Supporting Endowments

Orthopaedics:

The Fred G. Corley, M.D. Chair in Orthopaedics, #57700223 was established in July 2004.  Ravi Karia, M.D. was appointed holder of this prestigious endowment on December 1, 2020.  This endowment was established to honor Dr. Corley who is one of our most respected long-term faculty.  He has special expertise in surgery of the upper extremities, especially in management of trauma of the elbow, wrist, and hand.  He serves as a role model for Medical Students and Residents and has been the Chief of the Hand Services at this institution for over two decades.  The purpose of this endowment is to support the Distinguished Professorship and establish a permanent education resource for training Residents and Medical Students in surgery of the hand, shoulder and elbow.

Endowments are supported through the Office of Development.

John J. Hinchey, M.D. and Kathryn Hinchey Chair in Orthopaedics, #57700024 and John J. Hinchey, M.D. and Kathryn Hinchey Chair in Orthopaedics QUASI, #57700444, are held by Robert H. Quinn, M.D. These endowments were established in 1992 to honor Dr. Hinchey for his tremendous contributions to Orthopaedics and to the total medical community during his many years of Orthopaedic practice in San Antonio.  Dr. Hinchey died on March 3, 2000; Mrs. Kathryn Hinchey died in December 2011. The purpose of the endowment is to establish an endowed position in the Department of Orthopaedics to support clinical and basic research.

Charles A. Rockwood, Jr., M.D., Chair in Orthopaedics, #57700574 and Charles A. Rockwood, Jr., M.D. Chair in Orthopaedics QUASI, #57700574. Anil K. Dutta, M.D. was appointed to this prestigious endowment on December 1, 2020.  These endowments were established in 2003 to honor Dr. Rockwood who is recognized internationally for his contributions to Orthopaedic Surgery.  Dr. Charles A. Rockwood, Jr., Emeritus, Department of Orthopaedics at UT Health San Antonio died on February 1, 2022; his name, inventions and textbooks will persist for decades to come.  The endowments were created to support research and education specializing in shoulder disorders in the Department of Orthopaedics at UT Health San Antonio. These endowments were previously held by Michael A. Wirth, M.D. who retired on June 30, 2019.

President’s Council/Dielmann Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, #57700241 Sekinat K. McCormick, M.D. was appointed holder of this prestigious endowment on October 1, 2021. This endowment was established in 2005 to honor Henry B. and Edna Smith Dielmann.  Mrs. Dielmann, a community philanthropist died in 2002 and left a generous portion of her estate to UT Health San Antonio.  She was the widow of Henry B. Dielmann, a prominent San Antonio attorney, three-time member of the Texas House of Representatives and former Dean of the St. Mary’s University Law School in San Antonio. This endowment was created to provide Pediatric Orthopaedic training and programs to Medical Students and Residents at UT Health San Antonio as well as specialty training to countries with limited resources.

Erwin Orthopaedic Sarcoma Research Endowment in Honor of Dr. Rajiv Rajani, #57700616  This QUASI endowment is received from the Erwin Family Foundation in honor of Dr. Rajiv Rajani.  Funds distributed from the endowment will be used to provide support for research, visiting professors, and work dedicated to treatment options for bone and soft tissue sarcomas, under the direction of the Chair of the department in accordance with the Regents’ Rules and Regulations.

Frances and Blackstone Dilworth Professorship in Orthopaedic Oncology, #57700639 Robert H. Quinn, M.D. was appointed holder to this prestigious endowment on March 1, 2021.  Funds distributed from this endowment shall support the Professorship in accordance with the Regents’ Rules and Regulations and applicable policies pertaining to endowed academic positions.  As additional funds are received, this endowment will be elevated to the highest level of endowment for which it qualifies.

Kaye E. Wilkins, D.V.M., M.D. Orthopaedic Professorship, #57700675  Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to support the Professorship in accordance with the Board of Regents’ Rules and Regulations and applicable policies pertaining to endowed academic positions.  Distributions may also be used to support residents within the school.

Steve and Mary Anne Lynch Professorship in Medicine, #57700706  Katherine C. Bartush, M.D. was appointed holder to this prestigious endowment on January 1, 2022.  This endowment was created to benefit a promising “rising star” faculty who is dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching and mentoring students/residents with special interest in Orthopaedics and other clinical specialties at UT Health San Antonio.  Funds distributed from the endowment will support the Professorship in accordance to the Regents’ Rules and Regulations and applicable policies pertaining to endowed academic positions.

Podiatry:

Louis T. Bogy, D.P.M. Professorship in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, #57700098 Crystal Ramanujam, D.P.M. was appointed holder on September 1, 2020.  This Professorship was established in 1998 to honor Louis T. Bogy, Chairman Emeritus of the Podiatry residency training program at UTHSCSA. Dr. Bogy was instrumental in establishing the residency training program, which began in 1972 with one Resident.  More than 100 Residents have graduated since 1972.  Dr. Bogy died on February 9, 2004. The first supported faculty member to be supported by this Professorship was Lawrence Harkless, D.P.M. from 1999 to 2007. This endowment was created to support the Professorship, research and resident education in the area of diabetic foot care.

Lee J. Sanders, M.D. Professorship in Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention, #57700196  Thomas Zgonis, D.P.M. has been holder of this prestigious endowment since 2008.  The Professorship was established in 2003 to honor Lee J. Sanders, D.P.M, Chief of podiatry service, acute care and specialty services at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lebanon, PA.  Dr. Sanders is one of the foremost leaders in prevention of lower-extremity amputation in diabetics. The purpose of the Professorship would be to support a faculty member in the Podiatry Division of the Orthopaedic Department and to support podiatric research and education in amputation prevention and other podiatric needs deemed appropriate by the Chair of Orthopaedics.

The Lawrence B. Harkless D.P.M. Endowed Program Fund in Podiatry, #57700476 was created March 26, 2014 with a $10,000 gift from G. Javier Cavazos, Jr., D.P.M. received in November 2007 to support an endowment for the Orthopaedics Department, Podiatry Division in the School of Medicine. Future plans will be to use this endowment for Podiatry Faculty research, travel and miscellaneous expenses to support the academic mission of the Program Fund in Podiatry.

Interested in Giving? To make a gift to any of our prestigious endowments, please contact:
Steven J. Reese, Senior Director of Development, Office of Institutional Advancement
reeses3@uthscsa.edu
210-567-2598
-or-
Norma Nami, Department of Orthopaedics
nami@uthscsa.edu
210-567-5145