UW News

July 23, 1998

Surgical Dynamics endows spine-research chair at UW School of Medicine

Surgical Dynamics today announced that it will establish the Surgical Dynamics Endowed Chair for Spine Research at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

The endowment — the first of its kind by Surgical Dynamics — will support research on the prevention and management of injuries and diseases that affect the spine.

“We are grateful for this generous support from Surgical Dynamics,” said Dr. Paul Ramsey, dean of the UW School of Medicine. “This endowed chair will assist the school in pursuing important research on the spine.”

“The Surgical Dynamics Endowed Chair for Spine Research will greatly enhance our spine research efforts by enabling the department to attract and retain a distinguished faculty member,” said Dr. Frederick A. Matsen III, chair of the Department of Orthopaedics. “We are very pleased that Surgical Dynamics has chosen to support our efforts in this important area.”

“The University of Washington School of Medicine is a world-renowned teaching center and a leader in many areas of medical research,” said Judith M. Stant, president of Surgical Dynamics. “We are proud to establish this chair and support the university’s spine research programs.”

Surgical Dynamics, a subsidiary of United States Surgical Corporation, specializes in spine and sports medicine technologies.