuation of Dr. Khandekar’s vision and bringing genomics-guided care to our patients.”—Peter J. Hulick, MD, MMSc, FACMG, the Janardan D. Khandekar, MD, Chair of Personalized Medicine
The newly named Khandekar Chair recognizes the extraordinary 46-year legacy of Dr. Khandekar, whose colleagues and grateful patients contributed the philanthropic funds to establish the chair in molecular medicine in 2011. The chair was renamed upon Dr. Khandekar’s stepping down as the inaugural chair holder. As the founder of the Division of Medical Oncology and Director of the NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center, he led the way to creating today’s program in genomics.
Steven L. Meyers, MD, neurologist and Vice Chair for Quality and Informatics at the NorthShore Neurological Institute, has been named to the new Selma and Emanuel G. Carton Chair of Quality in Neurology. Dr. Meyers’ leadership and involvement in quality stem from his interest in clinical informatics and how the electronic health record can be optimized to help clinicians provide quality care and make doing so easier. This has been the focus of his research and publications in recent years. He chaired NorthShore’s Epic (electronic health record system) optimization committee and has served as a consultant to Epic Systems as a member of their adult neuroscience subspecialty steering board. He previously was the director of the general neurology program from 2010 to 2017. He also holds the academic appointment of Senior Clinical Educator at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
Dr. Meyers is my choice to hold the very generously-gifted Selma and Emanuel G. Carton Chair of Quality in Neurology because of his continuous support for the Department of Neurology and his steadfast commitment to quality care. I am delighted to recognize his significant contributions to the NorthShore Neurological Institute through this prestigious appointment.”—Susan M. Rubin, MD, the Ruth Cain Ruggles Chair of Neurology and Chair of the NorthShore Department of Neurology
The Carton Chair was established through a provision in the estate of Selma Carton, a grateful patient of John McMahon, MD, and other physicians who first cared for her when she became seriously ill while visiting her sister in the Chicago area from her home in Baltimore. Mrs. Carton passed away in 2019, leaving a generous bequest to NorthShore.