MUSC Awards Three New Endowed Chairs in Cardiothoracic Surgery 

Surgery

MUSC Awards Three New Endowed Chairs in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Three faculty members of the division of cardiothoracic surgery have been honored with endowed chair appointments in recognition of their significant contributions to cardiothoracic surgery. Congratulations to these distinguished faculty who have recently been recognized with endowed chairs, the highest honor that the University can bestow upon a faculty member. The outstanding faculty who now hold these endowed professorships will continue to provide great benefit to patients for generations to come.

They are:

• Marc R. Katz, M.D., MPH named as the Fred A. Crawford, Jr. M.D. Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery

• Lucian Lozonschi, M.D. appointed as the Edna M. Sutton Endowed Chair in Advanced Heart Failure Surgery

• Chadrick Denlinger, M.D. designated as the Flora McLeod Edwards Distinguished Endowed Chair in Cancer Research

Endowed chairs are reserved for distinguished faculty and carry prestige and honor for the chair holders and the persons for whom they are named. 

Dr. Katz, chief in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, specializes in minimally invasive, trans-catheter and robotic approaches for valve disease, plus surgery for congestive heart failure, placement of ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation.

The Fred A. Crawford, Jr. M.D. Endowed Chair was established to honor the contributions of Dr. Fred Crawford to MUSC and the field of cardiothoracic surgery and is one of a very few MUSC endowed chairs at the $2 million level.

Dr. Lozonschi, professor of surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the director of Surgical Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation, has a special interest in the treatment of transplantation and heart failure.

The Edna M. Sutton Endowed Chair in Advanced Heart Failure was established through an estate trust of Edna M. Sutton supporting the MUSC Heart and Vascular Center.

Dr. Denlinger, professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and surgical director of the Lung Transplant Program, specializes in lung transplantation and video-assisted thorascopic surgery for lung cancer.

The Flora McLeod Edwards Distinguished Endowed Chair in Cancer Research was established through a bequest to Hollings Cancer Center from Phillip L. Edwards in memory of his wife.