Mark F. Newman, MD Professor
GIVEN BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIOLOGY
Mark F. Newman, MD, earned his medical degree at the University of Louisville School of Medicine before completing a fellowship in cardiac anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center. He served as the first medical director of Duke’s Global Perioperative Research Organization, the director of the Perioperative Organ Protection Consortium, and a professor in the Department of Medicine. He is best known for his work in assessing cognitive dysfunction and quality of life following coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Appointed chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia in 1994, he served as a senior fellow at the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, where he studied genetic predictors of short- and long-term cognitive dysfunction, myocardial infarction, and perioperative organ injury. In 2006, he was awarded the Bernard H. Eliasberg Medal for significant contributions in the field of anesthesiology, critical care, and pain management.
The Mark F. Newman, MD Professorship in Neuroscience is vacant. The School of Medicine looks forward to filling this professorship in the near future.
Guy L. Odom Professor of Neurological Surgery
GIVEN BY FRIENDS OF GUY ODOM AND DUKE UNIVERSITY
Guy L. Odom, MD, was a James B. Duke Professor of Neurosurgery and chief of the Division of Neurosurgery. Earlier, he established a research and teaching laboratory in neuropathology and a brain tumor clinic. Odom served as president of the Society of Neurological Surgeons and the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons. Former Duke neurosurgery residents, colleagues, and friends established this endowment; upon Odom’s retirement, Duke funded it to the level of a professorship to support a clinical neurosurgeon who demonstrates the compassion, judgment, and skill that characterized Odom’s professional life.
Edward S. Orgain Professor of Cardiology
GIVEN BY THE FRIENDS OF EDWARD ORGAIN
Edward S. Orgain, MD, joined Duke University School of Medicine as an instructor in medicine and physiology after training at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he published one of the first scientific papers about atrial fibrillation. He became founding director of the Cardiovascular Diseases Service and started the Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Program. Orgain developed Duke’s first cardiovascular diagnostic unit and joined the faculty of the Division of Cardiology upon its establishment. This endowment was established by his friends, colleagues, students, and patients.
Laszlo Ormandy Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
GIVEN BY LASZLO ORMANDY
Laszlo Ormandy, MD, completed orthopaedic surgery training at Duke in 1942 with then-chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery Lenox Baker, MD. He practiced surgery in the Washington, DC, area for many years and had fond memories of his time at Duke. He established this professorship through his estate in 1991.
Roy T. Parker, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
GIVEN BY FRIENDS OF ROY T. PARKER
The late Roy T. Parker, MD, was a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Duke, and later chaired the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He served as president of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, the F. Bayard Carter Society, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Parker also was an ad eundem member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. His friends and colleagues established this endowment in his honor.
James B. Powell Jr. Professor of Pediatric Oncology
GIVEN BY JAMES B. POWELL SR., AND ANNE POWELL
James B. Powell Sr., MD, and his wife Anne established this professorship in loving memory of their son, James B. Powell Jr., who died of a brain tumor in 1987. Dr. Powell Sr. is a 1964 graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. and Mrs. Powell hope their gift will lead to significant progress toward a cure for brain tumors and other childhood cancers.
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Leonard Prosnitz Professor in Radiation Oncology
GIVEN BY FRIENDS OF LEONARD R. PROSNITZ
Leonard R. Prosnitz, MD, was chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Duke from 1983 to 1995. He pioneered demonstration of the effectiveness of lumpectomy and radiation, rather than mastectomy, in treating early-stage breast cancer, and of the combination of radiation and chemotherapy for malignant lymphomas and other cancers. Prosnitz was a leader in establishing Durham’s Caring House, which offers lodging and support services for adults undergoing cancer treatment at Duke. This endowment was established in 1996 by his patients, friends, and colleagues. Dr. Prosnitz is professor emeritus of radiation oncology.
Charles E. Putman University Professor of Radiology
GIVEN BY DUKE UNIVERSITY
Charles E. Putman, MD, came to Duke in 1977 as chair of the Department of Radiology. He was named a James B. Duke Professor of Radiology and professor of medicine in 1983. He later served as vice chancellor for health affairs, vice provost, dean of the School of Medicine, vice provost for research and development, vice president for research administration and policy, executive vice president for administration, and senior vice president for research administration and policy. He died in 1999. That year, Duke University established this endowment in his honor.