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Dr. Toby Chai is First Recipient of Dr. John D. Young, Jr. Endowed Professorship in Urology

 Dr. Chai received his medal from Dr. Stephen Bartlett, chair of the Department of Surgery, and School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece.

Toby Chai, MD, is the first recipient of the Dr. John D. Young, Jr. Endowed Professorship in Urology. Dr. Chai, a professor of surgery, was presented with a special medal recognizing his achievement during an investiture ceremony on October 16, 2007. The investiture ceremony is part of a new tradition of honoring faculty members who receive endowed professorships at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.


The late Dr. Young was a professor in the Department of Surgery and head of the division of Urology at the School of Medicine, and the fund for the endowment was established by two of his colleagues, Edward Campbell, MD and Earl Galleher, Jr., MD. This endowment is unique in that it wasn't funded by a single gift but is the result of numerous donations from Dr. Young's students, residents, patients and friends, received over the course of 23 years.


A replica of the medal presented to Dr. Chai was given to Dr. Young's widow, Dorothy, who told the audience that her husband would have been proud to have such an accomplished physician receive the professorship bearing his name. Dr. Chai was equally proud to be receiving the honor. "At the University of Maryland School of Medicine, I've been given the opportunity to achieve success," said Dr. Chai. "I'm humbled by the trust that this institution has shown me by nurturing my future endeavors with the John D. Young endowed professorship….This endowed professorship represents a vision for the future," he added. "All of us here today are part of that vision. So here's to the future."


For more information on establishing an endowed professorship in someone's honor please contact the Office of Development via their website or at (410) 706-8503.

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 A slide shows the two sides of the medal now being awarded to endowned professors.

 Dr. Chai's wife, children and parents were on hand to celebrate his accomplishment.

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