The Department of Anesthesiology is appreciative of financial support for its endeavors. There are three major ways to contribute to the Department:
- Dr. R. Brian Smith Endowed Professorship in Anesthesiology
- Dr. William H. Hadnott II Endowed Professorship in Anesthesiology
- Dr. Somayaji Ramamurthy Professorship in Pain Management
Resident Education Funds
The R. Brian Smith Endowed Professorship in Anesthesiology supports the teaching of anesthesiology, and was established with a founding gift from Dr. Christopher Avery in 1996. The endowment honors R. Brian Smith, M.D., chair of UT Health San Antonio Anesthesiology from 1978 – 1996.
The Dr. William H. Hadnott II Endowed Professorship in Anesthesiology was initiated in 2008 to honor Dr. Hadnott’s outstanding 37-year career in Texas medicine and academic anesthesiology. Your tax-exempt contributions to this endowment will benefit the academic and research programs of the department.
The Dr. Somayaji Ramamurthy Professorship in Pain Management was established in December 2013 with a founding gift from Dr. Ramamurthy. The fund supports educational endeavors in chronic pain management.
The Resident Education Fund was originally established to purchase books and other education materials for the residency program, and has expanded to include software and electronic equipment and off-site review courses for residents.
There are several memorial and scholarship opportunities available for giving.
- Casey M. Drawert, MD Memorial Fund
- Malcolm D. Orr, MD, PhD Memorial Fund
- David J. Jones, PhD Scholarship Fund
- Deena Ray Liles, MD Memorial Scholarship Fund
Contributions to the these funds are tax deductible. Gifts can be made online by clicking on the link in blue, or via check to UT Health San Antonio, Department of Anesthesiology, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive – MSC 7838, San Antonio, TX 78229. Please note the desired fund on the face of the check.
Dr. William H. Hadnott II Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology
This endowment was established in 2007 to honor the outstanding contributions Dr Hadnott has made to Texas medicine and academic anesthesiology. Dr. Hadnott retired from the UT Health San Antonio as a Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology in December 2006. During his 37-years with UT Health San Antonio, he has inspired and instructed hundreds of young physicians. Dr. Hadnott’s courage and personal vision helped break down the color barrier in Texas medicine. While teaching at the University, he also maintained a thriving private practice in anesthesiology in San Antonio, Texas. He has served as the Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology for the Baptist Healthcare System, and Chief of Anesthesiology of the Nix Hospital, both in San Antonio. He has been lauded for his contributions to the medical profession by the 75th Texas Legislature (House Resolution 417 – “…exemplary service to his fellow Texans”), the U.T. Medical Branch Alumni Association (Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award) and the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists (Distinguished Service Award).
For more information about Dr. Hadnott, please see the ‘Brochure’ link below. To contribute to this worthy endowment, please see the ‘On Line Giving’ link below.