Schaberg Named to Newly Established Endowed Professorship

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Dennis R. Schaberg, MD has been named the Gene H. Stollerman, MD, Endowed Professor in Internal Medicine at UTHSC.

Dennis R. Schaberg, MD, has been named the Gene H. Stollerman, MD, Endowed Professor in Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Dr. Schaberg is chairman of the Department of Medicine and associate program director of the Center for Excellence in Connective Tissue Diseases.

The Gene H. Stollerman, MD, Endowed Professorship in Internal Medicine was officially announced at a recent reception honoring the professorship’s namesake.

Dr. Schaberg, who has been department chair since 1993, is nationally known for teaching patient care and is consistently selected as the top clinician and educator by residents and student clinicians. Additionally, he has been ranked locally and nationally by his peers as a top physician.

Just this year, he was recognized as a master physician by the American College of Physicians, in honor of his significant contributions to medical science and the art of medicine. This recognition was preceded by ACP’s Laureate Award for his demonstrated commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research and service.

Dean of the UTHSC College of Medicine Henry G. Herrod, MD, commented, “I cannot think of a better way to honor Dr. Stollerman’s legacy than by having Dr. Schaberg be the first to hold the endowed professorship in Gene’s honor. Like Dr. Stollerman, Dr. Schaberg has had an outstanding career in internal medicine and research. Both have served as mentors for generations of doctors.”

Dr. Stollerman joined the UTHSC faculty in 1965 as professor and chair of the Department of Medicine. He served in that position until leaving UT in 1981 for a position at Boston University as professor of medicine and public health. Prior to coming to Memphis, Dr. Stollerman had been a research chair at Northwestern University for ten years, where he had begun his now-famous research on a streptococcal vaccine, which continues to this day.