The Chancellor and Executive Dean of Kansas City University School of Medicine have announced Neil A. Segal M.D.,M.S. as recipient of the "Dr. George Varghese Professor in rehabilitation Medicine ". A formal investiture ceremony will be held on July 14th ,2016.
Dr. Segal is currently a professor in the department of Rehabilitation Medicine. The professorship is the third entity named after Dr. Varghese in the School of Medicine and the University Hospital. The other two are "George Varghese M.D. Spine Learning and Resource Center located in the Comprehensive Spine Center in the front of University Hospital and the department library and class room is called "Varghese Learning Center". Kansas University Endowment has raised close to one million dollars from former residents, students, faculty, patients and friends for these.
Dr. Varghese has received numerous awards including all major teaching awards given by the University. In 2005, American Academy of Physical Medline & Rehabilitation honored as " Distinguished Clinician and Teacher" and in 2011 bestowed its highest honor " Frank Krusen Life Time Achievement Award".
Dr. Varghese is a graduate of St. Johns Medical College , Bangalore ,India. He is faculty at K.U School of Medicine since 1977. He served as the chair of the department for 11 years and retired in 2011 and continues as Professor Emeritus.
An endowed professor is selected to honor a person or organization. There could be more than one endowed professors in a department. The interest earned from the corpus it raised is used to support salary or research for the named person. The appointments are made by the Chancellor of the University.
In this instance, $600,000.00 was raised by The Kansas University Endowment from former students ,residents , faculty patients , friends and family of George Varghese. There was some contribution by the institution.
Dr. Neil Segal will be called "George Varghese Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine" .Talking to George about all his achievements he say" The excellent training I received at St. Johns and role model demonstrated by the faculty at. Johns are the reasons for my successful career in medicine."
Congrats George and we are very proud of you.