Faculty Giving

Leaving Their Marks

Former head of the Department of Surgery, Walter F. Ballinger, MD, embodied the School of Medicine’s spirit of rigorous and broad-based learning.

“Dr. Ballinger often said that training the next generation of surgeons would be the most important, and among our most challenging, tasks,” says Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, the Bixby Professor and head of the Department of Surgery.

Shortly before Ballinger passed away in 2011 at the age of 85, one of his first surgical interns, Gordon W. Philpott, MD, suggested a fund that would support the establishment of the Dr. and Mrs. Walter F. Ballinger Surgical Academic Education Program. The initial endowment was funded by the Ballingers, and former residents and friends made generous contributions.

The program enables the Department of Surgery to expand the knowledge of surgical training beyond the clinical practice of surgery to include topics such as ethics, public health and health care delivery.

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More Physicians Honored

Washington University School of Medicine has received many gifts to honor faculty who have been outstanding mentors and colleagues.

Additional recent faculty memorial gifts include:

The Cardiovascular Division’s first John P. Boineau Lecture was held in April 2012 to honor Boineau’s contributions to the field.
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The Paul Manske, MD Resident Learning and Teaching Center debuts next year in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
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In November, the Department of Pediatrics will host the 11th annual J. Neal and Lois Middelkamp Lecture, which rotates topics between Middelkamp’s passions — infectious diseases and medical education.
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The Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology will name a conference room in honor of Stuart S. Sagel, MD, a beloved mentor and colleague.
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