Three Abramson Cancer Center Professors Named to Endowed Chairs


September 15, 2009

The Almanac

The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania recently had three of its outstanding faculty named to endowed chairs at the School of Medicine.

Dr. Craig B. Thompson, is the inaugural chair holder of the John H. Glick, M.D., Abramson Cancer Center Director’s Professorship. Dr. Thompson also currently serves as Associate Vice President of Cancer Services at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and is professor of medicine and cancer biology. The chair was created in honor of Dr. John Glick— former director of the Abramson Cancer Center and current Vice President of UPHS and associate dean for resource development at the School of Medicine—in recognition of his extraordinary career and reputation for outstanding patient care... Dr. Lewis A. Chodosh has been named to the J. Samuel Staub, M.D., Professorship at the Abramson Cancer Center. An internationally recognized leader in the breast cancer community, Dr. Chodosh’s work in cancer genetics has led to the identification of novel therapeutic targets for aggressive forms of breast cancer as well as a better understanding of how pregnancy alters breast cancer risk. The chair was created thanks to the generous support of the estate of Dr. J. Samuel Staub... Dr. Daniel G. Haller has been honored with the Deenie Greitzer Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Professorship. Over the course of the past 25 years, Dr. Haller has established himself as a figure of national prominence in medical oncology, especially in colon and rectal cancer. He has directed the successful treatment of thousands of patients, and his research has helped to shape the way the entire medical community treats patients with gastrointestinal cancers... Read More