The talented physicians, surgeons and scientists at Texas Children’s Hospital are at the core of our medical care, education and research missions. These world-renowned experts are among the world’s elite in pediatric medicine — and our patients and families deserve nothing less than the best. But engaging the finest doctors in the world presents a unique challenge, especially because competition among specialty hospitals is so fierce.
One of our most important advantages for engaging these specialists is our ability to offer endowed chairs.
When it comes to recruiting the best and brightest minds in pediatric medicine — and keeping them here long term — endowed chairs are the most powerful tools we have. But not a day goes by when one of Texas Children’s most notable experts isn’t also being recruited by other leading children’s hospital, some of which have been in existence for a century longer than Texas Children’s and have at least twiceas many endowed chairs.
Funds raised through the Promise Campaign will dedicate funding that will nearly double the current number of endowed chairs. Once an endowed chair is in place, the chair holder has access to significant funds that may be used to provide support for innovative research projects or to launch new programs.