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Named Faculty Positions and Eminent Scholars at the Medical College of Wisconsin

The following faculty members hold named deanships, chairs, professorships or Eminent Scholar designation. Their names and titles are listed in a form appropriate for first reference.

Meena Bedi, MD, Sharon K. Wadina Professor in Sarcoma Research

Joseph J. Carroll, PhD, Richard O. Schultz, MD Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology

Pradeep Chaluvally-Raghavan, PhD, Linda G. and Herbert J. Buchsbaum, MD, Chair in Gynecologic Oncology and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Matthew Cooper, MD, Mark B. Adams Chair in Surgery

John A. Corbett, PhD, Eminent Scholar

Deborah M. Costakos, MD, MS, R.D. & Linda Peters Professor in Ophthalmology and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Allen W. Cowley, Jr., PhD, Harry & Gertrude Hack Term Professor in Physiology

Marc A. de Moya, MD, Milton & Lidy Lunda/Charles Aprahamian Professor of Trauma Surgery and Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, Julia and David Uihlein Chair in Medical Humanities, Professor of Bioethics and Emergency Medicine, and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Lisa Grill Dodson, MD, Sentry Dean and Founding Dean, MCW-Central Wisconsin, Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

William R. Drobyski, MD, Mariette C. & Philip W. Orth/Tom Anderson Professor in Neoplastic Diseases

Melinda R. Dwinell, PhD, Eminent Scholar

Michael B. Dwinell, PhD, Hanis-Stepka-Rettig Endowed Chair in Cancer Research, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Founding Director of the Center for Immunology

Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS, Milwaukee Community Chair in Health Equity Research, Professor of Medicine, Director of the Center for Advancing Population Science and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine

Beth A. Erickson-Wittmann, MD, J. Frank and Vera B. Wilson Professor in Radiation Oncology

Douglas B. Evans, MD, Chair and Donald C. Ausman Family Foundation Professor of Surgery

T. Clark Gamblin, MD, Stuart D. Wilson Professor of Surgery, Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology) and Chief of Surgical Oncology

Ben George, MD, William Stapp Professor and Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)

Kenneth B. Gordon, MD, Thomas J. Russell Family/Milwaukee Community Dermatologists Chair of Dermatology and Professor of Dermatology

Jon C. Gould, MD, Alonzo P. Walker Professor in General Surgery 

Dennis P. Han, MD, Jack A. & Elaine D. Klieger Professor of Ophthalmology 

Robert J. Havlik, MD, Chair and George J. Korkos, MD Professor in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD, G. Frederick Kasten, Jr. Endowed Chair in Parkinson’s Disease Research, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Associate Dean for Research, Director of the Neuroscience Research Center

William Hogan, MD, MS, Mary T. and Ted D. Kellner Chair of Data Science and Professor and Director of the Data Science Institute

Mary M. Horowitz, MD, MS, Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Professor of Hematologic Research, Deputy Director of the MCW Cancer Center and Scientific Director Emeritus of the Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research

Siegfried Janz, MD, DSc, William G. Schuett, Jr., Multiple Myeloma Endowed Chair

Victor X. Jin, PhD, Linda T. and John A. Mellowes Endowed Chair of Bioinformatics and Data Analytics, Professor of Health Equity and Biostatistics, Institute for Health & Equity

Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD, Chair and Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson's Research (Biophysics)

Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, the Julia A. Uihlein, MA, Dean of the School of Medicine, Provost and Executive Vice President

David M. King, MD, Chair and Paul A. Jacobs, MD Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

John R. Kirby, PhD, Chair and Walter Schroeder Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Candice S. Klug, PhD, James S. Hyde Professor of Biophysics and Director of the National Biomedical Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Center

Sara Kohlbeck, PhD, MPH, holder of the Dr. and Mrs. Michael C. Kubly Community-Based Suicide Prevention Research Professorship and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD, Sanford J. Larson, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

Razelle Kurzrock, MD, Linda T. and John A. Mellowes Endowed Chair of Precision Oncology, Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of Clinical Research, MCW Cancer Center and Linda T. and John A. Mellowes Center for Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine

Peter S. LaViolette, PhD, MS, holder of the Robert C. Olson, MD, Professorship in Radiology, Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, Director of the Quantitative Imaging Laboratory

Jon Lehrmann, MD, Charles E. Kubly Chair in Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Chair and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Gustavo W. Leone, PhD, Dr. Glenn R. and Nancy A. Linnerson Endowed Chair For Cancer Research, Director of the MCW Cancer Center, Senior Associate Dean of Cancer Research, Professor of Biochemistry

Cynthia A. Lien, MD, Chair and John P. Kampine Professor of Anesthesiology

Brian A. Link, PhD, Eminent Scholar

Qing-Song Liu, PhD, Eminent Scholar

Wei Liu, PhD, holder of the Joseph F. Heil, Jr. Professorship of Molecular Oncogenesis, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Gwen Lomberk, PhD, Joel and Arlene Lee Chair in Pancreatic Cancer Research, Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Department of Surgery Division of Research

