Nov. 22, 2023 – In a Nov. 16 ceremony held at the Health Professions, Nursing & Pharmacy auditorium, faculty from UF’s six health colleges were honored with special gifts during the annual Celebrating Distinction ceremony.
At the event, 16 of the College of Medicine’s most accomplished faculty members were formally recognized as endowed chairs and professors, receiving specially engraved chairs as a symbol of their dedication to medical education, research and leadership. The College of Medicine had the greatest number of endowed chairs and professors being recognized at the ceremony this year.
View a list below of the College of Medicine faculty honored with a named professorship:
Benjamin K. Canales, M.D., M.P.H.
David A. Cofrin Endowed Chair in Endourology
David B. Feller, M.D.
Sue and Louis C. Murray, M.D., Professor in Family Medicine
C. Parker Gibbs, M.D.
William F. Enneking, William E. Anspach and Orthopaedic Alumni Chair
Michelle L. Gumz, Ph.D.
Robert and Mary Cade Professor of Physiology
Shuhong Han, Ph.D.
Alfred A. McKethan Professor in Arthritis Research
Jennifer Hunt, M.D.
Chandler Stetson Professor in Experimental Pathology
David Iglesias, M.D.
Nell Bryant Kibler Professor in Ovarian Cancer Research
Merry Jennifer Markham, M.D., FACP, FASCO
Robert E. and Roselee S. Wheeler Professor of Medicine
Borna Mehrad, M.D.
Ethel Smith Research Professor
Gregory M. Pontone, M.D., M.H.S.
The Louis and Roberta Fixel Chair
Zhijian Qian, Ph.D.
Ryan Roach, M.D., M.S.
Huizenga Professor in Sports Medicine
Elias Sayour, M.D., Ph.D.
Stop Children’s Cancer/Bonnie R. Freeman Professor for Pediatric Oncology Research
Andre R. Spiguel, M.D.
E.L. Jewett Professor in Orthopedics
Li-Ming Su, M.D., FRCS
Pete and Carolyn Newsome Urologic Oncology Professor
Ramon C. Sun, Ph.D.
Anne and Oscar Lackner Eminent Scholar Chair
Maria Zajac-Kaye, Ph.D.
Haskel Hess Professor in Anatomy and Cell Biology