Our Endowed Chairs

  • Girard and Madeline Beno Chair in Mycobacterial Diseases
    Michael D. Iseman, MD
    This chair, provided by Girard and Madeline Beno, helps National Jewish Health continue its role as a leader in the research and treatment of tuberculosis and other mycobacterial diseases. Learn more about the Girard and Madeline Beno Chair in Mycobacterial Diseases.

  • Veda H. and Chauncey H. Ritter Chair in Immunology
    Rafeul Alam, MD, PhD
    This Chair, funded by Veda H. and Chauncey H. Ritter, helps in the effort to combat diseases such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and AIDS. Learn more about the Veda H. and Chauncey H. Ritter Chair in Immunology.

  • Edelstein Family Chair in Pediatric and Clinical Immunology
    Donald Y.M. Leung, MD
    This chair, thanks to the vision and generosity of the Edelstein family, helps National Jewish Health further expand its research regarding allergies and immune diseases in children. Learn more about the Edelstein Family Chair in Pediatric and Clinical Immunology.

  • Edelstein Family Chair in Adult Pulmonary Medicine
    Richard J. Martin, MD
    This chair, thanks to the generous support of the Edelstein Family Foundation, helps National Jewish Health continue to conduct groundbreaking research and provide care for patients who suffer from lung disease. Learn more about the Edelstein Family Chair in Adult Pulmonary Medicine.

  • Marjorie and Stephen Raphael Chair in Asthma Research
    Chair appointment under consideration
    This chair, established by the co-founders of the Fund to Cure Asthma, supports the important asthma research at National Jewish Health. In seeking a cure for asthma, which afflicts millions of children and adults, Stephen and Marjorie Raphael provide the resources for scientists whose lives' work will result in a better life for others.

  • Rebecca Runyon Bryan Chair in Cystic Fibrosis
    Jerry Nick, MD
    This chair, funded by Rebecca Runyon Bryan, is dedicated to providing resources necessary for growth in both clinical care and research programs to treat CF in adults. Learn more about the Rebecca Runyon Bryan Chair in Cystic Fibrosis.

  • Cetalie and Marcel Weiss Chair in Pulmonary Medicine
    Robert J. Mason, MD
    This chair was established by Cetalie and Marcel Weiss to provide resources to direct research into environmental factors that affect pulmonary health. Learn more about the Cetalie and Marcel Weiss Chair in Pulmonary Medicine.

  • Helen Wohlberg and Herman Lambert Chair in Pharmacokinetics
    Stanley J. Szefler, MD
    This chair, donated in honor of Helen Wohlberg and Herman Lambert, will fund scientific research that will have a lasting and beneficial impact on the lives of those who require drug regimens to treat chronic diseases. Learn more about the Helen Wohlberg and Herman Lambert Chair in Pharmacokinetics.

  • Wollowick Family Foundation Chair in COPD Research
    Under Funding
    COPD/emphysema takes an enormous physical and emotional toll on individuals and their families, and results in high economic costs to families, employers and society. COPD can be effectively managed but, currently, it cannot be cured. With their generous support of this endowed chair, the Wollowick Family Foundation contributes significantly to the development of a better understanding of COPD and new strategies for preventing and treating it.

  • Drs. Harold and Mary Zirin Chair in Pulmonary Biology
    Gregory P. Downey, MD
    This chair, funded by Drs. Harold and Mary Zirin, helps us expand our understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating certain lung diseases. Learn more about the Drs. Harold and Mary Zirin Chair in Pulmonary Biology.