Kirk A. Ludwig, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Vernon O. Underwood Professor in Colon Cancer Research and Professor of Surgery

John R. Mantsch, PhD, Florence Williams Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Francesca Marassi, PhD, Eminent Scholar

Jonathan Marchant, PhD, MA, Chair and Marcus Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

Ian B. K. Martin, MD, MBA, Eminent Scholar

Vincent P. Mathews, MD, Chair and James E. Youker MD, Professor in Radiology

Cheryl A. Maurana, PhD, Eminent Scholar

Michael McCrea, PhD, The Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD, Chair in Neurosurgery, Professor and Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Neurosurgery and Co-director of the Center for Neurotrauma Research

Laura Michaelis, MD, Armand J. Quick Professor of Hematology and Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology

Todd Miller, PhD, WBCS Professor of Breast Cancer Research and Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Ann B. Nattinger, MD, MPH, MACP, Lady Riders Professor of Breast Cancer Research, Associate Provost for Research, Professor of Medicine

Joan Neuner, MD, MPH, Georgia Carroll Chair in Women's Health Research

Anna Palatnik, MD, Patrick J. and Margaret G. McMahon Endowed Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Frank A. Pintar, PhD, Chair and Dr. Robert D. and Dr. Patricia E. Kern Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Director of the Zablocki VA Medical Center Neuroscience Labs

Janet S. Rader, MD, Chair and Jack A. & Elaine D. Klieger Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Philip N. Redlich, MD, PhD, Gerald L. Schmitz, MD Professor of Surgery, Associate Dean for Curriculum, and Chief of Surgery Education

Kelly E. Rentscher, PhD, Cancer Center Scholar and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

John Rhee, MD, MPH, Chair and John C. Koss Professor in Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences

Ann K. Rosenthal, MD, Will & Cava Ross Professor of Medicine, Chief of Rheumatology, and Director of the Arthritis Institute

Kia Saeian, MS, MD, FACG, Konrad H. Soergel, MD, and Walter J. Hogan, MD, Endowed Professor

Daisy Sahoo, PhD, Eminent Scholar

Nita H. Salzman, MD, PhD, Eminent Scholar

Jorge Saucedo, MD, MBA, Eminent Scholar

Brian D. Schmit, PhD, Professor and Hammes Family Endowed Chair, Marquette University and MCW Department of Biomedical Engineering

Christopher J. Schultz, MD, Bernard & Miriam Peck Family Professor of Radiation Oncology

Elena Semina, PhD, Marjorie and Joseph Heil Professor in Ophthalmology

Reza Shaker, MD, Chief and Joseph E. Geenen Professor of Gastroenterology, Associate Provost for Clinical and Translational Research, and Senior Associate Dean and Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin

Curt D. Sigmund, PhD, Chair and James J. Smith and Catherine Welsch Smith Professor in Physiology

Ryan Spellecy, PhD, Ursula von der Ruhr Chair in Bioethics

Melinda Stolley, PhD, Ann E. Heil Professor in Cancer Research

Cheryl Stucky, PhD, Marvin Wagner Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy

Raul A. Urrutia, MD, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Genomics and Precision Medicine

Scott Van Valin, MD, David S. Haskell, MD Endowed Professor in Orthopaedic Education

Michael C. Weisgerber, MD, Elsa B. and Roger D. Cohen, MDs, Professor in Medical Education and Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Michael E. Widlansky, MD, MPH, Northwestern Mutual Professor of Cardiology

Carol L. Williams, PhD, Joan K. Van Deuren Professor in Breast Cancer Research

Stuart J. Wong, MD, Eminent Scholar

Staci A. Young, PhD, Cancer Center Scholar, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, and Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement

Xue-Zhong Yu, MD, MS, MBA, Cancer Center Scholar, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Associate Director of Basic Research at the MCW Cancer Center

Joseph Zenga, MD, holder of the Donald S. Blatnik, MD and Sharyn B. Blatnik Professorship of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Reconstruction, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and Chief of the Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology

Open Named Faculty Positions

  • Christine Hamilton Foote Endowed Professorship in Breast Cancer Research
  • Digestive Disease Center Board Endowed Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research
  • Douglas B. Evans Chair for Surgical Research
  • Kaemmer Professor in Pediatrics: The "Super Kid" Chair in Special Needs
  • Kellner Professor of Pediatrics
  • Kohler Co. Professor in Cardiovascular Research
  • Linda and John Mellowes Professor of Medicine
  • MACC Fund Professor
  • Ruth Teske Professor of Surgical Oncology
  • WBCS Endowed Professor of Prostate Cancer Research
  • Wigdale Professor of Microbiome Research