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.

    Learn More About Manmeet Singh Ahluwalia, M.D.

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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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  • Bernardo FernandezVacant

    Created to provide comprehensive support to Baptist Health Medical Group’s Chief Executive Officer in furthering the vision of high-quality care.

  • 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.

    Learn More About Naiara Abreu Fraga Braghiroli, M.D.

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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.

    Learn More About Ronald Barton Tolchin, D.O.

  • 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.

    Learn More About Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D.

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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.

    Learn More About John William Uribe, M.D.

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 Presents Endowed Chair Ceremony for Manmeet S. Ahluwalia, M.D.

MIAMI, FL – September 29, 2023
Manmeet S. Ahluwalia, M.D., MBA, FASCO, Chief of Medical Oncology, Chief Scientific Officer and Deputy Director of Miami Cancer Institute and Baptist Health Cancer Care, part of Baptist Health, was installed as the Fernandez Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Cancer Research in a ceremony and dinner on September 28, 2023, hosted by Miguel (Mike) and Constance Fernandez in Coral Gables, Florida.
Dr Ahluwalia with award
Baptist Health Foundation

Baptist Health Foundation Receives $3 Million Gift from the José Milton Foundation to Establish Endowed Chair at Baptist Health Orthopedic Institute

CORAL GABLES, FL - May 12, 2023
Baptist Health Foundation announced today that a donation of $3 million has been made on behalf of the José Milton Foundation to establish an endowed chair at Baptist Health Orthopedic Institute. The endowment, which will be named the José Milton Foundation Endowed Chair in Orthopedics, will support the work of John William Uribe, M.D., chief medical executive and founder of Baptist Health Orthopedic Care.
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