The University of Maryland School of Medicine has established an endowed faculty chair for the Department of Orthopaedics, thanks to a generous $3 million gift from the James Lawrence Kernan Hospital Endowment Fund, Inc.
"The James Lawrence Kernan Professor and Chair will provide leadership for the Department of Orthopaedics to provide cutting edge clinical and academic programs, and maintain Kernan's international reputation as a preeminent orthopaedic hospital," says endowment fund president Charles B. Reeves, Jr.
"Creating an endowed chair strengthens orthopaedic care, education and research throughout the School of Medicine and the University of Maryland Medical System," says Donald E. Wilson, M.D. M.A.C.P., Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine. The individual who will be selected as chair will also increase Kernan's involvement in medical school research focusing on clinical orthopaedics and clinical trials.
"We are grateful to the Kernan Endowment Fund for their hard work and dedication to our institution," says Morton I. Rapoport, M.D., President and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System. "This gift will benefit our patients and lead to advances in orthopaedic care."
Kernan Hospital, which is part of the University of Maryland Medical System, is a specialized facility for orthopaedic care and rehabilitation.
"This gift will enhance our excellent services at Kernan, which include total joint replacement, hand surgery, spinal reconstruction, pediatric orthopaedics, sports medicine and trauma reconstruction," says James E. Ross, F.A.C.H.E., Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Kernan and Deaton Hospitals.
Kernan Hospital, founded in 1895, was named after James Lawrence Kernan, a Baltimore businessman and philanthropist who donated a Woodlawn mansion and 60 acre estate to be used as an orthopaedic hospital for children. Kernan Hospital became part of the University of Maryland Medical System in 1985.
In addition to treating patients at Kernan Hospital, orthopaedic specialists on the School of Medicine faculty treat patients throughout the University of Maryland Medical System, which includes the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in downtown Baltimore.
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