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.