Six distinguished pediatric subspecialists appointed to new
Chairs established with the
The selection process included a review of
recommendations submitted by a joint clinical steering committee comprised of
St. Jude, UTHSC and Le Bonheur Children’s
appointments are to recognize the importance of each chair-holder to improving
the health and well-being of children with cancer and other catastrophic
diseases, and their role in advancing St. Jude’s position as a world leader in
research and patient care,” said Dr. William E. Evans, director and CEO of St.
“These chairs are not only a generous gift from St. Jude to our UT faculty but reflect the ongoing level of close cooperation between our institutions,” said Steve Schwab, MD, interim chancellor for UTHSC.
Chair-holder appointees are:
C. Stokes, M.D., appointed the
St. Jude Chair in Pediatric Pulmonology. Dr. Stokes is currently a Professor of
Pediatrics with tenure at UTHSC. In addition, he serves as Director for the
Program in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at Le Bonheur, St. Jude and the UTHSC
Cystic Fibrosis Care and
Max Langham, M.D., appointed the St. Jude Chair in General Pediatric Oncological Surgery. Dr. Langham was recruited by UTHSC as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and Director of the Residency Program in Pediatric Surgery. He serves as co-PI on the Children’s Oncology Group Hepatoblastoma trial (AHEPO731) and is a member of the Surgical Committee for the trial. Dr. Langham is Medical Director of Surgery at Le Bonheur and a consulting surgeon at St. Jude.
Thomas Chin, M.D., appointed the St. Jude Chair in Pediatric Cardiology. Dr. Chin serves as Associate Professor and Director of Pediatric Cardiology at UTHSC. Since being appointed Division Chief at Le Bonheur in 2001, Chin has supported St. Jude by providing leadership and expertise to different St. Jude programs. His division is a main supporter of the St. Jude long-term follow-up program and his faculty has been heavily involved in various St. Jude protocols.
Frederick Boop, M.D., appointed the St. Jude Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery. Dr. Boop is currently an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at UTHSC. He is Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Le Bonheur and St. Jude. Dr. Boop’s involvement with St. Jude has been pivotal in developing the brain tumor program.
Matthew Wilson, M.D., appointed St. Jude Chair in Pediatric Ophthalmology. Dr. Wilson currently serves as a Professor of Ophthalmology at UTHSC and specializes in ophthalmic oncology, orbital disease, and oculoplastics. He has been a key investigator in the St. Jude retinoblastoma program.
(Sunny) Anand, M.B.B.S., D.Phil., appointed St. Jude
Chair in Pediatric Critical Care. Dr. Anand is currently a Professor of
Pediatrics, Anesthesiology and Neurobiology at UTHSC and chief of Pediatric
Critical Care at St. Jude and Le Bonheur. He is Founder- President of the Board
of Directors for the Harmony Health Clinic, a clinic providing free medical and
dental care to those without health insurance in
St. Jude Children's
Founded in 1962 by the late
entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with
scientific and medical communities around the world, publishing more research
articles than any other pediatric cancer research center in the
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