Wallace T. Staatz Endowed Professorship in Neurological Surgery
The Wallace T. Staatz Endowed Professorship in Neurological Surgery was established in 2005 to enhance the University’s ability to attract and retain distinguished faculty in neurological surgery.
Wallace T. Staatz studied agriculture at Oregon State University and served in the military. He was also an orchardist, managed Crystal Mountain Ski Resort (in its early days), was involved in an oyster farm — inherited from his father — and owned a golf course. In addition, Mr. Staatz enjoyed motorcycling, traveling and fishing.
When Mr. Staatz developed a brain tumor, he was treated at the Department of Neurological Surgery at UW Medicine. In gratitude, he established a charitable gift annuity, and directed that part of his estate be used to benefit the department. He passed away on November 17, 2003.
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