The funds appropriated through these endowed professorships allow the Department to make targeted progress in specific areas of interest.

Rosenblatt Family Endowed Professor of Rural Health

Roger Rosenblatt
A gift from the Rosenblatts provides the foundation for the professorship, which will enhance the department’s ability to recruit and retain distinguished faculty with experience in providing rural healthcare and foster research to improve care delivery to rural areas worldwide.

 

Current Recipient

David Evans

David Evans, M.D. is a board certified family physician offering a broad scope of services, operative obstetrics and gastrointestinal endoscopy. Dr. Evans received a B.S. in biochemistry from the Pennsylvania State University and his M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors. After a year spent in Washington, D.C. engaged in health policy, he completed his residency in family medicine at Tacoma Family Medicine in Tacoma, Washington.

Helen D. Cohen Endowed Professorship in Family Medicine

Helen Cohen
The Helen D. Cohen Endowed Professorship in Family Medicine was established in 2012 to enhance the University’s ability to recruit and retain distinguished faculty in the Department of Family Medicine and to honor Helen Dora Cohen.

Current Recipient

Matthew J. Thompson

Matthew J. Thompson, M.B.Ch.B., MPH, D.Phil., M.R.C.G.P. received his medical degree from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, his MPH from the University of Washington and his doctorate from the University of Oxford.He has focused his research on four large areas in primary care: diagnostic testing, children’s health in primary care, infectious diseases in primary care and evidence synthesis.

Bob and Sally Behnke Endowed Professorship for the Health of the Student Athlete

The Bob and Sally Behnke Endowed Professorship for the Health of the Student Athlete was created in 2007 to enhance the University’s ability to recruit and retain distinguished faculty in sports medicine, faculty who will place a clinical focus on the University’s student athletes, in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

 

Current Recipient

John O'Kane

Dr. O’Kane received his M.D. from the University of Vermont and completed a family practice residency and a sports medicine fellowship at UW Medicine. Dr. O’Kane is a primary-care sports physician with additional expertise in in pediatric sports injuries and non-operative orthopaedics.

Theodore J. Phillips Endowed Professorship in Family Medicine

The creation of the Theodore J. Phillips Endowed Professorship in Family Medicine was a joint endeavor between the Department of Family Medicine and the Washington Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (WAFPF). It recognizes the accomplishments of the founding chair of the department, Dr. Theodore J. “Ted” Phillips, and highlights the strong links between the academic department and the community physicians from whom it draws its inspiration and sustenance.

 

Current Recipient

William R. Phillips, MD

Dr. Phillips received an M.D. and an MPH from the University of Washington. He is a family medicine physician with experience in community-based practice and expertise in primary-care research.

Stuart Farber Endowed Professorship in Palliative Care

Lu and Stuart Farber
The Stuart J. Farber M.D., and Annalu Farber Endowed Professorship in Palliative Care Education will honor two outstanding educators and bring greater visibility to the growing importance of the field of palliative care. It also will highlight important work in this field, conducted by the Department of Family Medicine and the Palliative Care Center for Excellence.

Gunn-Loke Endowed Professorship for Integrative Pain Medicine

Current Recipient

Heather S. Tick

Dr. Tick received her M.D. from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
She specializes in pain management.

Future Professorship (still fundraising)