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Jonathan C. Routh, MD, MPH, Receives Endowed Professorship

Monday, April 2, 2018
Jonathan C. Routh, MD, MPH, Division of Urology

Jonathan C. Routh, MD, MPH, Division of Urology, has been appointed the Paul H. Sherman, MD Associate Professor of Surgery by the Board of Trustees. This endowment recognizes a faculty member who is a scholar of true eminence and excellence in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Jeffrey Marcus, Chief of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery, previously held this distinguished professorship.

“Jonathan is a consummate professional and one of those exceedingly rare individuals in academic medicine: the true quadruple threat,” says Glenn Preminger, MD, Chief of Urology. “In his brief career, he has already demonstrated excellence as a clinician, researcher, teacher, and leader of the urologic community.”

“Jon has played a lead role in developing the Duke multidisciplinary programs in robotic and minimally invasive surgery, gender/disorders of sex development, pediatric oncology, and renal transplant. He is an incredibly productive urologic researcher, having published 117 peer-reviewed research papers and in the last 10 years has successfully obtained >$1.3 million in grant funding. At Duke, he has been named to multiple leadership development programs, most recently as a Chancellor’s Leadership Fellow and a Duke Health Fellow.”

The professorship endowment was established in the name of Paul H. Sherman, MD, who attended Duke University in 1944 and earned a medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine in 1946, through the World War II accelerated degree program. Dr. Sherman was a prominent cardiothoracic surgeon in Orlando, Florida, and performed Florida Hospital’s first open-heart surgery in 1968. Dr. Sherman established this endowment through his estate to support an associate professor in the Department of Surgery.