Endowed chairs play a pivotal role in shaping the future of healthcare. An endowment represents a significant investment in enhancing patient care, innovation, research and education.

Endowed chairs provide stable and dependable sources of funding, and are essential to attracting and retaining visionary physicians. They create a legacy that is far-reaching and transformative by elevating patient care through a culture of inquiry, curiosity and critical thinking. They attract leaders who mentor and inspire the next generation of practitioners and create a supportive environment that enables healthcare professionals to push the boundaries of knowledge and exploration.

Endowed chairs are an investment in the future and they represent a profound commitment to the health and well-being of our community.

Endowed Chairs

Baptist Health Foundation is committed to honoring the tradition and importance of endowed chairs in elevating medical excellence. As an endowed chair recipient, a physician has the great honor and responsibility of advancing Baptist Health's impact through research and service.

  • Tom Nguyen HeadshotTom C. Nguyen, M.D.

    Created to provide comprehensive support to the Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute's Medical Director in furthering the vision of high-quality care in multi-disciplinary care and research.

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  • Manmeet Singh AhluwaliaManmeet Singh Ahluwalia, M.D., MBA, FASCO

    Created to support leadership of the scientific program at Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute. This chair provides comprehensive support to further advance and influence research, discovery and treatment of cancers.

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  • Michael McDermottMichael W. McDermott, M.D., FAANS

    Created to provide comprehensive support to the leader of clinical neuroscience at Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute in furthering the vision of high-quality care, improved patient outcomes, clinical research and the education of medical trainees in clinical neuroscience.

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  • Murugesan ManoharanMurugesan Manoharan, M.D., FRACS

    Created to provide comprehensive support in furthering the Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute's vision of quality care, improved patient outcomes, clinical research and the education of medical trainees in urologic oncology.

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  • Naiara Abreu Fraga BraghiroliNaiara Abreu Fraga Braghiroli, M.D., Ph.D.

    Created to support the Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute's commitment to offering patients first access to the most cutting-edge clinical treatment methods, the most relevant and promising medical research, and the highest standards of care.

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  • Ronald Barton TolchinRonald Barton Tolchin, D.O.

    Created to provide comprehensive support to a physician leader at Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute, responsible for overseeing and developing physiatry, also known as rehabilitation medicine, a branch of medicine that is dedicated to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of all types of disabilities related to the brain, nerves, bones and muscles. This endowment supports the Chairholder’s work in furthering innovative research, program development and training initiatives in this area.

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  • Felipe De Los Rios La RosaFelipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D.

    Created to provide comprehensive support to a physician leader at Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute that seeks to advance treatment, training and research related to stroke, stroke-related deaths and disabilities; in addition to furthering discovery and research in identifying the risk factors of stroke and new approaches for stroke treatment and prevention.

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  • John William UribeJohn William Uribe, M.D.

    Created to provide support to the Chief Medical Executive of Baptist Health Orthopedic Care to advance patient care, program search, and drive research and discovery in orthopedics.

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  • John William UribeDiego R Torres-Russotto, M.D.

    Awarded to the physician leader overseeing the department of Neurology at Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute to advance patient care, research and treatment in areas including, but not limited to cognitive decline, movement disorders and Parkinson's Disease.

    Learn More About Diego R Torres-Russotto, M.D.

  • Minesh Mehta headshotMinesh P. Mehta, M.D.

    Created to provide support for radiation oncology leadership to advance and influence research, discovery and treatment of cancers at Miami Cancer Institute.

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How You Can Help

How You Can Help

Generosity greatly impacts the mission of Baptist Health. Your gift can make a difference in patient care, research and education. Tax-deductible contributions can be made via credit card, check, transfers of stock, real estate, or planned gifts such as wills, trusts and annuities.

To learn how you can advance education and research through endowed chairs at Baptist Health, please contact:

Press Releases

Endowed Chairs Press Releases

Baptist Health Foundation

Baptist Health Foundation Receives $2M Gift to Establish Endowed Chair at Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute

MIAMI, FL – May 29, 2024
Baptist Health Foundation announced today that it has received a $2 million donation from John and Mary Lou Dasburg to establish an endowed chair in radiation oncology in support of the planned Women’s Cancer Center at Miami Cancer Institute. The chair will be named the John and Mary Lou Dasburg Endowed Chair in Radiation Oncology in recognition of the donors. It will support the work of Minesh P. Mehta, M.D., chief of radiation oncology and deputy director of Miami Cancer Institute.
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Baptist Health Foundation

Baptist Health Foundation Presents Endowed Chair Ceremony For Tom C. Nguyen, M.D.

MIAMI, FL - March 12, 2024
Tom C. Nguyen, M.D., chief medical executive of Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and director of minimally invasive valve surgery, was installed as the Barry T. Katzen Medical Director Endowed Chair at a ceremony and dinner on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami.
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