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Endowed Chairs

NCH’s commitment to excellence and innovation in patient care has led it to adopt an endowed chair model, common in academia but rare in a community health care setting. Endowed chairs are a hallmark of great institutions and one of the most prestigious honors that can be bestowed upon a leader. It provides secure, flexible support for the holder, empowering them to test the limits of what is possible in their program and dedicate time to leadership and mentorship in their field.

Thanks to the generosity of donors who support exceptional clinicians through endowed chairs, NCH can continue to provide a world-class experience for our patients.

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Endowed Chairs

Robert_Cubeddu Philanthropy Endowed Chairs

Robert Cubeddu, MD

Brynne and Bob Coletti Endowed Chair for the President of the Rooney Heart Institute at NCH
Doug_Harrington Philanthropy Endowed Chairs

Doug Harrington, DO

Penny and Bill Allyn Endowed Chair in Simulation
Dinesh_Sharma Philanthropy Endowed Chairs

Dinesh Sharma, MD

Fritz and Kathy Friday Endowed Chair in Electrophysiology
Elsy Navas MD

Viviana Navas, MD

The Letica Family Endowed Chair in Heart Failure
Gaston Cudemus MD

Gaston Cudemus, MD

Vicky C. and David Byron Smith Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Anesthesiology

How Can You Help?

Private support is critical to the mission of NCH. Your gift can make a difference in patient care, research and education through philanthropy. 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 NCH, please contact:
Troy Munn
Chief Development Officer
NCH Healthcare System
[email protected]