The Fred G. Corley, M.D. Chair in Orthopaedics, #57700223. Endowment 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, #57700058 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 UTHSCSA. 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 was 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. This prestigious endowment was created to honor the legacy of Dr. Wilkins by contributing to the musculoskeletal care of children. 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. Endowment is unfilled.
Steve and Mary Anne Lynch Professorship in Medicine, #57700706. Kenneth Kenneth-Nwosa, MD was appointed Holder to this prestigious endowment on August 1, 2023 for a five-year term. 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.
Dr. Robert and Dr. Louise Hutchinson Endowment Fund for Basic Research in Orthopedic Surgery, #57700729. This is a Miscellaneous Endowment created from their Charitable Trust Fund in September 2022. Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used for basic research in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Orthopaedics Supporting Honorary Lectureships:
The Charles A. Rockwood, Jr., M.D. Endowed Lecture Series, #57700233 was established in November 2004. We appreciate Dr. Rockwood’s recognition of the Orthopaedic Residents as they graduate from our Residency Program. 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. This endowment was created to defray all or part of the expenses associated with the annual Orthopaedic Resident Graduation. This includes expenses to invite a distinguished guest lecturer and expenses associated with the Grand Rounds lecture, evening lecture and Graduation. Holder is not required.
The Philip A. Deffer, Sr., M.D. Lecture Series, #57700070 was established in 1994. Dr. Deffer was a Retired Brigadier General, Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the Health Science Center and Director of the Orthopaedic Clinics at the University Health Center-Downtown from 1982-2003. Dr. Deffer died on October 26, 2006. The sole purpose for this endowment is to defray or offset expenses associated with inviting a distinguished guest speaker to the annual educational lecture to interact, share experiences and offer insights with our Residents and Medical Students. Holder is not required.
The Laura B. Flawn, M.D. Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Diseases of the Spine and Spine Trauma, #57700189 was established in 2002. Christopher Chaput, M.D. was appointed to this prestigious endowment effective January 1, 2019. Dr. Flawn received high praise for her surgical skill and her contributions to the advancement of surgery of the spine before and after her death on October 20, 2001. She was active in the Scoliosis Research Society and pioneered the development of practices and procedures to improve the treatment of scoliosis. The purpose of this endowment is to support the Distinguished Professorship and hold the annual Laura B. Flawn, M.D. Lecture. The annual lecture benefits Medical Students, Residents and Faculty at UT Health San Antonio. It is funded by Dr. and Mrs. Peter Flawn, Dr. John P. Howe, III and Ms. Tyrrell Flawn.
Louis T. Bogy, D.P.M. Professorship in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, #57700098. Crystal Ramanujam, D.P.M. was the previous Holder until her termination June 30, 2022. Lee C. Rogers, DPM, FFPM, RCPS was appointed to this prestigious endowment on August 1, 2022. 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. Collin E. Pehde, DPM was appointed Holder of this prestigious endowment on August 1, 2023 for a five-year term. 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. Endowment 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.